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Monday, October 31, 2011
Iced Earth: SYMPHONY X ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN 2012 CO-HEADLINER TOUR
Iced Earth:  SYMPHONY X ANNOUNCE  NORTH AMERICAN 2012 CO-HEADLINER TOUR
ICED EARTH, SYMPHONY X ANNOUNCE
NORTH AMERICAN 2012 CO-HEADLINER TOUR

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (USA) - What do you get when you mix equal parts Dystopia and Iconoclast? One of the most eagerly anticipated metal tours of 2012.

"I'm excited to tour with SYMPHONY X," ICED EARTH founder Jon Schaffer said. "They're phenomenal musicians and very cool guys. This co-headliner tour will be a great experience for the fans. It is also way overdue for us to play a proper tour of North America. Get ready!"

SYMPHONY X guitarist Michael Romeo echoes Schaffer's enthusiasm. "We are very excited about the upcoming North American Tour with Iced Earth," Romeo said. "We first met Jon & the guys a few years back and they were really cool. When the idea of a Co-Headline tour surfaced, we thought it would be awesome. The fans can expect a night of great music from both bands. We look forward to seeing you all real soon!"

The three-month, 30+-date, co-headliner tour begins January 31st in Hartford, Connecticut, and concludes March 10th in Clifton Park, New York. At that point, ICED EARTH will continue another week - without SYMPHONY X - for five more dates. Please see below for tour dates. Pre-sale tickets go on sale exclusively on Oct 31st via these websites:

tixx1.artistarena.com/icedearth
www.enterthevault.com

VIP tickets for ICED EARTH are available through the Artist Arena link.

Schaffer formed ICED EARTH in Tampa, Florida, in 1984. Since then, he has released 10 studio albums, the newest being the highly-acclaimed Dystopia (October, 2011) - which debuted at #67 on the Billboard Top 200 chart - one live album, two compilations, three boxed sets, and several DVDs. Thanks to massive worldwide sales -- and rabidly loyal fans - ICED EARTH has earned a seat in the pantheon of America's most successful heavy metal bands.

With their innovative mixture of heavy metal and progressive rock, New Jersey juggernauts SYMPHONY X continue to be a favored staple among fans of prog metal around the world. Iconoclast, the band's eighth studio album, debuted at #76 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in the U.S. and at #105 on the Canadian Soundscan Top 200 chartin June.

Support for ICED EARTH and SYMPHONY X will be provided by the powerhouse quintet WARBRINGER.

Tue/Jan-31 HARTFORD CT WEBSTER THEATER
Wed/Feb-1 PHILADELPHIA PA TROCADERO
Fri/Feb-3 SAYREVILLE NJ STARLAND BALLROOM
Sat/Feb-4 QUEBEC CITY QC ALBERT ROUSSEAU
Sun/Feb-5 MONTREAL QC METROPOLIS
Mon/Feb-6 TORONTO ON PHOENIX
Thu/Feb-9 WINNIPEG MB GARRICK
Fri/Feb-10 SASKATOON SK LOUIS PUB
Sat/Feb-11 EDMONTON AB STARLITE ROOM
Sun/Feb-12 CALGARY AB FLAMES CENTRAL
Tue/Feb-14 VANCOUVER BC COMMODORE BALLROOM
Wed/Feb-15 SEATTLE WA SHOWBOX MARKET
Thu/Feb-16 PORTLAND OR HAWTHORNE
Fri/Feb-17 SAN FRANCISCO CA REGENCY
Sat/Feb-18 LOS ANGELES CA CLUB NOKIA
Mon/Feb-20 LAS VEGAS NV HOUSE OF BLUES
Tue/Feb-21 ANAHEIM CA GROVE
Wed/Feb-22 SAN DIEGO CA HOUSE OF BLUES
Fri/Feb-24 SALT LAKE CITY UT THE COMPLEX
Sat/Feb-25 DENVER CO SUMMIT
Sun/Feb-26 KANSAS CITY MO MIDLAND THEATER
Mon/Feb-27 DALLAS TX TREES
Tue/Feb-28 AUSTIN TX EMOS EAST
Wed/Feb-29 HOUSTON TX HOUSE OF BLUES
Fri/Mar-2 FT LAUDERDALE FL REVOLUTION
Sat/Mar-3 LAKE BUENA VISTA FL HOUSE OF BLUES
Mon/Mar-5 RALEIGH NC LINCOLN THEATER
Tue/Mar-6 CHARLOTTE NC THE FILLMORE CHARLOTTE
Wed/Mar-7 COLUMBUS OH NEWPORT MUSIC HALL
Fri/Mar-9 WORCESTER MA THE PALLADIUM
Sat/Mar-10 NEW YORK NY BEST BUY THEATER
Sun/Mar-11 CLIFTON PARK NY NORTHERN LIGHTSDATES = ED
Tue/Mar-13 WASHINGTON DC 9:30 CLUB
Wed/Mar-14BUFFALO NY TOWN BALLROOM
Thu/Mar-15 PITTSBURGH PA ALTAR BAR
Fri/Mar-16 PONTIAC MI CROFOOT BALLROOM
Sat/Mar-17JOLIET IL MOJOES