Legendary U.S. doom metal pioneers SAINT VITUS have been confirmed as the headliner for Friday's April 24 date at the 2009 Roadburn Festival. The 14th annual Roadburn Festival will take place April 23-26, 2009 and will be held at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.Commented guitarist David Chandler: "We are extremely happy that were invited to Roadburn and we are excited to play. Those of you that saw us on the original reunion tour in 2003 are going to be extremely surprised at our setlist. We are pulling stuff out of the hat that we haven't played in a long long time. So I suggest that you all get up front and prepare for your DOOM!" Formed in the late 1970s, SAINT VITUS was one of the very first doom metal bands and has released many classic albums over the ensuing decades. Although SAINT VITUS has been on hold for several years now, it be reforming with the classic "Born Too Late" lineup (Dave Chandler, Scott "Wino" Weinrich, Mark Adams, Armando Acosta) for its appearance at Roadburn. Commented Wino: "We will be playing a lot of everybody’s favorite stuff. Also, my project band WINO will be playing as well, playing tracks from my solo record, 'Punctuated Equilibrium', and some surprises too!" Wino's solo band is set for Roadburn 2009's additional Afterburner event, scheduled for Sunday, April 26, alongside SOLACE, DYSE and Bill Steer's FIREBIRD, among others. In other news, it has been announced that UK doom legends CATHEDRAL will play the Friday Roadburn date. Also scheduled to appear on the Friday are both Scott Kelly and Steve Von Till from NEUROSIS, MONO (Japan), BOHREN UND DER CLUB OF GORE, NEGURA BUNGET, DRAGONTEARS, THE WINCHESTER CLUB, OMEGA MASSIF, COLOUR HAZE, and THE OUTSKIRTS OF INFINITY, among others. AMON DÜÜL II, one of the most influential bands in the canon of Kosmische Musik pioneers, has been confirmed for the Thurday Roadburn Festival date alongside MOTORPSYCHO. Pre-sales will start on Saturday, December 13. Tickets for the main festival (including NEUROSIS' "Beyond The Pale" event at Roadburn 2009) will be priced from 99 euros with no campsite accommodation. For more information, check www.roadburn.com. SAINT VITUS live in 2003:
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