Earlier, Manheim, Pennsylvania based metalcore band, August Burns Red, announced that in 2017 they will be doing a tour for the 10 year anniversary of their sophomore album, “Messengers”. “Messengers”, which was released in 2007 is by far their greatest release ever, or at least one of their best for those who beg to differ, and is widely accepted as one of the greatest metalcore albums to ever be released. Drastically changing the genre and their careers as musicians, “Messengers” was the first release to feature the full band lineup we see today in August Burns Red and helped set in stone the classic, one of a kind sound that embodies August Burns Red. Songs like “The Truth of a Liar” and “Composure” are still fan favorites to this day and are often included in live performances from the band. My personal favorite ABR song of all time, “Up Against The Ropes”, is on “Messengers” as well and being able to finally hear this song live is something that is still surreal to me!
If you like metalcore at all you need to attend at least one date of this tour. The supporting artists on this tour alone, including one of my favorite Australian bands, In Hearts Wake, and progessive metal legends, Protest the Hero, are enough to come out to your local date. All dates are posted on August Burns Red’s site attached below and the hysterical video announcement, which features Dustin of ABR telling fans about the upcoming tour, can also be viewed below. Buy a ticket this Friday and make sure to listen to the historic August Burns Red album, “Messengers”!