Agalloch to tour U.S.

2014-04-15 by Brandon Nelson | 54 Comments
Dark metal masters Agalloch of Portland, Ore. will tour their native soil this summer. The band posted tour dates on their official Facebook page and stated "We are pleased to announce the confirmed first leg of our “Serpens In Culmination” US tour this summer. There is one date that is yet to be manifested but we will announce that as soon as it is confirmed. We are also working on a West coast... run."

So far, Obsidian Tongue, Blood and Sun, Vex, Blackrune, Jex Thoth and Musk Ox are scheduled to support the tour.

6.18 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock (w/Obsidian Tongue, Blood and Sun)
6.19 - Madison, WI @ High Noon (w/Obsidian Tongue)
6.20 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's (w/Obsidian Tongue)
6.21 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballrom (w/Obsidian Tongue)
6.22 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival (w/Obsidian Tongue)
6.23 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree (w/Vex)
6.24 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl (w/Vex)
6.25 - Tampa, FL @ Orpheum (w/Vex)
6.26 - Savannah, GA @ Jinx (w/Vex, Blackrune)
6.27 - Raleigh, NC @ King's Barcade (w/Vex)
6.28 - Springfield, VA @ Empire (w/Vex)
6.29 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts (w/Jex Thoth)
6.30 - New York City, NY @ Irving Plaza (w/Jex Thoth)
7.01 - Boston, MA @ Brighton (w/Jex Thoth, Obsidian Tongue)
7.02 - Montreal, QC @ La Salla Rosa (w/Jex Thoth)
7.03 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks (w/Jex Thoth, Musk Ox)
7.04 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House (w/Jex Thoth)
7.05 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater (w/Jex Thoth)
TBA - TBA
7.08 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theater

The tour coincides with the release of the band's 5th opus, "The Serpent & The Sphere," which is scheduled for release on May 13 via Profound Lore in the U.S. and May 19 in Europe via Eisenwald.

Source: http://www.facebook.com/#!/AgallochOfficial

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Ending
April 15th 2014
2173 Comments


Might have to go to this. Depends on what the new one sounds like.

bnelso55
April 15th 2014
1161 Comments


^This. Should be interesting. It sounds like they are taking a new direction in some ways.

This guy kind of breaks it down in this Stereogum article.

[A]http://www.stereogum.com/1672221/premature-evaluation-agalloch-the-serpent-the-sphere/franchises/premature-evaluation[/A]

climactic
April 15th 2014
22206 Comments


Sweet, not their biggest fan but i'll deff try to catch this

RoyalImperialGuard
April 15th 2014
1569 Comments


Wow, a Florida date.

FadedSun
April 15th 2014
1609 Comments


A friend of mine does vocals and bass in Obsidian Tongue. They're an awesome progressive black metal band and definitely excited to be playing some shows with Agalloch.

Alondite
April 15th 2014
256 Comments


New York sucks for concerts unless you live in NYC, and anyone who doesn't live in NYC doesn't want to drive all the way there for a concert because NYC sucks.

ZippaThaRippa
April 15th 2014
8485 Comments


It's not out yet and it's already an opus. Wow.

bnelso55
April 15th 2014
1161 Comments


@Zippa- Yeah. Poor word choice probably. Sorry. Still trying to get the hang of writing the news articles. I was trying to find a more interesting word for 'album'.


Crysis
Emeritus
April 15th 2014
17198 Comments


definitely attending the boston show

Greyvy
April 15th 2014
5781 Comments


damn i have to miss the date that's in my area... would be cool to see these guys

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TMobotron
April 15th 2014
7227 Comments


"It's not out yet and it's already an opus. Wow."

Opus is a neutral word, like "composition", there's nothing wrong with calling something unreleased an opus.

Funeralopolis
April 15th 2014
13958 Comments


Apparently this band is gonna be playing in my city, might have to check them out

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KriegdemKriege
April 15th 2014
1539 Comments


^ this.

He was thinking of magnum opus.

KriegdemKriege
April 15th 2014
1539 Comments


Aw, Funeralopolis you ruined it.

I'm probably going to go see them on this tour though.

R6Rider
April 15th 2014
5105 Comments


oh yes, oh yes

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Catatonic
April 15th 2014
150 Comments


Just bought my tickets for Chicago. YES. Obsidian Tongue sounds pretty decent, too.

bnelso55
April 15th 2014
1161 Comments


TM and Krieg: Thanks for clarifying. Hopefully the rest of article reads OK.

Odal
April 15th 2014
350 Comments


Love this band, but their music doesn't translate that well to the stage. Stoked for the new LP though

TMobotron
April 15th 2014
7227 Comments


They do lose the acoustic side of things (and some of their folky aspect because of it) live, but I still thought their show was great when I saw em.

AdolfChrist
April 15th 2014
7851 Comments


idk about this, i might go. i feel like their music needs to be listened to in solitude.

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Crysis
Emeritus
April 15th 2014
17198 Comments


I've never seen them live so I'm not sure what to expect. Part of the reason I love them so much is their acoustic/folky side and the whole solitude aspect of it, but I feel like the atmosphere at one of their shows would be absolutely massive.

Crysis
Emeritus
April 15th 2014
17198 Comments


"where the fuck! is Oregon???????"

This is only the confirmed first leg.

R6Rider
April 15th 2014
5105 Comments


I'm surprised Kyle. You're in for a treat though.

Relinquished
April 15th 2014
34357 Comments


fti, you'd think that since they're from Oregon that they'd hit that state efuckingventually

Crysis
Emeritus
April 15th 2014
17198 Comments


"I'm surprised Kyle. You're in for a treat though."

Last time they came around I had a mid term starting 1/2 hour before show time, and I was almost 5 hours from the venue.

Thanntos
April 15th 2014
336 Comments


Def going to be at the Philly show. I saw them in Philly on their 'Marrow' tour as well, they are absolutely fucking solid and awesome live. Highly recommend if you can make it to a show. They played for a solid 2 hours, new stuff and tons of old favorites from Ashes and Mantle.

bnelso55
April 15th 2014
1161 Comments


"They played for a solid 2 hours, new stuff and tons of old favorites from Ashes and Mantle."

I'll bet the "Marrow" tour was solid. There were no dates anywhere close to me, so I missed that tour. I did catch them on the 2012 Summer Tour though, when they were playing Faustian Echoes front to back. Pretty fun show.

[A]http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/agalloch/2012/bluebird-theater-denver-co-23dca473.html[/A]

bnelso55
April 15th 2014
1161 Comments


Oops. Don't know what happened with that link.
http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/agalloch/2012/bluebird-theater-denver-co-23dca473.html

CrimsonLies
April 15th 2014
2559 Comments


Damn if only it was in Orlando as well

TMobotron
April 16th 2014
7227 Comments


"I've never seen them live so I'm not sure what to expect. Part of the reason I love them so much is their acoustic/folky side and the whole solitude aspect of it, but I feel like the atmosphere at one of their shows would be absolutely massive."

You'll definitely enjoy it. Sounds like you like them for the same reasons I do, and their live show is a bit of a departure from that but yeah the atmosphere is awesome and they're great.

titanslayer
April 16th 2014
2713 Comments


if only I didn't live in the middle of nowhere...

paulxc
April 16th 2014
21 Comments


Nobody I like ever comes to Albuquerque...

RogueNine
April 16th 2014
2937 Comments


I don't think anyone comes to Albuquerque.

paulxc
April 16th 2014
21 Comments


Yeah.

TMobotron
April 16th 2014
7227 Comments


Is that proportionate to the music scene in ABQ? I mean, is it smart for bands to skip that city? Or if a band/artist did stop in ABQ, would they get a huge audience?

paulxc
April 16th 2014
21 Comments


From what I've seen only bands that are way out of their prime and boring festivals come around. Maybe
I just need to look more closely.

Emyay
April 16th 2014
6264 Comments


i hear they will add some west coast dates once they are confirmed so all you west coast bros don't worry. also, these guys are AMAZING live. I've seen them twice and they put on one hell of an emotional and heartfelt show. any big fan of them should go out of their way to see them live

DungeonBoy
April 16th 2014
2255 Comments


Agalloch are so good live. I disagree with people who say the atmosphere doesn't translate well live. If you are paying attention they obviously put a lot of thought into the dynamics of their setlist and the use of incense/wood/animal bones they have on stage doesn't hurt ;) I'm stoked to see them again in Springfield, they are one of the few bands I will travel a couple hours to see.

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SCREAM!
April 16th 2014
14001 Comments


Holy fuck they're actually coming to Ottawa! HOLY FUCK

collins
April 16th 2014
104 Comments


that springfield date is looking sexy

Essence
April 16th 2014
5515 Comments


OH MY GOD THEY ARE COMING TO MY CITY

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Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
April 16th 2014
8306 Comments


Fuck, of course they're not coming to my state. Looks like I'm hopping on a plane to Colorado after all.

Digging: Jeff Rosenstock - Worry.

Emyay
April 16th 2014
6264 Comments


i hear they will add some west coast dates once they are confirmed so all you west coast bros don't worry [2]

Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
April 16th 2014
8306 Comments


"i hear they will add some west coast dates once they are confirmed so all you west coast bros don't worry"

Makes me feel a little bit better, thank you :]

Emyay
April 16th 2014
6264 Comments


yeah i live in louisiana so i'm just hoping that they somehow swing by down here on one of those dates. will probably end up flying somewhere if they don't though

Emyay
April 16th 2014
6264 Comments


i've done it a few times. flew to Los angeles to see opeth twice. flew there for meshuggah too. mostly i just use it as an excuse to go to visit my friends who live in various cities.

Emyay
April 16th 2014
6264 Comments


i'm 26 and went to college out of state so i guess i've had a lot of time and opportunity to make a good deal of friends

AdolfChrist
April 16th 2014
7851 Comments


fuck it, im going.

Emyay
April 16th 2014
6264 Comments


thats old as the dickens

SCREAM!
April 16th 2014
14001 Comments


Pretty cool that Ottawa is the only Musk Ox date as well. Will be getting a ticket the minute I see them on sale

sonictheplumber
April 16th 2014
8163 Comments


always the fucking earl!

Emyay
April 16th 2014
6264 Comments


dude i saw them play at the earl back when marrow first came out and it was amazing

Matthaios
April 16th 2014
180 Comments


I know it's a lot to ask for, given that these guys aren't hugely popular, but maybe doing a show in Australia, perhaps?

Epilogue
April 24th 2014
1694 Comments


my niggas comin to Detroit! stoked



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