Ever since I heard their 2010 album Blackjazz, I’ve wanted to see Norwegian industrial prog group SHINING perform live. Their 2012 CD/DVD live release Live Blackjazz hit the spot, but a difference between watching a show on screen and in person. The band have had the goal of touring North America for some time now, and after years of promising, they’re finally delivering, however small it may be.
Frontman Jørgen Munkeby made the following statement:
“‘It’s about fucking time we come over to the States’ has become quite a mantra for me in the last few years. So after a while of fooling around with a bunch of different support tour options, we just decided to grab the bull by its horns and book our own headliner tour! It’s going to be some crazy nights of pounding Blackjazz energy you don’t want to miss!
The dates for the trek are below, and though there is only a few dates, it’s a good first step for a band that has never toured America before in this capacity. Hopefully they can manage to hop along with a bigger act for a support trek with more dates in the future!
N. AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
9/17 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
9/18 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
9/19 Toronto, ON – Wreck Room
9/20 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
9/23 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
9/25 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
9/26 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
9/28 Los Angeles, CA – Roxy
**Support acts TBA