Striker announce North American 2022 tour dates from April 7th to May 2nd
Canadian heavy metal rockers Striker consisting of lead vocalist Dan Cleary, guitarists Tim Brown and Chris Segger, bassist Pete Klassen and drummer Jonathan Webster are set to embark as one of the opening acts on Beast In Black‘s Dark Connection Tour 2022 from April 7th to May 2nd.
Asher Media Relations‘ press release outlines (with slight edits):
“Canadian heavy metal champions Striker announce they will be hitting the road in April and May 2022 to support Beast In Black for their first US headlining tour along with Seven Kingdoms. Entitled the “Dark Connection Tour“, the first date will kick off in Orlando, FL on April 7th and wrap up in Detroit, MI on May 2nd (all dates listed below).
The tour will also witness Striker performing with their new drummer Jonathan Webster and bassist Pete Klassen who joined the line-up in 2019. The band also recently unleashed their new single “Deathwish”, a track that has their signature sound of putting a modern twist on classic heavy metal mixed with 1980s AOR.
“Deathwish” is their first of many new recordings to come since releasing their Juno award-winning album 2018’s “Play To Win“.
Dark Connection Tour 2022 w/ Beast In Black, Seven Kingdoms, Striker
April 7, 2022 – Orlando, FL – The Haven
April 8, 2022 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
April 9, 2022 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
April 11, 2022 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
April 12, 2022 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
April 14, 2022 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
April 15, 2022 – Anaheim, CA – The Parish
April 16, 2022 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Atrium at Catalyst
April 18, 2022 – Portland, OR – Hawthorn Theatre
April 19, 2022 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile
April 20, 2022 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw
April 22, 2022 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
April 23, 2022 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
April 25, 2022 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro
April 26, 2022 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
April 27, 2022 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
April 29, 2022 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fine Line *
April 30, 2022 – Joliet, IL – The Forge *
May 1, 2022 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom *
May 2, 2022 – Detroit, MI – El Club *
* = No Seven Kingdoms on show date
Blending classic heavy metal, hard rock, and 80’s hair metal, Striker have been making shredtacular anthems since 2007. The band has toured multiple times across Europe and North America along with festival appearances at 70,000 Tons of Metal, Bang Your Head Festival (Germany), and more to add to their almost 1000 shows performed in their decade-plus career. The band has been honoured with multiple Best Album awards in their home country of Canada from the JUNO Awards, Western Canadian Music Awards, and the Edmonton Music Awards. Since their inception, Striker has released six studio albums Eyes In The Night (2010, Iron Kodex), Armed To The Teeth (2012, Napalm), City of Gold (2014, Napalm), Stand In The Fire (2016, Record Breaking), Striker (2017, Record Breaking), and Play To Win (2018, Record Breaking).”