It has been revealed that NWOBHM icons DIAMOND HEAD will be teaming up with fellow genre-mates RAVEN for a US tour. It is unclear as to whether these are all of the dates or if more are on the way, but if you get a chance to see them you definitely should. I mean c’mon…Metallica covered a bunch of their songs, though granted those songs were from an era with Sean Harris on vocals and not Nick Tart but that shouldn’t matter much because Nick does a pretty damn good job. Plus, this is a U.K. based band, which only recently played the states for the first time in 20 years! You might not get another chance people…just sayin’.
10/8 – Vancouver, Canada @ Rickshaw Theatre
10/9 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
10/10 – Spokane, WA @ The Hop
10/11 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/15 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
10/16 – Santa Ana, CA @ Malone’s
10/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Vex
10/18 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
10/19 – Corona, CA @ M15 Concert Club
10/20 – Las Vegas, NV @ Count’s Vamp’d
10/22 – Northglenn, CO @ Cheers
10/24 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room
10/25 – Dallas, TX @ The Boiler Room
Two shows that I want to highlight in particular are the October 17th and 20th dates. Why do you ask? Because there is a band called Night Demon opening! This is a new band with that same NWOBHM sound. If you didn’t know who they were, you’d think they were around when Paul Di’Anno was singing for Iron Maiden. But alas, these guys are fresh out of Ventura County, Ca and could possibly be the ones to carry that NWOBHM torch (even though they’re American). You will most likely be hearing more about them from me in the future, I really dig these guys! Haven’t had a chance to see them live yet, hopefully I will be able to fix that in October.