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20 Dec

Battlecross Announce 2013 North American Tour

Continuing on with the trend of February 2013 being a massive month for music fans, American thrash metalers Battlecross, led by Pearl artist Michael Kreger, have announced their early New Year touring plans- a lengthy 5-week long excursion throughout the US and Canada! Kicking off on February 2nd in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Michael and Battlecross will be sharing the stage alongside heavy metal heavyweights In Flames making 27 stops throughout North America before the tour’s final show in Norfolk, VA, on March 7th.

In typical fashion, Pearl artist Michael Kreger will awe and amaze concert-goers throughout each stop of this hard hitting tour, displaying blistering speed around his massive “black-on-black” Vision VB Series drum kit. Complete with matching 20x18 bass drums and surrounded by a massive Icon Rack System, Michael’s 4-tom monstrosity covers all the bases for achieving the highly technical and furiously fast fills and rolls that appropriately accent the brilliant brutality of each Battlecross anthem. To top it off, Michael relies on his 13x6.5 Joey Jordison Signature Snare Drum, with a 1mm steel shell that offers the volume to cut through the wailing guitars, and precision attack to pick up even the most delicate of notes. Michael's specs are as follow:

Vision VB- Jet Black w/ Black hardware

20x18- bass drum (x2)
8x7- rack tom
10x8- rack tom
12x9- rack tom
14x14- floor tom
13x6.5 Joey Jordison Signature snare

For more information on Michael Kreger and Battlecross, please be sure to visit their website,

Battlecross: 2013 North America Tour

02/02 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
02/04 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
02/05 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
02/07 Covington, KY – Madison Theatre
02/08 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
02/09 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
02/10 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
02/12 Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater
02/13 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
02/14 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
02/15 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater
02/16 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
02/18 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
02/20 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
02/21 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall Ballroom
02/22 Saskatoon, SK – Odeon Events Centre
02/23 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
02/24 Fargo, ND – The Venue
02/26 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
02/27 Guelph, ON – Guelph Concerte Theatre
02/28 Quebec City, QC – Theatre Imperial
03/01 Moncton, NB – Casino NB
03/02 Halifax, NS – Cunard Centre
03/04 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
03/05 Clifton Park, NY – Upstage Concert Hall
03/06 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
03/07 Norfolk, VA – The Norva