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A Sense of Purpose
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In Flames performing at the Graspop Metal Meeting Festival in Dessel, Belgium on June 29, 2008.
Tour by In Flames
Locations Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America
Supporting album A Sense of Purpose
Start date April 12, 2008
End date January 29, 2010
Legs 13
Shows 199

91 in Europe
89 in North America
7 in Asia
7 in Oceania
5 in South America
17 cancelled

In Flames tour chronology
Come Clarity Tour
(2006–2007)
A Sense of Purpose
Tour

(2008–2010)

A Sense of Purpose Tour is a current concert tour by Swedish melodic death metal band In Flames in support of the act's ninth studio album, A Sense of Purpose, which was released in April 2008.

The tour began in May 2008 with a slot on Gigantour in North American markets, which was headlined by Megadeth.[1] Following runs through Europe and a second North American leg, the tour continued through 2009 with the band's first visit to South America,[2] as well as dates in Australia and Japan.

In February 2009, it was confirmed that lead guitarist Jesper Strömblad would be taking leave from future touring, due to his focus on alcohol rehabilitation.[3] He was replaced with former member Niklas Engelin. Later in the month, an upcoming spring tour of the U.K. and Ireland was cancelled after it was announced that a second member, bassist Peter Iwers, would be taking leave due to the anticipated birth of his child.[4] The band, minus Strömblad, fulfilled all touring commitments up to early April and resumed performing in the summer.

In September 2009, the band commenced a Canadian co-headlining trek with Killswitch Engage.[5] Following the dates in Canada, the group toured the U.S. through early October.[6]

In November 2009, the group teamed up once again with Killswitch Engage for the European leg of the "Taste of Chaos" tour.[7] In January 2010, the band will play four shows in Asia, which are expected to be the final dates of the tour before the band begin to work on new material.

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Tour dates

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Russia (Pre-Tour)

Date City Country Venue
02008-01-26January 26, 2008 Russia Saint Petersburg Russia Port Club
02008-01-27January 27, 2008 Russia Moscow Russia B1 Maximum

North America, Leg #1 ("Gigantour 2008")

Date City Country Venue
02008-04-12April 12, 2008 United States Denver, CO United States Fillmore Auditorium
02008-04-13April 13, 2008 United States Albuquerque, NM United States Journal Pavilion
02008-04-15April 15, 2008 United States Grand Prairie, TX United States Nokia Theatre
02008-04-16April 16, 2008 United States Corpus Christi, TX United States Concrete Street Pavilion
02008-04-17April 17, 2008 United States Houston, TX United States Verizon Wireless Theater
02008-04-18April 18, 2008 United States Little Rock, AR United States The Village 1
02008-04-19April 19, 2008 United States Louisville, KY United States Gardens
02008-04-20April 20, 2008 United States Atlanta, GA United States Masquerade Music Park
02008-04-22April 22, 2008 United States New York City, NY United States Hammerstein Ballroom
02008-04-23April 23, 2008 United States New York City, NY United States Hammerstein Ballroom
02008-04-24April 24, 2008 United States Philadelphia, PA United States Electric Factory 1
02008-04-25April 25, 2008 United States Worcester, MA United States The Palladium
02008-04-26April 26, 2008 United States Columbia, MD United States Merriweather Post Pavilion
02008-04-28April 28, 2008 Canada Quebec City, QC Canada Pavillon de la Jeunesse
02008-04-29April 29, 2008 Canada Montreal, QC Canada Bell Centre
02008-04-30April 30, 2008 Canada Mississauga, ON Canada Arrow Hall
02008-05-01May 1, 2008 Canada London, ON Canada John Labatt Centre
02008-05-02May 2, 2008 United States Columbus, OH United States Newport Music Hall 1
02008-05-03May 3, 2008 United States Clarkston, MI United States DTE Energy Music Theatre
02008-05-04May 4, 2008 United States Cleveland, OH United States Time Warner Cable Amphitheater
02008-05-06May 6, 2008 United States Chicago, IL United States Aragon Ballroom
02008-05-07May 7, 2008 United States Milwaukee, WI United States Eagles Ballroom
02008-05-08May 8, 2008 United States Omaha, NE United States Sokol Auditorium 1
02008-05-09May 9, 2008 United States Minneapolis, MN United States Myth
02008-05-10May 10, 2008 Canada Winnipeg, MB Canada Convention Centre
02008-05-11May 11, 2008 Canada Saskatoon, SK Canada Prairieland Exhibition Hall
02008-05-12May 12, 2008 Canada Edmonton, AB Canada Shaw Conference Centre
02008-05-14May 14, 2008 Canada Calgary, AB Canada Stampede Corral
02008-05-16May 16, 2008 Canada Vancouver, BC Canada Pacific Coliseum
02008-05-17May 17, 2008 United States Salem, OR United States Armory Auditorium
02008-05-19May 19, 2008 United States San Jose, CA United States Event Center Arena
02008-05-20May 20, 2008 United States San Diego, CA United States Cox Arena
02008-05-21May 21, 2008 United States Long Beach, CA United States Arena
02008-05-22May 22, 2008 United States Mesa, AZ United States Mesa Amphitheatre

1 = Headline show; non-Gigantour date.

Europe, Leg #1

Date City Country Venue
02008-05-29May 29, 2008 Sweden Stockholm Sweden Gröna Lund
02008-06-07June 7, 2008 Germany Nürburgring Germany Rock am Ring Festival
02008-06-08June 8, 2008 Germany Nuremberg Germany Rock im Park Festival
02008-06-13June 13, 2008 Switzerland Interlaken Switzerland Greenfield Festival
02008-06-14June 14, 2008 Austria Nickelsdorf Austria Nova Rock Festival
02008-06-15June 15, 2008 United Kingdom Donington Park United Kingdom Download Festival
02008-06-20June 20, 2008 France Clisson France Hellfest
02008-06-21June 21, 2008 Finland Kauhajoki Finland Nummirock Festival
02008-06-26June 26, 2008 Sweden Borlänge Sweden Peace and Love Festival
02008-06-27June 27, 2008 Norway Arendal Norway Hove Festival
02008-06-28June 28, 2008 Sweden Gothenburg Sweden Metaltown Festival
02008-06-29June 29, 2008 Belgium Dessel Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting Festival
02008-07-04July 4, 2008 Slovenia Tolmin Slovenia Metalcamp Festival
02008-07-05July 5, 2008 Germany Löbnitz Germany With Full Force Festival
02008-07-07July 7, 2008 Bulgaria Kavarna Bulgaria Kaliakra Rock Fest
02008-07-18July 18, 2008 Finland Vaasa Finland Rockperry Festival
02008-08-01August 1, 2008 Austria Lustenau Austria Szene Festival

Europe, Leg #2

Support acts:

Date City Country Venue
02008-09-27September 27, 2008 United Kingdom Glasgow United Kingdom Barrowlands
02008-09-28September 28, 2008 United Kingdom Birmingham United Kingdom Carling Academy
02008-09-29September 29, 2008 United Kingdom Manchester United Kingdom Academy
02008-10-01October 1, 2008 United Kingdom London United Kingdom Astoria
02008-10-03October 3, 2008 Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg Den Atelier
02008-10-04October 4, 2008 Germany Cologne Germany Palladium
02008-10-05October 5, 2008 Germany Wiesbaden Germany Schlachthof
02008-10-07October 7, 2008 Belgium Brussels Belgium Ancienne Belgique
02008-10-08October 8, 2008 France Paris France Le Zénith
02008-10-09October 9, 2008 Netherlands Tilburg Netherlands 013
02008-10-10October 10, 2008 France Nancy France L’Autre Canal
02008-10-11October 11, 2008 France Lyon France Transbordeur
02008-10-13October 13, 2008 Spain Barcelona Spain Razzmatazz
02008-10-14October 14, 2008 Spain Granada Spain La Copera
02008-10-15October 15, 2008 Spain Madrid Spain La Riviera
02008-10-16October 16, 2008 Spain Bilbao Spain Rock Star Live
02008-10-18October 18, 2008 Switzerland Fribourg Switzerland Fri-Son
02008-10-19October 19, 2008 Germany Munich Germany Zenith
02008-10-20October 20, 2008 Austria Vienna Austria Gasometer
02008-10-21October 21, 2008 Italy Milan Italy Alcatraz
02008-10-22October 22, 2008 Switzerland Zürich Switzerland Volkshaus
02008-10-24October 24, 2008 Germany Dresden Germany Alter Schlachthof
02008-10-25October 25, 2008 Germany Berlin Germany Columbiahalle
02008-10-27October 27, 2008 Finland Helsinki Finland Cable Factory
02008-10-29October 29, 2008 Sweden Stockholm Sweden Annexet
02008-10-30October 30, 2008 Sweden Stockholm Sweden Annexet
02008-10-31October 31, 2008 Norway Oslo Norway Sentrum Scene
02008-11-01November 1, 2008 Sweden Gothenburg Sweden Lisebergshallen
02008-11-02November 2, 2008 Sweden Gothenburg Sweden Lisebergshallen

North America, Leg #2

Support acts:

Date City Country Venue
02008-11-06November 6, 2008 Canada Montreal, QC Canada Metropolis
02008-11-07November 7, 2008 Canada Toronto, ON Canada Sound Academy
02008-11-08November 8, 2008 United States Mount Clemens, MI United States Emerald Theatre
02008-11-09November 9, 2008 United States Cleveland, OH United States Agora Theatre
02008-11-10November 10, 2008 United States Chicago, IL United States House of Blues
02008-11-12November 12, 2008 United States Minneapolis, MN United States Myth
02008-11-14November 14, 2008 Canada Calgary, AB Canada MacEwan Hall
02008-11-15November 15, 2008 Canada Edmonton, AB Canada Event Centre
02008-11-17November 17, 2008 Canada Vancouver, BC Canada Commodore Ballroom
02008-11-18November 18, 2008 United States Seattle, WA United States Showbox SoDo
02008-11-19November 19, 2008 United States Portland, OR United States Roseland Theater
02008-11-21November 21, 2008 United States San Francisco, CA United States The Warfield
02008-11-22November 22, 2008 United States Los Angeles, CA United States Club Nokia L.A. Live
02008-11-23November 23, 2008 United States Las Vegas, NV United States House of Blues
02008-11-24November 24, 2008 United States Tempe, AZ United States Marquee Theatre
02008-11-25November 25, 2008 United States Albuquerque, NM United States Midnight Rodeo
02008-11-26November 26, 2008 United States Denver, CO United States Fillmore Auditorium
02008-11-28November 28, 2008 United States Dallas, TX United States Palladium Ballroom
02008-11-29November 29, 2008 United States Austin, TX United States La Zona Rosa
02008-11-30November 30, 2008 United States Houston, TX United States House of Blues
02008-12-02December 2, 2008 United States Orlando, FL United States Hard Rock Live
02008-12-03December 3, 2008 United States Atlanta, GA United States The Tabernacle
02008-12-04December 4, 2008 United States Norfolk, VA United States The NorVa
02008-12-05December 5, 2008 United States Baltimore, MD United States Rams Head Live!
02008-12-06December 6, 2008 United States Worcester, MA United States The Palladium
02008-12-07December 7, 2008 United States New York City, NY United States Terminal 5
02008-12-09December 9, 2008 United States St. Louis, MO United States The Pageant
02008-12-10December 10, 2008 United States Milwaukee, WI United States The Rave

Mexico and South America

Date City Country Venue
02009-02-07February 7, 2009 Mexico Monterrey Mexico Café Iguana
02009-02-08February 8, 2009 Mexico Mexico City Mexico Circo Volador
02009-02-10February 10, 2009 Colombia Bogotá Colombia Teatro Metro
02009-02-12February 12, 2009 Chile Santiago Chile Blondie Club
02009-02-13February 13, 2009 Argentina Buenos Aires Argentina El Teatro Flores
02009-02-14February 14, 2009 Argentina Buenos Aires Argentina El Teatro Flores
02009-02-15February 15, 2009 Brazil São Paulo Brazil Espaço Lux

Australia ("Soundwave Festivals")

Date City Country Venue
02009-02-21February 21, 2009 Australia Brisbane, QLD Australia Exhibition Ground
02009-02-22February 22, 2009 Australia Sydney, NSW Australia Eastern Creek Raceway
02009-02-23February 23, 2009 Australia Sydney, NSW Australia The Forum 2
02009-02-24February 24, 2009 Australia Melbourne, VIC Australia Billboard The Venue 2
02009-02-27February 27, 2009 Australia Melbourne, VIC Australia Showgrounds
02009-02-28February 28, 2009 Australia Adelaide, SA Australia Bonython Park
02009-03-02March 2, 2009 Australia Perth, WA Australia Steel Blue Oval

2 = Show supporting Lamb of God; non-festival date.

Asia, Leg #1

Support acts:

Date City Country Venue
March 4, 2009 Japan Tokyo Japan Akasaka Blitz
March 5, 2009 Japan Tokyo Japan Akasaka Blitz
March 6, 2009 Japan Osaka Japan Namba Hatch

Europe, Leg #3

Date City Country Venue
02009-03-25March 25, 2009 Croatia Zagreb Croatia Tvornica Club
02009-03-26March 26, 2009 Austria Vienna Austria Arena
02009-03-27March 27, 2009 Slovenia Ljubljana Slovenia Gospodarsko Razstavisce
02009-03-28March 28, 2009 Serbia Belgrade Serbia SKC
02009-03-29March 29, 2009 Bulgaria Sofia Bulgaria Denitza Hall
02009-03-30March 30, 2009 Romania Bucharest Romania Arenele Romane
02009-04-01April 1, 2009 Hungary Budapest Hungary Petőfi Csarnok Hall
02009-04-02April 2, 2009 Slovakia Košice Slovakia Jumbo Hall
02009-04-03April 3, 2009 Czech Republic Zlín Czech Republic Monsters of Rock Café
02009-04-04April 4, 2009 Czech Republic Prague Czech Republic Folimanka
02009-04-06April 6, 2009 Poland Warsaw Poland Progresja Klub
02009-04-25April 25, 2009 Sweden Sälen Sweden Högis

Europe, Leg #4

Date City Country Venue
02009-06-05June 5, 2009 Sweden Sölvesborg Sweden Sweden Rock Festival
02009-06-20June 20, 2009 Spain Bilbao Spain Kobetasonik Festival
02009-07-04July 4, 2009 Finland Turku Finland Ruisrock Festival
02009-07-09July 9, 2009 Norway Kvinesdal Norway Norway Rock Festival
02009-07-31July 31, 2009 Germany Wacken Germany Open Air Festival

North America, Leg #3

Date City Country Venue
02009-09-08September 8, 2009 Canada Montreal, QC Canada CEPSUM
02009-09-09September 9, 2009 Canada Mississauga, ON Canada Arrow Hall
02009-09-11September 11, 2009 Canada Thunder Bay, ON Canada Community Auditorium
02009-09-12September 12, 2009 Canada Winnipeg, MB Canada Convention Centre
02009-09-13September 13, 2009 Canada Saskatoon, SK Canada Prairieland Exhibition Hall
02009-09-14September 14, 2009 Canada Calgary, AB Canada Big Four Building
02009-09-15September 15, 2009 Canada Edmonton, AB Canada Shaw Conference Centre
02009-09-17September 17, 2009 Canada Vancouver, BC Canada Pacific Coliseum
02009-09-18September 18, 2009 United States Spokane, WA United States Knitting Factory
02009-09-19September 19, 2009 United States Boise, ID United States Knitting Factory
02009-09-20September 20, 2009 United States Reno, NV United States New Oasis
02009-09-21September 21, 2009 United States San Francisco, CA United States Regency Ballroom
02009-09-22September 22, 2009 United States Pomona, CA United States Fox Theater
02009-09-23September 23, 2009 United States Tucson, AZ United States Rialto Theatre
02009-09-25September 25, 2009 United States Corpus Christi, TX United States Concrete Street Amphitheater
02009-09-26September 26, 2009 United States San Antonio, TX United States White Rabbit
02009-09-27September 27, 2009 United States New Orleans, LA United States House of Blues
02009-09-29September 29, 2009 United States Knoxville, TN United States The Valarium
02009-09-30September 30, 2009 United States Louisville, KY United States Expo Five
02009-10-01October 1, 2009 United States Pittsburgh, PA United States Mr. Small's Theatre
02009-10-02October 2, 2009 United States Sayreville, NJ United States Starland Ballroom
02009-10-03October 3, 2009 United States Boston, MA United States House of Blues
02009-10-04October 4, 2009 United States Philadelphia, PA United States Trocadero Theatre
02009-10-05October 5, 2009 United States Washington, D.C. United States 9:30 Club
02009-10-06October 6, 2009 United States Charlotte, NC United States Amos' Southend

Europe, Leg #5 (Pre-"Taste of Chaos")

Date City Country Venue
02009-10-31October 31, 2009 Ukraine Kiev Ukraine CCM NAU
02009-11-01November 1, 2009 Belarus Minsk Belarus Ledovy Dvorets
02009-11-05November 5, 2009 Russia Krasnodar Russia Premiera Club
02009-11-07November 7, 2009 Russia Saint Petersburg Russia Glav Club
02009-11-08November 8, 2009 Russia Moscow Russia DK Gorbunova
02009-11-16November 16, 2009 Netherlands Amsterdam Netherlands Melkweg
02009-11-18November 18, 2009 Switzerland Zürich Switzerland Volkshaus
02009-11-19November 19, 2009 Italy Trezzo Italy Live Club
02009-11-20November 20, 2009 France Strasbourg France La Laiterie
02009-11-22November 22, 2009 France Lille France Aeronef
02009-11-23November 23, 2009 Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg Den Atelier
02009-11-24November 24, 2009 France Paris France Bataclan

Europe, Leg #5 ("Taste of Chaos" Tour)

Date City Country Venue
02009-11-27November 27, 2009 United Kingdom Glasgow United Kingdom O2 Academy
02009-11-28November 28, 2009 United Kingdom Bristol United Kingdom O2 Academy
02009-11-30November 30, 2009 United Kingdom Newcastle United Kingdom O2 Academy
02009-12-01December 1, 2009 United Kingdom Birmingham United Kingdom O2 Academy
02009-12-02December 2, 2009 United Kingdom Manchester United Kingdom Academy
02009-12-03December 3, 2009 United Kingdom London United Kingdom HMV Hammersmith Apollo
02009-12-04December 4, 2009 Belgium Antwerp Belgium Trix Hall
02009-12-06December 6, 2009 Germany Berlin Germany Columbiahalle
02009-12-07December 7, 2009 Germany Wiesbaden Germany Rhein-Main Halle
02009-12-08December 8, 2009 Germany Munich Germany Zenith
02009-12-09December 9, 2009 Germany Oberhausen Germany Turbinehalle
02009-12-11December 11, 2009 Sweden Stockholm Sweden Hovet
02009-12-12December 12, 2009 Sweden Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium
02009-12-13December 13, 2009 Norway Oslo Norway Spektrum
02009-12-14December 14, 2009 Sweden Malmö Sweden Arena
02009-12-16December 16, 2009 Finland Helsinki Finland Ice Hall

Asia, Leg #2

Date City Country Venue
02010-01-22January 22, 2010 Japan Tokyo Japan Zepp
02010-01-24January 24, 2010 Japan Osaka Japan Namba Hatch
02010-01-27January 27, 2010 People's Republic of China Beijing China Star Live
02010-01-29January 29, 2010 Republic of China Taipei Taiwan Liberty Square

Cancelled dates

Date City Country Venue Note
July 12, 2008 Italy Milan Italy Evolution Festival Performance cancelled due to extreme rain and bad weather.[8]
April 15, 2009 United Kingdom Norwich United Kingdom The Waterfront Tour cancelled due to guitarist Jesper Strömblad's continuing rehabilitation recovery and the expected birth of bassist Peter Iwers' child. A replacement guitarist and bassist were planned, however the band felt that would not be fair on their fans "to see a completely different line up, which in our eyes is not In Flames".[9]
April 16, 2009 United Kingdom Colchester United Kingdom Arts Centre
April 17, 2009 United Kingdom Brighton United Kingdom Concorde 2
April 18, 2009 United Kingdom Oxford United Kingdom O2 Academy
April 19, 2009 United Kingdom Leeds United Kingdom The Cockpit
April 21, 2009 United Kingdom Newcastle United Kingdom O2 Academy
April 22, 2009 United Kingdom Dundee United Kingdom Fat Sams
April 23, 2009 United Kingdom Belfast United Kingdom Mandela Hall
April 24, 2009 Republic of Ireland Dublin Ireland The Academy
April 25, 2009 Republic of Ireland Cork Ireland The Pavilion
April 27, 2009 United Kingdom Exeter United Kingdom Lemon Grove
April 28, 2009 United Kingdom Cardiff United Kingdom University Solus
April 29, 2009 United Kingdom Cambridge United Kingdom The Junction
April 30, 2009 United Kingdom Sheffield United Kingdom Corporation
May 1, 2009 United Kingdom Liverpool United Kingdom O2 Academy
May 2, 2009 United Kingdom Northampton United Kingdom Roadmender

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