DEAD BY APRIL Announces “European Crossroads Tour” Plus Support Acts; Summer Festival Appearances

Swedish pop metal act DEAD BY APRIL will return to Europe for the “European Crossroads Tour 2012” in May which will be followed up by summer festival appearances in Europe and Sweden.  Support for the trek comes from fellow Gothenburgers ENGEL and BEYOND ALL RECOGNITION.


European Crossroads Tour 2012:

May 21, 2012 – Comet Club, Berlin, Germany

May 22, 2012 – Steinbruch Theater, Darmstadt, Germany

May 23, 2012 – Bastard Club, Osnabrueck, Germany

May 24, 2012 – Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, Germany

May 25, 2012 – Sparbank Arena, Lund, Sweden (DEAD BY APRIL ONLY)

May 26, 2012 – Patronaat, Haarlem, Netherlands

May 27, 2012 – Turock, Essen, Germany

May 28, 2012 – Rondpunt 26, Genk, Belgium

May 29, 2012 – W2, Den Bosch, Netherlands


Aug 1, 2012 – Free and Easy Festival, Munich, Germany

Aug 2, 2012 – Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany


More dates and ticket links, including full Swedish touring schedule can be viewed on the band’s Facebook Page:


On the back of DEAD BY APRIL’s appearance in the finals of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen – an annual music competition organized by and broadcasted live on SVT (Swedish National Television) and SR (Swedish National Radio) which took place on March 10 – the band has since played a series of headline shows in Germany earlier this month.  DEAD BY APRIL is currently touring in support of its sophomore release Incomparable which was written and produced by guitarist Pontus Hjelm and vocalist Jimmie Strimmell (DEATH DESTRUCTION, ex NIGHTRAGE); recorded at Studio PH in Gothenburg and Big Island Sound Studio in Stockholm; mixed by Peter Mansson at Mirstudios, Stockholm; and mastered by Mats “Lipman” Lindfors at Cutting Room, Stockholm.  Incomparable was released in Sweden via Universal Records in autumn and Spinefarm Records in the UK.  The single “Mystery”, was recently certified Gold in Sweden, staying in the Top 20 Singles Chart for over five consecutive weeks.



Jimmie Strimmell (DEATH DESTRUCTION, ex. NIGHTRAGE) – Vocals, Growls

Zandro Santiago – Vocals

Pontus Hjelm – Guitars

Marcus Wesslén – Bass

Alexander Svenningson – Drums




Promo Photo by: Sara Shahbazi