Fates Warning and Metal Blade Records have reunited.
The veteran progressive rock band announced this week that it signed a new deal with Metal Blade Records. Most recently, the band was signed with InsideOut Music, which released the band’s most recent recordings, Theories of Flight (2016) and Live Over Europe (2018).
Front man Ray Alder addressed the reunion in a recent interview.
“All of us in Fates Warning are happy to announce that we are back with Metal Blade Records,” Alder said. “Metal Blade has been there for us since the very beginning, and we are proud to call them part of our family. The journey begins again, and we cannot begin to say how excited we are to work together once more. A big thank to our fans for sticking with us through all these years. We could not be here today without all of you. That is a fact. Thank you, everyone. Here’s to making some new memories.”
Fates Warning was signed with Metal Blade Records from its inception, releasing albums through the label until 2013, when it released Darkness in a Different Light through InsideOut Music. Theories of Flight followed in 2016. The band’s 1998 live recording Still Life was also released via Metal Blade Records, as was the band’s 2017 live recording Awaken The Guardian Live.
Fates Warning is scheduled to join Queensryche on the road starting March 2 as a support act for Queensryche as it tours in support of its new album The Verdict. That album is currently scheduled for release March 1 via Century Media Records. The tour’s current schedule is noted below.
Fates Warning tour dates
Mar. 2 – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
Mar. 3 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Mar. 4 – Jack Rabbits Live – Jacksonville, FL *
Mar. 5 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Mar. 7 – Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD w/ The Cringe
Mar. 8 – Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA *
Mar. 9 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY w/ The Cringe
Mar. 10 – Palladium – Worcester, MA w/ The Cringe
Mar. 12 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
Mar. 13 – Diesel – Detroit, MI
Mar. 14 – Concord – Chicago, IL
Mar. 15 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
Mar. 16 – Medina Entertainment Center – Medina, MN
Mar. 17 – The Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE *
Mar. 19 – The Shrine – Tulsa, OK *
Mar. 20 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Mar. 21 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Mar. 22 – Aztec – San Antonio, TX
Mar. 23 – El Rey – Albuquerque, NM
Mar. 24 – House of Bards – Tucson, AZ * w/ Push, DIRTNAP, Tribulance, Fire By Rank
Mar. 26 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Mar. 27 – Observatory – San Diego, CA
Mar. 28 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 29 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
Mar. 30 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
Apr. 1 – The Dip – Redding, CA *
Apr. 2 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
Apr. 3 – Neptune – Seattle, WA
*=Fates Warning only
Once Fates Warning wraps its tour, it will start work on its 13th full-length studio recording, which will be released in 2020 via Metal Blade Records. More information on that album is available online now along with all of Fates Warning’s latest news at:
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