Ne Obliviscaris Announce First-Ever North American Tour

Hey Metal Legions, now I know you are all super excited about the ready to get underway Guns ‘N Roses tour but I am here to let you know that there are other things happening in the world of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal and they relate to some truly fascinating musical enterprises. The other day I got the press release about this first-ever North American headlining tour by Ne Obliviscaris and I’ve embedded the press copy beneath the poster. I’ll return with some thoughts to wrap this all up. Let’s go.

Tour - Ne Obliviscaris - 2016

The Press Release:
Australian progressive metal visionaries NE OBLIVISCARIS have announced their first-ever North American headlining tour. The tour begins on July 12 in San Diego at Brick by Brick, and runs until mid-August. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. NE OBLIVISCARIS, hailed as “One of the absolute best live performances I’ve seen in living memory” (No Clean Singing) are touring in support of their acclaimed new album, ‘Citadel’. The album, which has been called “a game changer” (Sputnik Music), and “complex, mind-bending metal” (Decibel Magazine) is streaming here. NE OBLIVISCARIS previously unveiled a video for the track “Curator” here. “Curator” is the final movement taken from a larger composition titled “Painters of the Tempest (Part II): Triptych Lux”, off the band’s new album, ‘Citadel’.

The Tour Dates:
July 12: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
July 13: Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
July 14: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
July 16: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
July 17: Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
July 18: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
July 19: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
July 21: Edmonton, AB @ Starlight Room
July 22: Calgary, AB @ Dickens
July 24: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
July 25: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
July 26: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
July 27: Toronto, ON @ Moo Club
July 28: Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
July 29: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
July 31: Boston, PA @ Once Ballroom
Aug 01: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
Aug 02: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
Aug 03: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Aug 05: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
Aug 06: San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box
Aug 07: Ft. Worth, TX @ Rail Club
Aug 08: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Aug 10: Denver, CO @ Bluebird
Aug 11: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Aug 12: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Now I am not one of those 100% diehards to what NeO does because I have only just begun listening to them and that was after they opened up the show for Cradle Of Filth a few months ago. I have to say that they impressed me with their brand of sonics and it’s something that I want to see again. Black Crown Initiate is a fantastic on the rise Metal band that should effectively help blow your mind and have seen Starkill a few times and can say that they also have a solid presentation. At the end of the day there is no way to go wrong with this touring package so you are going to want to snag tickets and arrive early to see all of the bands. I’m hoping to be in town for this one since it’s around the time that I get away from our Metal metropolis but if I am around you know where you can find me. So let me know what you think of this tour in the comments section below.

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