Just before they head to Europe for a series of shows and festivals across the pond, Hatebreed have announced a North American tour with Shadows Fall, the Acacia Strain and Battlecross that launches in September. The first batch of dates are below, with more to be announced.

Hatebreed are touring in support of 'The Divinity of Purpose,' which was released earlier this year, while Shadows Fall released 'Fire From the Sky' last year. The two bands toured together earlier this year and Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta told us at the time that he was ecstatic to hit the road with his New England comrades.

"I’m happy for Shadows Fall right now," said Jasta. "I feel like their last record is one of their best records and we’re labelmates – when I see people from New England, people from Connecticut, Massachusetts doing well, I’m really happy ... It’s just cool to see, we all kind of came up together at the same time."

After more European dates and before kicking off their headline tour, Hatebreed have some September dates supporting GWAR .

Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, The Acacia Strain and Battlecross Initial Tour Dates:

9/26 -- Poughkeepsie, N.Y. -- The Chance
9/27 -- Hartford, Conn. -- Webster Theater
9/30 -- Madison, Wis. -- Orpheum Theatre
10/2 -- Des Moines, Iowa -- Wooly's
10/3 -- Ft. Wayne, Ind. -- Piere’s
10/4 -- Columbus, Ohio -- Newport Music Hall
10/9 -- Cleveland, Ohio -- Peabody's Downunder
10/11 -- Toronto, Ontario -- Phoenix Concert Theatre