Well, we just got back home after over 200 shows in support of "Heritage". It's been a fantastic experience with many odd, great, wonderful memories. Our collective brains have a lot to take in. We want to say thanks for all your support. We've had an amazing run, travelling around the globe multiple times to play for you guys. Ah, the memories. We've played in the Maldives in front of a muslim crowd. Saw women in niqab's and burqha's headbanding to "Deliverance". Played in what looked like a rainforest fortress in Singapore. Almost got caught in the recent Oklahoma tornados. Got snowed in in Sweden of all places. Hit my head in a bus in Minneapolis and cancelled (gasp!) a show. Stadium rock in Helsinki. 2 runs in Australia, 2 runs in Japan. The amazing response in South America. Fucking great response pretty much everywhere. Mastodon, Ghost, Katatonia thank you! Hecklers & Obsessive fans shoulder to shoulder. Lovely North America taking such good care of us. Europe, Scandinavia took us once again under its wing. Getting pretentios now! I'll stop! Just want to say THANK YOU! From us...Opeth!"
Omerch, the official suppliers of Opeth merchandise worldwide have just launched a new online store in Australia. Now you can pick up official Opeth merchandise and accessories buy clicking HERE.
They are also stocking merchandise for a number of our good friends including Bloodbath, Katatonia, Paradise Lost, Enslaved and Devin Townsnend.
Opeth kick off their 'Australian Heritage Tour' today, March 12 in Adelaide before heading to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
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
Regrettably Opeth are forced to cancel today's show in Gavle, Sweden. The current weather conditions made it impossible to make the drive from Stockholm last night. People who have already bought tickets for this show can get a full refund from their point of purchase.
Mikael Åkerfeldt was recently interviewed in relation to a Heavy metal marathon aired on Swedish national television. The Sam Dunn produced "Metal evolution" episodes were aired as a marthon showcase on October 13th. Since the series itself had left out the late 80's/early 90's Death metal revolution emerging from Stockholm/Sweden, Mikael was brought in to shed some light on the matter. Watch the clip of Mikael discussing bands like Mefisto, Entombed, Therion and Dismember at http://www.svtplay.se/video/35
Clip is in Swedish. Sorry!