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The Word Alive kicks announces summer tour with Killswitch Engage


The Word Alive is excited to announce a massive North American routing with Killswitch Engage this summer.

“There isn’t a metal fan in the world who hasn’t dreamt of playing on stage with one of the most legendary metalcore acts of our time, Killswitch Engage,” notes lead singer Tyler “Telle” Smith. “We were very honored to get the call to join the Disarm The Descent tour. We all grew up head banging to Killswitch Engage and look forward to joining an already great lineup. See you out there!”

The Disarm The Descent Tour offers additional support from Miss May IDarkest Hour, and Affiance, and is set to kick off in Lake Buena Vista, FL on June 3rd. Scroll down for full tour dates.

The kick off of the tour comes on the heels of the band’s new music video for single “Life Cycles”, set to premiere on VEVO on May 28th. Check out the behind the scenes photos, whichLoudwire exclusively premiered earlier this week.

Following their recent U.S. tour with Parkway Drive, The Word Alive are currently on a sold out European tour alongside Sleeping With Sirens and are set to play the Slam Dunk Festival May 25 – 27.

THE WORD ALIVE – Tyler “Telle” Smith (vocals), Zack Hansen (guitar), Tony Pizzuti (guitar), Daniel Shapiro (bass), Luke Holland (drums) – shook the metal scene with acclaimed album Life Cycles, which debuted at #50 on the Billboard Top 200. Ganering their global reputation, the band consistently pushes the boundaries within their genre, and have gained press support from Rolling Stone, AOL, Metal Hammer, Kerrang! Magazine, Alternative Press, Rock Sound, Revolver, Modern Drummer, landing lead vocalist “Telle” on the cover of Outburn Magazine earlier this year. The band has toured with A Day To Remember, Underoath, Norma Jean, Suicide Silence, We Came As Romans, played the entire Vans Warped Tour, and the Soundwave Festival in Australia. For the more information, and to purchase tickets, please visit band’s official website at


UK Tour Dates w/ Sleeping With Sirens & Our Last Night

5.21 – Newcastle, UK @ Academy 1

5.22 – Glasgow, UK @ 02 ABC 1

5.23 – Manchester, UK @ Ritz

5.25 – Leeds, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival

5.26 – London, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival

5.27 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival

Disarm The Descent Tour Dates w/ Killswitch Engage, Miss May I, Darkest Hour, and Affiance

6.3 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

6.4 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

6.6 – Richmond, VA @ The National

6.7 – Syracuse, NY @ F Shed at The Market

6.8 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

6.9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero

6.11 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre

6.12 – Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore – Silver Spring

6.14 – Camarillo, CA @ Rock City Studios (TWA Headline)

6.15 – Long Beach, CA @ Seaport Marina Hotel (TWA Headline)

6.16 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

6.17 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts

6.18 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Nightclub

6.20 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall

6.21 – Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air

6.22 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

6.23 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

6.25 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

6.27 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

6.28 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House

6.29 – Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium

7.1 – Fargo, ND @ The Venue

7.2 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium

7.3 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion

7.5 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

7.6 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

7.7 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot

7.8 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

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