Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
The Hells Headbangers label is proudly announcing news of the upcoming Nocturnal Intrusion Tour 2018 at this time. The trek will feature two of the label’s most celebrated bands: Cleveland metal-punks Midnight and RVA’s crossover / speed metallers BAT.
Beginning May 18th, the tour will encompass seven dates along the American West Coast and one concluding date at this year’s Modified Ghost Festival in British Columbia. Direct support for the run will include comrades Wormwitch and this will be the very first time that Midnight and BAT will tour together.
The two labelmates commented on their excitement about the imminent tour with each camp contributing their two cents below:
Says Midnight main man Athenar, “Well, I guess it’s time for me to leave the dis-comforts of my basement and play some fuckin’ gigs! I hope Felix from our tourmates BAT is ready to be punished by me pestering him to tell me D.R.I. stories from days of yore. Lookin forward to getting back to the coast!“
Says BAT vocalist/bassist Ryan Waste, “We are armed and ready to intrude the West Coast this May with our brothers in Midnight. It will be wild for sure, finishing what we started on our ‘Wings Over The West’ run last fall. This time, we’ve added more dates, including our first appearance in Vancouver, at the Modified Ghost Festival alongside Canadian legends Sacrifice. See all you maniacs at the gigs!“
Confirmed dates and ticket links are as follows:
May 19 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Constellation Room [tickets HERE]
May 20 – Los Angeles, CA @Union (Jewels Room) [tickets HERE]
May 21 – Camarillo, CA @ Rock City Studios [tickets HERE]
May 22 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge [tickets HERE]
May 24 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon [tickets HERE]
May 25 – Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge [tickets HERE]
May 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre (Modified Ghost Fest) [tickets HERE]