Chicago thrashers DIAMOND PLATE have confirmed three UK shows, marking the first time ever that the band will have played outside of North America.
DIAMOND PLATE are due to support thrash metal legends ANTHRAX at two special shows in March in London and Oxford, followed by a main stage slot at Hammerfest in Wales.
DIAMOND PLATE lead guitarist KONRAD KUPIEC comments:
"We couldn't be more honored to announce that our first UK appearances will be supporting the legendary Anthrax. Playing in the UK and playing with one of our biggest idols seemed like two separate goals this early in our careers; to see them happen together so soon is almost surreal and we're excited as hell.
"Following two shows with Anthrax, we'll be taking part in Hammerfest, and this will mark our first festival performance ever. We'll be sharing the stage once again with Anthrax, in addition to Exodus, Chimaira, our labelmates Evile, and many more. These will be the biggest shows we have played yet, and hope these shows serve as a sign of bigger things to come for Diamond Plate in 2012!"
See DIAMOND PLATE on tour at the following shows:
DIAMOND PLATE w/ ANTHRAX
Mar. 14 - Oxford, UK - O2 Academy
Mar. 15 - London, UK - O2 Academy Islington
Mar. 16 - Prestatyn, UK - Hammerfest
View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/dp_uk_mar12.jpg
DIAMOND PLATE w/ OVERKILL
Apr. 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theater
Apr. 21 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Apr. 22 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
Apr. 23 - Columbus, OH - Screamin' Willie's
Apr. 24 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
Apr. 26 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont
Apr. 27 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
Apr. 28 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Apr. 30 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
May 01 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
May 02 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
May 03 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia Live
May 04 - Austin, TX - Emo's East
May 06 - Dallas, TX - Trees
May 08 - Orlando, FL - Firestone Live
May 09 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
May 10 - Milan, GA - Live Club
May 11 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx Nightclub
May 12 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater