August Burns Red ring in the holiday season with “Last Christmas” cover!
Two-time Grammy nominees August Burns Red are excited to kick off the holiday season with their re-imagined version of the classic Christmas song by Wham! ‘Last Christmas’. August Burns Red have made a highly-anticipated annual tradition of releasing Christmas covers, with last year’s being ‘What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)’ and the beloved Home Alone theme song the year prior. ‘Last Christmas’ is available to stream and purchase digitally now.
Bassist Dustin Davidson from the band explains
“This year I sat down with the intention of writing something upbeat, melodic, and shredtastic. When we decided to cover “Last Christmas” I kept in mind that most people only know the chorus of the song. We didn’t want to recreate something word for word, or note by note, so I took the main hook and built a bunch of original ideas around it. The lyrics to Wham‘s “Last Christmas” are very sad, so if you’re feeling lonely this holiday season, I hope this cover finds you well.”
This week, August Burns Red were announced as nominees for the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards ® in the Best Metal Performance category for their song ‘Invisible Enemy’, taken from the band’s latest full-length album “Phantom Anthem”. This marks the second Grammy nod for Lancaster, PA’s August Burns Red, as they were nominated in the same category in the 58th GRAMMY Awards ® for their song ‘Identity’ from 2015’s “Found In Far Away Places”. “Phantom Anthem” is available on iTunes.
August Burns Red will kick off their N.American headline Phantom Anthem Tour in January before heading to Europe on the “Tour Of The Year” alongside Make Them Suffer, In Hearts Wake and Whitechapel. Tickets are available now from AugustBurnsRed.com. August Burns Red have had a busy 2017, having toured the U.S. and Europe in support of the 10th anniversary of their much-loved album, “Messengers” (2007), and performing at major festivals in the US and throughout Europe.
Impericon Presents: Tour Of The Year
w/ Heaven Shall Burn, Whitechapel and In Hearts Wake
Mar 08 Wiesbaden Schlachthof, Germany
Mar 09 Hamburg Sporthalle, Germany
Mar 10 Gothenburg Trädgarn, Sweden
Mar 11 Stockholm Fryshuset Klubben, Sweden
Mar 12 Copenhagen Pumpehuset, Denmark
Mar 14 Prague Roxy, Czech Republic
Mar 15 Budapest BNMC, Hungary
Mar 16 Munich Zenith, Germany
Mar 17 Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany
Mar 18 Brussels AB, Belgium
Mar 19 Hannover Capitol, Germany
Mar 20 Utrecht Tivoli Vredenburg, Netherlands
Mar 21 Saarbrücken Garage, Germany
Mar 22 Geneva Usine, Switzerland
Mar 23 Toulouse Le Metronum, France
Mar 24 Madrid Sala But, Spain
Mar 25 Barcelona Sala Razzmatazz, Spain
Mar 27 Paris La Machine, France
Mar 28 Zürich Volkshaus, Switzerland
Mar 29 Vienna Gasometer, Austria
Mar 30 Berlin Huxleys Neue Welt, Germany
Mar 31 Cologne Palladium, Germany
Apr 01 Erfurt Thüringenhalle, Germany