It’s a pretty cold Tuesday out there in the East Coast territories which makes it almost perfect that a brand new tour by those Swedish masters of musical mayhem in Meshuggah would announce a headlining tour.
The Press Release:
Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH have announced they will perform a handful of special U.S. headlining dates this Spring to add to the four U.S. festivals previously announced. Leading up to the trek, the band will make appearances in South America & Mexico before kicking off their U.S. dates on May 5th in Jacksonville, Florida. The tour, presented by The Noise, will also bring THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER as special guests for the headlining shows!
MESHUGGAH will be touring in support of their highly acclaimed, eighth studio album, The Violent Sleep of Reason. The album debuted at #17 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 chart as well as landed at #9 on the Canadian Top Current Albums chart. The Violent Sleep of Reason secured the band their first GRAMMY nomination for “Best Metal Performance”. Watch the music video for “Clockworks” on the Nuclear Blast YouTube Channel!
Tickets for the headlining shows will be available for purchase on Friday, January 25th at 10am local time.
US Tour Dates:
5/05/2019 Welcome To Rockville – Jacksonville, FL *
5/06/2019 Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
5/07/2019 The Fillmore – New Orleans, LA
5/08/2019 Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
5/10/2019 Epicenter Festival – Charlotte, NC*
5/12/2019 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
5/14/2019. House of Blues – Boston, MA
5/16/2019 Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, New York
5/17/2019 Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival – Columbus, OH*
5/18/2019 Chicago Open Air Festival – Bridgeview, IL*
* MESHUGGAH only
4/26/2019 Coliseo Theater – Santiago, Chile
4/27/2019 Coliseo Theater – Santiago, Chile
4/30/2019 El Teatro Flores – Buenos Aires, Argentina
5/03/2019 Autodromo Hermanos Rodriqguez – Mexico City, Mexico
8/01-3/2019 Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany
8/04/2019 Sylak Open Air – Saint-maurice-de-gourdans France
8/7-10/2019 Brutal Assault Festival – Jaroměř, Czech Republic
8/9-10/2019 Alcatraz Festival – Kortrijk, Belgium
8/04/2019 Into The Grave – Leeuwarden Netherlands
8/14/2019 Summer Breeze Open Air – Dinkelsbühl, Germany
8/17/2019 ArcTanGent Festival – Somerset, United Kingdom
MESHUGGAH is releasing an exclusive collection of vinyl reissues celebrating the bands legacy. The collection offers a limited, one-time only pressing that includes re-imagined cover artwork, redesigned gatefold jackets, and audio mastered for vinyl.
The reissues for Nothing, I, Catch ThirtyThree, obZen, and Koloss are now available to pre-order at nuclearblast.com/meshuggah-reissues.
Watch the trailer highlighting the reissues being released on March 22nd here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2M9ihvVJvo
The re-designed album artwork was completed by Keerych Luminokaya who created the artwork for the band’s 2012 release of KOLOSS. For the remastering of the albums, the band returned to Thomas Eberger of Stockholm Mastering who worked with the band on The Violent Sleep of Reason which secured the band their first GRAMMY nomination for “Best Metal Performance.”
Details for the vinyl being released on March 22nd are as follows:
• Brown Orange Swirl – Limited to 500
• Trans. Orange – Limited to 700
• Beer – Limited to 300
• Blue With Yellow Splatter – Limited to 500
• Aqua Blue – Limited to 700
• Yellow – Limited to 300
• Beer With Black Splatter – Limited to 500
• Gold – Limited to 700
• Swamp Green – Limited to 300
• Oxblood / Pink Swirl – Limited to 500
• Brown – Limited to 700
• Blood – Limited to 300
• Brown / Grey Swirl – Limited to 500
• Blood – Limited to 700
• Bone – Limited to 300
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: The mountain of things to do at the moment find me keeping the opinions light and focused on “THIS IS AWESOME!” – I’ve been fortunate enough to see Meshuggah a number of times over the years and rarely miss their visits if its at all possible. They are truly a force of nature on the stage and should be a band that you attempt to see if you haven’t done so yet. As far as the BDM is concerned, I’ve never been to a bad show by them yet as they always manage to bring their “A” game to the table. So let me close up by asking what you readers think about the tour. Chime in down below in the comments since it makes it all the more interesting for those who chance upon us here on the web.