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20 Dec

Volbeat to Bring Chart-Topping Sound to the US!

Pearl artist Jon Larsen and Volbeat are currently rocketing up the Active Rock Charts with the newfound single, “Heaven Nor Hell”, which currently resides at the No. 7 position and is continuing to climb its way to the top! For the millions of Volbeat fans around the US however, this “new” chart climbing single is known for being a crowd-pleasing sing-along and an old fan favorite harbored on the band’s 2010 studio release Beyond Hell/Above Heaven. The official video for "Heaven Nor Hell" can be found below.

Although the US market may be a little delayed when it comes to discovering the greatness of Volbeat, the band’s catchy blend of rockabilly infused with heavy metal has created a massive demand for their explosive and powerful live show and, luckily for us, our incessant requests were fulfilled this week through the announcement of Volbeat’s 2013 North American headlining tour! This 5 week-long tour is scheduled to make 25 stops kicking off at the Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, TX, and winding its way around the US and Canada before coming to a close at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA. A full list of tour dates can also be found below.

A very large portion of the band’s massive success, besides the several chart topping singles and multiplatinum selling albums, stems from the band’s explosive live show in which they define passion, excellence, and pure rock n’ roll. A circus of crunching guitars and powerful drums, Volbeat unleashes an unfathomable display of high tempo, in-your-face hard rock that instantly gets the mosh-pits circling and those die-hard fans uncontrollably belting out every word at the top of their lungs. On stage, amidst the mess of Masters Series drums and slew of countless cymbals sits the masterful skins-man responsible for the pandemonium fueled party- Pearl artist, Jon Larsen. As heard throughout each Volbeat track, Jon’s beautifully tasteful yet ferociously heavy drumming perfectly accents Volbeat’s uncanny sound, holding down a steady and rock solid beat when necessary but unleashing a fury of fills and rolls when appropriate. While touring in the US Jon spends his nights behind his massive 10-piece Masters Series drums in the stunning Diamond Burst lacquer. Jon's full specs are as follow:

Masters Series: Diamond Burst

22x20- bass drum (x2)
10x10- rack tom
12x10- rack tom
13x11- rack tom
14x12- rack tom
16x14- rack tom
16x16- floor tom
18x16- floor tom
14x6.5- Masters MCX snare drum

For more information on Jon Larsen and Volbeat, please be sure to visit their official website at Also be sure to check out their full list of tour dates which can be found below. See you on the road Jon!

Volbeat: 2013 North America Tour

03.06. Palladium Ballroom- Dallas, TX
03.07. Diamond Ballroom- Oklahoma City, OK
03.09. Freeman Coliseum- San Antonio, TX
03.10. Speaking Rock Entertainment Center- El Paso, TX
03.11. Lonestar Pavilion- Lubbock, TX
03.12. Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
03.14. House of Blues at Mandalay Bay- Las Vegas, NV
03.15. House of Blues- Los Angeles, CA
03.16. House of Blues- Anaheim, CA
03.17. Knitting Factory- Reno, NV
03.19. Revolution Center- Boise, ID
03.20. The Wilma Theater- Missoula, MT
03.22. Showbox At The Market- Seattle, WA
03.23. Knitting Factory- Spokane, WA
03.24. MacEwan Hall- Calgary, AB
03.25. CN Centre- Prince George, BC
03.27. EnCana Events Centre- Dawson Creek, BC
03.28. Shaw Conference Centre- Edmonton, AB
03.30. Brandt Centre- Regina, SK
04.01. Credit Union Center- Saskatoon, SK
04.02. MTS Centre- Winnipeg, MB
04.06. Piere’s- Ft. Wayne, IN
04.09. Best Buy Theatre- New York, NY
04.10. Rams Head- Baltimore, MD
04.11. Philadelphia, PA- Trocadero