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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Tetravirulence - 03.06.2011 at 11:47  
Should be great but Per is goin' to be missed for sure
NocturnalStalker - 03.06.2011 at 12:14  
We'll see where it leads to...
malaikat - 03.06.2011 at 12:29  
If he joins the band, are they gonna put his head on that tree?
Rog-Mothoth - 03.06.2011 at 13:10  
About fucking time a REAL metal tour will come by Columbus,OH
Orphan Saint - 03.06.2011 at 13:53  
Opeth finally comes back to MA and I'm moving to Finland. Just perfect! Wait a minute, I'll see them at Sonisphere in July. WOO HOO!
Apothecary - 03.06.2011 at 15:33  
Come. To. Fucking. FLORIDA!!!!!!!!!
Swietowit11 - 03.06.2011 at 16:34  
I hope they put a Pittsburgh date between New York and Columbus. I would love to see Katatonia live again.
Chobo_jokeR - 03.06.2011 at 17:23  
Really hope they add an Alberta date...the drive to Winnipeg would suck.
seafood - 03.06.2011 at 18:07  
Written by malaikat on 03.06.2011 at 12:29

If he joins the band, are they gonna put his head on that tree?


Made my day
Milena - 03.06.2011 at 19:39  
Written by Orphan Saint on 03.06.2011 at 13:53

Opeth finally comes back to MA and I'm moving to Finland. Just perfect! Wait a minute, I'll see them at Sonisphere in July. WOO HOO!

I don't think anyone should complain about moving to Finland
NyarlathoTim - 03.06.2011 at 19:51  
Joakim Svalberg, eh? To be worthy of being an Opeth keyboardist, we'll need to see if he can grow a beard like Per. By the looks of this picture below, I'd say his chances aren't very good.
corrupt - 03.06.2011 at 21:16  
First Opeth and Enslaved, now Opeth and Katatonia. You Americans sure are lucky bastards.
Opethian - 03.06.2011 at 22:34  
Yes Yes Yes!
opeth771 - 03.06.2011 at 23:47  
I just hope the have a special show with Opeth in Montreal with no opening bands... 3 hours of Opeth madness would be awesome... They are doing it for Amon Amarth, why not Opeth?
FishStyx1 - 04.06.2011 at 00:21  
Written by Apothecary on 03.06.2011 at 15:33

Come. To. Fucking. FLORIDA!!!!!!!!!


I actually flew out to Florida to see them on the Prog Nation tour because they didn't come to AZ.
Cynic Metalhead - 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!

\m/
Troy Killjoy - 04.06.2011 at 01:55  
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!

Apples and oranges much.
Cynic Metalhead - 04.06.2011 at 02:02  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 04.06.2011 at 01:55

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!

Apples and oranges much.


Dude what you mean by Apples and Oranges????? :O :O
snake? snaaaake! - 04.06.2011 at 02:04  
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!

\m/


The similarities stop between those bands and Opeth stop after the death growls. I'm sure Opeth will grow on you if you're not really into them yet.
Troy Killjoy - 04.06.2011 at 02:06  
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 04.06.2011 at 02:02
Dude what you mean by Apples and Oranges????? :O :O

Quote:
A comparison of apples and oranges occurs when two items or groups of items are compared that cannot be validly compared.

- Wikipedia
marzepka87 - 04.06.2011 at 02:09  
Why not Chicago?
imspazzen - 04.06.2011 at 03:33  
Opeth AND Katatonia? YEEEESSSSSS
godisdead - 04.06.2011 at 03:53  
Fuck yeah!!!! Portland Oregon!!!!!
Apothecary - 04.06.2011 at 04:05  
Written by FishStyx1 on 04.06.2011 at 00:21

Written by Apothecary on 03.06.2011 at 15:33

Come. To. Fucking. FLORIDA!!!!!!!!!


I actually flew out to Florida to see them on the Prog Nation tour because they didn't come to AZ.


Well all I know is that I REALLY wanted to see them when Enslaved toured with em (come on, Enslaved and Opeth? Fucking KILLER combo), but they didn't come here. I can only hope they come down here this time. It's definitely a possibility, a lot of international metal bands usually come down to the Culture Room and/or Revolution (both in Ft. Lauderdale) and play. A headbanger can have his dreams
Maudraum - 04.06.2011 at 06:16  
Two nights here in NYC? Yes, I'll take that, thanks. \m/
Arcticus - 04.06.2011 at 09:23  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 04.06.2011 at 01:55

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!

Apples and oranges much.

Not to mention totally irrelevant to the topic. If they're so much better go post on their pages! Or at least relate your post back to the topic, which was Opeth rehearsing with a new keyboardist, and announcing tour dates. Not comparing them to bands that are totally different in style. Nice try anyway
Ace Frawley - 04.06.2011 at 13:35  
Eagerly awaiting an announcement of a tour to Australia!
Bloody Rain - 04.06.2011 at 22:42  
Winnipeg? I might actually drive out there to see this.
Black Conundrum - 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!

\m/


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.
Opethian - 05.06.2011 at 23:02  
Stupid of me, but where do i buy tickets from? I dont see a link, thanks!
Opethian - 05.06.2011 at 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!

\m/


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.


+1
Cynic Metalhead - 05.06.2011 at 23:33  
Whatever Punk!
Vána - 07.06.2011 at 05:32  
Winnipeg! YES
rimia - 10.06.2011 at 07:17  
Hihaaaa if i could scream now,it would be so loud that could break all the windows\m/
tea[m]ster - 16.06.2011 at 07:09  
Yes, coming back to Brew City!
sylrmha - 17.06.2011 at 19:42  
It would be sweet if they play a few bloodbath songs.
AXA - 19.06.2011 at 10:16  
Should be great ... but Per is going' to be missed for sure
AXA - 14.07.2011 at 12:13  
AWESOME keyboard player .... THANKS OPETH
WILL BE POWER FULL MAN ON STAG \../:beer2:

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