Opeth Rocks The Spring

The Swedish metal masters return to the U.S. this spring, touring with special guest Katatonia. Beginning in Buffalo, N.Y., in mid-April, destinations include Brooklyn, Fort Lauderdale, Tucson, Cleveland, Tulsa, and Los Angeles.

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Touring in support of its 2011 album, Heritage, Opeth’s upcoming U.S./Canada run includes the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival along with Anthrax, Hatebreed and Suicidal Tendencies.  The band will also be joined by Porcupine Tree’s Steve Wilson in Clifton Park, N.Y., April 28, giving lead vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt a chance to play with his Storm Corrosion collaborator.

Let’s look at the schedule:

April 18 – Buffalo, N.Y., The Town Ballroom
April 20 – Worcester, Mass., The Palladium (“New England Metal & Hardcore Festival”)
April 21 – Quebec City, Quebec, Theatre Capitole
April 23 – Halifax, N.S., Halifax Forum Arena
April 24 – Moncton, New Brunswick, The Centre at Casino New Brunswick
April 26 – Guelph, Ontario, Guelph Concert Theatre
April 27 – Allentown, Pa., Crocodile Rock Café
April 28 – Clifton Park, N.Y., Upstate Concert Hall
April 29 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Music Hall Of Williamsburg
April 30 – Norfolk, Va., NorVa
May 2 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Culture Room
May 3 – Saint Petersburg, Fla., State Theatre
May 4 – Athens, Ga., Georgia Theatre
May 5 – Raleigh, N.C., Lincoln Theatre
May 6 – Asheville, N.C., The Orange Peel
May 8 – Lexington, K.Y., Buster’s
May 9 – Indianapolis, Ind., The Vogue
May 10 – Flint, Mich., The Machine Shop
May 11 – Joliet, Ill., Mojoes
May 12 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues
May 14 – Fargo, N.D., The Venue
May 15 – Des Moines, Iowa, Wooly’s
May 16 – Sauget, Ill., Pop’s
May 17 – Lincoln, Neb., Bourbon Theatre
May 18 – Tulsa, Okla., Cain’s Ballroom
May 20 – Boulder, Colo., Fox Theatre
May 21 – Boulder, Colo., Fox Theatre
May 23 – Tucson, Ariz., Rialto Theatre
May 24 – West Hollywood, Calif., The Roxy Theatre
May 25 – Agoura Hills, Calif., Canyon Club
May 26 – Santa Cruz, Calif., The Catalyst

Fan club pre-sales begin today (Jan. 10).  Public onsales launch Jan. 11.  VIP packages are available.  Visit Opeth.com for more information.