Multi-platinum rockers BREAKING BENJAMIN (Ben Burnley, vocals/guitar; Aaron Fink, guitar; Mark James, bass; Chad Szeliga, drums) announced the initial dates for their highly-anticipated tour today as they celebrate a Top 5 debut for their 4th CD release Dear Agony, which debuted # 4 this week on Billboard’s Top 200. Selling 134,489 copies in its first week (a first-week sales career high), Dear Agony also debuted # 1 on iTunes album chart upon release September 29th — no small feat on a day many in the industry declared the busiest release date of the year.
Coming off an almost two year hiatus following 2007’s sold-out U.S. tour, BREAKING BENJAMIN will kick off the first leg of their tour on November 29th in San Antonio, TX. Additional dates, along with tour plans for early 2010, will be announced in the coming weeks. According to lead singer Ben Burnley, the band is “looking forward to getting back on the road and playing the new material for the fans.” Last week, the band did just that performing a rare acoustic show for a packed and enthusiastic group of lucky contest winners in their hometown of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Dear Agony marks the third straight BREAKING BENJAMIN/David Bendeth collaboration. The first two — 2004’s We Are Not Alone and 2006’s Phobia — yielded spectacular results with each being certified Platinum.
Tickets for the tour go on sale October 9th at all general ticket outlets. Dates are below:
Sun-Nov-29 San Antonio TX Sunken Gardens
Wed-Dec-02 Lubbock TX The Pavillion
Sat-Dec-05 Wichita KS Cotillion Ballroom
Sun-Dec-06 Springfield MO Shrine Mosque
Tue-Dec-08 Des Moines IA Val Air Ballroom
Wed-Dec-09 Sioux Falls SD Sioux Falls Conv. Center
Wed-Dec-16 Indianapolis IN Egyptian Room @ Murat Ctr.