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Destruction Announce 2017 North American Tour With Warbringer, Jungle Rot + More

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Get ready knock some elbows in the pit because Destruction are returning to North America in May! They’ll bring along new age thrash vets Warbringer and blunt force death metal outfit Jungle Rot with additional support coming from Hellbenger and Demons Within on select dates.

The German thrash legends are touring in support of 2016’s Under Attack, kicking things off in Oakland, Calif. on May 22. The run will circle the U.S. and head north into Canada before landing back on the west coast in Los Angeles on June 11.

“The Under Attack tour will finally come to North America. Sorry for the little delay, but it has been a busy and successful run so far in other countries and we are looking forward to bringing it to North America. With Warbringer and Jungle Rot, we are bringing two crushing bands that are friends and fit very well on this old school billing,” said frontman Schmier.

Commenting further, the vocalist / bassist added, “America was never easy to tour for foreign thrash bands and that’s why it’s always special for us. You just never know when it’s going to be the last time as it is not going to get easier in the future. So come out to thrash and party with us and of course the set list will feature a lot of ’80s classics as we as we are working on Thrash Anthems II at the moment. See you in the pit!”

See the full list of tour dates below.

Warbringer will be touring in support of Woe to the Vanquished, their fifth album which is set for release on March 31. As for Jungle Rot, they last brought the pain in 2015 on Order Shall Prevail. Groove hounds Hellbender only have on EP, Falling Down, to their name and death-groovers Demons Within last released the “World Turns Black” single in 2016 and the Godslayer EP in 2014.

Destruction 2017 North American Tour Dates

5/22 — Oakland, Calif. @ Metro Opera House*
5/23 — Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theatre*
5/24 — Seattle, Wash. @ Studio Seven*
5/26 — Denver, Colo. @ Marquis Theatre*
5/27 — Kansas City, Mo. @ Aftershock*
5/28 — Chicago, Ill. @ Reggie’s**
5/29 — Detroit, Mich. @ Harpo’s**
5/30 — Toronto, Ontario @ Mod Club**
5/31 — Montreal, Quebec @ L’Astral**
6/01 — New York, N.Y. @ Gramercy Theatre**
6/02 — Rochester, N.Y. @ Montage Music Hall**
6/03 — Indianapolis, Ind. @ Emerson Theater**
6/04 — Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade**
6/05 — Orlando, Fla. @ Haven Lounge**
6/07 — Austin, Texas @ Grizzly Hall*
6/08 — Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill*
6/09 — Albuquerque, N.M. @ Launchpad*
6/10 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ Joe’s Grotto*
6/11 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ Regent Theater*
*Hellbender opening
**Demons Within opening

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