HIGH ON FIRE has announced plans to tour both New Zealand and Japan with The Melvins. The world renowned trios will kick off the NZ live dates on February 11. Both bands will then take part in the 2011 installment of Soundwave, an annual music festival held in major cities around Australia. HIGH ON FIRE will join Iron Maiden, Queens of the Stone Age, Slayer, Rob Zombie, Monster Magnet and more as a featured act on the traveling festival which will launch on February 26 in Brisbane, AUS.
Immediately upon the conclusion of the Soundwave run, HIGH ON FIRE and The Melvins will storm Japan. The dates will include stops in Osaka (March 9), Nagoya (March 10) and Tokyo (March 11). HIGH ON FIRE continues to tour in support of its critically acclaimed album Snakes for the Divine.
HIGH ON FIRE's upcoming live itinerary is shaping up as follows:
February 13 San Francisco, CA Slim's
February 19 Auckland, NZ The King's Arms (w/ The Melvins)
February 20 Dunedin, NZ ReFuel (w/ The Melvins)
February 21 Christchurch, NZ Al's Bar (w/ The Melvins)
February 22 Wellington, NZ Bodega (w/ The Melvins)
February 23 Auckland, NZ Whammy Bar
February 24 Auckland, NZ Whammy Bar
February 26 Brisbane, AUS RNA Showgrounds (*Soundwave)
February 27 Sydney, AUS Sydney Showgrounds (*Soundwave)
March 1 Brisbane, AUS HiFi (Trash Talk & Kylesa support)
March 2 St. Kilda, AUS Gershwin Room @ Esplanade Hotel (Trash Talk & Kylesa support)
March 4 Melbourne, AUS Melbourne Showgrounds (*Soundwave)
March 5 Adelaide, AUS Bonython Park Oval (*Soundwave)March 7 Perth, AUS Claremont Showgrounds (*Soundwave)
March 9 Osaka, Japan Club Quattro (w/ The Melvins)
March 10 Nagoya, Japan Club Quattro (w/ The Melvins)
March 11 Tokyo, Japan O-East (w/ The Melvins)
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