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  • 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 U.S. through early October. Wikipedia

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