Opeth - Rehearsing With New Keyboardist, First US Tour Dates With Katatonia Confirmed

According to the French edition of Rock Hard magazine, keyboard player Joakim Svalberg (Yngwie Malmsteen, Glenn Hughes) has been rehearsing with Swedish progressive metallers Opeth for the past few weeks - but has not yet been made an official member of the band. You can expect an official announcement imminently.

Keyboardist Per Wiberg, who joined Opeth back in 2005, was relieved of his duties in April as part of a mutual decision with the remaining members of the band.

In other news, Opeth will embark on a seven-week North American headlining tour in support of the forthcoming album, Heritage.Taking place in September/October, the tour will also feature Katatonia. A complete list of confirmed dates looks as follows: (thanks to Vykintas)

9/19/2011 - The Palladium Worcester, MA
9/20/2011 - Webster Theatre Hartford, CT
9/21/2011 - Webster Hall New York, NY
9/22/2011 - Webster Hall New York, NY
9/23/2011 - The Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
9/26/2011 - Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
9/27/2011 - Expo Five Louisville, KY
9/28/2011 - Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN
9/29/2011 - Amos' Southend Charlotte, NC
9/30/2011 - Center Stage Atlanta, GA
10/1/2011 - House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL
10/3/2011 - Warehouse Live Houston, TX
10/4/2011 - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater Austin, TX
10/5/2011 - Granada Theatre Dallas, TX
10/6/2011 - The Beaumont Kansas City, MO
10/7/2011 - First Avenue Loop Station, MN
10/8/2011 - Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, MAN
10/10/2011 - Edmonton Events Centre Edmonton, ALB
10/11/2011 - MacEwan Hall Calgary, ALB
10/13/2011 - Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
10/14/2011 - Knitting Factory Concert House Spokane, WA
10/15/2011 - Showbox SoDo Seattle, WA
10/16/2011 - Roseland Theater Portland, OR
10/18/2011 - The Warfield San Francisco, CA
10/18/2011 - The Mayan Theatre Los Angeles, CA
10/20/2011 - House Of Blues San Diego, CA
10/21/2011 - The Fox Theater Pomona, CA
10/22/2011 - Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ
10/24/2011 - The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
10/25/2011 - Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
10/27/2011 - The Rave Milwaukee, WI
10/28/2011 - Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
10/29/2011 - St. Andrew's Hall Detroit, MI
10/31/2011 - Mr. Smalls Millvale, PA
11/01/2011 - Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD

Source: roadrunnerrecords.com
Band profile: Opeth
Event: Opeth + Katatonia: Heritage North American Tour
Posted: 03.06.2011 by Thryce

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05.06.2011 - 23:03
Written by Black Conundrum on 04.06.2011 at 23:57

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 04.06.2011 at 01:49

I m not a big fan of this band as bands like Behemoth, Morbid, Death etc are far better than this!


That was definitely an off-topic spam comment. There's nothing wrong with thinking that, but that is simply an inopportune, irrelevant comment for this thread.

Anyways, I'm wondering if I can make a gig in the midwest somewhere.

05.06.2011 - 23:33
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Whatever Punk!
07.06.2011 - 05:32
Winnipeg! YES
10.06.2011 - 07:17
Hihaaaa if i could scream now,it would be so loud that could break all the windows\m/
Iran is the first country on earth to have a lion (male) and a sun (female) for its symbol
16.06.2011 - 07:09
Au Pays Natal
Yes, coming back to Brew City!
17.06.2011 - 19:42
It would be sweet if they play a few bloodbath songs.
19.06.2011 - 10:16
Should be great ... but Per is going' to be missed for sure
14.07.2011 - 12:13
AWESOME keyboard player .... THANKS OPETH

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