KATATONIA ANNOUNCE "FALLEN HEARTS OF NORTH AMERICA 2017" HEADLINE TOUR
"Through spellbinding songwriting, a sound sonic compass and a fantastic production, Katatonia show they remain an innovative and original force." — Decibel Magazine
"The Fall of Hearts is indeed a tremendous album." —Pop Matters
"Inspiring and forward-looking, this album proves that at 25, Katatonia are still restless and refuse to rest on their laurels." —All Music.com
"[Katatonia] has finely honed its style." —Billboard
"a stellar point of entry into Katatonia's craft as well as a probable centerpiece of the next several years of the band's journey." —Metal Injection
"full of passionate pleas, the driving need for redemption, gorgeous instrumental tones, undeniably affecting performances and extremely cool sonic accents." —MetalSucks
Katatonia, the Swedish purveyors of dark progressive rock/metal, have announced they will be heading out on a headline tour of North America in March and April 2017 to support the release of their latest studio album The Fall of Hearts.
Founding Katatonia member and guitarist Anders Nyström comments, "We did three North American tours in support for Dead End Kings and it's been three-and-a-half years since the last one when we toured with Cult of Luna, so having already embraced the new cycle of The Fall of Hearts over here, we are eager to once again cross the Atlantic to continue from where we left off and to reap what we planted over there."
Vocalist Jonas Renkse introduces the bands they have chosen to join them on the tour, saying, "We are very excited to finally announce our headline tour in North America for The Fall of Hearts. Also invited for this run are post-rock titans Caspian and young, promising act Uncured. Come out and celebrate the downfall of hearts (and everything else) with us."
The Fallen Hearts of North America 2017 Dates: Thu/Mar-16 Washington, DC 9:30 Club Fri/Mar-17 Cleveland, OH Agora Sat/Mar-18 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Sun/Mar-19 Charlotte, NC The Underground Tue/Mar-21 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre Thu/Mar-23 New Orleans, LA Republic Fri/Mar-24 Houston, TX Scout Bar Sat/Mar-25 Austin, TX Grizzly Hall Sun/Mar-26 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar & Grill Tue/Mar-28 Mesa, AZ Club Red Wed/Mar-29 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre Fri/Mar-31 Pomona, CA The Glass House Sat/Apr-01 San Francisco CA Slim's Mon/Apr-03 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre Tue/Apr-04 Seattle, WA Studio Seven Wed/Apr-05 Vancouver, BC Venue Fri/Apr-07 Calgary, AB The Gateway Sat/Apr-08 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room Mon/Apr-10 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex Tue/Apr-11 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall Wed/Apr-12 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre Fri/Apr-14 Minneapolis Fine Line Sat/Apr-15 Chicago, IL Metro Sun/Apr-16 Detroit, MI Majestic Theater Mon/Apr-17 Toronto, ON The Opera House Wed/Apr-19 Montreal, QC Club Soda Thu/Apr-20 Philadelphia, PA The TLA Fri/Apr-21 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Tickets go sale on December 2. Go here to purchase.
Formed back in 1991 and hailed as one of the leaders of the death-doom genre along My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost and Anathema, Sweden’s Katatonia have spent the last 25 years ever-changing and evolving to become the much loved purveyors of dark progressive rock/metal we know today.
Their latest studio album The Fall OF Hearts, the official follow-up to 2012's acclaimed Dead End Kings was recorded at Stockholm’s Studio Gröndahl & Tri-lamb Studio, and was self-produced by Anders Nyström & Jonas Renkse. Mixing and mastering duties were carried out by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Ihsahn, Devin Townsend) at Fascination Street Studios, with Karl Daniel Lidén (Switchblade, The Ocean, Greenleaf) brought in as engineer. It is the first record to feature new drummer Daniel ’Mojjo’ Moilanen and guitarist Roger Öjersson (Tiamat).
A new, two-disc tour edition of The Fall of Hearts is due for release on March 17, 2017 through Peaceville, the new version will feature live tracks taken from the band’s show and the band’s show in the Ancient Theater in Plovdiv Bulgaria in September 2016.
January 20, 2017 also sees the release of a limited edition tenth anniversary version of their class album The Great Cold Distance. This new, four-disc deluxe hardback 40 page, book edition of the album. It will include three bonus discs featuring B-sides and bonus songs, a new 5.1 remix of the album by Bruce Soord (Wisdom Of Crowds) and a live album of Katatonia playing the The Great Cold Distance in its entirety with the renowned Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra in Bulgaria, performed in September 2016. The design of this essential tenth anniversary edition has once again been taken care of by long time collaborator Travis Smith. pre-order here and here.