“We fumed and screamed in our mountain nook, mad drunken Americans in the mighty land. We were on the roof of America and all we could do was yell, I guess—across the night, eastward over the Plains…” – Jack Kerouac, On the Road
Oregon’s progressive / folk / black metal-foursome, Agalloch, have announced that they will be embarking on a US summer tour. Get the band’s official Facebook announcement and current tour dates here.
I don’t know about you but this news made me jizz in my pants.
Agalloch posted the following on their official Facebook page:
“We will continue to update this list as dates/venues and opening acts are confirmed.
Joining us for main support will be Taurus (featuring Stevie Floyd of Dark Castle & Ashley Spungin ex-Purple Rhinestone Eagle). We are excited by their experimental and challenging music and feel they are a perfect fit for us:
This tour will mark the release of our recently recorded EP “Faustian Echoes” on both LP and CD. We have taken great care in the design of this release. Sometime before the tour we will have both a streaming and digital download option available. However, the LP and CD versions will only be available at the shows during the dates on the tour and will be available via mail order after the tour.
We will be adding material (both new and old) to our set list and depending on stage time we anticipate playing between 90-120 minutes. The set will rotate each night. We have carefully selected local openers whose music fits the environment of an Agalloch show. Where there are no openers selected, we will play nearly 120 minutes. We are all personal fans of the openers and encourage everyone to show up early to see them.
We will have a variety of merchandise for sale including: 2 new shirt designs, our back catalog, “The Demonstration Archive”, “Marrow of the Spirit” vinyl, a tour poster by Stevie Floyd, original photographic prints by Veleda Thorsson, and various other odds and ends.
We are further pleased to announce that we will appear at the Noctis V Metal Fest in Calgary, AB on Sat 9/29″
Agalloch US Tour Dates:
Wed 7/11 in Portland, OR at Branx w/Eight Bells
Thu 7/12 in Seattle, WA at the Crocodile w/Eight Bells
Fri 7/13 in Vancouver BC at the Rickshaw w/Eight Bells
Sat 7/14 in Spokane, WA at The A Club w/Eight Bells
Sun 7/15 – TBA
Mon 7/16 – TBA
Tue 7/17 in Denver, CO at Bluebird Theater
Wed 7/18 in Omaha, NE at Waiting Room
Thu 7/19 in Milwaukee, WI at Miramar Theater
Fri 7/20 in Chicago, IL at Reggie’s
Sat 7/21 in Ann Arbor, MI at Blind Pig w/Musk Ox
Sun 7/22 in Cleveland, OH at Beachland Ballroom
Mon 7/23 in Toronto, ON at Opera House w/Musk Ox
Tue 7/24 in Montreal, QC at Petit Campus w/Musk Ox
Wed 7/25 in Boston, MA at Middle East
Thu 7/26 in Brooklyn, NY at Williamsburg Music Hall w/Musk Ox
Fri 7/27 in Philadelphia, PA at Underground Arts
Sat 7/28 in Springfield, VA at Empire
Sun 7/29 in Raleigh, NC at King’s Barcade
Mon 7/30 – OFF
Tue 7/31 in Tampa, FL at Orpheum
Wed 8/01 in Atlanta, GA at The Earl
Thu 8/02 in Birmingham, AL at Bottletree w/Pallbearer
Fri 8/03 in New Orleans at One Eyed Jack’s w/Pallbearer
Sat 8/04 – TBA
Sun 8/05 in Austin, TX at Red 7
Mon 8/06 – OFF
Tue 8/07 – OFF
Wed 8/08 – TBA
Thu 8/09 in San Diego, CA at The Casbah w/Author & Punisher
Fri 8/10 – TBA
Sat 8/11 in San Francisco, CA at Great American Music Hall
Sat 9/29 Noctis V Metal Fest in Calgary, AB