A short while ago a wave of sadness and dread hit Metal fans across the nation and the melancholy only increased as more and more reports about Katatonia returning to the USA for a month-long tour became apparently clear. Well, as clear as tears would let one see at least. The sorrow was palpable at the revelation and when it comes to Katatonia this is a very good thing. A friend once said to me “if listening to Katatonia music makes you happy then you’re doing it wrong” and with that I will share the bands revelations and dates along with a very solemn poster.
The Band Commentary:
We’re excited to announce our ‘Fallen Hearts of North America’ headline tour in March & April 2017.
Guitarist Anders Nyström comments “We did three North American tours in support for ’Dead End Kings’ and it’s been three and a half years since the last one when we toured with Cult Of Luna, so having already embraced the new cycle of ’The Fall Of Hearts’ over here, we are eager to once again cross the Atlantic to continue from where we left off and to reap what we planted over there.”
Vocalist Jonas Renkse introduces the bands they have chosen to join them on the tour “We are very excited to finally announce our headline tour in North America for The Fall of Hearts. Also invited for this run are post-rock titans Caspian and young, promising act Uncured. Come out and celebrate the downfall of hearts (and everything else) with us!”
The Tour Dates:
Mar-16 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Mar-17 Cleveland, OH Agora
Mar-18 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
Mar-19 Charlotte, NC The Underground
Mar-21 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
Mar-23 New Orleans, LA Republic
Mar-24 Houston, TX Scout Bar
Mar-25 Austin, TX Grizzly Hall
Mar-26 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Mar-28 Mesa, AZ Club Red
Mar-29 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
Mar-31 Pomona, CA The Glass House
Apr-01 San Francisco CA Slim’s
Apr-03 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
Apr-04 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
Apr-05 Vancouver, BC Venue
Apr-07 Calgary, AB The Gateway
Apr-08 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
Apr-10 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
Apr-11 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
Apr-12 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
Apr-14 Minneapolis Fine Line
Apr-15 Chicago, IL Metro
Apr-16 Detroit, MI Majestic Theater
Apr-17 Toronto, ON The Opera House
Apr-19 Montreal, QC Club Soda
Apr-20 Philadelphia, PA The TLA
Apr-21 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Tickets on sale from on Friday 2nd December.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: It’s been a bit of a while since we’ve had a visit from Katatonia so that makes this news all the more exciting to me. Well, exciting in a morose and introspective sort of manner I should say. I remember seeing Katatonia performing for the first time in NYC back at B.B. King Blues Club with the likes of Insomnium and Swallow The Sun in tow and that was an experience that was loaded with the necessary despair to make it something still talked about by the fans that witnessed it in person. Our regional show seems so far away right now and that makes me kind of sad. I’m sure the Katatonia camp is happy about leaving us in this state of mind so closing up what do you think about this new tour announcement? Let me know in the comments below.
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Sabaton at Playstation theater in NYC on 4/21 was announced like 2 months ago. Why in the heck couldn’t whomever routed this tour take 5 minutes to do the research to see this, and swap NYC/Philly dates. Katatonia with 2 opening acts that no one has heard of, will be empty competing with Sabaton at a bigger venue, who are arguably at the top of their popularity right now.