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Anathema Kicking Off North American Tour Tonight In Philadelphia

Heralded U.K. outfit Anathema will kick off a North American tour tonight in Philadelphia, PA. The co-headlining run with Alcest and special guest Mamiffer will continue through October 5th. A full list of dates can be seen below.

"I can't wait," said Anathema vocalist/guitarist Vincent Cavanagh. "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.

To coincide with the North American tour, Anathema will release "Universal," a concert film on Blu-ray and CD/DVD capturing a special one-off gig at the ancient Roman theatre of Philippopolis, on September 17 via Kscope.

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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