Sweden's Opeth have been confirmed for this year's Roskilde Festival, set to take place June 29 ? July 2 in Roskilde, Denmark. Also scheduled to appear are Tool and Volbeat, among others. More acts will be announced soon.
As previously reported, Opeth will hold several special performances, dubbed "Chronology MCMXCIV- MMV - A Live Observation By Opeth", in select U.S. markets on their upcoming tour. The shows, which are scheduled for New York City's Town Hall (February 23), Chicago's House of Blues (March 2) and Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre (March 14), will consist of a chronologically played setlist, starting with music from the very first record, "Orchid", and ending with vibes from the latest opus, "Ghost Reveries". These extended sets are exclusive to the three dates and there won't be any support bands on these nights.
Opeth and crew will also bring in extra production and screens in order to try and make this the ultimate Opeth live experience. The band promise a very varied setlist and songs that have never been played live before. The setlist will boast no less than four songs that haven't been performed on American soil and several others that haven't been played for years.
Opeth will launch the much-anticipated second stage of their Ghost Reveries Tour in North America, beginning on February 15 in Raleigh, NC. In tow on this outing will be Dark Tranquillity supporting directly and The Devin Townsend Band as openers in February and labelmates Devildriver as openers in March.
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