VAMPS, the visually-arresting Japanese rock band featuring HYDE (L’Arc-en-Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust) just revealed a string of U.S. headline shows around the recently announced May tour dates with I PREVAIL and STARSET (see all dates below). Support on the additionally added VAMPS headline shows will come from newcomers PALAYE ROYALE ( and DARKE COMPLEX (

VAMPS also confirmed their next single “Calling” will be out on streaming and iTunes March 22 and available for sale everywhere on April 7. The band is currently shooting the official music video for the song with award-winning director, Nick Peterson.

“Calling” will be featured on VAMPS’ highly anticipated forthcoming new album, UNDERWORLD, out April 28 via Eleven Seven Music, right in time to kick off the 2017 U.S. tour beginning May 2 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Tickets for the dates with I PREVAIL and STARSET are already on sale. The newly announced additional headline shows go on sale this Friday, March 17 at 12pm EDT HERE. Exclusive VAMPS VIP upgrades will also be available starting Friday, March 17 at 12pm EDT HERE.

VAMPS worked on UNDERWORLD with writer/producers HOWARD BENSON (Halestorm, Chris Cornell, Papa Roach, Motörhead) and KANE CHURKO (In This Moment, Five Finger Death Punch). Check out an exclusive music preview of new single “Calling” HERE.

Last fall, VAMPS crashed North American soil for select headline dates which included stops in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Toronto and Mexico City in support of two new songs: “Inside of Me” featuring CHRIS MOTIONLESS from MOTIONLESS IN WHITE and “Rise or Die,” which was co-written with EMIGRATE/RAMMSTEIN guitarist RICHARD Z. KRUSPE.

“Inside Of Me” was the first VAMPS track to ever receive airplay on SiriusXM Octane and impressively won the weekly Octane Twitter poll by a landslide. The song has since become the band’s biggest streaming success to date. Get “Inside Of me” and “Rise Or Die” on iTunes and Apple Music HERE or stream them on Spotify HERE. Watch the official music video for “Inside Of Me” HERE.

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