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Katatonia Comments On Upcoming "Heritage" Tour With Opeth

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Swedish act Katatonia has announced its return to North American shores this fall with fellow countrymen Opeth on a six week run, dubbed the “Heritage Tour,” which will conquer over 30 cities across the U.S. and Canada beginning in September.

Guitarist Anders Nyström issued the following statement in anticipation of this monumental combination of Swedish metal heavyweights:

"Both you and we know that North America damn well deserves to see more of Katatonia, right? So how could we possibly resist heading back to the states this fall when Opeth are giving us the opportunity to be their special guests? It was just a matter of time before it had to happen again. Yes we toured together in the same formation ten years ago in Europe, and not only was that tour very well received by both bands’ fans, but we also shared a great ride together as long time friends.

"Some people have even been calling this bill their ‘dream line-up’, so it's only fair that the loyal fans in North America now get their piece of the cake too! So come out and see us on this great tour and remember we're playing headlining sideshows as well! Looking forward! Cheers!"

Katatonia last toured North America in the fall of 2010, a headlining run on the “Night Over North America” tour, in support of the 2009 release "Night Is The New Day."

The "Heritage" tour dates are as follows:

Sept. 19 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Sept. 20 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
Sept. 21 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
Sept. 22 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
Sept. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
Sept. 26 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Sept. 27 - Louisville, KY - Expo Five
Sept. 28 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
Sept. 29 - Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend
Sept. 30 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
Oct. 01 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
Oct. 03 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Oct. 04 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
Oct. 05 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
Oct. 06 - Kansas City, MO - The Beaumont Club
Oct. 07 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Oct. 08 - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings
Oct. 10 - Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Events Centre
Oct. 11 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall Ballroom
Oct. 13 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
Oct. 14 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House
Oct. 15 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
Oct. 16 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
Oct. 18 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
Oct. 19 - Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theatre
Oct. 20 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Oct. 21 - Pomona, CA - The Fox Theater
Oct. 22 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Oct. 24 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Oct. 25 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Oct. 27 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Oct. 28 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
Oct. 29 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
Oct. 30 - Guelph, ON - Guelph Concert Theatre
Oct. 31 - Millvale, PA - Mr Smalls Theatre
Nov. 01 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live!

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1. jjaydon writes:

Going to Webster hall. Anyone know if Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) will be there? He did work with Mikael on the new album.

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2. n0thinghead writes:

this is pretty much a one in a lifetime opportunity, so one cannot miss out on this. i actually might do the nearly 4 hr drive up for this. at least it's on a Sat.

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3. RememberMetal? writes:

Indeed.

A band I've loved for 10+ years opening for a band I've worshiped for 12. Count me in. I'm catching the Sep 27 gig.

@jjaydon
I sincerely doubt SW will be there unfortunately. The man has more projects than a rough neighborhood. However I can't wait to hear his impact on "Heritage". His signature isn't as likely to be all over it as it was on "Blackwater Park" or the D albums, but he'll have done wonders, no doubt.

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