Battlecross confirms Winter Warriors headlining tour honouring America's Veterans

Battlecross, with Wretched and War Of Ages in tow, are touring North America during November/December to honour the men and women of the forces

Following their originally scheduled support slot on the recently cancelled Machine Head tour, Detroit, Michigan's Battlecross will be heading back out on the road next month for more than two dozen headlining dates through North America. Dubbed the Winter Warriors tour, the trek will kick off on November 26th in Grand Rapids, Michigan and conclude on December 30th in Worcester, Massachusetts. Support will come from Wretched and War Of Ages.

In honour of the US Armed Forces, this Veteran's Day Battlecross will make a limited number of tickets available to Vet Tix so that local members of the military may attend a show in their city at no cost. The band will also be donating a portion of the funds generated from sales of a limited edition tour shirt to a local veteran's charity, and choose a veteran in each market for a VIP experience. On Veteran's Day (November 11th) fans can nominate a friend or family member who has served in the US Military and share their story and photo. At the end of the tour, a member of the military will be chosen to win a guitar and more. On the same day, the band will also bring back merchandise from their first Metal Blade album, Pursuit Of Honour, in their official merch store, with a portion of the proceeds being set aside to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project, a veterans service organisation that offers a variety of programmes, services and events to wounded veterans of the military following the events of September 11th, 2001.

Members of the military can enquire about free admission to the tour at http://www.vettix.org

Guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala adds 'We won't let a cancelled tour stop Battlecross from performing for our fans and the Winter Warriors Tour with Wretched and War Of Ages is the perfect way to remind our fans that you keep moving forward when challenges come up in life. Who knows perseverance more than those who bravely serve our country and we are honoured to dedicate this tour to them. We are a band that stands for ideals such as loyalty, honour, sacrifice and perseverance through our lyrics and how we conduct ourselves, and hope the tour will be a fitting tribute to every service member who attends. We look forward to raging with our fans who serve or have served in the US Armed Forces and thank them again for their service.'

Batlecross w/ Wretched, War Of Ages

26/11/2014 The Stache @ The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
28/112014 BT Theater - Erie, PA
29/11/2014 Rockstar Pro Arena - Dayton, OH
30/11/2014 The Firebird - St. Louis, MO
02/12/2014 The Vanguard - Tulsa, OK
03/12/2014 Warehouse Live Studio - Houston, TX
04/12/2014 Gas Monkey Bar N Grill - Dallas, TX
05/12/2014 Dirty Dog Bar - Austin, TX
06/12/2014 Backstage - Lubbock, TX
07/12/2014 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
08/12/2014 Club Red - Mesa, AZ
09/12/2014 Whisky A Go-Go - West Hollywood, CA
10/12/2014 DNA Lounge - San Fancisco, CA
11/12/2014 Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA
12/12/2014 Adrenaline Sports Lounge - Las Vegas, NV
13/12/2014 The Alley - Sparks, NV
15/12/2014 Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
16/12/2014 Aftershock - Merriam, KS
17/12/2014 The Nether Bar - Minneapolis, MN
18/12/2014 Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
19/12/2014 Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL
20/12/2014 The Token Lounge - Westland, MI
26/12/2014 Opera House - Toronto, ON
27/12/2014 Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ
28/12/2014 Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA
29/12/2014 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY

Battlecross' latest album, War Of Will, debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart upon its release in July of 2013. This was the band's first ever Billboard chart debut! War Of Will also peaked at #3 on the US iTunes metal chart on the day of release.