Opeth & Enslaved to tour U.S. in May

I got this e-mail Wednesday. At first, I screamed, “whoo hoo!” But after slightly closer inspection of the tour dates, I muttered, “aw, crap.”

Yes, Opeth and Enslaved – the two best bands of Northern Europe – are teaming up for a U.S. tour in May. That’s awesome … but the sad news is dates aren’t scheduled for St. Louis, Cinci, Nashville or Louisville. The closest shows are Chicago, Knoxville and Columbus, Ohio. Oy vey.

Anyway, here are the dates. If you’re in the mood for May metal road trip, this is your tour.

May 1—Starland Ballroom, Sayerville, NJ
May 2— House of Blues, Boston, MA
May 3—Medley, Montreal, QUE
May 4—Sound Academy, Toronto ON
May 5—Mr. Smalls, Pittsburgh, PA
May 6—House of Blues, Chicago, IL
May 8—Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE
May 9—Fox Theater, Boulder, CO
May 11—Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
May 12—Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
May 13—Senator Theater, Chico, CA
May 14—Regency Center at Grand Ballroom, San Francisco, CA May 15—The Glasshouse, Pomona, CA May 16—Avalon, Los Angeles, CA
May 17—Rialto Theater, Tucson, AZ
May 19—Scout Bar, San Antonio, TX
May 20—Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK
May 21—New Daisy Theater, Memphis, TN
May 22—Bijou Theater, Knoxville, TN
May 23—Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
May 24—Clutch Cargo’s, Detroit, MI
May 26—Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center, New York, NY

May 27—9:30 Club, Washington, DC

Any freakin’ hoo, let’s celebrate this clash of titans with vids for Enslaved’s “The Watcher” and Opeth’s “Master’s Apprentices” and “Burden.”

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