Amorphis Announce North American Tour w/Dark Tranquillity, Moonspell & Omnium Gatherum

Having missed Amorphis when they last visited our neck of the woods, I was happy to see this tour announcement that hit my mailbox in the wee hours of the morning. Let’s take a look at it.

The Press Release:
AMORPHIS announce N. American tour w/ DARK TRANQUILLITY, MOONSPELL and OMNIUM GATHERUM
Melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will return to North America with a co-headlining trek with DARK TRANQUILLITY this September/October. Joining them are Portugal’s premiere gothic-metallic-force MOONSPELL, and Finnish melo-death contingent OMNIUM GATHERUM.

AMORPHIS will be touring in support of their soon to be announced new album, produced and mixed once again by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KATATONIA). More details to be announced shortly, so stay tuned!

Guitarist Esa Holopainen commented: “We are extremely excited to start the world tour with new album from North America. There’s been lot of requests to hit the states again after our last tour spring 2017. This time we come over with a killer package. Touring with DARK TRANQUILLITY, MOONSPELL and OMNIUM GATHERUM is almost like having a road trip with best mates around. Every band has a strong fanbase so there will be something for everyone.”

Holopainen continued and offered this update from the studio as well: “We just finished new album recordings with our producer Jens Bogren and result is very bombastic! Album release is tentatively this May and it’s a great privilege to introduce new songs first time for North American audience. AMORPHIS has long history behind so once again we try to offer something for everyone. Impossible but doable. Shine on, see you soon and support live music. That keeps our engines running!”

The Tour Dates:
Sep-07-18: New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
Sep-08-18: Montreal, QUE – Cafe Campus
Sep-09-18: Quebec City, QUE – Imperial de Quebec
Sep-10-18: Toronto, ONT – Opera House
Sep-11-18: Ft Wayne, IN – Pierre’s
Sep-12-18: Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
Sep-13-18: Joliet, Il – The Forge
Sep-14-18: Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
Sep-15-18: Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
Sep-17-18: Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
Sep 18-18: Calgary, AB – Dickens
Sep-19-18: Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
Sep-20-18: Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Sep-22-18: Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
Sep-23-18: Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
Sep-24-18: West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey a Go Go
Sep-25-18: San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
Sep-26-18: Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
Sep-27-18: Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Sep-28-18: Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid joe’s
Sep-29-18: Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
Oct-01-18: Dallas, TX – Trees
Oct-02-18: San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
Oct-03-18: Houston, TX – Scout Bar
Oct-05-18: Tampa, FL – Orpheum
Oct-06-18: West Palm Beach, FL – Kelsey Theater
Oct-07-18: Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Oct-09-18: Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub and Billiards
Oct-10-18: Durham, NC – Motorco
Oct-11-18: Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Oct-12-18: Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
Oct-14-18: Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall

AMORPHIS’ most recent release, their 2015 studio album Under The Red Cloud, would go on to obtain gold status in Finland and reached great chart results all around the world, including their first ever entry in United Kingdom and Australia, as well as their highest ever entries in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and France. Following this success, they released their Under The Red Cloud Tour Edition in February 2017, including the entire album with two bonus songs as well as the live tracks of their An Evening With Friends-Shows @ Juhlaviikot – Huvila.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: It’s without question that this is a MUST SEE tour. Each and every band will be bringing exciting musicianship and songs to the table and having been a person who has seen each of them as a showcase of their own, can safely say that EVERYONE in attendance is in for a treat. I don’t really have much more to add to this one and would love for you to toss your thoughts together in the comments section with what you think about this and whether or not you plan on attending. Bring it on.

Official Websites:
Amorphis: http://www.amorphis.net
Dark Tranquillity: http://www.darktranquillity.com/
Moonspell: https://www.facebook.com/moonspellband/
Omnium Gatherum: http://www.omniumgatherum.org/

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