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New York, NY (January 9th, 2013) – The ever-evolving Swedish band Opeth will return to North America in support of their most recent studio album, Heritage. Released September 20, 2011, it garnered rave reviews from everyone from Rolling Stone who called the album “a career record that reimagines prog as actual rock ‘n’ roll” to Pitchfork saying “a pretty, well thought out collection” to NPR who called it “equally vast, thoughtful and heavy.” The tour will kick off on April 18th in Buffalo and will take the band throughout North America on a 30+ city tour. Katatonia has been confirmed as direct support for the tour.

There will be several dates of note during Opeth’ s North American run. On April 20th, Opeth will be making a stop to headline alongside Anthrax, Hatebreed and Suicidal Tendencies at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. The April 28th show in Clifton Park, NY will see Åkerfeldt’s Storm Corrosion collaborator and friend Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree join Opeth for a special evening that is not to be missed. There will also be two rare and intimate evenings with Opeth planned for Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on April 29th and The Roxy in Los Angeles on May 24th. These shows will allow fans the unique opportunity to experience Opeth like never before.

Opeth will also be offering VIP packages throughout the tour that will allow fans the following:
• 1 ticket to the show
• Access to a meet & greet with the band
• Early entry to venue after meet & greet
• Opeth fan pack which includes:
o Exclusive VIP T-shirt
o Exclusive VIP double 12” clear vinyl of Heritage
o Opeth tour photo book
o Commemorative VIP laminate & lanyard

Fan club pre-sales begin on January 10th followed by public on-sales on January 11th and 12th.

Tour Dates:
4/18 The Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
4/20 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival Worcester, MA
4/21 Capitole Quebec City, QC
4/23 Halifax Forum Halifax, NS
4/24 Casino New Brunswick Moncton, NB
4/26 Guelph Concert Theatre Guelph, ON
4/27 Crocodile Rock Allentown, PA
4/28 Upstate Concert Hall Clifton Park, NY
4/29 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
4/30 NorVa Theater Norfolk, VA
5/2 Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, FL
5/3 State Theatre St. Petersburg, FL
5/4 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
5/5 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
5/6 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
5/8 Buster’s Billiards & Backroom Lexington, KY
5/9 The Vogue Indianapolis, IN
5/10 The Machine Shop Flint, MI
5/11 Mojoe’s Joliet, IL
5/12 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
5/14 The Venue Fargo, ND
5/15 Wooly’s Des Moines, IA
5/16 Pop’s Sauget, IL
5/17 Bourbon Theatre Lincoln, NE
5/18 Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa, OK
5/20 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
5/21 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
5/23 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
5/24 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA
5/25 The Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA
5/26 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA


Press release provided by Roadrunner Records.

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