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Cynic And Atheist Announce 30th Anniversary North American Co-Headlining Tour


Cynic and Atheist have announced the dates for their long-rumored North American co-headlining tour. That trek is set to commence in June and will find Cynic celebrating the 30th anniversary of their 1993 debut album “Focus” In addition to performing that album in full each night, Cynic also have plans to release a re-mixed and remastered version of that record on June 09th under the title to “ReFocus“.

Atheist meanwhile will be celebrating their first three albums on that tour, 1990’s “Piece Of Time“, 1991’s “Unquestionable Presence” and 1993’s “Elements“. Vinyl and CD reissues of each of those albums, as well as 2010’s “Jupiter“, will be out through Nuclear Blast on July 14th

Cynic vocalist/guitarist Paul Masvidal commented of this upcoming run:

“Come join us for a night of Cynic/Atheist magic! We’ll be celebrating our lifelong journey together with a night of progressive music and timeless memories. Don’t miss it!”

Atheist vocalist Kelly Shaefer added:

“This tour has been something that Paul and I have been talking about in some capacity since we were in our early 20s. It’s surreal to share a 30-year milestone together, and this tour will showcase for us a chance to play songs from our first 3 records as a special trilogy anniversary set, including songs not performed live in decades. Two titans of technical progressive metal coming together for a unicorn of a tour….one you will not want to miss!

I’m also excited to announce that joining me on this tour and beyond will be an all-new lineup of Atheist! These four straight killers of musicians will be alongside me as Atheist heads out with Cynic to celebrate 30 years of our first three albums Piece of Time, Unquestionable Presence. and turning 30 this year 1993’s Elements!

We’ll be playing tracks from those three albums exclusively in one of the longest sets we’ve ever done! The set will include several songs that have not been played live in three decades.

I’ve just returned from rehearsals in San Diego with these beasts and joining returning bassist Yoav-Ruiz Feingold (Graviton) and myself to round out Atheist are Dylan Marks (Fermentor/Beekeeper) on drums, Alex Hadaad (Arkaik/Dessiderium) on guitar and Jerry Witunsky (Ancient Death) on guitar.

I couldn’t be more excited to perform this special set with such talented players. They have shown tremendous respect for the music and the attention to detail needed to pull off these songs live. Talk is cheap, right?

So be sure to secure your tickets early to the ‘Focus and Presence North American Tour 2023‘ to see for yourself and help us celebrate alongside our brothers in Cynic who will be performing a special 30th Anniversary Set for their release ‘Focus‘ as well.

See you on the road!!”

Tickets for the tour will be available this Friday, April 28th at 09:00am PDT / 12:00pm EDT.

06/10 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live
06/11 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
06/12 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
06/13 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
06/14 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
06/16 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar
06/17 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
06/19 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
06/20 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
06/21 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
06/23 Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell
06/24 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
06/25 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
06/26 Milwaukee WI – X-Ray Arcade
06/27 Chicago, IL – Reggies
06/29 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
06/30 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
07/01 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
07/02 Quebec City, QC – La Source de la Martinière
07/03 Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theater
07/05 Boston, MA – Middle-East Downstairs
07/06 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
07/07 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
07/08 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
07/09 Greensboro, NC – Hangar 1819


09/06 Atlanta, GA – ProgPower USA

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