LOS ANGELES, CA, AUGUST 29, 2017—Japanese rock outfit VAMPS—featuring HYDE (L’Arc-en-Ciel) and K.A.Z. (Oblivion Dust)—recently announced their return to North America with three shows supporting iconic Misfits founder and punk/rock legend Danzig, as well 2 U.S. headlined dates in support of their current album UNDERWORLD (out via Eleven Seven Music). Today the band announced that they’ll also be returning to Latin America for the first time since 2016 and added four dates to the tour: Mexico City and Guadalajara in Mexico; Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
“We can’t wait to return to Latin America. Performing there is always a really special experience because the audience brings so much passion to the shows and are true rock fans.” says HYDE. Adds guitarist K.A.Z.: “We are grateful for the opportunity to return and it’ll be a lot of fun to play all the new songs from UNDERWORLD live in Mexico and South America for the first time. See you at the shows!”
Tickets to the shows can be purchased HERE. VIP upgrades for all 4 shows will launch later this week. Coinciding with today’s announcement, VAMPS are also launching the brand new lyric video for their song “BREAK FREE”—Watch it HERE.
In other news, VAMPS just added up and coming San Francisco rockers BLACK MAP as support to their September 26 headline show at the Roxy in Los Angeles. BLACK MAP’s current album IN DROVES is their second album and was released earlier this year. Check out the video for new single “Ruin” HERE.
On the upcoming tour, VAMPS will showcase music from their current album UNDERWORLD, which came out earlier this summer and includes hit single, “Calling”—watch the official music video for the track HERE.
Produced by Howard Benson (Papa Roach, Chris Cornell) and Kane Churko (In This Moment, Five Finger Death Punch), the new album sees the band elevating their signature sound into new territory with tracks like "Inside Of Me," featuring Chris Motionless from Motionless In White, “Rise Or Die” (co-written with Emigrate/Rammstein guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe), “Sin In Justice,” their collaboration with Apocalyptica, and “Break Free,” featuring Man With A Mission bassist, Kamikaze Boy--Listen to the album HERE.
Earlier this year, VAMPS went out on a month-long stint across the states, performing with I Prevail / Starset and a string of headline dates. The band also made a special appearance at Blackest of The Black Festival in Irvine, California, playing alongside rock legends Danzig, Ministry and Suicidal Tendencies.
Since forming in 2008, VAMPS have released four studio albums and four live DVDs, all of them showcasing the band’s signature approach to their craft: grand-scale theatrics and drama married to expert playing and songwriting. The potent combination has led to them playing hundreds of sold out shows in their home country, taking over Japanese arenas for multiple nights in a row and inviting international rock luminaries as special guests to play with them in Japan, such as Nothing More, In This Moment, Sixx:A.M., Him, Buckcherry, Apocalyptica and more. The band hosts a series of annual VAMPS -curated festivals in Japan --including their legendary Halloween event and late summer Beast Party-- and are growing a global fan-base dedicated to both the band’s music and message of music globally transcending geographical borders.
VAMPS FALL 2017 TOUR DATES
(DANZIG Dates = * Headline Dates = **)
Purchase tickets HERE. VAMPS VIP upgrades will go on sale later this week!
9/22* San Francisco, CA The Warfield
9/23* Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
9/25* Tempe, AZ Marquee Theater
9/26** Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
9/28** Seattle, WA El Corazon
10/3** Guadalajara, Mexico Teatro Estudio Cavaret
10/5** Mexico City, Mexico Sala Corona (Japan Live)
10/8** Santiago, Chile Movistar Arena (Super Japan Expo)
10/10** Buenos Aires, Argentina Teatro Vorterix
Leslie Hermelin at Eleven Seven Music
212-334-3160 | Leslie@E7LG.com
Jill Segal at Eleven Seven Music
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