Monday, February 28, 2011


Fresh off a month long run with Eluveitie, Los Angeles' Holy Grail will be teaming up with Canadian band Cauldron for a North American tour April 15th through May 12th.  Holy Grail will close all U.S shows and Cauldron will close all Canadian dates.  Local bands chosen by Holy Grail, Cauldron, and the tour's promoters will fill out the bills in each market. 

Holy Grail has been touring in support of their fall 2010 release, "Crisis in Utopia", and has supported Exodus, Blind Guardian, and Eluveitie so far in the touring cycle.  Prior to this tour, Holy Grail will be going to the UK for a co-headline tour with Roadrunner Records band Revoker. 

Only assembled a few years ago, Holy Grail is already at the forefront of the new wave of metal that pays homage to such legends as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Dio.  The band's debut EP IMPROPER BURIAL (released in late 2009), featuring just two original tracks and two covers, earned Holy Grail significant press accolades including a 2-page feature in hometown paper LA Weekly, a spot on Decibel's "25 Most Anticipated Releases Of 2010" list and inclusion on Metal Hammer's "Guide To The Best In The Upcoming New Wave Of Trad Metal".  Holy Grail was also recognized with a nomination for Metal Hammer's 2010 Golden God Awards in the "Best New Band' category - quite an honor since they hadn't even released a full-length album yet!  Metal Hammer sums it up best: "With a killer name, awesome logo and a sound that is more metal than metal itself, Holy Grail are one of the most promising traditionally inclined metal bands to emerge from the US in the past decade...This is metal played with conviction and belief and you're going to love it."

Holy Grail on tour:

15        West Hollywood, CA               Viper Room
16        Oakland, CA                           Oakland Metro Opera House
17        Portland, OR                           Dante's
18        Seattle, WA                             El Corazon
19        Vancouver, BC                       Media Club
21        Calgary, AB                            Republik
22        Edmonton, AB                                    Brixx Bar & Grill
25        Winnipeg, MB                         Royal Albert
26        Thunder Bay, ON                   Crocks
28        Toronto, ON                            The Wreck Room
29        Quebec, QC                           L'Agitee
30        Montreal, QC                          Il Motore
 1         Allston, MA                              Great Scott
 2         Hartford, CT                            Webster Underground
 3         Philadelphia, PA                      Trocadero
 4         Brooklyn, NY                          Union Pool
 5         Washington, DC                      Red Palace
 6         Columbus, OH                        The Summit
 7         Chicago, IL                              Subterranean
 8         Minneapolis, MN                     Triple Rock Social Club
 9         Kansas City, MO                    The Riot Room
10        Denver, CO                            Three Kings Tavern
11        Salt Lake City, UT                  Club Vegas
12        Mesa, AZ                                Nile Theatre

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