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Yob Announce North American Tour with Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision and Witch Mountain

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Yob / Enslaved 2015 Tour

UPDATE, 4:08pm EST: As many folks have pointed out, Enslaved are, in fact, headlining this run through the 3/24 date, not Yob: it appears as if Yob (or someone who works for them) simply made another version of the tour poster with their logo much bigger than those of the other bands’, which is ordinarily contractually forbidden for exactly this reason. Nevertheless, this lineup still kicks ass, and Yob will continue to tour (and headline) starting on 3/26 with Witch Mountain.

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It sure has been a big few years for Yob, hasn’t it? Seems like every time I hear the band’s name they’re on to bigger and better things. Their first big break came with that opening slot for Tool, and while they were known in certain metal circles well before that, the tour undoubtedly boosted their profile. From there it’s been a consistent string of wins, from successful tour to successful tour, culminating in their highly acclaimed 2014 release Clearing the Path to Ascend. (our review here)

Now Yob have announced another headlining tour, with black metal wizards Enslaved and trancy drone outfit Ecstatic Vision (ex-A Life Once Lost) on about two-thirds of the dates and Witch Mountain (Exhibit A Vest Metal band) on the others. Yup, you read that correctly: Yob are headlining above Enslaved! Kinda crazy given Enslaved’s legendary status, but I guess it makes sense with Yob’s recent meteoric rise. I’m sure it was something of an ego blow for Enslaved to be asked to support this tour, but it’s probably a good opportunity for them to gain exposure amongst this newest generation of doom fans. I’ll always be interested in anything Doug Sabolick does, so Ecstatic Vision should be a trip, and as for Witch Mountain… which band is that again?

Here are the dates:

3/04/2015 Press Club – Sacramento, CA w/ Will Haven
3/05/2015 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
3/06/2015 Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
3/07/2015 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
3/09/2015 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
3/10/2015 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
3/11/2015 Corazon – Seattle, WA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
3/12/2015 Crazy Horse – Boise, ID w/ Ecstatic Vision
3/13/2015 Bar Deluxe – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
3/14/2015 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
3/16/2015 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
3/17/2015 Thaila Hall – Chicago, IL w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
3/18/2015 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH w/ Ecstatic Vision
3/19/2015 Opera House – Toronto, ON w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
3/20/2015 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
3/21/2015 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
3/22/2015 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
3/23/2015 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
3/24/2015 Sinclair – Boston, MA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
3/26/2015 King’s Barcade – Raleigh, NC w/ Witch Mountain
3/27/2015 The Hideaway – Johnson City, TN w/ Witch Mountain
3/28/2015 The Earl – Atlanta, GA w/ Witch Mountain
3/29/2015 Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN w/ Witch Mountain
3/30/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Witch Mountain
3/31/2015 Walter’s – Houston, TX w/ Witch Mountain
4/01/2015 Red 7 – Austin, TX w/ Witch Mountain
4/03/2015 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM w/ Witch Mountain
4/04/2015 The Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ w/ Witch Mountain

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