Opeth, High On Fire: More North American Dates Revealed

Opeth will team up with High On Fire for a North American tour this fall.

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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.

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    yesssss worcester mass. saw them on the progressive nation tour, pretty kickass. Just had a bad mix, unfortunately.
    im not a big opeth fan but i will go just to see high on fire and baroness live. i wish it was nachtmystium + baroness though and not one or the other.
    i would go just to see opeth, they're so frickin amazing. i think house of blues in chicago is 21 and over though which sucks
    im not mental wrote: i'm going to make the 2 hour drive to tempe for this...
    2 hours is nothing, if I want to see them I have to trek about 8 hours. I still might go.
    I want HoF to come back to England as soon as possible! They're an awesome band and great guys.
    Just saw the show in Dallas. My conclusion... go check out Baroness if you want to see some fairly entertaining jamming (they do have potential)... skip High On Fire unless you actually enjoy mindless shitty wannabee motorhead garbage... and then finally OPETH, NOTHING GETS BETTER THAN OPETH. there are other bands out there that may be just as great, but you will never see a better band. not a single missed note, 2 hours of feeling like I was meeting god for the first time.
    I traveled from Salt Lake City, UT to Las Vegas, NV to see these guys at House of Blues; It was well worth it. First time seeing them live too! Baroness was interesting; but too instrumental and boring. High On Fire sucked ****ing anus though; just incoherent punkrock bull shit. Total shit. But Opeth was amazing and Mikael was quite the comedian in between songs. It was well worth the drive; no question about it.
    I was at the Lincoln Theatre show in Raleigh, it was sooooo epic. It was the first time I'd ever heard Baroness, they were amazing, and now they're becoming really prominent in the prog metal scene. High On Fire was disappointing, just the same chugging riffs over and over with no technicality or structure. And of course, Opeth was INCREDIBLE. Mikael is such a cool guy, and some dickwads were shouting requests over and over again and eventually he was just like, "Hey. Shut the **** up." XD Excellent show.