Valient Thorr To Kick Off North American Headlining Tour September 6

posted August 28, 2013

Valient Thorr To Kick Off North American Headlining Tour September 6

North Carolina hard rock heavyweights Valient Thorr released their sixth studio album Our Own Masters on June 18. Recorded at Ronnie Jone Sound Studios in Athens, GA and produced, engineered and mixed by Kyle Spence of experimental rockers Harvey Milk, Our Own Masters shines a bright light on Valient Thorr's singular sound, delivering twelve tracks of balls-to-the-wall rock that yearns to be played at full volume.  On September 6, Valient Thorr will launch a North American tour that will kick off with a performance as part of the 2013 Hopscotch Festival, in Durham, NC. The 22 city headlining trek will feature support from Boston's Ramming Speed and Portland, Oregon's Lord Dying and will run through September 29 with a celebratory homecoming gig in Chapel Hill, NC.  Get ready to party.

Valient Thorr frontman Valient Himself comments, "Alahoyus Thorriors and True Believers! We are back from Europe, finishing up a nice little break and excited as Hell about bringing the sounds of "Our Own Masters" to more of the United States (and Vancouver!)!  Along for the ride with us will be our brothers from Bawston- Ramming Speed!  Also along on these adventures comes Portland's LORD DYING!  Check out for details and dates and links fer yer tickets to PA-RA-DISE (or Boise, San Fran, Fort Worth or wherever it is you live that we will be ROCK-N!)  PUT CHYER SOULS ON THA TABLE CAUSE ITS TIME TO SHAKE IT OUT!!"  Valient Himself was recently named as the #2 Frontman in Moden Metal behind only The Dillinger Escape Plan's Greg Puciato.  
Pitchfork recently gave music fans an advance listen to Our Own Masters, premiering the new Valient Thorr song "No Strings Attached," calling the track "an irrepressible love song about friendship" and "one of the most joyous and winning moments of Valient Thorr's decade-plus as a band" while MetalSucks premiered the new Valient Thorr track "Torn Apart," calling the cut "overloaded with fun - it's 25% rock, 25% beer, 25% weed, and 25% sex, all distilled into audio form."

Valient Thorr "Our Own Masters" U.S. Headlining Tour:
with special guests Ramming Speed and Lord Dying

(# = Valient Thorr only)
(* = w/ Ramming Speed)
(+ = w/ Ramming Speed, Lord Dying)

  • September 6     Durham, NC             Hopscotch Festival (Day Party @ Person Street) #
  • September 7     Pittsburgh, PA                31st St Pub *
  • September 8     Colombia, MO                Mojo's *
  • September 9     Denver, CO                     Marquis Theater +
  • September 10    Salt Lake City, UT          Burt's Tiki Lounge +
  • September 11     Boise, ID                      Neurolux +
  • September 13     Vancouver, BC               Rickshaw Theater +
  • September 14     Seattle, WA                  Highline +
  • September 15     Portland, OR                 Rotture +
  • September 16     San Francisco, CA        Slim's +
  • September 17     West Hollywood, CA      Roxy Theatre +
  • September 18     San Diego, CA              The Casbah +
  • September 19     Tempe, AZ                    Club Red +
  • September 20     Santa Fe, NM               Warehouse 21 +
  • September 21     Ft. Worth, TX                 Lola's Saloon +
  • September 22     Oklahoma City, OK       Blue Note Lounge +
  • September 23     Little Rock, AR             Downtown Music Hall +
  • September 24     Nashville, TN                The End +
  • September 25    Johnson City, TN            The Hideaway +
  • September 26    Chattanooga, TN            JJ's Bohemia +
  • September 27    Spartanburg, SC            Ground Zero +
  • September 28    Wilmington, NC             Ziggy's By the Sea *
  • September 29    Chapel Hill, NC              Local 506 *