Today Bay Area legends HEATHEN kick off a long-anticipated North American tour with headliners/German thrash kings Destruction! The North American Reckoning Tour 2011 will commence at the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver and ravage its way through 19 cities before drawing to a close at The Key Club in Hollywood. Warbeast will also be joining the trek.
Commented guitarist Kragen Lum: "We're stoked to be going out on the road again with our friends in Destruction on the North American Reckoning Tour. Get ready for the chaos!"
HEATHEN will be touring in support of their critically-acclaimed The Evolution Of Chaos full-length, which marked their first studio offering in nearly 20 years! Released in North American via Holland's Mascot Records last year, the record reaped praise from critics and fans nationwide. "There are hardly any weak moments on the album and this is as close as it gets to a modern-day thrash classic," said Metal Underground in a 4.5/5 review. Added About.com in a 4/5 rating: "Oldschool thrashers certainly remember HEATHEN from back in the day, but their return will garner them a whole new generation of fans," while Mind Over Metal noted: "There’s nary a boring moment on the album, and when combined with strong production and memorable artwork, you have a solid contender for one of the best metal releases of 2010. The band's current lineup includes Lum (Prototype), David White (vocals), Lee Altus (guitar; Exodus), Jon Torres (bass; Angelwitch) and Darren Minter (drums).
HEATHEN "North American Reckoning" Tour
with Destrcution and Warbeast!
4/26/2011 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
4/27/2011 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
4/29/2011 Oakland Metro Opera House - Oakland, CA
4/30/2011 The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
5/01/2011 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
5/03/2011 Oriental Theatre - Denver, CO
5/05/2011 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
5/06/2011 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
5/07/2011 Harpo's - Detroit, MI
5/08/2011 Maverick's Bar - Ottawa, ON
5/09/2011 Foufones Electriques - Montreal, QC
5/10/2011 Bourbon Street Ballroom - Baltimore, MD
5/11/2011 Highline Ballroom - New York, NY
5/12/2011 Church of Boston - Boston, MA
5/13/2011 Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
5/16/2011 The Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX
5/17/2011 Mug Shots - Austin, TX
5/18/2011 Numbers - Houston, TX
5/20/2011 The Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
5/21/11 Angel's Roadhouse - Yucaipa, CA
5/22/11 The Key Club - Hollywood, CA