ARMORED SAINT Kicks Off 'Symbol Of Salvation' Tour In Poughkeepsie, New York (Video)

ARMORED SAINT Kicks Off 'Symbol Of Salvation' Tour In Poughkeepsie, New York (Video)

Earlier this week, ARMORED SAINT kicked off a North American tour commemorating the band's classic "Symbol Of Salvation" album. On this special run, the group is performing "Symbol Of Salvation" in its entirety, with select shows to be recorded for a live DVD.

Fan-filmed video footage of the opening show, which was held Tuesday night (July 10) at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, New York, can be seen below.

When the tour was first announced in February, ARMORED SAINT frontman John Bush said: "'Symbol Of Salvation'! Arguably ARMORED SAINT's most important record. These songs came out of us being dropped from Chrysalis Records and finding out about guitarist Dave Prichard developing leukemia. The songs took on a much more emotional meaning than any other previous record. We wrote songs of desperation like 'Another Day' and 'Last Train Home'. Experimental tunes like 'Tainted Past' and 'The Truth Always Hurts'. Classic SAINT rockers like 'Reign of Fire', 'Dropping Like Flies' and the title track.

"After Dave passed, the band regrouped with Phil and Jeff returning as the guitar tandem. It was a family again. Dave Jerden produced the record and this marked the beginning of Joey becoming the producer of the band.

"It's going to be a memorable tour. Songs like 'Burning Question' and 'Spineless', we've never played live before. Come share it with us. Let's make Dave proud."

Remaining ARMORED SAINT "Symbol Of Salvation" tour dates with ACT OF DEFIANCE:

July 13 - New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
July 14 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
July 15 - Montreal, QC - Petite Campus
July 17 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
July 18 - Cleveland, OH - The Cambridge at House of Blues
July 20 - Detroit, MI - Shelter
July 21 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's
July 22 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
Aug. 16 - Las Vegas, NV - Count's Vamp'd
Aug. 17 - Anaheim, CA - Parish at House of Blues
Aug. 18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Regent

To further celebrate the legacy of this album, Metal Blade Records has reissued "Symbol Of Salvation" on CD and LP on May 18. The LP features a vinyl remastering from Patrick W. Engel as part of the "Metal Blade Originals" series. The CD includes four bonus tracks.

CD track listing:

01. Reign of Fire
02. Dropping Like Flies
03. Last Train Home
04. Tribal Dance
05. The Truth Always Hurts
06. Half Drawn Bridge
07. Another Day
08. Symbol of Salvation
09. Hanging Judge
10. Warzone
11. Burning Question
12. Tainted Past
13.
Spineless>
14. Medieval Nightmares (Demo)
15. Get Lost (Demo)
16. Toungue and Cheek (Demo)
17. Pirates (Demo)

Vinyl track listing:

Side A

01. Reign of Fire
02. Dropping Like Flies
03. Last Train Home
04. Tribal Dance
05. The Truth Always Hurts
06. Half Drawn Bridge
07. Another Day

Side B

01. Symbol of Salvation
02. Hanging Judge
03. Warzone
04. Burning Question
05. Tainted Past
06.
Spineless

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