Rejoice and let the jubilation that is the raging power of Extreme Metal music course throughout your very physical form because the mighty Meshuggah have announced a twenty fifth anniversary tour entitled “25 Years Of Musical Deviance” and it will visit North America for a limited run in a few short months. I’ve copied the press release from the Nuclear Blast Records folks and then have added in some of my own thoughts for good measure. Scroll past the poster to continue.
The Press Release: Witness history with thine own eyes. The ninth wonder of the unnatural world, Sweden’s technically intoxicating extreme metal quintet MESHUGGAH, are returning to North America this summer to celebrate their 25th year of musical deviance with festival appearances, Canadian dates, and clubs that will fill to capacity. Opening for them (on all but the two festival dates) will be North Carolina’s Between The Buried And Me. MESHUGGAH aim to play a very special 25th Anniversary set by performing selections from their entire discography & possibly include some rare songs that haven’t been played live in many years. Fans have the opportunity to vote for the songs they want to hear via MESHUGGAH’s online song poll: www.facebook.com/meshuggah/app_151503908244383. Plan to take time off your busy gaming schedule. Reacquaint yourself with what the outside world looks like. Drive to one of the following places. Get teleported into another universe. Enjoy the sounds, the sights, and the weightlessness of your newfound euphoria. You’re welcome.
Voting Ends On 4/2: GO HERE
Here are the tour dates for this celebratory Metal occasion. Are you worthy of attendance? There are probably only a handful you that actually are but don’t let that stop you from indulging in the wealth of frenzied melody that Meshuggah will be offering up during this tour. The twelve date run is hitting some big markets for sure and will close up in our own region with a show at the Best Buy Theater. I know that I am planning on hitting that one. If you have yet to see what Meshuggah does on stage then you owe it to yourself to attend because the band continually tests the boundaries of acceptable practice for Metal and then stomps it to pulp with their technical prowess and aggression. I think you’ll like it.
06/06/14 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
06/07/14 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
06/09/14 Ogden Theater – Denver, CO
06/11/14 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
06/13/14 Bonnaroo Music Festival – Manchester, TN
06/14/14 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
06/15/14 Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
06/17/14 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
06/18/18 House of Blues – Boston, MA
06/19/14 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON – CANADA
06/20/14 Amnesia Rock Fest – Montebello, QC – CANADA
06/21/14 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
Fans can keep up with Meshuggah via their social networks and of course their official website which I have linked below.
Official Website: www.meshuggah.net
It should be noted that Meshuggah’s entire catalog has been issued on Nuclear Blast Records (one of the favorite providers of Metal for my interests for sure). That said there are a healthy number of incredibly crushing releases by the mighty Meshuggah to choose from and a live DVD concert from a show in NYC. Which ones do you still need for your educational Metal library? I’ve provided links to Amazon.com purchase points for you to complete the collection with relative ease. I’ve even added a bunch by Between The Buried And Me since I like them so much.
Here’s a couple of shots that I snapped of Meshuggah doing what they do best on the live stages of NYC.