Alestorm - America ahoy!

The pirate metallers nail their colours to Kamelot's mast for a US tour...

Premier "pirate metal" band Alestorm will be touring North America this autumn, in support of their just-released-in-America new album Back Through Time. Beginning in late August and going through the end of September, Kamelot will be headlining the tour, with Alestorm headlining select dates. Vocalist/keytarist Chris Bowes had the following to say about the imminent North American invasion: "This summer we'll be hitting the States and Canada - and even fuckin' Mexico! - on a big, mad North American tour supporting Kamelot. I hope to see a bunch of you crazy motherfuckers down the front with pints of ale in your hands, rocking out proper pirate-style. Retarded hats and eyepatches are optional!"

Confirmed dates and venues for Alestorm supporting Kamelot:
25.08.11 - Charlotte, NC @  The Casbah     *Headlining
26.08.11 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade     *w/Kamelot
27.08.11 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx     *w/Kamelot
28.08.11 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero     *w/Kamelot
29.08.11 - Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe's     *Headlining
30.08.11 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre     *w/Kamelot
31.08.11 - Worcester, MA The Palladium     *w/Kamelot
01.09.11 - Ottawa, ON @ Maverick's     *Headlining
02.09.11 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda     *w/Kamelot
03.09.11 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial De Quebec     *w/Kamelot
04.09.11 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club     *w/Kamelot
05.09.11 - London, ON @ Mod Club     *Headlining
06.09.11 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's     *w/Kamelot
07.09.11 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's     *w/Kamelot
08.09.11 - Chicago, IL  @ Bottom Lounge     *w/Kamelot
09.09.11 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4     *w/Kamelot
12.09.11 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon     *w/Kamelot
13.09.11 - Portland, OR @ Peter's Room     *w/Kamelot
14.09.11 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's     *w/Kamelot
15.09.11 - Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues     *w/Kamelot
16.09.11 - Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse     *w/Kamelot
17.09.11 - Mexico City, MX @ Ciro Volador     *w/Overkill, DRI
19.09.11 - Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee     *Headlining
20.09.11 - Dallas, TX @ Trees     *w/Kamelot
21.09.11 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar     *w/Kamelot
23.09.11 - Orlando, FL @ Firestone Club     *w/Kamelot
24.09.11 - Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug     *Headlining

Regarding the press reaction to Back Through Time, released in North America last week by Napalm Records, Bowes had the following to say: "Every review I've seen in English says we suck! But from what Google Translate tells me, the Germans seem to love it, and they know metal better than anyone else in the world. So, you should all believe them and buy the fuck out of our album. It's the soundtrack to every badass pirate party - you can quote me on that if you want."