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Mikael Akerfeldt Issues "Watershed" World Tour Recap

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Front man Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth has issued the following recap of their "Watershed" world tour:

"Sexual goat licker! Isn't that one of the ‘best’ stage names ever? I think the band is called Pagan rites and they're (obviously) from Sweden. Why do I tell you this? No reason....we just happened to talk about this band in the cab back from the airport.

"That's it folks!! The Watershed world tour is now officially OVER! We finished off with 2 shows in Greece. One in Thessaloniki and one in Athens. Both were great and a worthy finale for a tour that's lasted over 19 months and I'd guess far beyond 200 shows. All over the world. We've played in territories we've never been before. Like Russia & the Middle east. Made a lot of friends, met a lot of psychos, seen some crazy stuff, done some crazy stuff too!

"Endless hours in airports, to the point that we've made friends with bartenders all over the world. ‘Hey, you guys again??’. Endless hours in shuttles, hotels, backstage rooms, backstage (funky) toilets, bars, coffee shops (not me), taxi cabs, buses, bunks, in the gutter!

"I feel....weird! I think I feel good, but I feel shit too! My daughters were waking me up this morning crawling over me, kissing me and hugging me. ‘Daddy's home!’. Melinda asked if I'd stay ‘all the time until Christmas?’. She thinks having me home for 20 days or so is like an eternity. Sad really. Well, I'm setting things straight with a ridicilous amount of presents. I don't know what I'm going to do now. Maybe rest for a week or so and just hang out.

"PRS guitars are going to bring me and Fred over for the Namm fair where I'll introduce my very own signature guitar. Amazing! I have kept my mouth shut on this cause I wasn't sure how things were progressing, but now it seems like the prototype is finished and it's ‘killer’ I hear! Haven't tried it out yet but it's gonna be fucking nice!

"Opeth have the 20th anniversary shows coming up + I think we might do 2 festivals. Bloodbath are doing 5 festivals next Summer. Not really busy at all to be honest in terms of shows. I'll be writing music though...lots of it!

"Anyways, I'm gonna....drink some coffee, so fuck off! Nah, love ya! Thanks for your support guys! We can't thank you enough..."

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