CHIMAIRA Announces Headlining Tour Of Australia, New Zealand

Cleveland, Ohio metallers CHIMAIRA will embark on a tour of Australia and New Zealand in January 2010. Support on the trek will come from DOUBLE DRAGON.

This will be CHIMAIRA's first headlining Australian tour, having previously played the country as a support act for IN FLAMES, BIOHAZARD and KORN.

The dates are as follows:

Jan. 13 - Capital - Perth, AUS
Jan. 14 - Fowlers Live - Adelaide, AUS (Licensed All Ages)
Jan. 15 - Billboard The Venue - Melbourne, AUS (Over 18s)
Jan. 16 - Billboard the Venue - Melbourne, AUS (Under 18s Afternoon Show)
Jan. 17 – The Hi-Fi - Brisbane, AUS
Jan. 18 - The Metro - Sydney, AUS (Licensed All Ages)
Jan. 20 - The Transmission Room - Auckland, NZ (Licensed All Ages)

Tickets go on sale on Monday, August 17.

CHIMAIRA's new album, "The Infection", entered the official Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart at position No. 76. The CD also landed on the chart of the Australian electronics and music retailer JB Hi-Fi at No. 33.

"The Infection" sold 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 30 on The Billboard 200 chart.

CHIMAIRA's previous album, "Resurrection", opened with 16,000 copies back in March 2007 to land at No. 42.

CHIMAIRA has announced summer dates supporting HATEBREED on the "Decimation Of The Nation" tour that will also feature heavy hitters WINDS OF PLAGUE, DYING FETUS and TOXIC HOLOCAUST. The trek kicks off on July 31 in Rochester, New York.

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