Drummer Michael Vafiotis comments on upcoming run
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Australian thrash metal export 4ARM has announced an extensive North American tour with the legendary Slayer, set to commence this month in Las Vegas, Nev. Direct support on the five-week-plus trek will come from French extreme metal act Gojira. A promotional video for the tour can be seen on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/0A6XiQmtGBk.
When asked about the opportunity to tour with one of 4ARM’s greatest influences, drummer Michael Vafiotis commented: “It’s no secret we have been hugely influenced by Slayer ever since we picked up our instruments, and now to actually be given the opportunity to tour with the band that I’ve personally grown up listening to for over to 15 years is beyond my wildest dreams. All I can say is that I can’t wait to get back to North America and “SLAY” the hell out of what will be the biggest tour of our careers to date.”
4ARM is touring in support of its third studio album, 2012’s Submission for Liberty, which released on Rising Records.
4ARM has been playing pure, straight-up thrash metal since 2004, becoming more distinctive, aggressive and explosive with each release since its debut album 13 Scars in 2005.
The group has already played alongside and toured with the likes of Metallica, Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Anthrax, Machine Head, Testament and more, and will add to this already prestigious list this fall.
Stay tuned to the official 4ARM website: http://www.4arm.net/ for the latest info.
4ARM w/ Slayer & Gojira…
10/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
10/27 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
10/28 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
10/30 – San Jose, CA @ Events Center at San Jose State University
11/01 – Seattle, WA @ WAMU Center
11/03 – Calgary, Canada @ Stampede Corral
11/04 – Edmonton, Canada @ Shaw Center
11/05 – Saskatoon, Canada @ Prairieland Park
11/07 – Winnipeg, Canada @ MTS Center
11/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ Myth
11/10 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/12 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
11/13 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
11/15 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
11/16 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
11/17 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
11/19 – Washington, DC @ The Fillmore
11/20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
11/21 – Toronto, Canada @ Ricoh Coliseum
11/23 – Montreal, Canada @ CEPSUM/ University of Montreal
11/24 – Quebec City, Canada @ Pavilion de la Jeunesse
11/26 – Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre
11/27 – New York, NY @ Theater at Madison Square Garden
11/29 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
11/30 – Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Arena
Danny Tomb – Vocals/Guitar
Michael Vafiotis – Drums
Andy Hinterreiter – Bass
James Munro – Guitar