Act of Defiance Announces USA Headlining Tour

Act of Defiance Announces USA Headlining Tour, Plus Select Dates with Killswitch Engage, Hellyeah

After completing an extensive North American tour this past May/June, Act of Defiance is ready to get back out on the road this fall, headlining shows across the USA. Additionally, the band will appear with Killswitch Engage and Hellyeah on select dates, making this one trek not to be missed!

See below for all upcoming dates!

Act of Defiance tour dates
Sept. 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar
Sept. 15 – Grand Junction, CO – The Mesa Theater
Sept. 16 – Denver, CO – Marquis
Sept. 17 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
Sept. 19 – Nashville, TN – Basement East
Sept. 20 – Greensboro, NC – The Cone Denim *
Sept. 21 – Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks at the Landing *
Sept. 22 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre *
Sept. 24 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth
Sept. 25 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Sept. 27 – Lombard, IL – Brauer House
Sept. 28 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
Sept. 29 – Sioux City, IA – Anthem @ Hard Rock *
Sept. 30 – Neillsville, WI – Silver Dome Ballroom
Oct. 2 – Bismarck, ND – Our Place Tavern
Oct. 3 – Billings, MT – Pub Station
Oct. 4 – Idaho Falls, ID – The Falls
Oct. 6 – Fresno, CA – Fulton 55
Oct. 7 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
Oct. 8 – Glendale, CA – Complex
Oct. 9 – Fullerton, CA – Slidebar (free show!)
Oct. 11 – Las Vegas, NV – Bunkhouse Saloon
Oct. 12 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
Oct. 13 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues **
*=w/ Hellyeah
**=w/ Killswitch Engage

Act of Defiance – featuring Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth), Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth), Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall/Times Of Grace) and Henry Derek (Scar The Martyr) – is touring in support of their critically acclaimed album, Birth And The Burial. In a time of endless sub-genre classifications, Act of Defiance‘s debut delivers “perfectly produced, super slick slice of savage, technical modern thrash” (Terrorizer), that promises to “destroy your eardrums, as they are uncompromising and unrelenting metal at its very best” (Powerplay). To preview and purchaseBirth And The Burial, please visit:

Act of Defiance line-up:
Chris Broderick – guitar
Henry Derek – vocals
Shawn Drover – drums
Matt Bachand – bass

Act of Defiance online:

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!