As part of their 40th anniversary celebration, German thrash-godfathers DESTRUCTION have announced a 2022 Diabolical North American tour. As if that wasn't enough, the band is also unleashing a new album, 'Diabolical' which is set to drop on April 8th, 2022 via Napalm Records. The 26-date tour will commence at Elsewhere in Brooklyn, NY on April 28th and will conclude at the Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore, MD. Brazilian thrashers NERVOSA are set to provide direct support as SUNLORD and VX36 will be the special guests.
Schmier comments: "Yes — we are super thrilled: the first tour of the new record, 'Diabolical', will kick off in North America. We could not tour there on the last album because of the pandemic, so we made it a top priority to return as soon as the circumstances would allow us, to play for our American fans again!
"We are bringing our friends NERVOSA along — they are a perfect match! We toured together before and the pits were smoking! They also haven't toured in the USA or Canada in a long while. This is a killer package and we are super excited! See you all for a serious beating!!!"
Prika Amaral adds: "This will be a super fun tour with legends and friends — NERVOSA with DESTRUCTION touring for the third time together, but this time in North America, and NERVOSA with the new lineup. Be prepared for a thrash massacre! We can't wait!"
Diabolical North American tour dates:
Apr. 28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
Apr. 29 - Boston, MA @ Middle East / Downstairs
Apr. 30 - Montréal, QC @ Les Foufounes Électriques
May 01 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
May 03 - Millersville, PA @ Phantom Power
May 04 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
May 05 - Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
May 06 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies
May 07 - St Paul, MN @ Turf Club
May 08 - Iowa City, IA @ Wildwood
May 09 - Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
May 10 - Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
May 12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
May 14 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
May 15 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
May 17 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
May 18 - Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
May 19 - Garden Grove, CA @ Garden Amp
May 20 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
May 22 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
May 23 - El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse
May 24 - Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
May 25 - Houston, TX @ White Oak
May 27 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage (The Vinyl)
May 28 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
May 29 - Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest