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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

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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