The fall run of dates will include supporting sets from Amaranthe and label mates NanowaR of Steel and Edge of Paradise,

Power metal legends Dragonforce have announced their new tenure as the latest band featured on the Napalm Records roster. The Grammy-nominated outfit and universally celebrated “world’s fastest band” have confirmed the beginning of their next era on the label and have confirmed a new album is in the works.

Led by luminaries Herman Li and Sam Totman, the collective is comprised of vocalist Marc Hudson, bassist Alicia Vigil, and drummer Gee Anzalone. The band achieved worldwide fame with the platinum-selling success of “Through the Fire and Flames.” Since the band’s 1999 debut, Dragonforce have become synonymous with elite level power metal, melding the subcultures of fantasy, video games and arena-sized metal with precision and power.

Herman Li shared of the signing to Napalm Records, “We are absolutely thrilled to join forces with Napalm Records, a true powerhouse in the metal music universe! This marks the beginning of an epic new chapter for DragonForce, and we’re eager to see what our collaboration will bring to our fans around the world!”

Napalm Records Managing Director Thomas Caser also spoke of excitement at the label in the recent acquisition. “It’s an absolute honor to team up with the mighty Dragonforce and announce this signing today. Their speed, sound and hooks are undeniably legendary along with their captivating and unique concepts! We look forward to getting their new music out to the world!”

Along with the news of the signing and the pending new album, Dragonforce has also cemented the North American leg of upcoming World Tour. Supported by Amaranthe along with Napalm Records labelmates NanowaR of Steel, as well as Edge of Paradise. The tour kicks off October 20, 2023 in Mesa, AZ. and touches down in major cities across the US and Canada, before the finale in Los Angeles, CA on November 19th. The tour is said to include a refreshed stage production and setlist that includes new music and rarities from the band’s catalog not played in a long time.

Li added, “We’re really looking forward to touring in the US and Canada again. We’ve prepared a new setlist with some brand new songs that we’ll be releasing before the tour begins. Alongside these, we’ll also be playing some older songs that haven’t been in our setlist for a long time, as well as some classic favorites that are a must. It’s shaping up to be a fantastic tour!”

Tickets are set to go on sale this Friday, August 11, 2023 at 10:00am local time. See a full list of dates and cities below.

DRAGONFORCE Live Dates 2023
Festival Shows
Aug 11 – Spain, Villena – Leyendas del Rock 2023
Aug 19 – Germany, Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Open Air 2023
North American Tour 2023
w/ Amaranthe, NanowaR of Steel + Edge of Paradise
Oct 20 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater*
Oct 21 – Albuquerque, NM – Revel*
Oct 23 – Austin, TX – Empire Garage
Oct 24 – Dallas, TX – The Granada
Oct 25 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Oct 27 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Oct 28 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Oct 30 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Heaven
Oct 31 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Nov 01 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Nov 03 – New York, NY – Palladium Time Square
Nov 04 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Nov 05 – Montreal, QC – MTelus
Nov 06 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Nov 08 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
Nov 09 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic
Nov 10 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Nov 11 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Nov 12 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
Nov 14 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Nov 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Nov 16 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
Nov 18 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theater
Nov 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
* no NanowaR of Steel