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Volbeat has issued a brief update to all its fans after completing its stint on Gigantour, which just finished a run through North America with Lacuna Coil, Motorhead and others. According to Metal Underground, the Danish band wrote in part, "We are now back home from the Gigantour for a short break. We had such a good good run, and we'd like to thank all the fans and people who supported us on the tour. Your dedication and support is amazing, we had such a good time. It was cool to hang out with the fans at the meet & greets and in the streets."
The group added, "Your support means everything, and we can't wait to get back. Thanks to all the Danish and European fans who traveled the long way to support us -- you guys rock!"
Volbeat also thanked fans for making its latest single, "A Warrior's Call," Number One on the Active Rock radio chart -- unheard of for a Danish act. We asked drummer Jon Larsen why a European band with a classic rock and punk sound is connecting so well with American fans: "Somebody said it's kind of funny that it took a Scandinavian band to get Americans to appreciate American music again. I mean, I don't listen to American radio, I don't know what's on there, but it seems like a lot of the bands on the radio sounds exactly the same. There seems to be a lot of Nickelback copy bands out there. But we come from a different genre, we come from a different area and what we did was basically we just took everything that we liked and melded it together."
"A Warrior's Call" is also Volbeat's second U.S. Top 15 hit after "Fallen," the first single from the group's fourth album, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven.
Volbeat will return to the States to play the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis on May 4th, the Carolina Rebellion in Rockingham, North Carolina on the 5th, a handful of radio festivals and then Rock On The Range in Columbus, Ohio on May 20th.