Devilskin are to embark on a major European tour– and will warm up for it with New Zealand dates in August and September.
The hard rockers have been personally invited to support Halestorm on an 18 day blitz of continental Europe, which begins in the Netherlands on October 1 and finishes in Madrid on October 25. They will follow that with 12 dates of their own in the UK from October 28-November 12.
However, Devilskin’s NZ fanbase won’t be missing out, with the band embarking on an eight-date national tour, supported – except in Christchurch – by Written With Wolves. Devilskin will also begin recording their third studio album next month and have already done some sessions with renowned producer Greg Haver, best known for his work with Manic Street Preachers.
Devilskin bassist Paul Martin says: “We do have a bunch of new tunes that we’re really excited about, so we’re keen to take them out on a road test. We’ve definitely missed our crazy Devil army while we’ve been locked away writing the next album, so now it’s time to get out on tour and rip it up!”
He is also looking forward to the dates with Halestorm (pictured below). “We’ve been itching to get back to Europe and the UK, so to be asked by our good friends Halestorm to open for them on such a massive tour,” he says. “They are among the nicest guys in the business and they’re huge in Europe so it was an offer we couldn’t resist. We had a lot of fun with them when we toured NZ and Australia together, we all clicked and they really loved their time here in NZ. We are all just totally over the moon to be hitting the road again with them.”
Tickets are now on sale for the following New Zealand dates: August 31: Union Hall, Dunedin; September 1: The Foundry, Christchurch; September 6: Walter Nash Stadium, Wellington; September 7: The Royal, Palmerston North; September 8: The Mayfair, New Plymouth; September 13: Altitude, Hamilton; September 14: The Powerstation, Auckland; September 15 Baypark Stadium, Mt Maunganui.