Band Photo: Jim Louvau
April 25, 2024

Conquer Divide have announced a September UK and European tour with New Years Day and Fearless Vampire Killers. They will begin in Utrecht, Netherlands on 17 September and call through Cologne, Germany then Paris, France before landing in the UK on 21 September where they will play Southampton, Leeds, Bristol, London, Manchester, Glasgow and finish in Birmingham.

Conquer Divide have spent the last few weeks traversing through Europe on a sold out tour with The Warning, and are currently playing the last run of dates in the UK. Talking about the tour, drummer Samantha Landa says. ‘After touring for the first time in Europe and the UK (finally) with The Warning, we’re so excited to be coming back this soon – and with another bad-ass band! Plus an early announcement means our fans will be able to snag tickets. Meeting so many awesome people in these cities was huge, and it’s going to be great to see you all again.’

2024 will see the band hitting touring hard. As well as tours with New Years Day and The Warning, they will spend May on the road with Avatar in the US.

Their latest album, the incredible, Slow Burn was released last year on Mascot Records and has gone on to smash through 28 million streams already – and picked up multiple BBC Radio 1 plays on The Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter and Introducing with Alyx Holcombe, with the latter saying “I’m obsessed” when playing N E W H E A V E N, calling it ‘Powerful, triumphant, anthemic.’

They have also picked up support from BBC Radio, Kerrang! Radio, Kerrang! TV and Primordial Radio. Metal Hammer names Slow Burn amongst the ‘Albums of the Year’ whilst Rock Sound called Paralyzed, ‘the most perfect blend of hard rock melody and metalcore intensity.’ They also picked up praise from Distorted Sound, Alternative Press, Revolver, GuitarWorld, SXM Octane, Loudwire and more.

The album has connected with audiences across the world and with the sense of poignancy meeting heaviness, you can see why. It ushers in a new era for the band: the intensely personal lyrical storytelling, and a seamless balance between hard-hitting modern metal and irresistible melody. Slow Burn is stacked with confessional expressions of vulnerability, frustration and, ultimately, hope. They address social unrest (system_failure) and environmental destruction (welcome2paradise), with Biblical references (N E W H E A V E N) and intensely personal revelations of abuse (the INVISIBLE, Playing w/ Fire). They’ve highlighted frustrations and struggles they’ve come across in the music industry on the album closer gAtEkEePer. ‘It’s a giant F U to all the industry gatekeepers who minimise women’s participation in rock and metal spaces’, they say. ‘Keep your damn gate. We’ll take the throne.’

CONQUER DIVIDE are vocalist Kiarely Taylor, guitarist Isabel Johnson, drummer Samantha Landa, and guitarist Kristen Sturgis who hail from the U.S., U.K., and Canada.

Tour Dates
25 Apr – Academy, Manchester – UK w/The Warning
26 Apr – Y Plas, Cardiff – UK w/The Warning
27 Apr – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London – UK w/The Warning
08 May – Indianapolis, IN – USA w/Avatar
09 May – Huntsville, AL USA w/Avatar
10 May – Greensboro, NC – USA w/Avatar
11 May – Norfolk, VA – USA w/Avatar
12 May – Sayreville, NJ – USA w/Avatar
14 May – Portland, ME – USA w/Avatar
15 May – Wallingford, CT – USA w/Avatar
16 May – Reading, PA – USA w/Avatar
17 Sep – Tivoli, Utrecht – Netherlands w/New Years Day
18 Sep – Luxor, Cologne – Germany w/New Years Day
19 Sep – Les Etoiles, Paris – France w/New Years Day
21 Sep – Engine Rooms, Southampton – UK w/New Years Day
22 Sep – Key Club, Leeds – UK w/New Years Day
23 Sep – Thekla, Bristol – UK w/New Years Day
25 Sep – O2 Academy Islington, London – UK w/New Years Day
26 Sep – Academy 3, Manchester – UK w/New Years Day
27 Sep – Slay, Glasgow – UK w/New Years Day
28 Sep – O2 Academy 2, Birmingham – UK w/New Years Day