Thursday, February 10, 2011

Amon Amarth to tour with... uhh, Amon Amarth

Damn, three tours in one day. Not doing a damn thing one day and then getting overloaded with shit to talk about the next day seems to be a trend with this blog recently. In any case, a few hours ago Metal Blade Records announced yet another North American tour, this time with Viking metal superstars Amon Amarth. However, this isn't your conventional tour, because this time around, there are no supporting bands. Yes, you read that right, Amon Amarth will be the only band playing THE ENTIRE NIGHT! Rather than taking a handful of opening acts out with them like, I don't know, every other band ever, the Swedish beardos will play two consecutive full length sets each night. One set will be nothing but the band's upcoming album Surtur Rising in its entirety, and the other will be a regular Amon Amarth set with songs from the rest of their expansive discography. Unorthodox choice, yes, but this band is notorious for their intense, borderline theatrical live performances, so I think it's safe to say we can expect a crazy-ass show. Dates are as follows:

An Evening With Amon Amarth
4/14/2011 The Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL 
4/15/2011 Station 4 - Saint Paul, MN
4/16/2011 Granada Theater - Lawrence, KS
4/17/2011 The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
4/19/2011 Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
4/20/2011 Showbox Sodo - Seattle, WA 
4/22/2011 The Regency - San Francisco, CA
4/23/2011 Ace Of Spades - Sacramento, CA
4/24/2011 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
4/25/2011 Nile Theatre - Mesa, AZ
4/27/2011 White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
4/29/2011 Culture Room - Fort Lauderdale, FL
4/30/2011 Beacham Theatre - Orlando, FL
5/01/2011 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
5/02/2011 Jaxx - Springfield, VA
5/03/2011 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
5/05/2011 Best Buy Theater - New York, NY
5/06/2011 Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
5/07/2011 Theatre Of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA

Well then, I know what I'm doing on May 7th. It does seem a bit cocky to perform your newest album all the way through, seeing as that's usually something that's only done with long standing, classic albums, but then again so is going on tour with just yourself, but Amon Amarth are awesome so we won't give them any grief for it. Hopefully no deathcore bands will catch on to this idea. Leave your thoughts below, and come back tomorrow for some more goodies.


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