OPETH Detail Upcoming Live Shows; “Out Of The Ordinary,” Says MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT
August 19, 2016, 3 years ago
Swedish musical alchemists, Opeth, will release their 12th studio album, Sorceress, on September 30th on the band’s imprint label, Moderbolaget Records via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. In celebration of the release, the band have planned three special shows at historic venues across the globe in support of the record, including Radio City Music Hall in New York on October 1st, Wembley Arena in London on November 19th and the world famous Opera House in Sydney on February 6th, 2017. Grab tickets for the Wembley Arena show at this location
At the shows, Opeth will be performing two sets of music; one from their forthcoming album, Sorceress, together with fan favourites from their lauded catalogue, then a second special set featuring material from Deliverance and Damnation.
Frontman/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt states, “We’re getting pumped up for the coming Sorceress world tour. We have three shows scheduled that are quite 'out of the ordinary' due to their legendary status and location - Wembley Arena in London/UK, Radio City Music Hall in New York/USA and the famous Opera House in Sydney, Australia. These three shows will be completely unique in terms of songs, spanning over two separate set lists. We’ll pull out songs from our back catalogue and mix it up with newer stuff during the first set. The second set will consist of songs exclusively from the Deliverance/Damnation records, that was just celebrated with a re-release combo package by the newly revived Music For Nations label. So it’s a little bit of a celebration indeed! We’ll only play this set list three times on the whole world tour, so if you miss it, you’ll have missed it. Of course, all other shows will be treated with the same amount of respect and we’ll chisel out a nice diverse set list spanning over our entire career for every single show during the tour. We very much hope to see you there!”
These landmark gigs also celebrate the recent release of Opeth’s Deliverance & Damnation box set, featuring the band’s classic 2002 and 2003 records packaged as one complete work - as originally intended - and their just-released Lamentations - Live At Shepherd’s Bush Empire show which is available now on DVD AND 180 gram triple LP vinyl via Music For Nations.
(Photo Stuart Wood)