First Blood Announce European Tour

San Francisco-based hardcore act First Blood have released the dates for their summer trek.

Starting on May 11, the band will head out on the road for two months, playing shows with Agnostic Front, Madball, Sick of It All, and Blood For Blood. First Blood will also be making stops at a few festivals, including Novarock, With Full Force, Summerblast, and Ieper Fest, among others.

In a press statement, frontman Carl Schwartz remarked, “We are so stoked to play again this coming summer 2011 at some of the biggest hardcore and metal festivals in all of Europe. Add a few more cities and countries where First Blood has never before appeared along with an ambush of killer club shows with hardcore legends Sick of It All, Agnostic Front, Madball, Blood For Blood, and many more, and we’ve got ourselves a crushing two month run. Europe… get ready. This summer is gonna be brutal!”

First Blood’s latest effort, ‘Silence Is Betrayal,’ is now available via Bullet Tooth.

Tour Dates:

06/11 – Nickelsdorf (AT) – Novarock Festival
06/12 – Sarajevo (BA) – Cinemas
06/13 – Sofia (BG) – TBA
06/16 – Köln (DE) – Essigfrabrik *
06/17 – Sittard (NL) – Fenix
06/18 – Göteborg (SE) – Hardcoretwon @ Nordengaden
06/23 – Bucharest (RO) – TBA
06/24 – Cluji Napoca (RO) – Gambrinus Live Stage
06/25 – Nowy Targ (PL) – Ferment Fest
06/28 – Hamburg (DE) – Kaiserkeller +
06/29 – Athens (GR) – Kyttaro Live Club #
07/01 – Roitzschjora (DE) – With Full Force
07/02 – Ulm (DE) – Beteigeuze
07/03 – Salzburg (AT) – Rockhouse-Bar
07/06 – Zürich (CH) – Werk21
07/07 – Schrobenhausen (DE) – Cantona Liveclub
07/08 – Uden (NL) – Pul
07/09 – Hengelo (NL) – Innocent Open Air
07/12 – Chur (CH) – Event Stage #
07/13 – Karlsruhe (DE) – Stadtmitte %
07/14 – Friedewald (DE) – Festhalle #
07/15 – Lüdenscheidt (DE) – Summer Shake Festival
07/16 – Trier (DE) – Summerblast Festival
07/17 – Dour (BE) – Dour Festival
07/18 – Norwich (UK) – Marquee
07/19 – Devon (UK) – Exeter Cavern
07/20 – London (UK) – Underworld
07/23 – Dublin (IE) – Fibber Magees
07/24 – Bolton (UK) – Alma Inn
07/29 – Martin (SK) – Wiesefest
08/03 – München (DE) – Free & Easy Festival
08/05 – Leisnig (DE) – Sucks’n’Summer Festival
08/06 – Essen (DE) – Filled With Hate Fest
08/12 – Jaromer (CZ) – Brutal Assault
08/13 – Ieper (BE) – Ieper Fest

* = w/ Sick of It All
+ = w/ Blood For Blood
# = w/ Agnostic Front
% = w/ Madball