SACRED REICH ‘Awakening’ As U.S. Tour w/ IRON REAGAN, LEEWAY, ENFORCED Set; EU. Fests/Tour


Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

A short tour of incredible participants has been announced and is set to take place this spring, one that will see the union of old-school bands and new ones together in one package.

Yes, the classic and contemporary worlds of metal will unite this May when SACRED REICH and IRON REAGAN, supported by LEEWAY and ENFORCED, all hit the road together. The foursome will embark upon a 10-date trek of the eastern portion of North America that will begin in Asbury Park, N.J. on May 9th and end on May 19th in Brooklyn, N.Y.

For Arizona based metal legends SACRED REICH, this will be their first U.S. and Canadian runs since their smashing return via the “30 Years Of Ignorance Tour” in 2017. The upcoming tour will also see the band rejoined by their former drummer Dave McClain (ex-Machine Head), kit-man for them between 1991 and 1997, where he appeared on several singles and two full-length studio albums: ‘Independent’ (1993) and ‘Heal’ (1996).

The band is now working on their first new album in over two decades, the recently revealed ‘Awakening‘. Bassist and vocalist Phil Rind commented the following:

Recording is in full swing with producer Arthur Rizk at The Platinum Underground in Arizona. We are so excited to be back in the studio after 23 years. Dave is currently killing it on the drums. Sounds sick! Our new record ‘Awakening’ is due this summer. Stay tuned! Tour dates across the planet coming your way!

IRON REAGAN are continuing to support their latest release, the 2018 EP, ‘Dark Days Ahead‘, while LEEWAY are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their début album’s release, ‘Born To Expire‘ (1989). Then there is ENFORCED, an up ‘n coming crossover metal band from RVA (Richmond, VA) that are beginning to build a name for themselves since their 2017 start.

Following the U.S. run this May, SACRED REICH will head to Europe for a series of festival performances and select shows with Testament in July and August. That will be followed by their inclusion on Megadeth’s MEGACRUISE in October and the full-on “Awakening European Tour 2019” this November – December. Find all tour dates and itineraries listed below.


– SACRED REICH & IRON REAGAN Eastern U.S. Tour 2019 – 

w/ LEEWAY + ENFORCED 

May 09 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
May 10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
May 11 – Baltimore, MD – Metro
May 12 – Boston, MA – Once Ballroom
May 14 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
May 15 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
May 16 – Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
May 17 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
May 18 – Montreal, QC, CAN – POUZZA FEST*
May 19 – Brooklyn, NY – Black & Blue Bowl*

*=Iron Reagan Only


– SACRED REICH EU. Festival Appearances –

Jul. 06 – Barcelona, Spain – Barcelona Rock Fest
Jul. 07 – Verona, Italy – Rock The Castle Festival

Aug. 08 – Josefov, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault Festival
Aug. 10 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Into The Grave Festival
Aug. 11 – Kortrijk, Belgium – Alcatraz Metal Festival
Aug. 12 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Garage (w/Testament)
Aug. 14 – Regensburg, Germany – Airport Obertraubling (w/Testament)
Aug. 18 – Saint-Nolff, France – Motocultor Festival

Oct. 13 – Los Angeles, USA – MegaCruise

– ‘Awakening’ European Tour 2019 –

Nov. 08 – Copenhagen, Denamrk – Pumpehuset
Nov. 10 – Berlin, Germany – SO36
Nov. 12 – Warsaw, Poland – Proxima
Nov. 13 – Krakow, Poland – Kwadrat
Nov. 14 – Praha, Czech Republic – Futurum
Nov. 15 – Budapest, Hungary – Durer Kert
Nov. 16 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Orto Bar
Nov. 17 – Graz, Austria – Explosiv
Nov. 20 – Lyon, France – Ninkasi Kao
Nov. 21 – Barcelona, Spain – Sala Razzmatazz 2
Nov. 22 – Madrid, Spain – Sala Mon Live
Nov. 23 – Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27
Nov. 24 – Limoges, France – CC John Lennon
Nov. 26 – Savigny-le-Temple, France – L’Empreinte
Nov. 27 – London, UK – Underworld
Nov. 29 – Newcastle, UK – University
Nov. 30 – Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand

Dec. 01 – Belfast, UK – Limelight 2
Dec. 03 – Dublin, Ireland – Voodoo Lounge
Dec. 04 – Wolverhampton, UK – Steelmill
Dec. 06 – Leiden, Netherlands – Gebr. De Nobel
Dec. 07 – Helmond, Netherlands – Cacaofabriek
Dec. 08 – Essen, Germany – Turock
Dec. 10 – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos Saal
Dec. 11 – Nurnberg, Germany – Hirsch
Dec. 12 – Jena, Germany – F-Haus
Dec. 13 – Karlsruhe, Germany – Substage
Dec. 14 – Munchen, Germany – Backstage Halle

 

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