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Lostprophets, ‘Weapons’: UK Rockers Prepare to Invade America (Again)

Fearless Records

Fearless Records has launched the pre-order for the North American release of Lostprophets‘ long-waited new LP Weapons at the following link. Fans will get an instant download of the band’s current single “Bring ‘Em Down” with each pre-order.

Formed in Pontypridd, South Wales, the Welsh rock band have made their mark on both sides of the Atlantic with their blend of strong melodic choruses and aggressively edged rock. Through four previous albums – 2000′s fakesoundofprogress, 2004′s Start Something, 2006′s Liberation Transmission, and 2010′s The Betrayed – the band has stacked up a dozen or so top 40 singles and selling over 2 million albums worldwide.

“With the business being as it is, and America being such a huge market to be absent from, we couldn’t be more flattered and excited that Fearless are giving us another crack at it – Another shot, if you will,” says Lostprophets vocalist Ian Watkins. “Warped Tour will remind everyone – old fans and new – how good it is having Lostprophets on these shores. It’s been a long time since a UK rock band has made a real impact in America and we’re ready to carry that torch.”

Weapons will be the band’s first North American release since Liberation Transmission, and will be available on June 19th, 2012. The album was recorded in North Hollywood, Calif. at NRG Studios with producer Ken Andrews (A Perfect Circle, Failure).

Watch Lostprophets’ “Bring ‘Em Down” Video


In support of the new album, Lostprophets are currently on a European headline tour, with support from Modstep and Young Guns, respectively, and will continue their Stateside takeover throughout the summer on the Vans Warped Tour 2012 from July 12 – Aug 5.

Lostprophets with Modstep:

Apr 24 – Aberdeen, UK @ Aberdeen Music Hall
Apr 25 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy Glasgow
Apr 27 – Newcastle upon Tyne, UK @ 02 Academy Cardiff
Apr 28 – Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Apr 30 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
May 1 – Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange – Cambridge
May 2 – Southampton, UK @ Southampton Guildhall
May 4 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton

Lostprophets with Young Guns:

May 6 – Koin, Germany @ Live Music Hall
May 7 – Bruxelles, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
May 8 – Paris, France @ Le Bataclan
May 10 – Hamburg, Germany @ Docks Hamburg
May 11 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle
May 13 – Munchen, Germany @ Backstage Werk
May 14 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex457
May 15- Bologna, Italy @Estragon
May 17- Ysseltsteyn, Netherlands @Jera On Air Festival
Jun 23- London, UK @ BBC Radio 1 Hackey Weekend
Jun 24- Roeser Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Herchesfeld- Roeser Luxembourg
Jun 26- Trms Fylke, Norway @ Hove Festival
Jun 27- Sopron, Hungary @ Volt Festival
Jun 29- Prague, Czech Republic @ Prague City Festival
Jul 02- Dresden, Germany @ Schlachthof
Jul 03- Schoppenstedt, Germany @ Eventhalle
Jul 04- Dortmund, Germany @ FZW
Jul 06- Milan, Italy @ Heineken Jammin’ Festival
Jul 08- Amneville, France @ Sonisphere

Vans Warped Tour:

July 12 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagra Pavillion
July 13 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 14 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Ampitheater
July 15 – Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau
July 17 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 19 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
July 20 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
July 21 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
July 22 – Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre
July 24 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 25 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
July 26 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Ampitheater at Lakewood
July 27 – Orlando, FL @ Cenral FL Fairgrounds
July 28 – Miami, FL @ Cruzan Ampitheater
July 29 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
July 30 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Verizon Wireless Ampitheater
July 31 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Aug 01 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Ampitheater
Aug 04 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Ampitheater
Aug 05 – Portland, OR @ Rose Quarter Riverfront

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