Swedish metallers Opeth will team up with High On Fire for a North American tour this fall. Nachtmytsium will open the first half of the trek, while Baroness will open the second half. The dates are as follows:
09/16 - Buffalo, The Town Ballroom - NY 09/17 - Philadelphia, Trocadero - PA 09/18 - New York, Nokia Theatre - NY 09/19 - Worcester, The Palladium - MA 09/20 - Quebec City, Theatre Imperial - QC 09/21 - London, Centennial Hall - ON 09/23 - Cleveland, House of Blues - OH 09/24 - Chicago, House of Blues - IL 09/25 - Grand Rapids, The Orbit Room - MI 09/26 - Milwaukee, The Rave - WI 09/27 - St. Paul, Myth - MN 09/29 - Winnipeg, The Garrick Centre - MB 09/30 - Saskatoon, Odeon Events Centre - SK 10/01 - Edmonton, Edmonton Events Centre - AB 10/03 - Vancover, Commodore Ballroom - BC 10/04 - Seattle, Showbox@The Market - WA 10/06 - San Francisco, Regency Center @ The Grand Ballroom - CA 10/07 - Los Angeles, Wiltern Theatre - CA 10/08 - Las Vegas, House of Blues - NV 10/09 - Tempe, Marquee Theatre - AZ 10/10 - Albuquerque, Sunshine Theater - NM 10/11 - Denver, Ogden Theatre, CO 10/13 - St. Louis, The Pageant - MO 10/14 - Kansas City, The Beaumont Club - MO 10/15 - Dallas, House of Blues Dallas - TX 10/16 - Austin, The Monarch - TX 10/17 - Houston, Warehouse Live - TX 10/18 - New Orleans, House of Blues - LA 10/20 - Ft. Lauderdale, Revolution - FL 10/21 - Lake Buena Vista, House of Blues - FL 10/22 - Atlanta, Center Stage - GA 10/23 - Cincinnati, Bogart's - OH 10/24 - Raleigh, Lincoln Theatre - NC 10/25 - Norfolk, The Norva - VA 10/26 - Baltimore, Rams Head Live! - MD
high On Fire: all dates Nachtmystium: 09/16 - 10/04 Baroness: 10/06 - 10/26
Mikael kerfeldt (vocals, guitar) and Fredrik kesson (guitar) of Opeth were recently interviewed by "Whiplash", a weekly metal show on Belgian national radio Studio Brussel, hosted by After All guitarist Dries Van Damme. Listen to the chat in streaming audio in two parts: Part#1, Part#2.
Opeth was recently forced to cancel its appearances at the Peace & Love (Borlnge, Sweden on June 26), Hovefestivalen (Norway on June 27), Metaltown (Gothenborg, Sweden on June 28), and Graspop Metal Meeting (Dessel, Belgium on June 29) festivals after Mikael kerfeldt contracted varicella (chicken pox).
"Watershed", the new album from Opeth, sold more than 19,000 copies of in the United States in its first week of release.
"Watershed" is the follow-up to the band's acclaimed "Ghost Reveries" CD, which debuted at No. 64 on the Billboard chart back in September 2005 with first-week sales of just under 15,000. Opeth's 2003 album, "Damnation", opened with a little over 5,000 copies.
"Ghost Reveries" has sold more than 95,000 copes in the United States since its 2005 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net.