The anticipated Kiss of Death Tour Part 2 is poised to make a thunderous entrance to the Midwest, captivating audiences with its electrifying blend of metal mastery and theatrical spectacle. Among the standout stops on this tour is the newly announced and eagerly awaited performance at Q Casino's Back Waters Stage in Dubuque, IA on Saturday, August 10th. As co-headliners, Ice Nine Kills and In This Moment promise to deliver a night of unforgettable intensity and passion.

Credit: Kiss of Death Tour This tour rocks Dubuque on August 10th at Q Casino's Backwaters Stage.
Credit: Kiss of Death Tour
This tour rocks Dubuque on August 10th at Q Casino's Backwaters Stage.

Ice Nine Kills, renowned for their decadent and devious approach to metal, have carved out a unique niche in the genre with their thematic explorations of pop culture's darkest edges. Led by the charismatic Spencer Charnas, the band's fusion of music and fiction has garnered widespread acclaim, culminating in the chart-topping success of their latest album, 'The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood'.

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With their theatrical shows and inventive storytelling, Ice Nine Kills are sure to captivate audiences at the Dubuque stop of the tour, leaving fans craving more. These videos may give you an idea of what you could see in Dubuque.

Meanwhile, In This Moment brings their own brand of sonic sorcery to the stage, led by the mesmerizing presence of frontwoman Maria Brink. With a career spanning nearly two decades, the band has solidified their status as one of the most influential acts in modern metal.

Credit: In this Moment / Jo Cotela
Credit: In this Moment / Jo Cotela

In the past, I had a chance to chat with lead guitarist Chris Howorth, about their fourth studio album Blood. Since then, he and the band have made huge strides in the rock/metal scene. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of that interview and album review here.

Their latest album, 'GODMODE', showcases their unyielding creativity and unbreakable spirit, promising a spellbinding performance at the Dubuque show. With their blend of haunting melodies and fierce energy, In This Moment is set to leave a crater-sized mark on audiences at the Back Waters Stage.

Joining Ice Nine Kills and In This Moment on this epic journey are Avatar and TX2, each bringing their own unique flair to the stage. Avatar, hailing from Sweden, injects a dose of heavy metal energy with their explosive performances and chart-topping hits.

Meanwhile, TX2 rises from the shadows of Fort Collins, and offers a raw and intense musical experience, championing themes of mental health and resilience. Together, these bands round out a lineup that promises to deliver an unforgettable night of music and mayhem at the Dubuque stop of the Kiss of Death Tour Part 2.

As the countdown begins for the Dubuque show at Q Casino's Backwaters Stage, anticipation is building for an evening of unparalleled entertainment and excitement. With Ice Nine Kills, In This Moment, Avatar, and TX2 taking the stage, fans can expect nothing short of a metal extravaganza that will leave them breathless and craving more.

Don't miss your chance to be a part of this unforgettable experience at Q Casino's Backwaters Stage on Saturday, August 10th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 19th at 10am!

Photos from Summer's Last Blast 2023

Summer's Last Blast 2023 took place at Q Casino's Back Waters Stage on August 25th and August 26th. Seven bands performed over the course of the two days!

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