Hatebreed gave us their seventh studio album "The Concrete Confessional" last month and it racked up enough sales to debut at #13 on the Billboard Top 200. The band has been on a 25 city tour and came to the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on Saturday night June 4th. Jersey represented by packing the Starland to what definitely looked like a sold out crowd. Singer Jamey Jasta led off the Hatebreed set with "Destroy Everything" and played to the crowd as bassist Chris Beattie, drummer Matt Byrne, and guitarists Frank Novinec and Wayne Lozinak absolutely crushed it musically. Hatebreed displays so much intensity on stage and Jasta showed it with song two "Looking Down the Barrel of Today". All night Jasta and the guys took the Sayreville fans through their entire career, from "Satisfaction is the Death of Desire" (performing "Empty Promises" and "Last Breath") through "The Concrete Confessional" (performing "Seven Enemies" in addition to "Looking Down the Barrel of Today").
Hatebreed pulled out hits new and old and gave the Saturday night crowd in New Jersey plenty to sing and crowd-surf to. "Under the Knife", "A Call for Blood", "Tear it Down", "I Will Be Heard", so much killer metal to bang your head to!! Hatebreed continues their tour with Devildriver and Devil You Know until June 11th and catch them this September in Cali when they play Ozzfest Meets Knotfest.
HATEBREED TO CONTINUE CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF "DESIRE" AND 15 YEARS OF "PERSEVERANCE" WITH
SPRING 2018 TOUR
SUPPORT ACTS INCLUDE CROWBAR, THE ACACIA STRAIN, AND TWITCHING TONGUES
FIRST LEG OF ANNIVERSARY TOUR KICKED OFF IN 2017
Unstoppable, Grammy-nominated hardcore juggernaut Hatebreed released their first full-length, the modern hardcore classic Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire, back in November of 1997. The album set the tone for the type of moshable metal that would eventually go on to define the '00s.
2002's Perseverance was a perfectly executed, packed-with-anthems follow up that has become emblematic of the era. In fact, the album's iconic and lyrically uplifting track, "I Will Be Heard," has become the band's signature battle cry, securing its place as the quintessential, fist-in-the-air chant of the new millennium, thanks to a call-to-action that starts with "Now is the time for me to rise to my feet…"
In the 20 years since their definitive debut, Hatebreed have rightfully earned their status as hardcore legends. They've remained road warriors, touring constantly and reducing venues to pile of rubble and ash while sharing stages with everyone from Slipknot to Slayer and serving as one of the top-tier headliners on multiple festivals, from Ozzfest to Mayhem to Warped Tour.
The band embarked on a headline tour last fall, celebrating the 20 years of Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire and the 15 years of Perseverance, playing a majority of songs from both albums, along with other fan favorites from across the entire Hatebreed catalogue.
The band is continuing the anniversary party with a Spring 2018 leg of dates, featuring support from Crowbar, The Acacia Strain, and Twitching Tongues.
"We had so many great times on the first leg of the tour that we decided to add another batch of dates with some more of our favorite bands to play with! See you soon!," said frontman Jamey Jasta.
VIP tickets and public onsales are set for Saturday, Jan. 20.
Hatebreed's latest critically acclaimed album The Concrete Confessional is out now via Nuclear Blast.
HATEBREED 20 YEARS OF DESIRE & 15 YEARS OF PERSEVERANCE TOUR DATES:
3/15 — Boston, MA — House of Blues*
3/16 — Syracuse, NY — Westcott Theater
3/17 — Flint, MI — The Machine Shop
3/18 — Grand Rapids, MI — The Intersection
3/19 — Millvale, PA — Mr. Smalls Theatre
3/20 — Joliet, IL — The Forge
3/21 — Minneapolis, MN — First Avenue
3/22 — Omaha, NE — Sokol Auditorium
3/23 — Des Moines, IA — Wooly’s
3/24 — Milwaukee, WI — The Rave
3/25 — Indianapolis, IN — Deluxe at Old National Centre
3/26 — Nashville, TN — Exit/In
3/27 — St. Louis, MO — Delmar Hall
3/28 — Columbus, OH — Newport Music Hall
3/29 — Reading, PA — Reverb
3/30 — Providence, RI — Fete Music Hall**
*No support; Hatebreed supporting Dropkick Murphys
**Hatebreed with local support only
"The Concrete Confessional Tour"
Starland Ballroom June 4, 2016