Two years ago, we here at Heavy Blog is Heavy had the privilege of sponsoring the first ever North American tour by Leprous. The band took to the road solo, grabbing local acts as support along the way, where we grabbed photos and video. That same year, Ihsahn dismissed Leprous as his backing band so they could pursue their work more earnestly, which resulted in an interview with vocalist/keyboardist Einar Solberg and the release of their most recent album, The Congregation [review].
Leprous just wrapped up their second North American tour to date and, my, what a tour. Not only were Leprous the proud headliners of a 23-date tour which ended in Mexico City, they undoubtedly had the most progressive tour of 2016. They were joined by New England’s Earthside, the four-man project that incorporates vocalists from around the world, including Dan Tompkins from TesseracT and Lajon Witherspoon from Sevendust. Certainly check out their 2015 release, A Dream in Static [review]. Furthermore, Binary Code were part of the tour package and, if you’re a regular reader here, you know how much we enjoy their material. Lastly, Chicagoland progressive heroes Dissona opened up every date of the tour, fresh off the release of their most recent work in Paleopneumatic [review].
You can grab photos of both the Chicago date and the Vancouver date for this tour below.
October 8th, 2016 @ Reggies, Chicago, IL
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October 12th, 2016 @ Red Room, Vancouver, BC
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