TRAIL OF TEARS will embark on a North American headlining tour in January/February 2008. Support on the trek will come from CELLADOR, ECHOES OF ETERNITY and UNEXPECT. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Jan. 15 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
Jan. 16 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Jan. 17 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
Jan. 18 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Jan. 19 - Bedford, NH @ Mark's Place
Jan. 20 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
Jan. 22 - Quebec City, QUE @ Velvet
Jan. 23 - Montreal, QUE @ FouFounes
Jan. 24 - Toronto, ONT @ The Funhaus
Jan. 25 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Down Under
Jan. 26 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
Jan. 27 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
Jan. 30 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Jan. 31 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Grill
Feb. 01 - San Francisco, CA @ [to be announced]
Feb. 02 - Corona, CA @ Showcase Theater
Feb. 03 - Mexicali, MEX @ El Jardin del SIlencio Extreme
Feb. 04 - West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey a Go Go
Feb. 06 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Feb. 07 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
Feb. 08 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Feb. 09 - Dallas, TX @ [to be announced]
Feb. 10 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
An exclusive Internet pre-sale will start July 18 through EnterTheVault.com and will run until August 10, when the tour goes on sale through normal ticketing outlets.
TRAIL OF TEARS was recently rejoined by vocalist Cathrine Paulsen, who sang on the group's 2002 album, "A New Dimension of Might".
TRAIL OF TEARS's fifth album, "Existentia", was issued in January via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded at Soundsuite Studio in Marseille, France with producer Terje Refsnes and includes contributions from French female singer Emmanuelle Zoldan and Norwegian keyboard master Bernt Moen.
TRAIL OF TEARS members Jonathan Perez (drums), Kjell Hagen (bass), Runar Hansen (guitar) and Kjetil Nordhus (vocals) announced on November 28, 2006 that they were leaving the group. Vocalist Ronny Thorsen has since vowed to carry on with new members.