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Anders Nyström To Miss Katatonia’s Immediate European/UK Tour, Replacement Announced


Katatonia have announced that Nico Elgstrand (ex-Entombed A.D., etc.) will be filling in on bass for them on their impending European touring. Elgstrand will be taking over for Katatonia co-founder Anders Nyström, who will be missing the trek for “personal family reasons”.

Nyström issued the below statement on the matter today, January 19th:

“Hey everyone,

Anders here. Tomorrow, Friday the 20th, we launch Katatonia’s brand new 12th album and we can’t wait to hear all your thoughts.

The band’s eager to get out on the road and start the tour, but unfortunately I won’t be able to join them on this leg due to personal family reasons. However, good news is that we have a highly competent replacement in Mr Nico Elgstrand (Entombed A.D.) who already filled in for me on an earlier occasion and did an amazing job. So rest easy, the tour will not be affected in any way and everything the band has planned surely is something you don’t want to miss!

Until I’ll be back on stage later this spring, I wish the guys and all our fans a great time on the road, under a sky void of stars…”

The Swedish progressive metal quintet are set to drop their twelfth studio album “Sky Void Of Stars” tomorrow, January 20th. Their European/UK tour with Sólstafir and SOM will kickoff tomorrow as well, running as follows:

01/20 Tampere, FIN – Tampereen Tullikamari
01/21 Helsinki, FIN – Kulttuuritalo
01/22 Tallinn, EST – Helitehas
01/24 Warsaw, POL – Klub Stodola
01/25 Berlin, GER – Huxleys Neue Welt
01/26 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik
01/27 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
01/28 Prague, CZE – Roxy Prauge
01/29 Wien, AUT – Arena Wien
01/31 Budapest, HUN – Akvarium Klub
02/01 Munchen, GER – Backstage Werk
02/02 Zurich, SWI – Komplex 457
02/03 Trezzo Sull’adda Mi, ITA – Live Club
02/04 Lyon, FRA – Ninkasi Gerland
02/06 Madrid, SPA – Kapital
02/07 Barcelona, SPA – La Salamandra
02/08 Toulouse, FRA – Le Metronum
02/10 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
02/11 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
02/12 Bristol, UK – Marble Factory
02/13 Glasgow, UK – The Garage
02/14 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill
02/16 Batschkapp, GER – Frankfurt am Main
02/17 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
02/19 Paris, FRA – Le Trianon
02/20 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
02/21 Antwerpen, BEL – Muziekcentrum Trix
02/22 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
02/23 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
02/24 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller Music Hall
02/25 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Arenan

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