The new tour comes after the band made their quiet return last year following Tim Labesis’ arrest.
In 2014, Lambesis was sent to prison for two years after being convicted of hiring someone to kill his wife. The conspiracy was never completed.
The singer was arrested in May 2013 after being accused of hiring a hitman to kill his estranged wife. After a delay in his trial, Lambesis pleaded guilty to a felony charge of soliciting the murder of his wife of eight years in Feb. 2014.
While he would have faced up to nine years in prison, it was revealed in May 2014 that Lambesis was only sentenced to six years. However, Lambesis received an early release in Dec. 2016. He finally broke his silence in Dec. 2017 with a lengthy statement.
The band confirmed they were returning with their original lineup, including Lambesis, in June 2018 by releasing a new track, “My Own Grave.” They performed their first show together since Lambesis’ release a few weeks later. The band announced a European tour in July followed by news of a North American one and many dates have already sold out despite venue upgrades.
When the band went on tour last year, there was a lot of public outcry regarding Lambesis’ past involvement with domestic violence. One of the shows actually got canceled following the venue’s (Growlers) decision to pull the plug.
Now, the band will bring Shaped By Fire Tour to North America. The band made the announcement via Twitter.
We are excited to announce we are bringing the Shaped By Fire Tour to North America this fall with @aftertheburial and @emmurecult! Presale information on our Facebook and website. General public tickets on sale Friday at 10am local time! pic.twitter.com/4yQEU5SANA
— As I Lay Dying (@ASILAYDYINGBAND) July 15, 2019
Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. You can check out the list of dates below.
11/15 — Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
11/16 — Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
11/18 — Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
11/19 — Houston, TX @ House of Blues
11/21 — New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
11/22 — Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
11/23 — Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
11/25 — Boston, MA @ House of Blues
11/26 — Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
11/27 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre
11/29 — Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
12/1 — Reading, PA @ Reverb
12/2 — Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
12/3 — Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
12/4 — Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
12/6 — Denver, CO @ Summit
12/7 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
12/11 — Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
12/12 — Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater
12/13 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
12/14 — San Diego, CA @ SOMA
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