The Gothenburg metal scene is rising from its slumber. We’ve discussed this in the past, with releases, tours and all around melodic death news surfacing almost every week. It seems as if the trend is running strong and who better to join this revival than Dark Tranquillity, one of the longest running acts in the sub-genre? Today, the band announced a North American tour, with dates spanning the US and Canada.
Dates after the jump.
Jan 4: New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
Jan 5: West Springfield, VA – Empire
Jan 6: Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
Jan 7: Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Jan 8: Quebec City, QC – Dagobert
Jan 9: Montreal, QC – FouFounes
Jan 10: Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
Jan 11: Toronto, ON – Opera House
Jan 12: Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
Jan 13: Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
Jan 14: Kokomo, IN – Centerstage
Jan 15: Joliet, IL – Mojoes
Jan 16: Minnesota, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
Jan 17: Winnipeg, MB – The West End Cultural Center
Jan 18: Saskatoon, SK – Louis Pub
Jan 19: Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
Jan 20: Calgary, AB – Republik
Jan 22: Vancouver, BC – The Venue
Jan 23: Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Jan 24: Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Jan 25: San Fransisco, CA – Slims
Jan 26: Anaheim, CA – The Grove
Jan 27: Tempe, AZ – Club Red
Jan 29: Dallas, TX – Neon Trees
You can head over to their Facebook page for the full announcement. In case you didn’t know, their 2013 release, Construct, was a powerful retrospective, replete with experimentation alongside familiar sounds. It is sure to be played extensively, along with older material. But wait, there’s more!
In order to flesh out their already impressive sound, Dark Tranquillity have enlisted a rising name in the skies of melodic death: none other than Insomnium. In case you have been hiding in a moss-infested cavern, their latest album, Shadows of the Dying Sun, is a masterpiece of melodic death metal and set to be one of the best releases of the year. This combination comes as no surprise, as Insomnium draw heavily on older acts, Dark Tranquillity included, to create their unique sound. All in all, this tour is shaping up to be a marvelous iteration of melodic death metal, combining familiar material with new variations. Go catch it if you can!