Swedish progressive metallers OPETH have announced their return to North America for a coast-to-coast co-headline run with IN FLAMES. The nationwide trek, which will also feature support from RED FANG, is set to get underway on December 3 at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago, Illinois and traverse North America through the end of the month. Limited presale tickets and VIP packages will be available beginning today, August 13 exclusively through WMG with general public on sale starting Friday, August 15.
"We are delighted to return to North America to tour our latest album, 'Pale Communion'," commented OPETH's Mikael Åkerfeldt. "This will be the first of two North American tours and the fact that we are teaming up with our old friends IN FLAMES for this co-headline tour means that we can get to play some large venues and present our new stage show. I am also looking forward to drinking expensive whiskey with Anders on his account!"
IN FLAMES frontman Anders Fridén added: "I met Mikael for the first time in 1998 during the recording of OPETH's album 'My Arms, Your Hearse'. I was working in the studio and we've been friends ever since. Now 16 years more beautiful, we release albums in the same cycle and it's with great honor and pleasure that IN FLAMES share stage with our friends and fellow countrymen in OPETH."
The dates are as follows:
Dec. 03 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
Dec. 04 - Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
Dec. 05 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
Dec. 06 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Dec. 08 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
Dec. 09 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
Dec. 10 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
Dec. 12 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live Ballroom
Dec. 13 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live
Dec. 15 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
Dec. 17 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
Dec. 18 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
Dec. 19 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Dec. 20 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
Dec. 21 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
OPETH's highly anticipated eleventh studio album, "Pale Communion", will be released on August 26 via Roadrunner Records. The cover artwork was once again created by Travis Smith — with art direction by Åkerfeldt.
"Pale Communion", which was produced by Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator and PORCUPINE TREE frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson, was heralded by the lead single "Cusp Of Eternity". Pre-orders for "Pale Communion" made via the iTunes Store will receive an instant download of "Cusp Of Eternity" as well as a second album track, with multiple configurations also available via both the Roadrunner Records webstore and O Merch.
IN FLAMES' eleventh album, "Siren Charms" is due in the U.S. on September 9 via Sony/RED. The CD was recorded at Hansa Tonstudios (DAVID BOWIE, DEPECHE MODE, U2) in Berlin, Germany. The cover artwork was created by Blake Armstrong of Space Boy Comics.