Destruction Announce 2022 North American Tour

In support of the German thrash veterans' new album Diabolical arriving April 8th

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Destruction (photo by Gyula Havancsák)

    German thrash veterans Destruction have announced a Spring 2022 North American tour with Nervosa, Sunlord, and VX3.

    The dates will support the release of Destruction’s forthcoming album, Diabolical, arriving April 8th.

    The outing kicks off April 28th in Brooklyn, New York, and wraps up on May 28th in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Destruction will then appear at Maryland Deathfest the following day (May 29th) in Baltimore. You can buy tickets to the main tour dates via Ticketmaster.


    “Yes — we are super thrilled: the first tour of the new record, Diabolical, will kick off in North America!” remarked Destruction’s Schmier in a press release. “We could not tour there on the last album because of the pandemic, so we made it a top priority to return as soon as the circumstances would allow us, to play for our American fans again!”

    He added: “We are bringing our friends Nervosa along — they are a perfect match! We toured together before and the pits were smoking! They also haven’t toured in the USA or Canada in a long while. This is a killer package and we are super excited! See you all for a serious beating!!!”

    Destruction are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. Best known for their genre-defining string of ’80s albums — Infernal Overkill, Eternal Devastation, and Release from Agony — the German thrashers have maintained a remarkable prolificacy over the years. Diabolical will be the band’s 17th studio album.


    You can pre-order Destruction’s new album Diabolical here. See the full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates below and get tickets at this location.

    Destruction’s 2022 North American Tour Dates with Nervosa, Sunlord, and VX3:
    04/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
    04/29 – Boston, MA @ Middle East / Downstairs
    04/30 – Montréal, QC @ Les Foufounes Électriques
    05/01 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
    05/03 – Millersville, PA @ Phantom Power
    05/04 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
    05/05 – Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
    05/06 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
    05/07 – St Paul, MN @ Turf Club
    05/08 – Iowa City, IA @ Wildwood
    05/09 – Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
    05/10 – Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
    05/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
    05/14 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
    05/15 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
    05/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    05/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
    05/19 – Garden Grove, CA @ Garden Amp
    05/20 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
    05/22 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
    05/23 – El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse
    05/24 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
    05/25 – Houston, TX @ White Oak
    05/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage (The Vinyl)
    05/28 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
    05/29 – Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest *

    * = Destruction only