DragonForce announces 2022 North American tour and first ’80s video


DragonForce will hit the road again next year on a North American tour with special guests Battle Beast and Seven Spiers. To celebrate their continued support for 2019 Extreme power metal album, the band also released a delicious’ 80s music video for “Strangers”, for which they used the guitars of Steve Vai’s Whitesnake and David Lee Roth as an added bonus.

The 38-date trek will begin and end in California as groups tour the United States and Canada, starting March 7. However, Battle Beast won’t be there at the very start and will miss the first 10 dates before binding. with DragonForce and Seven Spiers on March 20.

Check out the full list of stops at the bottom of the page and find tickets for sale on October 29 at 10 a.m. local time here.

Excited for the upcoming race, DragonForce said, “We are delighted to be playing in the US and Canada again. We have spent the past year and a half waiting to hit the road again to complete the Extreme Power Metal World Tour. “. We also have new surprises. DragonForce always says more is more, so expect an even bigger, crazier show! We are also happy to bring amazing groups with us. Battle Beast gives an incredible performance every time, and Seven Spiers are one of the best young bands around. We can’t wait to see everyone in the crowd and at our VIPs! “

Regarding the video for “Strangers”, guitarist Herman Li explained that the band needed “cool guitars” for the shooting of their video. “I texted Steve Vai and told him we were making a glam rock video. He said, ‘Come on’, and when I got there he had released THE guitars he was using with Whitesnake and David Lee Roth. I remember seeing these guitars in magazines as a kid, so it was amazing being able to use them on set – I almost cried when he handed them to me, “Li said.

He continued, “Besides the guitars, I think we all looked really good in our costumes, especially our hair! For a minute, I was even considering getting a perm… I know people may think that we don’t take each other seriously enough, but I think given the state of the world, sometimes it’s nice to chill out and laugh with your friends. It was really the vibe on set – we could barely keep a straight face while watching the reading. “

Limited merchandise aligned with the video theme is also available at the group’s online store.

DragonForce, “Strangers” music video

DragonForce, Battle Beast + Seven Spiers 2022 North American Tour Dates

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Mar 07 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory *
March 08 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory *
March 09 – Roseville, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post *
March 10 – Portland, Oregon @ Hawthorne Theater *
March 11 – Seattle, Washington @ Neptune *
March 13 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore Ballroom *
March 15 – Calgary, Alberta @ Palace Theater *
March 16 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Union Hall *
March 18 – Boise, Idaho @ Knitting Factory *
March 19 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex *
March 20 – Denver, Colorado @ Oriental Theater
March 22 – Lawrence, Kan. @ Granada Theater
March 23 – St. Louis, Missouri @ Red Flag
March 24 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin @ Rave II
March 25 – Minneapolis, Minnesota @ First Avenue
March 26 – Chicago, Illinois @ Metro
March 27 – Detroit, Michigan @ St. Andrews Hall
March 29 – Fort Wayne, Ind. @ Piere’s
March 30 – Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House
March 31 – Montreal, Quebec @ Corona Theater
Apr 01 – Quebec City, Quebec @ Imperial Bell
April 02 – Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium
April 03 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
April 05 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
April 06 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora Theater
April 07 – Baltimore, Maryland @ Baltimore Soundstage
April 08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theater
April 09 – Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Petes
April 10 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven)
April 12 – Tampa, Florida @ Orpheum
April 13 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida @ Revolution
April 15 – Dallas, Texas @ Amplified Live
April 16 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
April 17 – Austin, Texas @ Come and take it live
April 19 – Mesa, Arizona @ Nile Theater
April 20 – Las Vegas, Nevada @ House of Blues
April 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater
April 23 – Berkeley, CA @ UC Theater

* = without Battle Beast

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