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Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper North American Tour Kicks Off Next Week

Steve Grimmett’s GRIM REAPER will kick off their North American tour next week. The 6-week tour will be in support of their new album, Walking In The Shadows, set to hit stores on October 14.

The first new recording since 1987’s Rock You To Hell, Walking In The Shadows has been an anticipated announcement by fans of the British metal band for more than two decades. Vocalist/band leader Steve Grimmett updated fans via a Facebook posting in early January noting, “2016 has started and that means only 29 days until I start touring again. This year it’s Europe then North America, South America, plus a new album… bring it on!” He continued in discussing the new album saying, “Iam tremendously proud of the album. It has taken a long time because it has been fraught with problems, but we have ended up with the best thing I have done in decades. We’re all looking forward to bring it to the fans and excited to be doing a world tour, starting straight after its release, and carrying on until 2017.”

Surrounding himself with an all new band, Grimmett recently completed a 22-date North American tour. The tour, including stops in New York, Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Antonio, and Austin. Due to its success, the band recently announced a planned return in the autumn to support the new album after release.

GRIM REAPER’s story begins in 1979 after successfully fighting off hundreds of bands in a local Battle Of The Bands competition. This win, combined with an already sizeable following, aroused the interest of Ebony Records. Signing with the small UK label, GRIM REAPER released three albums in rapid succession to international acclaim. Due to legal turmoil with Ebony, GRIM REAPER would disband in 1988. Grimmett would go on to record with Onslaught, Lionsheart, and more recently The Sanity Days debut Evil Beyond Belief. His renowed vocal range remains one of metal’s most identifiable with loyal fans turning out in numbers to hear him perform.

Since reforming in 2006, Steve Grimmett’s GRIM REAPER has made several European festival appearances including Germany’s Keep It True, England’s British Steel, Belgium’s Heavy Sound, and Sweden’s Muskelrock. Steve Grimmett’s GRIM REAPER will perform next on June 18 at Rock The Ball in Hungerford, England. It is a charity event for Marie Curie .

Tour dates for Steve Grimmett’s GRIM REAPER are:

10/06 – LVCS, Las Vegas NV
10/07 – Brick By Brick, San Diego CA
10/08 – M15, Corona CA
10/09 – Frost & Fire Fetsival, Ventura CA
10/10 – Whiskey, Hollywood CA
10/11 – Joe’s Grotto, Phoenix AZ
10/13 – Tom Cats, Ft. Worth TX
10/14 – Concert Pub North, Houston TX
10/15 – Rock Box, San Antonio TX
10/19 – Sellersville Theater, Sellersville PA
10/20 – The Chance, Poughkeepsie NY
10/21 – Catfish Cantina, Baltimore MD
10/22 – Jabber Jaw, Allentown PA
10/23 – Marlin Room @ Webster Hall, New York NY
10/25 – Brass Monkey, Ottawa ON
10/26 – L’Anti, Quebec, QC
10/27 – Katcombes, Montreal QC
10/28 – Butapub, Rochester NY
10/29 – Asylum, Sudbury ON
10/30 – Rockpile, Toronto ON
10/31 – Token Lounge, Detroit, MI
11/02 – HQ, Indianapolis IN
11/03 – Al Rosa Villa, Columbus OH
11/04 – Tailgaters, Chicago IL
11/06 – Metal Grille, Milwaukee WI
11/07 – Fubar, St. Louis MO
11/09 – 3 Kings, Denver CO
11/11 – The Shredder, Boise ID
11/13 – Red Room, Vancouver BC
11/14 – High Line, Seattle WA
11/16 – Distortion, Calgary AB
11/17 – Mercury, Edmonton AB
11/20 – Elbo Room, San Francisco CA
11/22 – The Complex, Glendale CA