Sweden's OPETH will be etaming up with fellow Swedes DARK TRANQUILLITY and Canada's THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND for a North American tour beginning in mid-February. Confirmed dates so far include:

Feb. 15 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
Feb. 16 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Feb. 17 - Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
Feb. 18 - Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small's
Feb. 19 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
Feb. 21 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Feb. 25 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's
Feb. 26 - Quebec City, QC @ Le Capitole
Feb. 28 - London, ON @ The Drink

More dates will be announced soon.

As previously reported, OPETH have once again been nominated for a Swedish Grammy the "Best Hard Rock" category for their "Ghost Reveries" release. This is the band's fourth nomination since 2001 and the group's "Blackwater Park" CD. OPETH also picked up the award for 2003's "Deliverance". Other nominees this year are CANDLEMASS ("Candlemass"), HAMMERFALL ("Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken"), HARDCORE SUPERSTAR ("Hardcore Superstar") and MESHUGGAH ("Catch Thirty Three").

The "Grammis" awards ceremony will be held on February 7, 2006 at Cirkus in Stockholm. More information (in Swedish) is available at www.grammis.se.


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