Widely recognized in their home country of Australia, newcomer thrash/grind freaks from down under KING PARROT will be spreading their raucous music across Europe in less than a month. The five-piece have been announced as the opening act for EXODUS and OBITUARY on their massive "Battle of the Bays" European tour that kicks off on October 21st and will run through November 26th. Groove/industrial metallers PRONG from New York are also on the bill. Recently, new dates have been added to the tour and are now available below. For KING PARROT, this will be the second run of Europe in 2016, after a successful trek in January, February and March as direct support to SOULFLY.
EXODUS singer Steve 'Zetro' Souza commented: "KING PARROT have us all turning our heads on what to expect from heavy metal in the future. We can't wait to see you all in the pit on such an epic, heavy tour!".
21.10.2016 - GER - Hannover @ Capitol
22.10.2016 - FR - Lille @ Aeronef
23.10.2016 - FR - Rennes @ L'Etage
24.10.2016 - FR - Paris @ Trabendo
25.10.2016 - UK - London @ Electric Ballroom
26.10.2016 - UK - Norwich @ Waterfront Studio (*)
27.10.2016 - UK - Glasgow @ Garage
28.10.2016 - UK - Manchester @ Academy 2
29.10.2016 - UK - Birmingham @ o2 Academy 2
30.10.2016 - UK - Southampton @ Engine Rooms
01.11.2016 - BEL - Antwerp @ Trix
02.11.2016 - NL - Tilburg @ O13
03.11.2016 - NL - Leeuwarden @ Neushoorn
04.11.2016 - GER - Cologne @ Live Music Hall
05.11.2016 - DK - Aarhus @ Voxhall
06.11.2016 - DK - Copenhagen @ Pumpehuset
08.11.2016 - GER - Dortmund @ FZW
09.11.2016 - GER - Berlin @ Columbia Theatre
10.11.2016 - GER - Leipzig @ Taubchental
11.11.2016 - POL - Warsaw @ Progresja
12.11.2016 - POL - Katowice @ Mega Club
13.11.2016 - CZ - Ostrava @ Garaz
15.11.2016 - RO - Bucharest @ Arenele Romane
16.11.2016 - HUN - Budapest @ Durer Kurt
17.11.2016 - HR - Zagreb @ Tvornica Club
18.11.2016 - AT - Vienna @ Arena
19.11.2016 - IT - Bologna @ Zona Roveri
20.11.2016 - CH - Zurich @ Komplex
21.11.2016 - FR - Besancon @ La Rodia (**)
22.11.2016 - GER - Munich @ Backstage (**)
23.11.2016 - GER - Schweinfurt @ Stadtbahnhof (**)
24.11.2016 - GER - Bremen @ Aladin (**)
25.11.2016 - GER - Karlsruhe @ Alte Kackerei (*)
26.11.2016 - LUX - Luxemburg @ Bang Your Head Festival
* Prong and King Parrot Only (No Exodus or Obituary)
** Exodus, Prong, and King Parrot (no Obituary)
The band opened the year with a bang and will also close it in a very exciting and noticeable way, ensures vocalist Matt Young:
"All of us in King Parrot are excited to announce our return to Europe on what is one of the most prolific and legendary tours we have done to date. To get the opportunity to tour with bands of this ilk is something we don't take lightly. We'll ensure all the punters making it out early will get a 100% over the top and energetic performance from King Parrot".
"Touring with our favorite bands is something we enjoy very much, and we want to ensure that we continue to build on the fans we have made in Australia, Asia and North America. Our last 2 European tours with Weedeater and Soulfly were both really successful, and I think this package is as strong as it gets in the extreme metal world. Be prepared, this tour is stacked from top to bottom and we'll ensure the stage is on fire by the time we are done".
More about KING PARROT:
Emerging from Australian metal scene in the last few years, KING PARROT have quickly pillaged their way to international recognition since the release of their debut album. Drawing influence from the thrash, grind, hardcore and punk scenes of the 80’s and 90’s, they have created a fresh sound that perfectly encapsulates their aggression, intensity and dark sense of humour seamlessly. Their music and intense live show gained high praise from critics and musicians, including the likes of Max Cavalera (Sepultura), Chuck Billy (Testament) and Phil Anselmo (Pantera), the latter who prodcued the band's latest album in his own studio.
KING PARROT will step foot on European soil for the third time over the course of two years, giving the chance to live through the experience of their new album "Dead Set" in the flesh. The album has been released in May 2015 on Agonia Records, shortly after the band's nomination for a Metal Hammer (UK) Golden God Award.
Listen to KING PARROT at:
"Like A Rat" music video:
"Home Is Where The Gutter Is" music video:
KING PARROT on-line: