Warrel Dane, lead singer of SANCTUARY and NEVERMORE, passed away on December 13, 2017, while recording "Shadow Work" in South America. 
SANCTUARY had already announced a U.S. tour for February and March 2018. Surviving members Lenny Rutledge and Dave Budbill decided make the tour into a tribute to Warrel Dane’s legacy with and enlisted WITHERFALL vocalist Joseph Michael. The tour ended up being very successful and Sanctuary fans embraced Joseph Michael. Sanctuary has confirmed Joseph Michael as their permanent Vocalist and will be heading to Europe for two festival shows this summer and a North American tour in July performing the entire "Refuge Denied" album. Watch the video below of Lenny Rutledge speaking about Joseph, the up and coming tour and the loss of Warrel Dane. 


Sanctuary Live Dates

North America

July 11 Atlanta, GA – Basement
July 12 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 586
July 13 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
July 14 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
July 16 Somerville, MA – Once Ballroom
July 17 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
July 18 Cincinnati, OH – North Side Yacht Club
July 19 Indianapolis, IN – Black Circle Brewery
July 20 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
July 21 Chicago, IL – Reggies
August 16 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom *
August 17 Seattle, WA – El Corazon *
* only SANCTUARY performing


25. – 27.07.2019 Brande-Hörnerkichen (DE) Headbangers Open Air Festival 2019
10.08.2019 Kortrijk (BE) ALCATRAZ MUSIC Festival



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