Sweet Jesus Have Mercy

Longtime friends and collaborators Opeth and Katatonia will be teaming up for a tour that will likely make the fall season for many a metal fan when they hit the US this September. If you haven’t been keeping up, Opeth have a new album, Heritage, dropping about roughly the same time. September’s going to be awesome.

Here are the dates so far:

Sep. 19 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
Sep. 20 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre
Sep. 21 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Sep. 22 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Sep. 26 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Sep. 28 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
Sep. 29 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
Oct. 06 – Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
Oct. 08 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
Oct. 16 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Oct. 21 – Pomona, CA – The Fox Theater
Oct. 25 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater

I’ve never actually had the pleasure of seeing Opeth in person, but I did watch the fuck out of their live DVD Lamentations on my free trial of Netflix, and it goes without saying that it was an absolutely amazing and flawless performance, despite uncomfortable closeups of Mikael Akerfeldt’s face. You could see right up the man’s nose, for Christ’s sake. Katatonia on the other hand I’m not as familiar with, shamefully. I enjoyed 2009’s Night Is The New Day immensely, so I’d love to see the band perform. Hopefully their shit won’t get stolen this time.

Digressions aside, this is a tour only some sort of jerk would miss if they had the means to make it out. The closest date to the Kentucky corner of the Heavy Blog staff seems to be four hours away in Columbus, Ohio. On a Monday, no less. Guess who will probably be skipping class if he has money to spare? This guy.

If they announce more dates, we’ll try our best to let you folks know!

– JR


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.