Children of Bodom Tour Schedule
If you like your music hard, fast, and loud then Children of Bodom is right up
your alley. This Finnish quintet has been making some of the most original and hard rocking heavy metal since 1993 and their
live shows have become legendary around the world. Metal fans around the world have been on the lookout for Children of Bodon
tour dates so they can see their favorite heavy metal band shredding on stage and now the band has announced a slew of U.S.
The tour will actually kick off in Canada with a show on February 16th at Sound Academy in Toronto, followed
by a show on the 25th at Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver before the band starts making its way down the West Coast of the
United States. California stops will include a February 28th gig at the Fillmore in San Francisco followed by a show at House
of Blues in Hollywood March 1st and at The Observatory in Santa Ana on the 2nd.
A March 6th show at Summit Music Hall
in Denver precedes a two day stop in Texas that will see the band playing at House of Blues in Dallas on March 11 followed
by a House of Blues show in Houston the following night. The rest of March will see Children of Bodon hitting up the East
Coast which will have them playing up and down the coast with shows in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania
and more. The tour will wrap up with a two night stint at Irving Plaza in New York on March 28th and 29th. Wherever you are
in the United States you will have the chance to get blown away by Children of Bodon as they plow through the States.
About the Band
Children of Bodon have been one of Finland's best selling bands of all time, and with good reason.
They make an exciting new brand of metal that defies categorization. Is it thrash metal? Melodic death metal? Neoclassical
metal? Power metal? Symphonic black metal? Whatever you decide to call it, Children of Bodon make powerful and exciting music
that really has forged a connection with metal fans all over the globe. To date the band has released eight studio albums
along with a live album, a DVD, and two compilations. Three consecutive releases by Children of Bodon have debuted at number
one in Finland and since their third album, Follow the Reaper, went gold in their home country seven other albums of theirs
have followed suit.
The band's 2000 release Follow the Reaper was its biggest hit up to that
point. They decided to record it in a different studio, Abyss in Sweden, and work with a different producer, Peter Tagtgren,
and the results were exciting. Follow the Reaper became the band's first album to go gold in Finland and also saw a worldwide
release in the same year. A video for the single Everytime I Die was also a big hit and brought even more attention to the
band. After the success of Follow the Reaper, Children of Bodon had established themselves as the premiere metal band in Finland,
and one of the best in the world at large.
Finally, after months and possibly years of
waiting tonight is the night that you get to see the heavy metal heroes Children of Bodon. As the band walks out onto the
stage the feverish crowd goes wild and begins jockeying for position close to the stage. As the band breaks into the first
song the crowd erupts and a giant mosh pit is created. A mass of sweaty, shouting metalheads begin colliding into one another
and rising above the frenzy is the powerful sound of Children of Bodon uniting everyone in the fury. The powerhouse metal
band plows through song after song as the crowd just gets more energized. All night there is a surge of energy that you have
never seen at a concert before. After seeing one of the best metal bands on the planet you cannot wait until they come back
to your city on their next tour.
Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho and Jaska Raatikainen had been friends
since childhood when they decided to make music together in 1993, first using the name Inearthed. As Inearthed the band recorded
three demos which really failed to garner much attention. It was not until Janne Wirman joined the band as a replacement keyboardist
that the quintet really found their signature sound and eventually changed their name after they learned about the Lake Bodom
murders. The namesake was a multiple homicide that occurred in 1960 just outside of Helsinki which still captivated the minds
of locals as it remains unsolved after the sole survivor of the attacks was found not guilty.