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Opeth, Mastodon & Zeal & Ardor Announce Fall Tour


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Opeth, Mastodon and Zeal & Ardor will be touring together this fall with the newly announced dates available below. Opeth and Mastodon will co-headline that run, tickets for which will be available this Friday, September 17th at 10:00am local time.

Opeth vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt commented:

“Well, we’re about to start up the ole machine again after our longest (involuntary) break ever. We’ve kept rather silent during all this time. We haven’t done much press or public appearances. No streaming shows and of course, no ‘real’ shows. We’ve kept to ourselves, biding our time. Coming back to North America will be a treat, even if there are conflicting emotions.

We’ve become used to being out of sight. But playing live is such an integral part of being in this band. We need to get back out there to see if we still have it in us. Stepping out on a stage after all this time will surely be a nerve-wrecking experience, but we count on you to help us out. We’ll be traveling with familiar faces however. Together with our friends in Mastodon. But also with new acquaintances, Zeal & Ardor.

Going on tour during these times means serious restrictions of course. It will be strange in so many ways. But once we’re up there we trust the power of music will take over and make us feel secure. We collectively look forward to this (with a slight touch of pure fear).

To wrap this up: Won’t see you in the pub (unfortunately), but we sincerely hope to see you through the limelight. For us, this coming tour is already memorable. Odd!”

All three bands have new releases in the works with Mastodon‘s new studio album “Hushed And Grim” due out October 29th. A special ‘connoisseur edition’ of Opeth‘s latest “In Cauda Venenum” will follow on November 19th. That revised version will be available in both Swedish and English language versions and features a newly remastered version of the album. A 16-page book illustrated by Travis Smith, a poster and a bonus EP featuring the Swedish & English versions of the following previously unreleased songs will also be included.

Pöbeln” / “The Mob
Cirkelns Riktning / “Width Of A Circle
Frihet & Tyranni / “Freedom & Tyranny

Åkerfeldt said of that release:

“During the pandemic we’ve put together a vinyl remaster ‘connoisseur’ edition of our latest album, ‘In Cauda Venenum‘ that features 3 (6 really, if you count both versions of each song) previously unreleased tracks from the sessions. These tracks have a high obscurity factor, but I’d like to think they are high quality. Quite different from the rest of the songs on the album, but quality nonetheless. Everything put together in a nice package, for your pleasure.”

Meanwhile, Zeal & Ardor‘s new self-titled studio album will be out on February 11th.

11/16 Asheville, NC – ExploreAsheville.com Arena
11/18 Boston, MA – The Wang Theatre
11/19 Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
11/20 New York City – Hammerstein Ballroom
11/21 Washington, DC – The Anthem
11/23 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
11/24 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
11/26 Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
11/27 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
11/28 Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
11/30 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
12/01 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
12/02 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
12/04 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union
12/05 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom

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