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This news story was originally published here: http://www.prog-sphere.com/news/gentle-giant-first-four-albums-vinyl/

Gentle Giant is happy to announce the release of the first four albums on vinyl April 3rd.

After the positive response to the box set Unburied Treasure many fans asked whether the vinyl albums would ever be available. The band has responded and decided to make these albums officially available for the first time in decades.

The band’s first album Gentle Giant was first released in October 1970. Produced by Tony Visconti it marks the 50th Anniversary of the recording and live appearances of the band. Tony Visconti produced the follow up album Acquiring The Taste in 1971.

The band oversaw the production of the third album Three Friends in 1972 and was the first official release in North America. Strangely the N.A. version featured the artwork from the U.K. Gentle Giant album. This album was followed up with their milestone album Octopus in 1972. Once again the North American artwork was different to the Roger Dean U.K. version and featured a dye cut Octopus in a jar.

Released on the Alucard label, the albums will be manufactured in 180 gram vinyl with the original gatefold artwork from the U.K.

The band hopes that their friends, followers and fans will enjoy these albums in their original form 50 years later!

https://twitter.com/GGIANTMUSIC
https://www.facebook.com/gentlegiantband/
https://www.instagram.com/gentlegiantband/

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This news story was originally published here: https://www.prog-sphere.com/news/gentle-giant-first-four-albums-vinyl/

Gentle Giant is happy to announce the release of the first four albums on vinyl April 3rd.

After the positive response to the box set Unburied Treasure many fans asked whether the vinyl albums would ever be available. The band has responded and decided to make these albums officially available for the first time in decades.

The band’s first album Gentle Giant was first released in October 1970. Produced by Tony Visconti it marks the 50th Anniversary of the recording and live appearances of the band. Tony Visconti produced the follow up album Acquiring The Taste in 1971.

The band oversaw the production of the third album Three Friends in 1972 and was the first official release in North America. Strangely the N.A. version featured the artwork from the U.K. Gentle Giant album. This album was followed up with their milestone album Octopus in 1972. Once again the North American artwork was different to the Roger Dean U.K. version and featured a dye cut Octopus in a jar.

Released on the Alucard label, the albums will be manufactured in 180 gram vinyl with the original gatefold artwork from the U.K.

The band hopes that their friends, followers and fans will enjoy these albums in their original form 50 years later!

https://twitter.com/GGIANTMUSIC
https://www.facebook.com/gentlegiantband/
https://www.instagram.com/gentlegiantband/

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This news story was originally published here: https://www.prog-sphere.com/news/faith-no-more-korn-tour/

Grammy award-winning heavyweights Korn and the iconoclastic, platinum-selling Faith No More today announced their epic co-headline North American tour. The tour will see both bands traversing the continent this summer and will give fans the chance to see two of the biggest forces in rock perform on the same stage each night. The tour will also feature special guests Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway, Helmet, Spotlights, and ’68 on select dates (full itinerary below).

Produced by Live Nation, the coast-to-coast 26-city outing will kick off Aug. 7 in Denver, Colorado and make stops in Irvine, Phoenix, Dallas, Brooklyn, Toronto and more, before wrapping up with a performance at St. Louis’ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Sept. 17.

Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 12:00PM local time until Thursday, Feb. 20 at 10PM local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, Feb. 21 at 10AM local time at LiveNation.com.

Korn and Faith No More North American Summer Tour Dates

8/7 – 8/27: with Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway & Spotlights

8/29 – 9/17: with Helmet & ‘68

8/7/2020 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center

8/9/2020 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre

8/11/2020 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre

8/13/2020 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre

8/14/2020 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

8/16/2020 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre

8/17/2020 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion

8/19/2020 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater

8/21/2020 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion

8/22/2020 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater

8/23/2020 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/25/2020 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

8/27/2020 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain

8/29/2020 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion

8/30/2020 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

9/1/2020 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

9/2/2020 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

9/3/2020 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center

9/5/2020 – Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park

9/6/2020 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater

9/9/2020 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage

9/10/2020 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

9/12/2020 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

9/13/2020 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center

9/15/2020 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

9/17/2020 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Faith No More - Korn tour

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This news story was originally published here: http://www.prog-sphere.com/news/faith-no-more-korn-tour/

Grammy award-winning heavyweights Korn and the iconoclastic, platinum-selling Faith No More today announced their epic co-headline North American tour. The tour will see both bands traversing the continent this summer and will give fans the chance to see two of the biggest forces in rock perform on the same stage each night. The tour will also feature special guests Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway, Helmet, Spotlights, and ’68 on select dates (full itinerary below).

Produced by Live Nation, the coast-to-coast 26-city outing will kick off Aug. 7 in Denver, Colorado and make stops in Irvine, Phoenix, Dallas, Brooklyn, Toronto and more, before wrapping up with a performance at St. Louis’ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Sept. 17.

Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 12:00PM local time until Thursday, Feb. 20 at 10PM local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, Feb. 21 at 10AM local time at LiveNation.com.

Korn and Faith No More North American Summer Tour Dates

8/7 – 8/27: with Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway & Spotlights

8/29 – 9/17: with Helmet & ‘68

8/7/2020 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center

8/9/2020 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre

8/11/2020 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre

8/13/2020 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre

8/14/2020 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

8/16/2020 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre

8/17/2020 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion

8/19/2020 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater

8/21/2020 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion

8/22/2020 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater

8/23/2020 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/25/2020 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

8/27/2020 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain

8/29/2020 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion

8/30/2020 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

9/1/2020 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

9/2/2020 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

9/3/2020 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center

9/5/2020 – Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park

9/6/2020 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater

9/9/2020 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage

9/10/2020 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

9/12/2020 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

9/13/2020 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center

9/15/2020 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

9/17/2020 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Faith No More - Korn tour

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This news story was originally published here: http://www.prog-sphere.com/reviews/leprous-istanbul-2020-live-report/

Something over two years have passed between the releases of LeprousMalina (2017) and Pitfalls (2019), and for the die-hard fans of the band that’s long enough to start fiending. But a new tour that includes at least a few songs is arguably just as good as the new album, considering the band’s flawless on-stage execution.

Leprous have been around for almost 20 years now. They passed the point of having something to prove years ago, and they have been open about how they like to write music for themselves. A cursory amount of reflection before the show would’ve reminded me of this. But it all hit me as soon as the band came out to the Turkcell Stage, which is a part of the Zorlu Performance Center complex in Istanbul.

Before I go on talking about Leprous’ performance on the 13th of February, 2020, I felt that it’s needed to be said that the group played the packed 100% Studio, which is a part of the same complex as the Turkcell Stage, just seven months ago. That speaks a lot about the popularity and recognition the Norwegians have built in Turkey over the last few years and their first performance in the country back in 2015.

Beside Leprous, the event in Istanbul also included a performance from French five-piece Klone, who put out more than a solid performance, highlighted by the amazing voice of Yann Ligner.

Following them, Leprous hit the stage opening with two numbers off of their latest album—“Below” and “I Lose Hope,” which are already fan-favorites. The crowd was fired up for this performance; it fed off of the band’s energy and vice versa. The Turkcell Stage is a great venue for Leprous, and that was accentuated right from the beginning of their set with perfect sound and lighting, courtesy of Chris Edrich and Tobias Grønhaug, respectively.

The show continued with “Stuck” and “From the Flame” from the previous album Malina, before “Observe the Train,” “Alleviate” and “At the Bottom” from Pitfalls hit back. Songs from the new album were welcomed exceptionally well—what is not always the case when bands play in support of latest album—only to prove how Pitfalls is a success for Leprous.

Needless to say, the band members gave exceptional performances, with Einar Solberg’s voice playing the leading role. That is not to say that guitarists Tor Oddmund Suhrke and Robin Ognedal, bassist Simen Børven, drummer Baard Kolstad, and session cellist Raphael Weinroth-Browne, were overshadowed. Quite the opposite, their contributions to the sound of Leprous are enormous, and the band showed it this evening.

A Leprous show doesn’t seem to be possible without playing “The Cloak” and “The Price,” which are regarded as the top songs of the band’s catalog. They were intercepted by the Massive Attack cover “Angel,” a tune that leads the show to a bit of a psychedelic direction.

One of the top moments of the evening was the performance of “Distant Bells” featured on the last album which, if you know the song, builds masterfully into an energetic finale. Watching and hearing it live, with the band members jumping and punishing their instruments, was certainly one of the highlights.

After a short break, the band returned for an encore playing “Slave” and “The Sky is Red,” topping an already awesome and overwhelming evening with powerful highlights. Now shirtless, Kolstad especially shined behind the drum kit on these two numbers, amplified by the also very nice and overwhelming lightshow. The energy in the room on “The Sky is Red,” and the communal connection with one of the most unorthodox bands, is indescribable.

This all leads me to saying that if you didn’t hear or know of Leprous before, and you were thrown to their show, then you were likely to be turned on them. For the committed fan, such as myself, this is as close to perfection as you are going to get.

Setlist:

01. Below
02. I Lose Hope
03. Stuck
04. From the Flame
05. Observe the Train
06. Alleviate
07. At the Bottom
08. The Cloak
09. Angel (Massive Attack cover)
10. The Price
11. Distant Bells

Encore:

12. Slave
13. The Sky Is Red

Photos by Niko Savic Photography

Robin Ognedal

Robin Ognedal

Tor Oddmund Suhrke

Tor Oddmund Suhrke

Baard Kolstad

Baard Kolstad

Einar Solberg

Einar Solberg

Simen Børven

Simen Børven

Raphael Weinroth-Browne

Raphael Weinroth-Browne

Leprous Live at Zorlu PSM, Istanbul, Turkey - February 13, 2020

Leprous Live at Zorlu PSM, Istanbul, Turkey – February 13, 2020

Leprous Live at Zorlu PSM, Istanbul, Turkey - February 13, 2020

Leprous Live at Zorlu PSM, Istanbul, Turkey – February 13, 2020

Leprous at Zorlu PSM, Istanbul, Turkey - February 13, 2020

Leprous at Zorlu PSM, Istanbul, Turkey – February 13, 2020

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This news story was originally published here: https://www.prog-sphere.com/reviews/leprous-istanbul-2020-live-report/

Something over two years have passed between the releases of LeprousMalina (2017) and Pitfalls (2019), and for the die-hard fans of the band that’s long enough to start fiending. But a new tour that includes at least a few songs is arguably just as good as the new album, considering the band’s flawless on-stage execution.

Leprous have been around for almost 20 years now. They passed the point of having something to prove years ago, and they have been open about how they like to write music for themselves. A cursory amount of reflection before the show would’ve reminded me of this. But it all hit me as soon as the band came out to the Turkcell Stage, which is a part of the Zorlu Performance Center complex in Istanbul.

Before I go on talking about Leprous’ performance on the 13th of February, 2020, I felt that it’s needed to be said that the group played the packed 100% Studio, which is a part of the same complex as the Turkcell Stage, just seven months ago. That speaks a lot about the popularity and recognition the Norwegians have built in Turkey over the last few years and their first performance in the country back in 2015.

Beside Leprous, the event in Istanbul also included a performance from French five-piece Klone, who put out more than a solid performance, highlighted by the amazing voice of Yann Ligner.

Following them, Leprous hit the stage opening with two numbers off of their latest album—“Below” and “I Lose Hope,” which are already fan-favorites. The crowd was fired up for this performance; it fed off of the band’s energy and vice versa. The Turkcell Stage is a great venue for Leprous, and that was accentuated right from the beginning of their set with perfect sound and lighting, courtesy of Chris Edrich and Tobias Grønhaug, respectively.

The show continued with “Stuck” and “From the Flame” from the previous album Malina, before “Observe the Train,” “Alleviate” and “At the Bottom” from Pitfalls hit back. Songs from the new album were welcomed exceptionally well—what is not always the case when bands play in support of latest album—only to prove how Pitfalls is a success for Leprous.

Needless to say, the band members gave exceptional performances, with Einar Solberg’s voice playing the leading role. That is not to say that guitarists Tor Oddmund Suhrke and Robin Ognedal, bassist Simen Børven, drummer Baard Kolstad, and session cellist Raphael Weinroth-Browne, were overshadowed. Quite the opposite, their contributions to the sound of Leprous are enormous, and the band showed it this evening.

A Leprous show doesn’t seem to be possible without playing “The Cloak” and “The Price,” which are regarded as the top songs of the band’s catalog. They were intercepted by the Massive Attack cover “Angel,” a tune that leads the show to a bit of a psychedelic direction.

One of the top moments of the evening was the performance of “Distant Bells” featured on the last album which, if you know the song, builds masterfully into an energetic finale. Watching and hearing it live, with the band members jumping and punishing their instruments, was certainly one of the highlights.

After a short break, the band returned for an encore playing “Slave” and “The Sky is Red,” topping an already awesome and overwhelming evening with powerful highlights. Now shirtless, Kolstad especially shined behind the drum kit on these two numbers, amplified by the also very nice and overwhelming lightshow. The energy in the room on “The Sky is Red,” and the communal connection with one of the most unorthodox bands, is indescribable.

This all leads me to saying that if you didn’t hear or know of Leprous before, and you were thrown to their show, then you were likely to be turned on them. For the committed fan, such as myself, this is as close to perfection as you are going to get.

Setlist:

01. Below
02. I Lose Hope
03. Stuck
04. From the Flame
05. Observe the Train
06. Alleviate
07. At the Bottom
08. The Cloak
09. Angel (Massive Attack cover)
10. The Price
11. Distant Bells

Encore:

12. Slave
13. The Sky Is Red

Photos by Niko Savic Photography

Robin Ognedal

Robin Ognedal

Tor Oddmund Suhrke

Tor Oddmund Suhrke

Baard Kolstad

Baard Kolstad

Einar Solberg

Einar Solberg

Simen Børven

Simen Børven

Raphael Weinroth-Browne

Raphael Weinroth-Browne

Leprous Live at Zorlu PSM, Istanbul, Turkey - February 13, 2020

Leprous Live at Zorlu PSM, Istanbul, Turkey – February 13, 2020

Leprous Live at Zorlu PSM, Istanbul, Turkey - February 13, 2020

Leprous Live at Zorlu PSM, Istanbul, Turkey – February 13, 2020

Leprous at Zorlu PSM, Istanbul, Turkey - February 13, 2020

Leprous at Zorlu PSM, Istanbul, Turkey – February 13, 2020

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This news story was originally published here: https://www.prog-sphere.com/news/toundra-new-video-single/

Toundra, are immersed in the preparation for their new adventurous album, Das Cabinet Der Dr. Caligari, in which they have composed a breath-taking original soundtrack (out on February 28th).

They have just premiered a new single and video that can be watched below.

The band states “This track is probably the most Pink Floyd oriented we ever did. The music clashes with Alan’s disappearance, Francis’ best friend, the true main role in the movie. It’s beautiful to see that the most collective act of the movie is also the one in which we started from improvisation.

This is the third extract of the movie that has been presented already. Previous two are available here and here.

The film is a quintessential German silent horror film directed by Robert Wiene that turns exactly 100 years old in 2020, and that the band approached it as a dialogue with the listener with the intention of questioning ideas like manipulation, freedom and human nature itself.

Additionally, there’s a preorder with exclusive packs here.

There will also be a tour, a unique opportunity to watch the movie while the band performs the album entirely.

28.02.20, Madrid, Teatros del Canal, tickets soon

06.03.20, Zaragoza, Las Armas

07.03.20, Barcelona, Aribau Multicines, tickets, www.cafekino.es

16.03.20, Hamburg, Knust

17.03.20, Jena, Kassablanca

18.03.20, München, Backstage

19.03.20, Siegen, Vortex

20.03.20, Darmstadt, 806qm

21.03.20, Martigny, Caves Du manoir

22.03.20, Stuttgart, Club Zentral

The band stated, “Das Cabinet des Dr.Caligari‘ is a movie with a very strong visual energy. It’s a film that takes elements of the terror movies to speak about authoritarianism. About how ideas can be controlled and eventually lead a human individual to do the worst things. It was premiered in between-war period, and it represents an advice about the real danger of some ideologies that nowadays are getting a new life across Europe; ideologies based in intolerance. That’s why we like to see this film as historical document that invites to some conscious thinking rather than let ourselves go where intolerants want to take us.

The artwork has been done by Riki Blanco and it features all the iconic elements of the movie.

Toundra took the world by storm with their personal instrumental rock on 2007. Since then, they have toured Europe intensively to the point of being considered one of the continent’s most exciting rock acts and have also taken their challenging music to places like Mexico or the United States. They have released three albums independently, two more under the imprint of InsideOut/Superball and championed charts, crossing over countries and genres, and even formed the project Exquirla, which blends flamenco and rock, and showcased the unlimited versatility of the band.

TOUNDRA online:

http://toundra.es/

https://www.facebook.com/toundra

https://www.instagram.com/toundra/

http://www.insideoutmusic.com/

Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari album art

Cover photo by Sergio Albert

The post TOUNDRA Launch New Video Single from Forthcoming Album appeared first on Prog Sphere.

This news story was originally published here: http://www.prog-sphere.com/news/toundra-new-video-single/

Toundra, are immersed in the preparation for their new adventurous album, Das Cabinet Der Dr. Caligari, in which they have composed a breath-taking original soundtrack (out on February 28th).

They have just premiered a new single and video that can be watched below.

The band states “This track is probably the most Pink Floyd oriented we ever did. The music clashes with Alan’s disappearance, Francis’ best friend, the true main role in the movie. It’s beautiful to see that the most collective act of the movie is also the one in which we started from improvisation.

This is the third extract of the movie that has been presented already. Previous two are available here and here.

The film is a quintessential German silent horror film directed by Robert Wiene that turns exactly 100 years old in 2020, and that the band approached it as a dialogue with the listener with the intention of questioning ideas like manipulation, freedom and human nature itself.

Additionally, there’s a preorder with exclusive packs here.

There will also be a tour, a unique opportunity to watch the movie while the band performs the album entirely.

28.02.20, Madrid, Teatros del Canal, tickets soon

06.03.20, Zaragoza, Las Armas

07.03.20, Barcelona, Aribau Multicines, tickets, www.cafekino.es

16.03.20, Hamburg, Knust

17.03.20, Jena, Kassablanca

18.03.20, München, Backstage

19.03.20, Siegen, Vortex

20.03.20, Darmstadt, 806qm

21.03.20, Martigny, Caves Du manoir

22.03.20, Stuttgart, Club Zentral

The band stated, “Das Cabinet des Dr.Caligari‘ is a movie with a very strong visual energy. It’s a film that takes elements of the terror movies to speak about authoritarianism. About how ideas can be controlled and eventually lead a human individual to do the worst things. It was premiered in between-war period, and it represents an advice about the real danger of some ideologies that nowadays are getting a new life across Europe; ideologies based in intolerance. That’s why we like to see this film as historical document that invites to some conscious thinking rather than let ourselves go where intolerants want to take us.

The artwork has been done by Riki Blanco and it features all the iconic elements of the movie.

Toundra took the world by storm with their personal instrumental rock on 2007. Since then, they have toured Europe intensively to the point of being considered one of the continent’s most exciting rock acts and have also taken their challenging music to places like Mexico or the United States. They have released three albums independently, two more under the imprint of InsideOut/Superball and championed charts, crossing over countries and genres, and even formed the project Exquirla, which blends flamenco and rock, and showcased the unlimited versatility of the band.

TOUNDRA online:

http://toundra.es/

https://www.facebook.com/toundra

https://www.instagram.com/toundra/

http://www.insideoutmusic.com/

Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari album art

Cover photo by Sergio Albert

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This news story was originally published here: https://www.prog-sphere.com/news/mikael-akerfeldt-suffers-from-acute-laryngitis/

Swedish progressive metallers Opeth have been forced to cancel three shows on their ongoing North American tour due to acute laryngitis suffered by the band’s frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt.

Åkerfeldt broke the news of the cancelation earlier today in a social media post. He wrote: “I regret to inform you that we have to cancel the following shows on the North American run: Worcester, Toronto and Montreal. The reason being ‘acute laryngitis,’ according to the doc.

It all started with voice problems in Royal Oak, Michigan. I had a doctor take a look at me before that show, and even if he gave me the all-clear in terms of being free from flu symptoms and the likes, he couldn’t dismiss potential problems with the vocal cords. Which indeed I had during Saturday’s show. So we have a day off to rest during Sunday and arrived in sunny Worcester Monday morning to another doctor’s appointment. This time the doctor advised a 3-4 day rest due to ‘acute laryngitis.’ We set the stage up and started getting ready for soundcheck anyways. As I was warming up my voice, it was abundantly clear that I was not going to be able to perform at the level where I want to be vocally. I sounded like a goddamn troll. And not in a good way.

So, I’ll end this rant with a massive apology to the people looking forward to tonight’s event as well as to our Canadian friends. We are currently looking into postponing these cancelled shows and come back hopefully with a clean bill of vocal health and everything else. Try and make it up to you. In the meantime… I ‘ll watch TV. The joy!

All ticket buyers can get a refund at their point of purchase if so desired but you can also opt to hang on to your tix as we’re definitely intending to reschedule these shows and all purchased tickets will remain valid for these.

Affected dates:

Feb. 17 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
Feb. 18 – Montreal, QC – Mtelus
Feb. 19 – Toronto, ON – Rebel

OPETH is scheduled to resume its North American tour on February 21 in New York City.

The band is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, In Cauda Venenum, which was released in September via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The post MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT of OPETH Suffers From “Acute Laryngitis”; Three Shows Cancelled appeared first on Prog Sphere.

This news story was originally published here: http://www.prog-sphere.com/news/mikael-akerfeldt-suffers-from-acute-laryngitis/

Swedish progressive metallers Opeth have been forced to cancel three shows on their ongoing North American tour due to acute laryngitis suffered by the band’s frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt.

Åkerfeldt broke the news of the cancelation earlier today in a social media post. He wrote: “I regret to inform you that we have to cancel the following shows on the North American run: Worcester, Toronto and Montreal. The reason being ‘acute laryngitis,’ according to the doc.

It all started with voice problems in Royal Oak, Michigan. I had a doctor take a look at me before that show, and even if he gave me the all-clear in terms of being free from flu symptoms and the likes, he couldn’t dismiss potential problems with the vocal cords. Which indeed I had during Saturday’s show. So we have a day off to rest during Sunday and arrived in sunny Worcester Monday morning to another doctor’s appointment. This time the doctor advised a 3-4 day rest due to ‘acute laryngitis.’ We set the stage up and started getting ready for soundcheck anyways. As I was warming up my voice, it was abundantly clear that I was not going to be able to perform at the level where I want to be vocally. I sounded like a goddamn troll. And not in a good way.

So, I’ll end this rant with a massive apology to the people looking forward to tonight’s event as well as to our Canadian friends. We are currently looking into postponing these cancelled shows and come back hopefully with a clean bill of vocal health and everything else. Try and make it up to you. In the meantime… I ‘ll watch TV. The joy!

All ticket buyers can get a refund at their point of purchase if so desired but you can also opt to hang on to your tix as we’re definitely intending to reschedule these shows and all purchased tickets will remain valid for these.

Affected dates:

Feb. 17 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
Feb. 18 – Montreal, QC – Mtelus
Feb. 19 – Toronto, ON – Rebel

OPETH is scheduled to resume its North American tour on February 21 in New York City.

The band is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, In Cauda Venenum, which was released in September via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

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