Multi-platinum hard rockers Breaking Benjamin announced today (November 30, 2015) they’ll embark on a U.S. headlining tour in early 2016.
Led by founder, guitarist and lead vocalist Ben Burnley, the band is touring in support of their latest release Dark Before Dawn, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200. The news comes from its label, Hollywood Records, as the band recently wrapped-up a co-headlining tour with Shinedown, which also included dates with Sevendust.
The 2016 tour launches in mid-February at Atlanta’s Tabernacle, followed by a brief detour as the band hits the high seas as part of the Axes & Anchors rock music cruise. The tour immediately picks back up with its second date, slated for Harrah’s Casino in Cherokee, NC.
Special guests Starset will join Breaking Benjamin for much of the three month run, which ends in Virginia. Other tour stops include San Diego, Reno and Portland. (See full tour schedule below.)
Meanwhile, Dark Before Dawn has already spawned two number one hits. “Failure” held the top spot at rock radio for eight consecutive weeks and “Angels Fall” spent four weeks at #1.
The album, which dropped this past June, marks the first original music from Breaking Benjamin since the 2009 release of Dear Agony. Burnley, whose been battling a mysterious illness for several years, is backed by guitarists Jasen Rauch (formerly of Red) and Keith Wallen (ex-Adelitas Way), bassist Aaron Bruch, and drummer Shaun Foist (of Picture Me Broken).
Tickets go on-sale December 4 at 10 a.m. local time, with select markets already offering a pre-sale on tickets. For more information, visit the band’s website here.
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BREAKING BENJAMIN TOUR DATES:
2/18 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle *
2/26 Cherokee, NC @ Harrah’s Cherokee – Event Center
2/27 Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
2/29 Jonesboro, AR @ ASU Convocation Center *
3/1 Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater *
3/2 Springfield MO @ Shrine Mosque *
3/4 Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater *
3/5 Amarillo, TX @ Azteca Music Hall *
3/7 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee *
3/8 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *
3/9 Anaheim, CA at House of Blues *
3/11 Modesto, CA at Modesto Center Plaza *
3/12 Reno, NV at Grand Sierra Resort & Casino *
3/13 Chico, CA at Senator Theatre *
3/15 Eugene, OR at McDonald Theatre *
3/17 Portland, OR at Roseland Theater *
3/18 Spokane, WA at Knitting Factory Concert House *
3/19 Boise, ID at Knitting Factory *
3/21 Billings, MT at Shrine Auditorium *
3/22 Minot, ND at City Auditorium *
3/24 Davenport, IA at Adler Theatre *
3/25 Madison, WI at Orpheum Theater
3/26 Fort Wayne, IN at Piere’s Entertainment Center
4/20 Baltimore, MD at Rams Head Live
4/21 Richmond, VA at The National
*with special guest Starset