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OPETH: PITY THE POOR BASTARDS WHO DON’T LIVE IN ONE OF THESE SIX CITIES

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A press release just arrived at the Mansion telling us that Opeth are turning twenty – TWENTY!!! – and are celebrating their anniversary “with six exclusive shows that will take place across the globe in various international locales such as Stockholm, Sweden; Essen, Germany; Paris, France; London, UK; New York City, NY; and Los Angeles, CA.” Opeth mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt says the band is going to spend most of January through March just rehearsing in order to make sure these shows are really, really special. That’s a long time to rehearse.

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And when are Opeth shows not special? I’ve never seen this band give a bad performance. But if they’re pulling out all the stops for these gigs on top of all the stops they usually pull out, well, I’m sure these shows will be legendary. If you can make it, I feel bad for you – but hopefully the band will film and/or record at least one of the shows for posterity’s sake.

Get the dates and locations of the show after the jump!

March 30 – Cirkus – Stockholm, Sweden

April 1 – Lichtburg – Essen, Germany

April 3 – Bataclan – Paris, France

April 5 – Royal Albert Hall – London, UK

April 7 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY

April 9 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

-AR

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