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Vicious Rumors touring Europe without their vocalist during the month of May

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 9:20 AM (PST)

vicious-rumors-electric-punishment-coverCalifornia heavy metallers Vicious Rumors will be heading out on their European tour this weekend. With sadness, the band has announced that their vocalist, Brian Allen, will not be joining the band on tour during the month of May due to sudden family matters.

Brian will return to the band for the summer European tour in July/August 2013 and The Metal Masters Tour featuring Vicious Rumors, Leatherwolf and Seven Witches from September 18th to October 25th. Former Vicious Rumors vocalist and Helstar frontman James Rivera will be filling in for Brian Allen from May 3rd through June 1st.

Guitarist Geoff Thorpe commented: “James is part of the VR family and were so proud to have him join us at this hard time. Don’t miss this special line up of VR on the Electric Punishment Tour all over Europe. We want to thank all our partners, agents, promoters and fans in advance. The only bad tour is the one you don’t do!! See you at the shows for night after night of unforgettable Heavy Metal.”

The band’s new album, Electric Punishment, is out now in Germany and Europe via Steamhammer/SPV. It is set to be released in the US and Canada on May 7th.

Click here to review a list of tour dates, cities and venues.


03.05. E-Oviedo – Sala Tribeca

04.05. E-Madrid – Pounding Metal Festival

05.05. E-Barcelona – Boveda

07.05. D-Osnabrück – Bastard Club

08.05. D-Hamburg – Bambi Galore

09.05. D-Koblenz – Florinsmarkt

10.05. D-Duisburg – Glückaufhalle

11.05. I-Milan – Metalitalia Festival

12.05. D-Obermarchtal – Kreuz

14.05. D-Berlin – K17

15.05. D-Gifhorn – In Live

16.05. D-Siegen – Vortex

17.05. D-Weiher – Live Music Hall

18.05. CZ-Ostrava – Barrak Music Club

19.05. A-Vienna – Escape Metal Corner

20.05. HU-Budapest – Club 202

22.05. D-Munich – Garage

23.05. D-Uelsen – UJT

24.05. NL-Kerkrade – The Rock Temple

25.05. NL-Rotterdam – Baroeg

26.05. NL-Tilburg – Little Devil

28.05. D-Kassel – K19

29.05. D-Bremen – Meisenfrei

30.05. CH-Uster – Starclub

31.05. F-Bartenheim – Palace Loisirs

01.06. A-Dornbirn – Schlachthaus

26.07. D-Brande/Hörnerkirchen – Headbangers Open Air

27.07. NL-Steenwijk – Stonehenge Festival

03.08. D-Hameln – K3

10.08. B-Deinze – Alcatraz Festival


21.09. US-Indianapolis,IN – Metal Fest

23.09. US-St.Paul,MN – Station 4

24.09. US-Detroit,MI – iRock

28.09. US-Rochester, NY – The Montage

30.09. US-Poughkeepsie,NY – The Chance Theater

01.10. US-Manhatten.NY – Webster Hall

03.10. US-Philadelphia,PA – Voltage Lounge

05.10. US-Spartanburg,SC – Ground Zero

10.10. US-Dallas,TX – The Boiler Room

12.10. US-Arvada,CO – Jammin Joes

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