ICED EARTH, SYMPHONY X ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN 2012 CO-HEADLINER TOUR

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What do you get when you mix equal parts Dystopia and Iconoclast?

One of the most eagerly anticipated metal tours of 2012.

"I'm excited to tour with SYMPHONY X," ICED EARTH founder Jon Schaffer said. "They're phenomenal musicians and very cool guys. This co-headliner tour will be a great experience for the fans. It is also way overdue for us to play a proper tour of North America. Get ready!"

SYMPHONY X guitarist Michael Romeo echoes Schaffer’s enthusiasm.

“We are very excited about the upcoming North American Tour with Iced Earth,” Romeo said. “We first met Jon & the guys a few years back and they were really cool. When the idea of a Co-Headline tour surfaced, we thought it would be awesome. The fans can expect a night of great music from both bands. We look forward to seeing you all real soon!”

The three-month, 30+-date, co-headliner tour begins January 31st in Hartford, Connecticut, and concludes March 11th in Clifton Park, New York.

At that point, ICED EARTH will continue another week – without SYMPHONY X – for five more dates. See our Tour page for a complete itinerary.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale exclusively on Oct 31st via this website:

VIP tickets for ICED EARTH are available through the Artist Arena link.

Schaffer formed ICED EARTH in Tampa, Florida, in 1984. Since then, he has released 10 studio albums, the newest being the highly-acclaimed Dystopia (October, 2011) – which debuted at #67 on the Billboard Top 200 chart – one live album, two compilations, three boxed sets, and several DVDs. Thanks to massive worldwide sales -- and rabidly loyal fans – ICED EARTH has earned a seat in the pantheon of America's most successful heavy metal bands. 

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With their innovative mixture of heavy metal and progressive rock, New Jersey juggernauts SYMPHONY X continue to be a favored staple among fans of prog metal around the world. Iconoclast, the band’s eighth studio album, debuted at #76 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in the U.S. and at #105 on the Canadian Soundscan Top 200 chart in June.

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Support for ICED EARTH and SYMPHONY X will be provided by the powerhouse quintet WARBRINGER.