Sepultura Announces “30th Anniversary” Spring Tour For 2015

The news about the 30th Anniversary Tour by the crushing Metal power of Sepultura was making the rounds late yesterday via the official channels so I apologize for getting that to you a little afterward. I had another post in queue already so it comes to you now with the label press copy and image along with some liner notes from me about it. Continue along and then let’s discuss.

Tour - Sepultura - 2015

The Press Release:
Do legacies ever fade? Not when Brazilian blood is involved.
Celebrating their 30th year of existence, Brazil’s most esteemed metal band SEPULTURA will be headlining a Metal Injection-sponsored tour that includes German thrashers DESTRUCTION as direct support and American melodic tech-deathsters ARSIS as openers. We can already sense the frenzy in mosh pits across the U.S. and Canada, too. “It’s going to be an amazing experience to celebrate a 30-year career with the strongest album we’ve ever made in our history,” states SEPULTURA guitarist & songwriter Andreas Kisser about the upcoming 33-show trek and their latest album, The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart. “We are coming back to America and Canada with full force and with a hunger to destroy everything! Can’t wait to perform the songs from the new album on stage! See you all on the road!” The mayhem begins in Phoenix, Arizona on May 10th and ends on June 14th in Grand Junction, Colorado. SEPULTURA will be performing one solo show on May 9th.

Tour Dates:
05/09/15: Rock In Rio – Las Vegas, NV*
05/10/15: Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
05/11/15: The Whisky – West Hollywood, CA
05/12/15: Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
05/13/15: Bossonova Ballroom – Portland, OR
05/14/15: Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
05/15/15: Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
05/16/15: Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
05/17/15: Pub Station – Billings, MT
05/19/15: Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
05/20/15: The Amsterdam – Minneapolis, MN
05/21/15: High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
05/22/15: Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
05/23/15: Expo Five – Louisville, KY
05/24/15: Centerstage Bar & Grill – Kokomo, IN
05/26/15: The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
05/28/15: Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
05/29/15: Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
05/30/15: Webster Hall – New York, NY
05/31/15: Jewel Nightclub – Manchester, NH
06/01/15: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
06/02/15: The NorVA – Norfolk, VA
06/03/15: Holligans Music Hall – Jacksonville, NC
06/04/15: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
06/05/15: Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
06/06/15: Publiq House – New Orleans, LA
06/07/15: BFE Rock Club – Houston, TX
06/08/15: The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
06/10/15: Empire Garage – Austin, TX
06/11/15: Cine El Rey – McAllen, TX
06/12/15: Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
06/13/15: Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
06/14/15: Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ll admit to never being the biggest follower of Sepultura over the years but that does not affect their overall influence on The Metal Legions at all and surely doesn’t mean that I don’t respect their impact for the genre. Remember one cannot follow EVERYTHING that happens out there in the music world no matter how hard you try and I know many fans who move mountains in their name. That said, how cool is it to find the band celebrating 30 years of existence and bringing a sure to be exciting show to our neck of the woods. Let’s add the fact that Destruction and Arsis will help make this package a very memorable one. A premise I am maintaining after having seen those two bands on numerous occasions. Unless something changes across the run, based on the poster it looks like fans will be enjoying lead off sets by Micawber, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, Boris The Blade and Starkill. Of those bands I can only claim to having seen Starkill who I think are rather good also so I will suggest that fans get their early to get the maximum dollar value for the ticket price. Speaking of early, based on the recent Behemoth/Cannibal Corpse show selling out in our own regional appearance I can pretty much guarantee that the same issues will be encountered and tickets going quickly from the box office into the hands of the fast acting fans. Don’t find yourself left out in the cold, err the warm I mean since it will be closer to summer by the time it stops here at Webster Hall. Diehards for this package should be smart and leave the lamenting to those who were only curious about it. So that leaves me closing up with what do you think about this particular tour. Does it entice you or are you more hopeful for something else around the same time. Let me know in the comments section as I have left that open for you to chime into.

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