World renowned power trio HIGH ON FIRE will tour Europe this May with Hall of Fame metal band METALLICA. HIGH ON FIRE has been hand-picked by the legendary group to support it on a number of just announced live dates set to launch on May 11 in Belfast, Ireland.
HIGH ON FIRE and METALLICA will pair up for a slew of concerts over an almost two week span including live performances in Hungary, Croatia, Portugal, Israel and France.
"High on Fire is ecstatic to join Metallica on its upcoming tour," said the band in a statement. "We are honored to be chosen by James, Lars, Kirk and Robert and look forward to introducing their loyal crowds to our brand of heaviness."
The announcement of the tour dates with Metallica comes hot on the heels of the launch of the band's U.S. headlining tour, which kicked off Wednesday evening in Minneapolis, MN. Presented by Decibel and Stereogum, the massive trek includes support from Priestess, Black Cobra and more (the tour's official admat can be viewed at this location). Referred to as "one the best live bands you will ever see" by the Chicago Tribune, HIGH ON FIRE will headline Chicago's Lincoln Hall this evening and will play NYC's Gramercy Theater on April 9.
HIGH ON FIRE is on the road in support of its critically lauded new album, Snakes for the Divine which landed at #62 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart in its first week of release. The band's debut release for E1 Music, and fifth full length album overall, Snakes for the Divine also debuted at #1 on Billboard's Hard Music Core Stores Chart. The band's new music video - for the electric track "Frost Hammer" -- can be viewed now at this location courtesy of Pitchfork.
HIGH ON FIRE features guitarist / vocalist Matt Pike, drummer Des Kensel and bassist Jeff Matz.