Give Me Some Meshuggah

Veteran metal act Meshuggah is gearing up for a newly announced North American tour in October and November. Oakland’s High On Fire will be supporting for basically everything except festival appearances during the run.

As it approaches 30 years as a group, Meshuggah is still playing the technically complex and distinct music that has earned it legendary status among some metal purists. The groups hails from Sweden and is signed to the genre-powerhouse Nuclear Blast label.

The group only has three festival appearances set for the Americas in 2016, the next of which is at  in Santiago, Chile Sept. 3. After that, Meshuggah is booked for  in Mexico City Oct. 15 and  in Sacramento, Calif., Oct. 22.

The headlining run opens at  in Atlanta Oct. 11, and continues until Nov. 6 at  in Silver Spring, Md.

After that Meshuggah is off to its home continent of Europe, with shows currently booked through January 2017. The band’s name actually comes from a Hebrew word for “crazy,” which might explain how these mostly 40-plus year-olds can maintain such a rigorous touring schedule.

The band has said a new album is coming in the fall, right around the time of this tour, so fans can probably expect to hear new tunes if they make it out to a show. Meshugga has recorded 9 studio and live albums and released a compilation in 2001.

A fun fact about High on Fire, the support act for North America: It is a trio led by guitarist Matt Pike, whose work with  has earned him some credit with metalheads.

Here is the full routing for Meshuggah in North America and Europe. The dates with High on Fire are in bold.

Oct. 11 – Atlanta, Ga., The Tabernacle
Oct. 12 – St. Louis, Mo., The Pageant
Oct. 13 – Nashville, Tenn., Marathon Music Works

Oct. 15 – Mexico City, Mexico, Centro Dinamico Pegaso (Knotfest Mexico)
Oct. 16 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues
Oct. 17 – Dallas, Texas, House Of Blues
Oct. 19 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Novo

Oct. 22 – Sacramento, Calif., Discovery Park (Monster Energy Aftershock Festival)
Oct. 24 – Denver, Colo., Ogden Theatre
Oct. 25 – Lawrence, Kan., Liberty Hall
Oct. 26 – Minneapolis, Minn., Mill City Nights
Oct. 28 – Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues
Oct. 29 – Detroit, Mich., The Majestic Theatre
Oct. 30 – Toronto, Ontario, The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Oct. 31 – Montreal, Quebec, Metropolis
Nov. 2 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston
Nov. 3 – New York, N.Y., PlayStation Theater
Nov. 4 – Philadelphia, Pa., Trocadero Theatre
Nov. 5 – Sayreville, N.J., Starland Ballroom
Nov. 6 – Silver Spring, Md., The Fillmore Silver Spring

Nov. 23 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Melkweg       
Nov. 27 – Villeurbanne, France, Le Transbordeur
Nov. 29 – Madrid, Spain, La Riviera
Nov. 30 – Barcelona, Spain, Razzmatazz
Dec. 1 – Montpellier, France, Rockstore
Dec. 2 – Bologna, Italy, Estragon Club
Dec. 3 – Milan, Italy, Alcatraz
Dec. 5 – Pratteln, Switzerland, Z7
Dec. 6 – Paris, France, Le Bataclan
Dec. 7 – Cologne, Germany, Essigfabrik
Dec. 8 – Hamburg, Germany, Markthalle
Jan. 12 – Bristol, United Kingdom, O2 Academy Bristol
Jan. 13 – Birmingham, United Kingdom, O2 Institute Birmingham
Jan. 14 – Nottingham, United Kingdom, Rock City
Jan. 15 – Glasgow, United Kingdom, O2 AlbertaC Glasgow
Jan. 17 – Belfast, United Kingdom, The Limelight
Jan. 18 – Dublin, Ireland, The Academy
Jan. 19 – Manchester, United Kingdom, O2 Ritz Manchester
Jan. 20 – London, United Kingdom, O2 Forum Kentish Town
Tickets to North American shows go on sale July 22. Check out, as well as the band’s Facebook and Twitter for more info on the upcoming trek.