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Sick Tour Alert: Avatar, Devin Townsend, Dance with the Dead, ’68

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How’s this one for a diverse tour lineup?

Swedish metal dramaturgists Avatar will hit the North American highway system this coming spring. Along with them for the ride will be Devin Townsend — performing an acoustic set every night — synthwave hot shots Dance with the Dead and Josh Scogin’s (ex-The Chariot) two-man noisy blues rock machine ’68. That is a SUPER fun lineup top to bottom with four completely different acts, each of whom I’d pay to see on their own but would never expect to tour together.

Avatar vocalist Johannes Eckerström comments:

This tour is extra special to us and me personally as we’ve not only amazing hand-picked openers to showcase what we think deserves more eyes and ears in ’68 and Dance with the Dead, but we also have the extreme pleasure and privilege to share the stage with Devin Townsend at an exciting phase of his career. I am a life long fan, and I genuinely feel that people who appreciate our willingness to experiment and walk that extra mile to be true to our vision and integrity have Mr. Townsend to thank for a lot. It will be a bucket list experience for me, and I hope we get to share it with as many people as possible.”

Dates:

May 16 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Town Ballroom
May 17 – Columbus, Ohio @ Sonic Temple
May 18 – Sayreville, N.J. @ Starland Ballroom
May 19 – Portland, Maine @ Aura
May 21 – Millvale, Pa. @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 22 – Chicago, Ill. @ House of Blues
May 23 – Madison, Wis. @ The Sylvee
May 24 – Sauget, Ill. @ Pop’s
May 25 – Sioux City, Iowa @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel
May 26 – Pryor, Okla. @ Rocklahoma
May 28 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
May 29 – Winnipeg, Mantioba @ Garrick Centre
May 30 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Coors Event Centre
May 31 – Edmonton, Alberta @ The Ranch Roadhouse
June 1 – Calgary, Alberta @ The Palace
June 3 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore Ballroom
June 4 – Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom
June 6 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore
June 7 – Reno, Nev. @ Cargo
June 8 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex – Grand
June 9 – Grand Junction, Colo. @ Mesa Theater
June 10 – Colorado Springs, Colo. @ The Black Sheep
June 11 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theater
June 13 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Mayan Theatre
June 14 – Tucson, Ariz. @ Rialto Theatre
June 15 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ House of Blues

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