Times of Grace to Embark on First Tour Dates
As if Times of Grace -- the collaboration between guitarist Adam Dutkiewiczand his former Killswitch Engage bandmate, frontman Jesse Leach -- weren't enough of a metal event of their own, the group announced their first-ever tour dates. It runs though all of February, with Straight Line Stitch and War of Ages slated to open up each night.
This comes as a bit of a surprise due to both members having to deal with hectic schedules. With Dutkiewicz's responsibilities in Killswitch Engage and work as a sought-after producer and Leach juggling his day job and shows with the Empire Shall Fall, not being able to find the time would be understandable. But with a debut album of this measure and emotional healing, it's necessary to bring it to the fans.
"We are excited after all of these years to see Times of Grace become a live band! We have a solid group of musicians on board and some killer bands in the works," Leach said in statement. "This is shaping up to be a tour to be remembered, and the first that reunites Adam and I on one stage together again! I couldn't be more pleased to present this band to the world."
Times of Grace's debut, 'The Hymn of a Broken Man,' was musically constructed by Dutkiewicz as he recovered from a back surgery that left a future of walking in question. To fight off the depression, he began to write the melodies for what would become the album. With the project so personal to him, he called close friend Leach -- who has never one to shy away from a message of hope in dark times -- to put his voice to it.
'The Hymn of a Broken Man' hits shelves Jan. 18.
Times of Grace tour dates
2/1 -- Baltimore, MD -- The Quarter
2/2 -- Atlanta, GA -- the Masquerade (downstairs)
2/4 -- Dallas, TX -- The Door
2/5 -- Austin, TX -- Emo's
2/7 -- Phoenix, AZ -- The Nile
2/8 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Troubadour
2/9 -- San Francisco, CA-- Bottom of the Hill
2/11 -- Seattle, WA -- El Corazon
2/12 -- Portland, OR -- Hawthorne Ballroom
2/14 -- Salt Lake City, UT -- The Complex - Grand Room
2/15 -- Denver, CO -- Marquis Theater
2/17 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Station 4
2/18 -- Chicago, IL -- The Bottom Lounge
2/19 -- Detroit, MI -- Eagle Theater
2/20 -- Cleveland, OH -- Beachland Ballroom
2/21 -- Toronto, ON -- Mod Club
2/22 -- New York, NY -- Gramercy Theater
2/24 -- West Chester, PA -- The Note
2/25 -- Pittsburgh, PA -- Mr. Smalls
2/26 -- Poughkeepsie, NY -- The Chance
2/27 -- Boston, MA -- Paradise Rock Club