Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway

In what promises to be an amazing series of live events, metal legends METAL CHURCH will join forces with German metal queen Doro Pesch for a U.S. tour this April and May.

The tour starts April 17th in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will end May 11th in New Bedford, Massachusetts; with support on select dates provided by IMAGES OF EDEN.

METAL CHURCH will be playing material spanning the band’s entire career, including tracks from their newest release for Rat Pak Records, ‘Damned If You Do‘. The album was issued in December 2018 and is the second studio album (after 2016’s ‘XI‘) to feature vocalist Mike Howe since he returned to the band in 2015. Howe offered the following comment about the tour:

I am excited to get out on the road and embrace our faithful fans again, and any new fans are welcome into the fold! I’m also looking forward to joining forces with legendary metal singer Doro Pesch!! You will not be disappointed!

METAL CHURCH founding guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof adds:

We are excited to hit the road in support of ‘Damned If You Do’ and couldn’t be happier to share the stage with the legendary Doro Pesch.


(Photo By Stefan Hoidn)

Then there is the long-running, living embodiment of metal royalty, the beloved Doro Pesch, returning to the stages across the U.S. It has been revealed that fans can expect a “Best Of” style show focusing on music from Warlock, the iconic heavy metal band she has fronted since 1983.

Doro comments:

We will play all the hits but we will also have a lot more stuff ready from our latest albums, so fans can expect a nice dose of brand new Doro songs from the both very successful albums ‘Forever Warriors’ and ‘Forever United’. We will play our new anthem ‘All For Metal’ and ‘Living Life To The Fullest’, which is dedicated to my dear, sadly missed friend Lemmy.

Find the tour itinerary below… Tickets are on sale NOW!


– METAL CHURCH / DORO U.S.A. Tour 2019 –

w/ Images Of Eden (select dates)

Apr. 17 – Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV
Apr. 18 – House Of Blues @ The Parish – Anaheim, CA
Apr. 19 – Whisky A Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
Apr. 20 – Club Red – Tempe, AZ
Apr. 23 – Jake’s – Lubbock, TX**
Apr. 24 – Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX**
Apr. 25 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX**
Apr. 26 – The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX**
Apr. 27 – Tree’s – Dallas, TX**
Apr. 28 – Oklahoma City Limits – Oklahoma City, OK**
Apr. 29 – Fubar – St. Louis, MO**
May 1 – Black Circle Brewery – Indianapolis, IN**
May 02 – Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
May 03 – Route 20 – Racine, WI
May 04 – Machine Shop – Flint, MI
May 05 – Arcada Theater – St Charles, IL
May 07 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
May 08 – Reverb – Reading, PA
May 09 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
May 10 – Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NJ
May 11 – The Vault @ Greasy Luck – New Bedford, MA

** Metal Church & Images Of Eden ONLY

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