Anthrax & Killswitch Engage Announce 2017 Co-Headline Tour

Anthrax and Killswitch Engage have announced that they will hit the road this Spring to co-headline a 27-date North American tour, presented by SiriusXM. With KSE and Anthrax rotating the closing slot over the course of the dates, the tour kicks off on March 29 in Montclair, NJ, criss-crossing the continent before wrapping up in Boston on May 7. The Devil Wears Prada will provide direct support on all dates.  

Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, 12/16 at 10AM local time.  Log on to – or for all details regarding ticket purchasing and pre-sales. All tour dates are listed below.

“Anthrax and Killswitch will be a really good blend for fans,” said Anthrax’s Charlie Benante.  “We both play metal, but we play two different forms of the genre.  I think fans of both bands are in for a ‘Total Explosion of the Senses.'” 

Added the band’s Frank Bello, “This Anthrax/KsE tour is a powerful ball of energy ready to unleash the metal in the U.S.”  

“Anthrax and Killswitch – KillThrax!  Holy crap!,” said Scott Ian.  “I am so excited about these upcoming shows with our old friends Killswitch Engage.  Get out your pit pants and start stretching now for all the glorious action and fun!” 

KsE singer Jesse Leach echoed Anthrax’s enthusiasm about the upcoming trek, saying. “We are so stoked to tour with thrash legends Anthrax!  We are sure this will bring a powerhouse of a live show with the combination of both bands. This is, hands down, the most excited we’ve been to tour alongside a band in a long while. This will be one you won’t want to miss. KillThrax is coming for you!!!!”  

Confirmed dates for the Anthrax/Killswitch Engage Tour are as follows:


29   The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ *

30   Express Live, Columbus, OH **

31   Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL  (Anthrax only)

31   The International, Knoxville, TN  (KsE only)


  1   Little River Casino, Manistee, MI  (Anthrax only)

  1   Norva, Norfolk, VA  (KsE only)

  3   The Fillmore, Silver Springs, MD *

  4   The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford, CT *

  5   Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA **

  7   20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI *

  8   The Fillmore, Detroit, MI **

  9   Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA *

11   The Ritz, Raleigh, NC **

12   Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA **

13   House of Blues, Orlando, FL *

15   Texas Independence Festival @ Grizzly Hall, Austin, TX **

16   Boggus Ford Events Center, Pharr, TX **

17   House of Blues, Houston, TX *

18   House of Blues, Dallas, TX  **

20   The Marquee, Phoenix, AZ *

22   The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA **

23   The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA **

25   Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA *

26   Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR **

28   The Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO *

29   Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE **

30   Midland Theatre, Kansas City, MO *


  1   The Pageant, St. Louis, MO **

  3   Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON  CANADA **

  5   Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY **

  6   Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY *

  7   House of Blues, Boston, MA*

* KsE closes

** Anthrax closes