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Opeth - Announce 'Evolution XXX - By Request Tour'


After revealing fresh tour dates in Europe (March, 2021) two months ago, Opeth now announce a special set of shows under the name 'Evolution XXX By Request'. Booked in October 2021, for these 8 exclusive shows fans can vote for which songs they would like to hear from the band's long career. The voting will start on Monday, September 7th at Opeth.com.

Mastermind Mikael Åkerfeldt comments on this special occasion: "So, we're planning to celebrate a belated band-birthday, also known as BBB. How do we celebrate a thing like this, you ask? Well, we go to work. We are planning a very few select shows in 2021 where you basically have the collective choice of picking the songs for the setlist. Since we'll be celebrating 30 years we would love to play a song from each album we've done. All 13 of them. If you can help us and pick your choice of one song per album from the list, and then we'll simply play the songs with the most votes. It's been done before, but not by us. I am reluctant and nervous, but also excited to see what songs you will choose. I can't really believe we've been around for 30 years, but there you go. So please help us. And be gentle. The final setlist will have 13 songs. One from each album. Your call."




Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Opeth
Posted: 06.09.2020 by Abattoir


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06.09.2020 - 15:40
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
If y'all don't chose "Black Rose Immortal" for the Morningrise slot imma be mad.
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06.09.2020 - 16:08
Nacur

Written by RaduP on 06.09.2020 at 15:40

If y'all don't chose "Black Rose Immortal" for the Morningrise slot imma be mad.


Came here to say the same!
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06.09.2020 - 16:57
HyperDrifter

Wonder if that means two sets like what they've done on prior anniversaries, one for the By Request and the other a "normal" set.
Just hoping people don't choose what they normally play usually - we've heard Deliverance enough times already so it's a great opportunity to hear some of the deeper cuts.
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06.09.2020 - 19:31
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by RaduP on 06.09.2020 at 15:40

If y'all don't chose "Black Rose Immortal" for the Morningrise slot imma be mad.

Demon of the fall.
Sad no home city gig whit this tour
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06.09.2020 - 19:44
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by Bad English on 06.09.2020 at 19:31

Demon of the fall.
Sad no home city gig whit this tour

"Demon Of The Fall" is pretty much a live staple, and also from a different album. Wish they'd play "When" from My Arms, Your Hearse instead.
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06.09.2020 - 20:58
Tuonelan

Knowing how many people were coming here for "Black Rose Immortal," I came here to say "Nectar" just to fuck with you and to give Mendez something to do.
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06.09.2020 - 23:48
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by Tuonelan on 06.09.2020 at 20:58

Knowing how many people were coming here for "Black Rose Immortal," I came here to say "Nectar" just to fuck with you and to give Mendez something to do.

You monster
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07.09.2020 - 01:35
Troy Killjoy
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I picked the longest song from each album
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07.09.2020 - 08:36
Arcticus

Written by Troy Killjoy on 07.09.2020 at 01:35

I picked the longest song from each album

How long would this actually make the set?

Very interested to see the results of the vote, even if I won't get to see the shows. I've seen the majority of my favourite Opeth songs live so I don't have too much FOMO for this haha
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10.09.2020 - 15:05
HyperDrifter

Written by Troy Killjoy on 07.09.2020 at 01:35

I picked the longest song from each album


By my calculations this would mean something akin to the set below:

In Mist She Was Standing 14:09
Black Rose Immortal 20:15
The Amen Corner 8:43
The Moor 11:26
Blackwater Park 12:08
By the Pain I See in Others 13:50
Windowpane 7:44
Reverie/Harlequin Forest 11:39
Hessian Peel 11:25
Famine 8:31
Moon Above, Sun Below 10:53
Strange Brew 8:44
All Things Will Pass 8:33

That comes to just under 2 and half hours (with no break between the songs), so it could be done....
If Opeth play in release order, we'd just see the quality of songs decrease as the set goes on
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20.11.2022 - 10:38
Zap

Written by RaduP on 06.09.2020 at 15:40

If y'all don't chose "Black Rose Immortal" for the Morningrise slot imma be mad.

I saw them yesterday on this twice-postponed tour and they played it! It was fun. Not my favourite track but it sounded great.

I was also very happy to hear some less played songs like Harvest and Burden, but other than that the setlist was very much a "hits" kind of thing.
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