No seriously, they are, I promise. They wrote that they were coming so we have to believe it right? Right? Sorry I am just being a little wry based on all the fans that were disappointed by the last attempt by the guys to bring their crushing sound to the states. That was the tour with Rotting Christ and Marduk was really lax in getting people information about their arrival. It sucked all around but at least people saw Rotting Christ and the rest. Not long ago the band announced their imminent return on their Facebook and here it is.
The Facebook Post:
We can hereby confirm the first set of US dates: An additional North American tour will be announced later on. Marduk + Incantation + Svart Crown
The label sent out the news a little later so I am editing the post to reflect that.
The Press Copy:
Legendary Swedish Black Metal band MARDUK just unveiled dates for the rescheduled North American leg of their “Frontschwein 2017” tour, which includes special guests INCANTATION and SVART CROWN (France). This highly anticipated run marks the first time that MARDUK has touched North American
soil since the “Voices From The Dark” tour in 2013. MARDUK was forced to cancel the North American “Frontschwein 2016” tour due to visa issues this past fall. Issues now resolved, the band is back and ready to treat fans to an unforgettable show filled with sinister classics of the MARDUK discography to the the war waging cuts from their latest release, Frontschwein.
02/07/17 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
02/08/17 Atlanta, GA Heaven @ Masquerade
02/09/17 Dayton, OH Oddbody’s
02/10/17 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
02/11/17 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
02/12/17 Fort Worth, TX Rail Club
02/13/17 Austin, TX Grizzly Hall
02/14/17 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
02/15/17 Phoenix, AZ Joe’s Grotto
02/16/17 Las Vegas, NV tbc
02/17/17 Los Angeles, CA Regent Theater
02/18/17 Oakland, CA Metro Opera House
02/19/17 Portland, OR Bossanova Ballroom
02/20/17 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Well as you can see there is NOT a NYC date listed and if you can trust the bands comments one of the fans lined out some disappointment about that being the case. If the band is actually the ones answering fan comments, then that person cited how NYC will be on the second tour that they are planning for this part of the world. They even posted a photo of a handful of visas so we should be good to go right? Right? Let me know what you think of this new announcement in the comments below.