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Katatonia Kicking Off Tour Tonight, Releasing Record Store Day 7"

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Katatonia will kick off its North American tour with Opeth, the "North American Heritage Tour," tonight in Buffalo, N.Y.

The extensive run will conquer over 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada this spring, including two special stops, the first in Worcester, Mass. on April 20 where the band returns to play the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, then in Clifton Park, N.Y. on April 28 where acclaimed Porcupine Tree front-man Steven Wilson will join for the night.

A full list of confirmed dates, including five Katatonia headlining performances, can be seen below. Said guitarist Anders Nyström:

"Dear Katatoniaks of North America! You have been blessed to get another round of this truly classic bill together, because today Opeth and Katatonia, two bands who share a longtime friendship and many musical collaborations, are back on the road to cloak you with some true Swedish atmosphere across North America for the next six weeks. We've have also added five headlining sideshows that will see Katatonia play a full set.

"Check out our Facebook for daily updates on stage times (as a general rule we're always on early after doors) and there you'll also find the ticket links. More and more shows are already added to the sold out list, so we look forward to many fine evenings to come. Let the sunset choir sing again and see ya soon!"

Katatonia is touring in support of ninth studio album, "Dead End Kings" (reviewed here), which released August 28th, 2012 on Peaceville Records.

Additionally, to coincide with this year's Record Store Day set for Saturday, April 20th, Katatonia will release a special limited 7" featuring the track "Buildings," lifted from last year's album. The title is presented on transparent 7" vinyl and features a re-mix of "Hypnone (Frank Default Hypnocadence Mix)," a track previously unavailable in the U.S.

4/18 - Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
4/19 - Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
4/20 - Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest
4/21 - Quebec City, QC @ Capitole
4/23 - Halifax, NS @ Halifax Forum
4/24 - Moncton, NB @ Casino New Brunswick
4/25 - Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus **Katatonia headline
4/26 - Guelph, ON @ Guelph Concert Theatre
4/27 - Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
4/28 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall *w/ Steven Wilson
4/29 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/30 - Norfolk, VA @ NorVa Theatre
5/02 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
5/03 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
5/04 - Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
5/05 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
5/06 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
5/07 - Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox **Katatonia headline
5/08 - Lexington, KY @ Buster's Billiards & Backroom
5/09 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
5/10 - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
5/11 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
5/12 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
5/14 - Fargo, ND @ The Venue
5/15 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
5/16 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's
5/17 - Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
5/18 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
5/19 - Merriam, KS @ Aftershock **Katatonia headline
5/20 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
5/21 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
5/22 - Farmington, NM @ Top Deck **Katatonia headline
5/23 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
5/24 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
5/25 - Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon Club
5/26 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
5/27 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy **Katatonia headline

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