KATATONIA To Tour North America With SWALLOW THE SUN, ORPHANED LAND

Sweden's KATATONIA will return to North America in September/October. Support on the trek will come from Finland's SWALLOW THE SUN and Israel's ORPHANED LAND.

The dates are as follows:

Sep. 08 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
Sep. 09 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
Sep. 10 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
Sep. 11 - Worcester, Mass - Palladium
Sep. 12 - Montreal, QC - Petit Campus
Sep. 13 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Sep. 14 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Sep. 15 - Detroit, MI - Blondies
Sep. 16 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Sep. 17 - Chicago, IL - Reggie’s Rock Club
Sep. 18 - St Paul, MN - Station 4
Sep. 21 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Sep. 22 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
Sep. 23 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Sep. 24 - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside
Sep. 25 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theater
Sep. 26 - West Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go
Sep. 27 - Mesa, AZ - U.B.'s
Sep. 28 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
Sep. 30 - Dallas, TX - Trees
Oct. 01 - Austin, TX - Emo's
Oct. 02 - Houston, TX - Warsaw
Oct. 04 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Oct. 05 - Louisville, KY - Uncle Pleasants
Oct. 06 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
Oct. 07 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx

KATATONIA will offer special VIP meet-and-greet tickets. All VIP ticket holders will be admitted to the venue one hour before door time and will get a custom-made poster from the venue signed by the band.

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Tickets go on sale today exclusively through EnterTheVault.com until May 1 at which point they will be made available through all regular ticketing systems.

Fan-filmed video footage of KATATONIA performing its 1998 single, "Saw You Drown", on March 24, 2010 in Milan, Italy can be viewed below.

Photos of the concert at the Alcatraz Club are available on the news blog Musica Metal.

The group's setlist for the show was as follows:

01. Intro
02. Forsaker
03. Consternation
04. Liberation
05. Day and Then the Shade
06. Onward Into Battle
07. Soil's Song
08. Wealth
09. Teargas
10. Saw You Drown
11. Idle Blood
12. My Twin
13. The Longest Year
14. Criminals
15. July
16. Evidence
17. For My Demons
18. Tonight's Music
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19. Dispossession
20. Ghost of the Sun

KATATONIA released a new EP, "The Longest Year", on March 15 via Peaceville Records.

In addition to the album cut "The Longest Year", the EP features the previously unreleased song "Sold Heart", "Day And Then The Shade" (remix), and an alternative version of "Idle Blood". The enhanced EP also features the videos for both "The Longest Year" and "Day And Then The Shade", directed by Lasse Hoile (PORCUPINE TREE, OPETH).

"The Longest Year" track listing:

01. The Longest Year
02. Sold Heart
03. Day & Then The Shade (Frank Default remix)
04. Idle Blood (Linje 14)
05. The Longest Year (video)
06. Day And Then The Shade (video)

Fredrik "North" Norrman (guitar) and Mattias "Kryptan" Norrman (bass) left KATATONIA in December and were temporarily replaced by Per "Sodomizer" Eriksson (BLOODBATHNiklas 'Nille' Sandin, respectively.

KATATONIA's eighth studio album, "Night Is The New Day", sold more than 2,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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