Guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH was IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guest on last night's (Friday, April 16) edition of Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio program, dubbed "The Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show". you can now listen to the program for the next seven days at BBC.co.uk.
OPETH commemorated its twentieth anniversary by playing six exclusive shows that took place across the globe in Stockholm, Sweden; Essen, Germany; Paris, France; London, U.K.; New York City and Los Angeles. At each show, OPETH performed two sets. The first set featured the band playing its breakthrough epic "Blackwater Park" in its entirety. The second set consisted of mixed material from the band's extensive catalog. The band played for over two hours at carefully selected venues in order to achieve an element of intimacy and exclusivity, and an overall "You had to be there" vibe!
OPETH's setlist for the April 7, 2010 concert at Terminal 5 in New York City was as follows:
01. The Leper Affinity
04. The Drapery Falls
05. Dirge For November
06. The Funeral Portrait
07. Patterns In The Ivy
08. Blackwater Park
09. Forest Of October (Orchid, 1995)
10. Advent (Morningrise, 1996)
11. April Ethereal (My Arms, Your Hearse, 1998)
12. The Moor (Still Life, 1999)
13. Wreath (Deliverance, 2002)
14. Hope Leaves (Damnation, 2002)
15. Harlequin Forest (Ghost Reveries, 2005)
16. The Lotus Eater (Watershed, 2008)
A review of the concert, including photos, can be found at Brooklynvegan.com.
A review of OPETH's April 9, 2010 concert at The Wiltern in Los Angeles is avaiable at LA Music Blog.