Back in October we shared the news about the return of Opeth to our shores and a North American Tour. The full scoop on that and some album discussion can be found by clicking HERE. Sadly, with road travel there sometimes comes an issue. Read on down below the original poster.
“I regret to inform you that we have to cancel the following shows on the North American run: Worcester, Toronto and Montreal. The reason being ”acute laryngitis” according to the doc. It all started with voice problems in Royal Oak, Michigan. I had a doctor take a look at me before that show, and even if he gave me the all-clear in terms of being free from flu symptoms and the likes, he couldn’t dismiss potential problems with the vocal cords. Which indeed I had during Saturdays show. So we have a day off to rest during Sunday and arrived in sunny Worcester Monday morning to another doctor’s appointment. This time the doctor advised a 3-4 day rest due to “acute laryngitis”. We set the stage up and started getting ready for soundcheck anyways. As I was warming up my voice it was abundantly clear that I was not going to be able to perform at the level where I want to be vocally. I sounded like a goddamn troll. And not in a good way. Continue reading This Just In: Opeth Cancels Some North American Dates Due To Illness→
Though we’ve been showcasing a busy few days on the Pop Culture side of the fence with the New York Comic Con taking over our city come tomorrow until Sunday, the Metal and Hard Rock scene is as vibrant as ever with new tour and music announcements such as this recently revealed information from the incredible Opeth. They’ll be coming over to our side of the fence in early 2020 so let’s read on down into the scoop.
The Press Release:
OPETH will make their awaited return to North America in 2020 for a winter tour with labelmates Graveyard. This will be the band’s first tour of the U.S.A. and Canada in support of their newly released, critically praised album, “In Cauda Venenum,” that is available now via Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast. The dates include two nights at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York and performances at the renowned Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and at the famed Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Continue reading Opeth Announce North American Tour For 2020→
While Friday is generally ever working persons day of the week, today is a sad one as the very popular Doom/Hard Rock band Graveyard have announced that the journey together is over. The bands statement from the Official Facebook is below their logo. Check it out.
“Dark clouds above the graveyard today.
Due to the all so classic reason “differences within the band” the Graveyard is as of today officially closed. This is the unfortunate final decision we’ve had to make after going through a period of struggling n juggling with personal issues. Things have gone out of hand and now our energy is very low. As a direct result of this we’re sorry to say that all scheduled touring is cancelled.
Graveyard have always been more about the music than the talking and that approach is the way we intend to deal with this situation also. What we can say is that we don’t know if and when the Graveyard will re-open and return in full force.
Stay tuned, stay awesome & No endless night in sight.
Joakim, Axel, Truls, Jonatan”
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Sadly, while I enjoyed all the stuff that I heard from the band they were not an act that I got to see all that often. Historically speaking I think I only ever caught them twice in concert and that is far too little based on how good those times were. I know a lot of my Metal Inner Circle would go to see them wherever they were playing down here but with me it was more of a conflicting schedule sort of thing. At least we have the albums to remember them by and who knows, perhaps this breakup will make the guys realize that they should instead rethink the decision based on fan outrage. What do you readers think of the disbanding of Graveyard? Let me know in the comments section below.
The Graveyard show with Spiders has been cancelled based on the snowstorm hitting the NYC area. At the time of this update there has been no announced rescheduled date. Keep watching this calendar for more details and refunds are available at point of purchase.
I don’t think that the larger fans who are hitting concerts these days will disagree with me about the astounding number of tours that either don’t make sense in terms of the roster or really are not giving us the best bang for the buck. Fortunately for us, this notion has been given pause as the mighty Mastodon has announced a co-headlining Spring run with Clutch and this amazing team-up will be supported by Graveyard. They’re calling this run “The Missing Link” Tour and you can check out the poster and some details below.