The ever-evolving Swedish band Opeth will return to North America in support of their most recent studio album, Heritage. Released September 20, 2011, it garnered rave reviews from everyone from Rolling Stone who called the album "a career record that reimagines prog as actual rock 'n' roll" to Pitchfork saying "a pretty, well thought out collection” to NPR who called it “equally vast, thoughtful and heavy.” The tour will kick off on April 18th in Buffalo and will take the band throughout North America on a 30+ city tour. Katatonia has been confirmed as direct support for the tour.
There will be several dates of note during Opeth’s North American run. On April 20th, Opeth will be making a stop to headline alongside Anthrax, Hatebreed and Suicidal Tendencies at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. The April 28th show in Clifton Park, NY will see Åkerfeldt’s Storm Corrosion collaborator and friend Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree join Opeth for a special evening that is not to be missed. There will also be two rare and intimate evenings with Opeth planned for Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on April 29th and The Roxy in Los Angeles on May 24th. These shows will allow fans the unique opportunity to experience Opeth like never before.
Opeth will also be offering VIP packages throughout the tour that will allow fans the following:
• 1 ticket to the show
• Access to a meet & greet with the band
• Early entry to venue after meet & greet
• Opeth fan pack which includes:
• Exclusive VIP T-shirt
• Exclusive VIP double 12" clear vinyl of Heritage
• Opeth tour photo book
• Commemorative VIP laminate & lanyard
Fan club pre-sales begin on January 10th at http://opeth.artistarena.com/ followed by public on-sales on January 11th and 12th.
4/18 The Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
4/20 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival Worcester, MA
4/21 Capitole, Quebec City, QC
4/23 Halifax Forum, Halifax, NS
4/24 Casino New Brunswick, Moncton, NB
4/26 Guelph Concert Theatre, Guelph, ON
4/27 Crocodile Rock, Allentown, PA
4/28 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY
4/29 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
4/30 NorVa Theater, Norfolk, VA
5/2 Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
5/3 State Theatre, St. Petersburg, FL
5/4 Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
5/5 Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC
5/6 The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
5/8 Buster’s Billiards & Backroom, Lexington, KY
5/9 The Vogue, Indianapolis, IN
5/10 The Machine Shop, Flint, MI
5/11 Mojoe’s, Joliet, IL
5/12 House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
5/14 The Venue, Fargo, ND
5/15 Wooly’s, Des Moines, IA
5/16 Pop’s, Sauget, IL
5/17 Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE
5/18 Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
5/20 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
5/21 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
5/23 Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ
5/24 The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA
5/25 The Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA
5/26 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
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The Unplugged shows in Frankfurt and Bochum are also selling fast, get your tickets while you can.
Visit the TOUR PAGE for all ticket links to these shows and the rest of the bands upcoming European dates.
Von Hertzen Brothers have been confirmed as support on Opeth's forthcoming Scandinavian dates with the exception of the show in Örebro on December 1.
Full list of Scandinavian dates are as follows;
26.11 - Vox Hall, Århus - DK
27.11 - Vega, Copenhagen - DK
29.11 - KB, Malmö - SE
30.11 - Katalin, Uppsala - SE
01.12 - Club 700, Örebro - SE
02.12 - Nefertiti, Göteborg - SE*
03.12 - Nefertiti, Göteborg - SE*
04.12 - Södra Theater, Stockholm - SE*
05.12 - Södra Theater, Stockholm - SE*
06.12 - Maxim, Gävle - SE
07.12 - Skandiateatern, Norrköping - SE
Denotes Unplugged show *
On the remaining dates, support will come from Anathema as previously announced with the exception of the show in Leipzig on November 24.
Full list of European dates outside Scandinavia are;
12.11 - Rock City, Nottingham - UK
13.11 - O2 ABC, Glasgow - UK
14.11 - St. Vicars, Dublin - IE
15.11 - Metropolitan University, Leeds - UK
16.11 - Union Chapel, London - UK*
17.11 - Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth - UK
18.11 - Den Altier, Luxembourg - LUX
20.11 - AB, Brussels - BE
21.11 - Ewerk, Cologne - DE
22.11 - Sankt Peter, Frankfurt - DE*
23.11 - Christuskirche, Bochum - DE*
24.11 - Werk 2, Leipzig - DE
25.11 - Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg - DE
Denotes Unplugged show *
For tickets visit the TOUR DATES section of the website or local agents.
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Opeth are nominated in the following categories open to public voting.
Live Event Category: Opeth at Brixton Academy 2011 CLICK HERE TO VOTE
Album of the Year Category: Opeth - Heritage CLICK HERE TO VOTE
Mikael has also been nominated in the Guiding Light category which will chosen by a carefully selected council.
Please register your votes now.