Arch Enemy announces new guitarist

ARCH ENEMY has announced they’re bringing a new guitarist into the line-up. Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) will join the band for their upcoming European tour, which is due to kick off on 26 November 2014 after parting ways with Nick Cordle. He’ll be a staple of the band’s line-up for all future tours in 2015.

Jeff Loomis states:

”I’m very excited to be playing with Arch Enemy. Michael Amott and I have stayed in contact over the years since we toured together when I was playing in Nevermore. Not only do I admire his guitar playing and songwriting, but I also consider him a close friend. To be able to share the stage with Michael, Sharlee, Daniel and Alissa is something I’m really looking forward to. 2015 is going to be a great year… See you all on tour!”

If you’re in the US you can catch Christopher Amott on the remainder of their American headlining tour.

Michael Amott (guitars) comments: ”We all wish Nick the very best in his new endeavors and we are sure that you will hear much more from him. We’re also super grateful to my brother Christopher for stepping in to finish the current American tour!”

”The prospect of working with Jeff Loomis moving forward is truly awesome! Jeff Loomis is one of the best guitar players in the metal world in my opinion, as well as being a long time friend. I look forward to tearing it up on stages around the world together as we continue on the War Eternal’ touring cycle throughout all next year and beyond!”

Tour Dates

ARCH ENEMY – live in North America with KREATOR, HUNTRESS, STARKILL

Nov. 18, 2014 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN *

Nov. 19, 2014 – Mojoes – Joliet, IL

Nov. 20, 2014 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI

Nov. 21, 2014 – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI

Nov. 22, 2014 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH

Nov. 23, 2014 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH

*=without STARKILL

ARCH ENEMY – live in Europe with KREATOR

Nov. 26, 2014 – Le Transbordeur – Lyon, France

Nov. 27, 2014 – L’Usine – Istres, France

Nov. 28, 2014 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona, Spain

Nov. 29, 2014 – La Riviera – Madrid Spain

Dec. 1, 2014 – Le Bikini – Toulouse, France

Dec. 2, 2014 – Le Bataclan – Paris, France

Dec. 4, 2014 – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands

Dec. 5, 2014 – MHP Arena – Ludwigsburg, Germany

Dec. 6, 2014 – Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, Germany

Dec. 7, 2014 – Garage – Saarbrücken, Germany

Dec. 8, 2014 – Docks – Hamburg, Germany

Dec. 9, 2014 – Huxleys – Berlin, Germany

Dec. 11, 2014 – Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany

Dec. 12, 2014 – Eventhall – Geiselwind, Germany

Dec. 13, 2014 – Tonhalle – München, Germany

Dec. 14, 2014 – Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland

Dec. 16, 2014 – Institute – Birmingham, UK

Dec. 17, 2014 – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK

Dec. 18, 2014 – The Forum – London, UK

Dec. 19, 2014 – Academy – Manchester, UK

Dec. 20, 2014 – Academy – Dublin, Ireland

Dec. 21, 2014 – QMU – Glasgow, UK

Dec. 22, 2014 – O2 Academy – Newcastle, UK

ARCH ENEMY – live 2015

Jan. 22-26, 2015 – 70,000 Tons Of Metal – Miami, FL

Jan. 29, 2015 – Teatro Estudio Cavaret – Guadalajara, Mexico

Jan. 30, 2015 – Jose Cuervo Salón – Mexico City, Mexico

Feb. 01, 2015 – Coliseo el Salitre Bogota, Colombia

Feb. 03, 2015 – Club Blondie Santiago, Chile

Feb. 04, 2015 – Rock & Soccer Antofagasta, Chile

Feb. 06, 2015 – Circo Voador Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Feb. 07, 2015 – Carioca Club – Sao Paulo, Brazil

Feb. 08, 2015 – Music Hall – Curitiba, Brazil

Feb. 10, 2015 – El Teatro Flores – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Feb. 12, 2015 – Plaza de toros Belmonte – Quito, Ecuador

May. 2, 2015 – Karmoygeddon Festival – Kopervik, Norway

Jun. 04, 2015 – Out & Loud Festival – Geiselwind, Germany

Written by Robyn Morrison

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