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06 Nov

NILE Announce 2-Set 20th Anniversary Tour!

The reigning kings of technical, historically-themed brutality, NILE, will tour the United States in celebration of their 20th anniversary as a band. Wanting to give their massive and devote fan base the ultimate experience, NILE will play 2 sets on each night of this lengthy 28 stop tour, giving fans the opportunity to hear the cult-following classics, as well as some rarely performed fan favorites, throughout the band’s massive 2-set show! Commenting on the tour, the band states:

“In order to commemorate our 20th year as a band we want to bring NILE and all metal fans an evening of Nile music that spans our entire career and play two full sets with only a brief intermission. After years of many package tours, the necessary set time restrictions have often meant that Nile’s had to streamline our set. Fans didn’t always get to hear the songs they came to hear. Thankfully, some of those classic Nile songs we have been itching to play for years will now get a chance to be heard live. We are extremely fired up.”

“…We have asked promoters to include the best three local bands from their respective areas on the bill. Supporting local bands in each city is a way for us to give something back to younger bands and the metal scene. We’ve asked promoters to keep ticket prices low, so that fans of all ages can come and join us for an evening of metal. In these difficult times of our recessionary economy, an evening of killer metal shouldn’t have to break the bank. Nile are going to do our part: biting the bullet and rolling the dice to bring metal fans in the USA an unforgettable evening with Nile for a reasonable ticket price. We are sincerely looking forward to seeing all our friends and fans at the shows in 2013!”

For metal-heads, musicians, drummers, and for those that enjoy having their jaw dropped, this upcoming US tour presents the ultimate opportunity to witness one of the finest metal drummers of all time- NILE’s George Kollias. George’s blistering speed and impeccable rudimental mastery continue to awe and amaze crowds night after night, making him one of the most in-demand drummers of today. George’s recently released DVD, Intense Metal Drumming II, has already become a must-have for the aspiring drummer, offering several educational lessons for drummers of all ages and skill levels, a PDF containing the exercises found on the DVD, backstage access to George’s last clinic tour, a tour of his massive Reference Pure drum set, and much more. More information about George’s new DVD, Intense Metal Drumming II, can be found on George’s website,

For more information on NILE, and for more information on their upcoming headlining tour, please be sure to visit

NILE- 20th Anniversary US Tour

03.05. Kingdom- Richmond, VA
03.06. Empire - West Springfield, VA
03.07. The Trocadero- Philadelphia, PA
03.08. Montage Music Hall- Rochester, NY
03.09. The Palladium- Worcester, MA
03.10. BB Kings- New York, NY
03.11. Bogie’s- Albany, NY
03.12. Peabody’s- Cleveland, OH
03.13. Screamin Willies- Columbus, OH
03.14. Blondie’s- Detroit, MI
03.15. Mojoe’s- Joliet, IL
03.16. Station 4- St. Paul, MN
03.17. The Firebird- St. Louis, MO
03.19. Gothic Theater- Englewood, CO
03.20. In The Venue- Salt Lake City, UT
03.22. El Corazon- Seattle, WA
03.23. Hawthorne Theatre- Portland, OR
03.24. Slim’s- San Francisco, CA
03.26. Country Saloon- Las Vegas. NV
03.27. The Grove- Anaheim, CA
03.28. Rocky Point Cantina- Tempe, AZ
03.30. Trees- Dallas, TX
03.31. Backstage Live- San Antonio, TX
04.01. Scout Bar- Houston, TX
04.03. State Theater- St. Petersburg, FL
04.04. The Masquerade- Atlanta, GA
04.05. Hooligans Music Hall- Jacksonville, NC
04.06. Tremont Music Hall- Charlotte, NC