“We want to thank everyone who came out to support the shows and all the bands on the recently completed European leg of The Crusade World Tour.
“After 8 months of non-stop worldwide touring we are heading home to Florida for some time off until the Family Values Tour kicks off across North America on July 20th.
“The past eight months of touring 'The Crusade' started off last October 2006 and saw us storm across North America on a headline run (with friends THE SWORD, PROTEST THE HERO, SEEMLESS, SANCTITY and CELLADOR) then over to Europe to finish off the year supporting the mighty IRON MAIDEN. We then started up again in early January 2007 and headed off to Japan and then over to Australia and New Zealand for the Big Day Out. After that we came back through North America (with good friends LAMB OF GOD, MACHINE HEAD and GOJIRA) then immediately hopped on a plane over to Europe again for a massive 65-day headliner (supported by ANNIHILATOR, GOJIRA and SANCTITY). No rest for the wicked…
“We want to thank the bands ANNIHILATOR, GOJIRA and SANCTITY, our management, Roadrunner Records worldwide, Bravado, The Agency Group, the promoters all of our support teams our tour management and production teams the crews, everyone who helped put this tour together and made it happen. We also want to thank our family and friends and those who help us to do we do. Most importantly, we want to thank YOU — THE FANS — who came out to the shows and who make all of this possible. Thanks for coming out to the shows and banging your heads and whatever else you banged. We appreciate it. Keep an eye out soon for some exciting tour news to come shortly as we have some fun plans to finish up the last few months of 2007.
“Below are some interesting facts around this leg of The Crusade World Tour:
51 cities visited
11,800 miles traveled
7 gallons engine oil
1757 gallons Diesel
176 cases of water
88 cases of beer
tons of wine
44 bottles of vodka”