BREAKING BENJAMIN will embark on a U.S. headline tour in early 2016. Special guests STARSET will join BREAKING BENJAMIN on the dates, which kick off in Atlanta on February 18.
BREAKING BENJAMIN tour dates:
Feb. 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle *
Feb. 26 – Cherokee, NC @ Harrah’s Cherokee – Event Center
Feb. 27 – Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Feb. 29 – Jonesboro, AR @ ASU Convocation Center *
Mar. 01 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater *
Mar. 02 – Springfield MO @ Shrine Mosque *
Mar. 04 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater *
Mar. 05 – Amarillo, TX @ Azteca Music Hall *
Mar. 07 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee *
Mar. 08 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *
Mar. 09 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues *
Mar. 11 – Modesto, CA @ Modesto Center Plaza *
Mar. 12 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort & Casino *
Mar. 13 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre *
Mar. 15 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre *
Mar. 17 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater *
Mar. 18 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House *
Mar. 19 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory *
Mar. 21 – Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium *
Mar. 22 – Minot, ND @ City Auditorium *
Mar. 24 – Davenport, IA @ Adler Theatre *
Mar. 25 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
Mar. 26 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s Entertainment Center
Apr. 20 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
Apr. 21 – Richmond, VA @ The National
* with special guest STARSET
Tickets go on sale on December 4 at 10 a.m. local time, with select markets offering a presale on tickets beginning today.
BREAKING BENJAMIN‘s latest album, “Dark Before Dawn”, sold 141,000 copies in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 1. The sales number was the best single-week sales mark of the band’s career, with 135,000 of those made for physical CDs.
BREAKING BENJAMIN‘s previous album, 2009’s “Dear Agony”, entered at No. 4 with first-week sales of 134,000 copies. The outfit’s previous chart peak was No. 2 for 2006’s “Phobia”, although that disc sold less with 125,000 copies moved in the first seven days.
“Dark Before Dawn” features original frontman Ben Burnley leading an all-new lineup of the group, which has been expanded from a quartet to a five-piece.
Burnley fired two earlier members in 2010 over a legal battle, while a third member departed in 2013.
Burnley also struggled with a mysterious illness during the band’s six-year hiatus, which he told The Pulse Of Radio might be the result of the excessive drinking he used to do. “I used to drink a lot, and I think it must have something to do with that because back in 2007, I stayed up drinking for three days straight — this is after already months and months of drinking heavily — and I woke up and I just felt really sick, like alcohol poisoned, and I was like, I should’ve probably gone to the hospital but I didn’t, and I went onstage and when I went onstage I almost collapsed from being just so sick. And basically that was 2007 and it hasn’t gone away.”
Burnley unveiled BREAKING BENJAMIN 2.0 last year, with the lineup consisting of drummer Shaun Foist, bassist Aaron Bruch, former RED guitarist Jasen Rauch and ex-ADELITAS WAY guitarist Keith Wallen.