Katatonia will team up for the co-headlining “Uncrowned & Vertikal” North American tour with Cult of Luna plus special guests Intronaut and TesseracT. The two-week run will commence September 23 in Boston, MA and end October 7 in in San Francisco, CA.
Commented vocalist Jonas Renkse : “Dear North Americans! We are happy to announce yet another co-headline tour in support of Dead End Kings, this time with fellow Swedes Cult of Luna plus support from Intronaut (US) and Tesseract (UK)! Since we have been touring your continent quite a bit the last few years, we thought it was about time to re-decorate the good ol’ setlist a little. Right now we are rehearsing and going through some of our hidden gems, songs that we haven’t yet picked up or rarely have played live before. It will probably be as exciting for you as it is for us! Please note that it won’t be an “old-school” party, but an evening with atmosphere so thick you could cut it with a knife! Oh, and we will probably have time to play some of the “hits” as well. All in all, we will squeeze out as much Katatonia as possible each and every night, so let’s do this one together once again, shall we?”
The upcoming North American tour will coincide with the release of Dethroned and Uncrowned, the band’s debut album on Kscope (sister label of Peaceville) on September 10 in North America. The album can now be pre-ordered from the official Katatonia webstore.
The album was funded by a successful PledgeMusic campaign that helped make the recording possible. Fans can still get exclusive Katatonia PledgeMusic items up until the project is released as it potentially encourages the possibility of having the project taken out live on the road in 2014.
Guitarist Anders Nyström commented, “The synopsis is simple and album title won’t lie; the drums will be dethroned and the distorted rhythm guitars will be uncrowned! Instead, we’ll place the emphasis on the many layers of ambience, with the melodies staying central and the vocal harmonies representing the heart of the album.
“Think of the album like a person’s face in the hands of a surgeon, whose appearance is gonna change, but it’s still the same person behind that face and we guess an important factor, in this case, would be that the surgeon itself is obviously Katatonia, not a stranger! If there’s one album in our repertoire that’s suited for a thing like this, it’s ‘Dead End Kings.”
Stay tuned for more information on Katatonia, Dethroned and Uncrowned and the upcoming North American tour. VIP packages will be available next week, along with the public on-sales beginning Friday, August 9.
- 09/23 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
- 09/24 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
- 09/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
- 09/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
- 09/27 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
- 09/28 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
- 09/30 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
- 10/01 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
- 10/02 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
- 10/04 – Denver, CO @ Summit
- 10/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
- 10/07 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s