THERION mainman Christofer Johnsson has posted the following message on the group's official web site:
"As you can see in the tour section, we're now in the process of the scheduling of the next world tour. At the moment only the Latin American shows are booked and have a date. This part of the world is the only one were we will tour as a headline act though. We are at this moment looking what options there are for us to go together with other bands in Europe and USA/Canada. In Europe we could tour headline like the last two times, but we feel like we want to get on to something bigger. It's great to play only in front of our own fans, but it is also cool to have a bit of a challenge and play in front of crowds that only partly consist of people that know our albums. We're looking for some cool band that plays music we like and a band that we respect. At the moment we have a suggestion that I particularly like and hope is going to happen. If we can get that to happen it would be a total killer package for you guys in Europe — I'll be telling you as soon as we know (if it happens and then of course with which band it is, it's still a secret).
"In USA/Canada will still have some way to go before it would be a successful idea to play headline, so as this will be our first time over there we simply have to do the same work, as we once did in Europe many years ago and open up for other bigger bands. This is something we look forward a lot to though. THERION is a band that never had anything for free and the success we have always tastes better if we know that we have earned it by hard work and that we are a band that really deserves it.
"We also have a new drummer that's gonna do the touring with us. His name is Petter and he's a pretty unknown talent (except for those well initiated in the Stockholm music life) that used to play in a band called MASTER MASSIVE. We'll give you more news on this topic as time goes by."
Upcoming THERION shows:
Jun. 27 - Grasspop Festival – Dessel, BEL
Aug. 07 - Metal Dayz Festival - SWI
Aug. 08 - Mera Luna -GER
Aug. 13 - Mexico City, MEX
Aug. 14 - Mexico City, MEX
Aug. 15 – Chihuahua, MEX
Aug. 17 – Monterrey, MEX
Aug. 18 – Guadelajara, MEX
Aug. 21 - San Jose, COS
Aug. 22 – Bogota, COL
Aug. 24 – Santiago, CHL
Aug. 27 - La Paz, BOL
Aug. 28 - São Paulo, BRA
Sep. 25 – Maslak - Istanbul, TUR