The band, featuring former Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones, will be opening all shows on the tour bringing two eras of the veteran metalcore band together.
Current and original Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach offered a statement about his excitement over adding the band to the tour.
“We are excited to bring out Light the Torch, first of all, because they are a killer band,” says Leach. “Obviously, having Howard out with us allows us to make this a tour to remember. I’ve always respected Howard as a singer, but in recent years, he’s become a friend. So it means more to me now than it would have in the past. We are happy to see him back up on the good foot and singing his heart out again in top form. With both August Burns Red and Light the Torch, there will be no punches pulled. Just a killer lineup. Fans won’t want to miss this tour. You will want to come early and stay late. All hails.”
Jones echoes the sentiment in a statement of his own which you can read below.
“We are truly excited to be a part of the Atonement Tour with KsE and ABR,” says Jones. “This one has it all — old friends, new music, good times. Forget the world for a night and come hang out with three bands that want to make memories with you!”
The three bands will hit the road starting in March. You can order tickets here and check out the tour dates below.
03/10 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
03/11 Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
03/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
03/14 Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore
03/15 Raleigh, NC @ Ritz
03/17 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
03/18 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
03/20 Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom
03/21 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
03/23 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
03/24 Los Angeles @ The Wiltern
03/25 Riverside, CA @ Municipal Auditorium
03/26 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
03/28 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
03/29 Boise, ID @ Revolution
03/31 Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
04/01 Denver, CO @ Fillmore
04/03 Minneapolis, MN @ Fillmore
04/04 Chicago, IL @ Radius
04/05 Detroit, MI @ Fillmore
04/06 Toronto, ON @ Rebel
04/08 Montreal, QC @ MTelus
04/10 Portland, ME @ State Theatre
04/11 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
04/12 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
What do you think of Light The Torch joining Killswitch Engage and August Burns Red on tour this spring? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.