Since starting out in 1990 in Stockholm, Opeth have enjoyed relative success. Despite many different lineup changes, they have released twelve different albums with the most recent one coming out next month. Over the years, they have built up a solid following that has allowed them to release album after album. ‘Sorceress’, to be released in September, has already gained a lot of attention and will continue to do so until its final release.
However, most would say that they haven’t necessarily hit the heights of others just yet…until now. Just recently, they announced three amazing shows in three huge venues in three completely different countries. Firstly, they start at Radio City Music Hall in New York on October 1. Then, after travelling to the UK, they are set to light up none other than Wembley Arena on November 19. To finish off, they travel around the world to perform at the Sydney Opera House on February 6. Among other things, this shows just how far they have come from humble beginnings at the beginning of the 1990s.
In addition to this, it also shows how successful the venues are expecting this newest album to be. Although the album is set to reach more fans than ever before, it is a vote of confidence to book them in for three huge arenas around the world. The band will surely be pleased of the increased interest in their music not just in the US and Sweden, but all around the globe.
If you can’t travel to New York, London, or Sydney though, these aren’t your only chances to catch them live. All through October, Opeth are touring the US with dates in Toronto, Detroit, Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Houston, Austin, Chicago, and more. The ‘Sorceress World Tour’ starts on September 29 in Pittsburgh and ends just under a month later in Vancouver on October 26. The band has come a long way in recent years and even without the three arena dates, 21 shows in 28 days around the US is still something to be admired. In the tour, The Sword are a special guest all the way through and should be opening for every show.
Tickets aren’t yet on sale for the three huge arena dates but as soon as they are, they aren’t likely to hang around for very long so be sure to snap up yours if you want to see Opeth on the road!
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