Star Wars-Themed Metal Band Announces Summer Tour

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I can’t believe it took me this long to write that headline, but it’s finally happening! A band themed after one of my favorite franchises is touring this summer!

You might remember this band from the closing days of 2015, when a metal cover of John Williams’s melody for Star Wars dropped on the Internet and became a sensation in the metal world. The video featured Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland from Atrium Audio (August Burns Red, Rivers of Nihil) and members of Unsigned & Unholy album Alustrium dressed up in full Star Wars gear.

The band was revealed to be called Galactic Empire, and not too long ago they announced that they launched a Kickstarter to fund the recording of a full album and they managed to successfully crowdfund $61,000 for release. They’ve just announced a 22-date tour with the Danger Kids that will take them across the eastern United States.

You don’t want to miss these guys, even if you’re not into metal.

07/12 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
07/13 Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
07/14 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
07/15 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Hall
07/17 Louisville, KY – Trixie’s Entertainment Complex
07/18 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
07/19 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
07/21 Oklahoma City, OK – Center of the Galaxy Fest
07/22 Oklahoma City, OK – Center of the Galaxy Fest
07/23 Dallas, TX – RBC
07/24 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
07/26 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
07/27 Tampa, FL – The Orpheus
07/28 Lake Park, FL – Kelsey Theatre
07/29 Orlando, FL – The Social
07/31 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
08/01 Knoxville, TN – The Concourse at the International
08/02 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
08/03 Cleveland, OH – The Agora – Ballroom
08/04 Buffalo, NY – Studio at Waiting Room
08/05 Cambridge, MA – The Middle East – Downstairs
08/06 New York, NY – Webster Hall – Marlin Room

David Gagnon

David Gagnon

Born in the Chicago suburb of Wheaton, Dave has laid down his soul to the gods rock n' roll. He attended Columbia College Chicago as a major in Creative Writing. Some of his favorite things are heavy metal and pizza.
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