SANCTUARY Go Ahead With Upcoming ICED EARTH / KILL RITUAL Tour As Dedication To WARREL DANE; Witherfall’s Joseph Michael Announced Guest Vocalist

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Following the unfortunate loss of one of metal’s most revered vocalists, Warrel Dane (also of Nevermore), Sanctuary has announced they will honor their upcoming dates supporting Iced Earth (with Kill Ritual also) across North America.! The band has announced the tour will go forth as planned and that the shows will act as a farewell tour in tribute to the life and memory of Dane with guest vocals for Sanctuary to be performed by Joseph Michael of Witherfall

JOSEPH MICHAEL

Sanctuary guitarist Lenny Rutledge comments: “Sanctuary has decided to continue on with the Iced Earth tour to pay tribute to our brother Warrel Dane. We have enlisted the help of our friend Joseph Michael from Witherfall. The set will consist of many old and some newer songs performed with the utmost respect and quality to honour our friend. Please join us in this farewell as we celebrate Warrel’s musical legacy with Sanctuary. We look forward to sharing this tribute with all of you.

WARREL DANE

ICED EARTH / SANCTUARY / KILL RITUAL Tour dates:

February
22 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe  #
23 – CIncinnati, OH – Bogarts #
24 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom #
25 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Ballroom #
26 – Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall #
27 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground #
28 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall #

March
2 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room #
3 – Calgary, AB – Marquee Beer Market & Stage #
4 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater #
5 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon #
7 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades #
8 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater #
9 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues #
10 – Anaheim, CA – Parish @ House of Blues #
11 – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom #
13 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre #
14 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues #
15 – Houston, TX – House of Blues #
16 – New Orleans, LA – Parish @ House of Blues #
17 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade #
18 – Charlotte, NC – Underground #
19 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage #
21 – Wilmington, DE – The Queen #
22 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre #
23 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall #
24 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell #
25 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theater #
26 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theater #
27 – Cleveland, OH – Cambridge Room @ House of Blues #
28 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall #
29 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge #

Tickets and further details can be found here.