Dethklok, BABYMETAL & Jason Richardson Announce Summer/Fall Tour


Dethklok will be heading back out this summer/fall in celebration of the upcoming new ‘Metalocalypse‘ film, ‘Metalocalypse: Army Of The Doomstar‘. Co-creator Brendon Small wrote and directed that feature, which will arrive accompanied soundtrack and “Dethalbum IV” later this year.

This new tour will find Dethklok co-headlining alongside Japanese Kawaii metal outfit BABYMETAL and has been dubbed ‘The BABYKLOK Tour‘. All That Remains guitarist Jason Richardson will serve as support on the trek.

Small commented:

“It’s very surreal having so much new ‘Metalocalypse’ & Dethklok this year with the trifecta of the tour, movie and album. I’m so excited to get on the road with the powerful BABYMETAL, and to celebrate all the hard work that team ‘Metalocalypse’ and Dethklok put in over the last two years and beyond!”

08/30 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
08/31 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
09/02 Orlando, FL – Orlando Amphitheater
09/03 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
09/05 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
09/06 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
09/08 Pittsburgh, PA – UPMC Events Center
09/09 Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
09/10 Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
09/12 Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center
09/14 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
09/15 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
09/17 Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre
09/18 Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach
09/20 Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe
09/21 Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
09/23 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
09/24 Milwaukee, MN – The Rave/Eagles Club
09/25 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
09/27 St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
09/28 Omaha, NE – Steelhouse Omaha
09/30 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/01 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
10/03 Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum
10/04 Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
10/07 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/08 Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Resort
10/10 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theater
10/11 Los Angeles, CA – YouTube Theater

More info can be found at As for what to expect from the new film, a press release offered the following:

“Also coming later in 2023 is “Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar,” an original full-length movie written and directed by Brendon Small (“Metalocalypse”) and produced by Titmouse, Adult Swim, and Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment. The film stars Small, Tommy Blacha, Victor Brandt (“Metalocalypse”), Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner (Grammy® Award-winning musician), King Diamond (KING DIAMOND; MERCYFUL FATE), Mark Hamill (“Batman: The Animated Series”; “The Machine”), Kirk Hammett (METALLICA), Jon Hamm (“Confess, Fletch”; “Top Gun: Maverick”), Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Amy Lee (EVANESCENCE), Malcolm McDowell (“A Clockwork Orange”), Juliet Mills (“Passions”), Laraine Newman (“Saturday Night Live”), Raya Yarbrough (“Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem – a Klok Opera”), and Livia Zita (2022 winner – Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Award).

The all-new animated movie begins after the heroic rescue of Toki Wartooth; DETHKLOK frontman Nathan Explosion finds himself traumatized in a BRUTAL professional and romantic flat-spin, all while he is tasked with fulfilling the prophecy and confronting the ultimate songwriting challenge to save the planet. Can Nathan Explosion look beyond his brutally damaged ego to save his band, stop the Metalocalypse, and finally face the ultimate evil: Salacia?

As a special highlight, fans can also anticipate the release of two full-length albums this year. WaterTower Music will release both the film soundtrack, “Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” as well as “Dethalbum IV” around the launch of the film. Meanwhile, fans can summon DETHKLOK by streaming the Metalocalypse: Dethklok Complete Collection playlists.”

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