One of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, Diamond Head, will be returning to the States for tour dates in May and in August. From May 17th-27th, the band – led by co-founding member/guitarist Brian Tatler – will be playing headline shows (and two dates with Ross the Boss, as well as a performance at the Legions of Metal Festival in Chicago with Armored Saint, and an appearance at Rocklahoma in Oklahoma). And then from August 19th-25th, Diamond Head will return to the US for another festival appearance (Psycho Vegas 2017 in Las Vegas), as well as additional headlining gigs.

“Excited to be back in the US this spring, playing songs from the new album ‘Diamond Head’ along with many classics from Lightning To The Nations, Borrowed Time & Canterbury.'” says Brian Tatler.

As part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the late ‘70s/early ‘80s, Diamond Head came up in the same scene as eventual global headliners Def Leppard and Iron Maiden. And while Diamond Head did not achieve the same commercial success as the aforementioned bands, they did influence countless subsequent musicians – especially Metallica, as it was a then-teenaged Lars Ulrich that befriended the band early on and became a major fan. Subsequently, Metallica has covered such Diamond Head classics as Am I Evil, Helpless, The Prince, and It’s Electric multiple times – on multiple platinum releases.

In addition to performing these classics at their upcoming U.S. shows, expect to also hear material performed off their latest release – 2016’s self-titled offering. Their seventh studio albums overall, the album has become one of their most critically acclaimed of their entire career –

And soon, many U.S. fans will get to see the legendary Diamond Head on a nearby concert stage.

Diamond Head 2017 tour:

5/17 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
5/18 Indianapolis, IN The Headquarters w/Ross The Boss
5/19 Rock Island, IL RIBCO
5/20 Chicago, IL Legions of Metal Festival w/Armored Saint
5/21 Savage, MN Neisens w/Ross The Boss
5/22 Joliet, IL The Forge
5/23 Newport, KY Southgate House
5/25 Springfield, MO Nathan P Murphy’s
5/27 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma Festival

8/19 Las Vegas, NV Psycho Vegas 2017 Festival
8/23 Portland, OR Bossanova Ballrooms
8/25 Seattle, WA El Corazon

For more information, please visit diamond-head.net.

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  1. I love Diamond Head and the NWOBHM! Lightning to the Nations is a great album. Metallica has covered almost every song on that album, making Diamond Head relevant today, both in name and dollars. I think it is so cool the way Metallica pay tribute to Diamond Head, and I enjoy reading stories of Lars going to England to follow them on tour and live with them. Sad this band wasn’t more successful, but still a great “under the radar” band. Long live the NWOBHM! (Diamond Head, Angel Witch, Tank, Saxon, Tygers, Blitzkrieg, Raven, Trespass, Venom, Dark Star, A II Z, Scarab, Hollow Ground, Rhabstallion, etc…the list is endless!)

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