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A Sense of Purpose Tour

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Associated album  A Sense of Purpose
End date  January 29, 2010
Start date  April 12, 2008
Legs  12
A Sense of Purpose Tour
Location  Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America
No. of shows  199 91 in Europe 89 in North America 7 in Asia 7 in Oceania 5 in South America 17 cancellations

A Sense of Purpose Tour was a 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. Following runs through Europe and a second North American leg, the tour continued through 2009 with the band's first visit to South America, 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. 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. 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. Following the dates in Canada, the group toured the United States through early October.

In November 2009, the group teamed up once again with Killswitch Engage for the European leg of the "Taste of Chaos" tour. In January 2010, the band played their final leg of the tour, performing four dates in Asia.

Tour dates

  • 1^ Headline show; non-Gigantour appearance.
  • 2^ Date supporting Lamb of God.
  • 3^ Date featuring co-headliners Lamb of God.
  • 4^ Date featuring co-headliners Killswitch Engage (Killswitch Engage played last in Mississauga, Thunder Bay, Winnipeg and Edmonton).
  • 5^ Date part of the "Taste of Chaos" tour featuring co-headliners Killswitch Engage (Killswitch Engage played last on all U.K. dates).
  • Cancelled dates


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