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Anathema Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates With Alcest And Mamiffer

Vincent Cavanagh, frontman for heralded atmospheric rock band Anathema, has commented on the group's impending North American tour with co-headliner Alcest and special guest Mamiffer.

"I can't wait," said the talented vocalist/guitarist. "Such a cool line up - three bands that move in different spheres while sharing the intent to create music that is honest, forward-thinking and uninhibited.

"I first met St├ęphane from Alcest last year, discussing '90's shoegaze bands in a forest in Lithuania! He is someone for whom I have great respect. Their music is melodic and soulful, full of dream-like imagery.

"Mamiffer are true artists. The dynamic mix of stark piano, crushing melancholic textures and choral reverie is something to behold. Exactly the kind of thing I'm into, so I'm really looking forward to it."

Anathema has only performed twice as a full band in North America, at the infamous Milwaukee Metal Fest in 2000 and 2001, as well as supporting a few dates of Blackfield's 2011 tour as an acoustic duo. The fall 2013 co-headlining tour will see the band play many cities in both the U.S. and Canada for the first time, beginning September 12th in Philadelphia, Pa.

The upcoming September/October tour will coincide with the release of "Universal," a concert film on Blu-ray and CD/DVD capturing a special one-off gig at the ancient Roman theatre of Philippopolis, out September 17th on Kscope.

Directed by acclaimed photographer/filmmaker Lasse Hoile (Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Dream Theater), the film and album package the magic of this unique evening where the band was joined by the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra to kick off a lengthy world tour in support of its most successful album "Weather Systems" (reviewed here).

9/12 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
9/13 - West Springfield, VA @ Empire
9/14 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
9/15 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs
9/16 - Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
9/18 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
9/19 - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
9/20 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's DownUnder
9/21 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
9/22 - Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
9/24 - Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
9/25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
9/26 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
9/27 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
9/28 - Vancouver, BC @ Richshaw Theater
9/29 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
10/01 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
10/03 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
10/04 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
10/05 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

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