Florida-based death metal veterans MORBID ANGEL will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their best-selling album, "Covenant", by embarking on the "Covenant: 1993-2013" tour.
In 1992, MORBID ANGEL was the first death metal band to be signed to a major record company (Giant Records/Warner Brothers) and "Covenant" was the group's first release for that label in the USA. The LP was issued on June 22, 1993 and went on to garner great critical and commercial success.
On the "Covenant: 1993-2013" tour, MORBID ANGEL will play the "Covenant" album in its entirety and, after a short intermission, some additional surprise classic cuts. Further, there will be special commemorative items produced exclusively for this tour.
All tickets will go on sale July 19.
The dates are:
Nov. 07 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Nov. 08 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
Nov. 09 - Baltimore, MD - - Baltimore Soundstage
Nov. 10 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East Nightclub
Nov. 12 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Nov. 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
Nov. 15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
Nov. 16 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Downunder
Nov. 17 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Nov. 18 - Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
Nov. 19 - Sauget, IL - Pops
Nov. 20 - Lawrence, KS - Granada
Nov. 22 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
Nov. 25 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Nov. 26 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Nov. 27 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Nov. 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre
Nov. 30 - Phoenix, AZ - Joe's Grotto
Dec. 01 - Albuquerque, NM - Dec 1 - Sunshine Theater
Dec. 02 - El Paso, TX - Dec 2 - Tricky Falls
Dec. 03 - Austin, TX - Dec 3 - Red 7
Dec. 04 - Houston, TX - Dec 4 - Warehouse Live
Dec. 06 - Orlando, FL - Beacham Theater
Dec. 07 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Asked if it ever irritates him that some MORBID ANGEL fans always expect the band to record a sequel to the group's most successful albums, like "Altars Of Madness", "Blessed Are The Sick" or "Covenant", MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist David Vincent told MetalCrypt.com this past January: "We have stuff like that. Listen, we are a very wide band; we are not narrow. There are a lot of narrow bands out there these days, and you know how their records are going to sound before they are even released. You will know exactly what they are going to be and the fans like that. These types of bands don't take any chances; they don't really experiment at all. They just play the same record, you know, there's only a few notes different but it's still the same thing over and over again. And then there are bands that specialize in that, and that's what the listeners are looking for. They should support those kinds of bands. We are just not that kind of band and never have been."
MORBID ANGEL's latest album, "Illud Divinum Insanus", sold around 3,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 141. The effort marked MORBID ANGEL's first CD to feature Vincent since 1995's "Domination".