James Dorton

Ne Obliviscaris Once Again Recruit Black Crown Initiate Vocalist James Dorton For North American Tour


As was the case with the band’s European/UK touring this year, Ne Obliviscaris vocalist Marc “Xenoyr” Campbell will also be sitting out the group’s North American tour with Beyond Creation and The Omnific.

James Dorton, known for his work with Black Crown Initiate, will once again be fronting the band during this upcoming run. A statement issued by Ne Obliviscaris yesterday (September 26th) reads as follows:

“As many of you may know, Xen was unable to take part in our European tour in May this year due to issues with his own health and wellbeing that took priority at that time. When it came time to plan for upcoming tours Xen was up front that he wasn’t quite sure what he would be able to manage, so we agreed to take things one tour at a time.

Whilst it was incredible to have him back on stage with us for our recent Australian tour earlier this month, we understand 4 shows in your home country is not quite the same as 31 shows in 6 weeks on the other side of the world.

With that in mind Xen has decided that unfortunately he is not able to perform on the upcoming North American tour. We are grateful that the incredible James Dorton (Black Crown Initiate, The Faceless), who has been on standby just in case, has agreed to join us once more after an amazing run of shows together in Europe earlier this year.

We’re really excited knowing that James already knows the show back to front and did such an amazing job with us earlier in the year. The feedback from fans was simply immense and having James do this upcoming USA & CANADIAN shows allows us the chance to still put on incredible shows for all of our fans there, whilst also allowing Xen the time he needs to focus on what is most important for him right now. This then creates the best chance for him to join us for all tours in 2024 and beyond, which is definitely the plan,

Next week marks the beginning of our first tour across USA & CANADA in almost 5 years and we can’t wait to get back and perform for you all. We’ll be playing a 100 minute set featuring plenty of stuff from our new album EXUL in addition to songs from each of our albums. A bunch of shows are close to selling out and others selling fast and we hope to see you there.”

10/05 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
10/06 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
10/07 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
10/08 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/10 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
10/11 Orlando, FL – The Haven
10/13 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/14 Dallas, TX – The Echo Lounge
10/15 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
10/17 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/18 Phoenix, AZ – The Nile Theater
10/20 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
10/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
10/22 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
10/24 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
10/25 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
10/26 Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
10/27 Portland, OR – BossaNova Ballroom
10/28 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/29 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
10/31 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
11/01 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
11/03 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
11/04 Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove
11/05 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
11/07 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
11/09 Toronto, ON – Opera House
11/10 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
11/11 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
11/13 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater

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