OPETH's April 1, 2006 performance at at the Theatre Club in Tel Aviv, Israel completely sold out within nine days of tickets going on sale, according to the concert organizers.As previously reported, OPETH have been confirmed as the headliners of the Close-Up Festival, set to take place April 15-16 at Münchenbryggeriet in Stockholm, Sweden. The event, which is being arranged by Close-Up magazine to celebrate 15 years as Sweden's leading magazine for metal, hardcore and punk, will feature additional appearances by BOLT THROWER, AMON AMARTH, EVERGREY, BLINDSIDE, CULT OF LUNA, KHOMA, BURST, TAINT, SKITSYSTEM, PATH OF NO RETURN, RENTOKILLER and IMPERIAL LEATHER. More bands will be announced shortly. 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 (Feb. 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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