SWEDEN – Sweden’s master of melancholy, Katatonia, has announced an in-store signing at Soundcheck Hollywood (8872 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, Calif.) on Monday, May 27 beginning at 6:00 PM. The band will headline the Roxy Theatre later in the evening as the final date of its North American tour. Head over to: www.soundcheckhollywood.com and www.facebook.com/katatonia for additional details.
Katatonia is currently in the midst of a massive North American tour, “North American Heritage Tour 2013,” with fellow countrymen, Opeth. The extensive run will conquer over 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada this spring. A full list of confirmed dates, including several Katatonia headlining performances, can be seen below.
Said guitarist Anders Nyström, “Dear Katatoniaks of North America! You have been blessed to get another round of this truly classic bill together, because today Opeth and Katatonia, two bands who share a longtime friendship and many musical collaborations, are back on the road to cloak you with some true Swedish atmosphere across North America.
“Check out our Facebook (www.facebook.com/katatonia) for daily updates on stage times (as a general rule we’re always on early after doors) and there you’ll also find the ticket links. More and more shows are already added to the sold out list, so we look forward to many fine evenings to come. Let the sunset choir sing again and see ya soon!”
Katatonia is touring in support of its ninth studio album, Dead End Kings, which released August 28, 2012 on Peaceville Records.
Katatonia’s most successful U.S. debut in its 20-year career, Dead End Kings entered at #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, #138 on the Billboard Top 200 and #10 on Hard Rock, while also topping 2009’s Night is the New Day first week sales in the U.S.
The band’s latest music video for “Lethean,” directed by Lasse Hoile (Katatonia, Opeth, Porcupine Tree), can be seen online here: www.deadendkings.com/.
Katatonia last toured North America in September 2012 as part of the co-headlining “Epic Kings & Idols Tour” with The Devin Townsend Project.
Stay tuned to the Dead End Kings mini-site: www.deadendkings.com for more information on Katatonia, Dead End Kings and “North American Heritage Tour 2013.”
Katatonia on tour w/ Opeth…
5/08 – Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards & Backroom
5/09 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
5/10 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
5/11 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
5/12 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
5/14 – Fargo, ND @ The Venue
5/15 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
5/16 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
5/17 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
5/18 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
5/19 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock **Katatonia headline
5/20 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
5/21 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
5/22 – Farmington, NM @ Top Deck **Katatonia headline
5/23 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
5/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
5/25 – Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon Club
5/26 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
5/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy **Katatonia headline
Jonas Renkse – vocals
Anders Nyström – guitar, backing vocals
Daniel Liljekvist – drums
Per Eriksson – guitar
Niklas Sandin – bass