This summer, Armored Saint will embark on a North American tour commemorating the classic "Symbol Of Salvation" full-length. On this special thirteen-date run, the band will perform the record in its entirety, with select shows to be recorded for a live DVD. Support will be provided by labelmates Act Of Defiance. See all confirmed dates below.
Frontman John Bush comments: "Symbol Of Salvation! Arguably Armored Saint's most important record. These songs came out of us being dropped from Chrysalis Records and finding out about guitarist Dave Prichard developing Leukemia. The songs took on a much more emotional meaning than any other previous record. We wrote songs of desperation like 'Another Day' and 'Last Train Home,' experimental tunes like 'Tainted Past' and 'The Truth Always Hurts,' and classic SAINT rockers like 'Reign Of Fire,' 'Dropping Like Flies,' and the title track. After Dave passed, the band regrouped with Phil and Jeff returning as the guitar tandem. It was a family again. Dave Jerden produced the record and this marked the beginning of Joey becoming the producer of the band. It's going to be a memorable tour. Songs like 'Burning Question' and 'Spineless' we've never played live before. Come share it with us. Let's make Dave proud."
Confirmed dates are as follows:
7/10/2018 The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
7/11/2018 Sellersville Theater - Sellersville, PA
7/13/2018 The Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
7/14/2018 Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
7/15/2018 Petite Campus - Montreal, QC
7/17/2018 Mod Club - Toronto, ON
7/18/2018 The Cambridge @ House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH
7/20/2018 Shelter - Detroit, MI
7/21/2018 Reggie's - Chicago, IL
7/22/2018 Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI
8/16/2018 Count's Vamp'd - Las Vegas, NV
8/17/2018 Parish @ House Of Blues - Anaheim, CA
8/18/2018 The Regent - Los Angeles, CA
To further celebrate the legacy of this album, Metal Blade Records will reissue "Symbol Of Salvation" on CD and LP on May 18th. The LP will feature a vinyl remastering from Patrick W. Engel as part of the "Metal Blade Originals" series. Special treatment and 400-gram heavy cardboard spine sleeves (inside out print), 60x60cm two-sided artwork posters and 250-gram inserts guaranteed! The CD will include four bonus tracks. Preorder your copies now via Indie Merch at this location.