Though we’ve been showcasing a busy few days on the Pop Culture side of the fence with the New York Comic Con taking over our city come tomorrow until Sunday, the Metal and Hard Rock scene is as vibrant as ever with new tour and music announcements such as this recently revealed information from the incredible Opeth. They’ll be coming over to our side of the fence in early 2020 so let’s read on down into the scoop.
The Press Release:
OPETH will make their awaited return to North America in 2020 for a winter tour with labelmates Graveyard. This will be the band’s first tour of the U.S.A. and Canada in support of their newly released, critically praised album, “In Cauda Venenum,” that is available now via Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast. The dates include two nights at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York and performances at the renowned Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and at the famed Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.
Tickets will sell fast, beginning 10:00AM Local Time Friday, October 4th at www.opeth.com/tour-dates.
OPETH’s chief songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt comments on the tour, “Well, after having had the ”In Cauda Venenum” LP released we’re set to start touring in support of it. Right now, I’m at home practicing. Learning new songs and re-learning older songs. It’s funny how our music lies dormant in the muscle memory. There are songs I haven’t played for years, and there still there somehow. I put together the skeleton of a setlist and looking at it there’s some niceties in there. I hope. Hard to tell really. Touring in North America is always a treat. We all collectively look forward to it. Hope you are too!”
The Tour Dates:
Feb 13 – Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
Feb 14 – The Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
Feb 15 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
Feb 17 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Feb 18 – MTelus – Montreal, QC
Feb 19 – Rebel – Toronto, ON
Feb 21 – Apollo Theater – New York, NY
Feb 22 – Apollo Theater – New York, NY
Feb 23 – The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD
Feb 25 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
Feb 26 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN*
Feb 28 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Feb 29 – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory – Irving , TX
Mar 01 – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland – Kansas City, MO*
Mar 02 – The Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO
Mar 04 – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
Graveyard support on all dates except *
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I am continually amazed about the creativity and musicality that comes from the band Opeth and their founder Mikael Akerfeldt. Sure they’ve changed some of the way they’ve played over the years but for the most part the overall body of work has been nothing short of exhilarating and to find them bringing along the talents of Graveyard, this is going to be a tour that no one forgets for quite some time. What do you think about this one? I think its pretty amazing that they will be performing at New York City’s famed Apollo Theater for two nights. Hard Rock and Metal aren’t new to the place as both Guns N Roses and Metallica have done SiriusXM Satellite Radio exclusive events there in the past. Sign me up. Chime in down below with your own thoughts. See you next time. New York Comic Con awaits…..