Thursday, June 27, 2013


6/27/13 10:14PM

Not that I love Mill City Nights, but at least it's on a Sunday night. I do worry that place will get hot and humid with the crowd. Getting there early (and buying tickets when they go on sale) will be a must.

my gawd September and the Fall are starting to get busy:

Tues 9/17 The Dear Hunter @ The Varsity
Thurs 9/19 Typhoon @ The Cedar
Sun 9/22 Anathema/Alcest @ Mill City Nights
Sun Fri 10/11 Between the Buried and Me/The Faceless @ The Varsity

Anathema has announced its most extensive North American tour in the band’s celebrated career with co-headliner Alcest and special guest Mamiffer. 

Anathema has only performed twice as a full band in North America at the infamous Milwaukee Metal Fest 2000 and 2001, as well as supporting a few dates of Blackfield's 2011 tour as an acoustic duo. The fall 2013 co-headlining tour has the band visiting many cities in both the U.S. and Canada for the first time, beginning September 12 in Philadelphia.

The tour will also coincide with the release of Universal, a concert film on CD/DVD and Blu-ray directed by acclaimed photographer/filmmaker Lasse Hoile (Porcupine Tree, Opeth) out September 17, 2013 on Kscope. The audio / visual release captures a special one-off gig at the ancient Roman theatre of Philippopolis where the band was joined by the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra. 

The film and album capture the magic of this unique evening as the band started on its lengthy world tour in support of its most successful album, Weather Systems. Universal will be available as an audio visual CD/DVD and Blu-ray.

Anathema / Alcest
Special guest: Mamiffer

9/12 Philadelphia PA @ Underground Arts
9/13 Springfield VA @ Empire
9/14 New York NY @ Gramercy Theater
9/15 Boston MA @ Middle East
9/16 Montreal QC @ Foufounes Electriques
9/18 Toronto ON @ Opera House
9/19 Flint MI @ The Machine Shop
9/20 Cleveland OH @ Peabody's
9/21 Chicago IL @ Reggie's
9/22 Minneapolis MN @ Mill City Nights
9/24 Denver CO @ Summit City Music Hall
9/25 Salt Lake City UT @ In The Venue
9/26 Boise ID @ Knitting Factory
9/27 Seattle WA @ Studio Seven
9/28 Vancouver BC @ Rickshaw Theater
9/29 Portland OR @ Hawthorne Theater
10/1 Oakland CA @ Oakland Opera House
10/3 Los Angeles CA @ El Rey Theater
10/4 San Diego CA @ The Casbah
10/5 Tempe AZ @ The Marquee Theater

5/30/13 12:10PM
This is at this point, PURE SPECULATION, but I saw per the
 there was already an announced concert with both of these bands in Oakland, California in October 1st.

So, if a tour happens with them in North America this September/October, don't be surprised.

Anathema / Alcest incoming October first.

If this tour hits Minnesota, likely St.Paul aka Station 4, I would love to go obviously. Schedule and budget-wise will of course be the main factors.

If it's not coming to MN, but Chicago, I may have to sit it out unfortunately. But I certainly will be happy that many people will get to see Anathema that never have. The Cynic/3 tour they were announced to be on a few years ago, would have been amazing. But maybe this tour will makeup for it as I do like Alcest, as much as they remind me of Klimt 1918.