Watain Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates With Behemoth
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As previously announced, Swedish black metal miscreants Watain will take part in the inaugural Decibel Magazine Tour alongside Behemoth, The Devil’s Blood, and In Solitude. The live ceremonies will begin on April 11th in Ohio and bloody 26 stages including a stop in Oklahoma City where the trek will merge with the U.S. Torture Tour featuring Cannibal Corpse, Exhumed, Abysmal Dawn, and Arkaik for an evening of audio devastation.
Pleased to take part in the event, frontman Erik Danielsson comments: “We were originally meant to spend this year in the shadows, focusing inwards and on the new material we have compiled during the years since Lawless Darkness was released. This tour however was a bit too good to say no to. It is so seldom these days that someone actually managed to put together a descent tour package, which Decibel sure has managed to do this time. A ‘clash of the titans’ indeed! And considering the other bands on the tour, I can just imagine our management and the promotors biting their fingernails in anxiety and horror, waiting for the first arson or murder report from the road.
"Touring the States is always inspirational; there is always lots of emotion, anger, debauchery, decadence and a general feeling of lawlessness in the air, so I am sure this tour will nourish the writing process to a certain extent as well. A rich and fertile foundation of harsh physical and emotional experience has always played a big role in Watain writing new material, and this tour will for sure contribute to that. We will aim to make it interesting and memorable enough to do so.”
Tour dates are as follows:
4/11/2012 The Brewmaster’s Gate – Columbus, OH
4/12/2012 Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
4/13/2012 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
4/14/2012 Station Four – St. Paul, MN
4/16/2012 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
4/17/2012 Summit Theatre – Denver, CO
4/18/2012 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
4/20/2012 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
4/21/2012 Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC
4/22/2012 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
4/23/2012 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
4/25/2012 House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
4/26/2012 Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
4/27/2012 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
4/28/2012 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK w/ Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, WATAIN, Exhumed, The Devil’s Blood, In Solitude, Abysmal Dawn, Arkaik
4/29/2012 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
5/01/2012 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
5/02/2012 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/04/2012 Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC
5/05/2012 Ram’s Head – Baltimore, MD
5/06/2012 Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
5/08/2012 Opera House – Toronto, ON
5/09/2012 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
5/10/2012 Imperial – Quebec City, QC
5/11/2012 Palladium – Worcester, MA
5/12/2012 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
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