ARMORED SAINT To Play Symbol Of Salvation In Full On Their July Tour
Armored Saint, the band who notably features ex-Anthrax vocalist John Bush and Fates Warning bassist Joey Vera, will be giving fans something special this July and August. Armored Saint has announced they'll play 1991's Symbol of Salvation in full and the shows will be recorded for a future DVD release. The shows will also be opened up by Act Of Defiance, which is awesome.
Here's what Bush had to say about the tour and performance, who adds that he feels this tour is in memory of guitarist Dave Prichard who passed away in 1990.
"Symbol Of Salvation! Arguably Armored Saint's most important record. These songs came out of us being dropped from Chrysalis Records and finding out about guitarist Dave Prichard developing Leukemia. The songs took on a much more emotional meaning than any other previous record.
We wrote songs of desperation like 'Another Day' and 'Last Train Home'’ experimental tunes like 'Tainted Past' and 'The Truth Always Hurts,' and classic Saint rockers like 'Reign Of Fire,' 'Dropping Like Flies,' and the title track. After Dave passed, the band regrouped with Phil and Jeff returning as the guitar tandem. It was a family again.
Dave Jerden produced the record and this marked the beginning of Joey becoming the producer of the band. It’s going to be a memorable tour. Songs like 'Burning Question' and 'Spineless' we've never played live before. Come share it with us. Let's make Dave proud."
Get the dates below.
07/10 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
07/11 Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
07/13 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
07/14 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
07/15 Montreal, QC – Petite Campus
07/17 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
07/18 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
07/20 Detroit, MI – Shelter
07/21 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
07/22 Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
08/16 Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d
08/17 Anaheim, CA – Parish
08/18 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent