ARMORED SAINT: To Perform Entire ‘Symbol Of Salvation’ Album
In November, ARMORED SAINT will embark on a European tour commemorating the band’s classic “Symbol Of Salvation” album. On this special run, the group will perform “Symbol Of Salvation” in its entirety.
ARMORED SAINT frontman John Bush comments: “Looking forward to coming to Europe in November to play the Metal Hammer Paradise show and others. Plus we’re playing some cities for the first ever: Milan, Budapest and Zagreb. All this and ‘Symbol Of Salvation’ in its entirety. Should be an awesome tour. Come on out metalheads. SAINT will heat things up on these cold fall nights.”
Nov. 02 – Enschede, Netherlands – Atak
Nov. 03 – Weissenhäuser Strand, Germany – Metal Hammer Paradise
Nov. 08 – Budapest, Hungary – A38
Nov. 10 – Zagreb, Croatia – Mochvara Club
Nov. 11 – Milan, Italy – Legend Club
Bush previously said that “Symbol Of Salvation” was “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 Joeybecoming 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.”