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."
3/16: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
3/17: Cleveland, OH @ Agora
3/18: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
3/19: Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
3/21: St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
3/23: New Orleans, LA @ Republic
3/24: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
3/25: Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
3/26: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
3/28: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
3/29: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
3/31: Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
4/01: San Francisco CA @ Slim's
4/03: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
4/04: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
4/05: Vancouver, BC @ Venue
4/07: Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
4/08: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
4/10: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
4/11: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
4/12: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
4/14: Minneapolis @ Fine Line
4/15: Chicago, IL @ Metro
4/16: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
4/17: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
4/19: Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
4/20: Philadelphia, PA @ The TLA
4/21: 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.
All videos taken from The Fall of Hearts and directed by Lasse Hoile
"Shifts" official promotional video
"Old Heart Falls" lyric video
"Serein" lyric video
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