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Killswitch Engage’s "Disarm the Descent" Debuts at #7 on "Billboard" 200; Band Announces Summer Headlining Dates

Image courtesy of Roadrunner Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Roadrunner Records (via ABC News Radio)

It appears that Killswitch Engage ’s decision to reunite with original frontman Jesse Leach has paid off. The band’s new album, Disarm the Descent , debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200 album chart this week, selling 48,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In addition, Disarm the Descent  scored the #1 spot on Billboard ’s Top Rock albums chart.

In other Killswitch Engage news, the band has announced that they’ll be kicking off a headlining tour this summer to support Disarm the Descent . The North American trek begins on May 30 at the Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City, OK and will make stops in Houston, Philadelphia, New York, Denver, Las Vegas and Detroit, among other cities.

"Everyone in the Killswitch family is excited to get out on our first U.S. headlining tour in support of our new record," says Leach in a statement. "We are hitting some great cities and have a great mix of songs from every era of Killswitch as well as of course a handful of new ones."

Tickets for most of the newly-announced concerts will go on sale on Friday. Here are the dates:

5/30 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Diamond Ballroom
5/31 -- Austin, TX, Stubbs BBQ
6/1 -- Houston, TX, House of Blues
6/3 -- Orlando, FL, House of Blues
6/4 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Revolution
6/6 -- Richmond, VA, The National
6/7 -- Syracuse, NY, F Shed at The Market
6/8 -- Hampton Beach, NH, Hampton Beach Casino
6/9 -- Philadelphia, PA, Trocadero
6/11 -- New York, NY, Best Buy Theater
6/12 -- Silver Spring, MD, Fillmore
6/14 -- Montebello, QC, Montebello Marina
6/15 -- Guelph, ON, Guelph Concert Theater
6/16 -- Grand Rapids, MI, Intersection
6/17 -- Cincinnati, OH, Bogarts
6/18 -- Sauget, IL, Pops
6/20 -- Denver, CO, Summit
6/21 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Salt Air
6/22 -- Las Vegas, NV, House of Blues
6/23 -- Phoenix, AZ, Marquee
6/25 -- San Francisco, CA, Regency Grand
6/27 -- Vancouver, BC, Commodore
6/28 -- Spokane, WA, Knitting Factory
6/29 -- Billings, MT, Shrine Auditorium
7/1 -- Fargo, ND, The Venue
7/2 -- Omaha, NE, Sokol Auditorium
7/3 -- Wichita, KS, Cottilion
7/5 -- Milwaukee, WI, Rave
7/6 -- Cleveland, OH, House of Blues
7/7 -- Detroit, MI, Crofoot
7/8 -- Joliet, IL, Mojoes

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