Tour de Force



Nachtmystium Jarboe Weapon tour 2012

That rumored Nachtmystium tour with Jarboe and Weapon we reported on a couple of weeks ago is now a really real thing. And that’s great news: Nachtmystium are one of the most emotionally intense live bands in all of metal and I always relish an opportunity to see them play. I haven’t seen Weapon live in probably five years and look forward to doing so again. I never got into Jarboe, but I know the indie metal scene faps over her every word, she’s been incredibly prolific and well-received (both on her own and with Swans), and I’m certainly willing to give her a shot.

The trek will carry the incredibly clumsy and hard-to-remember moniker of “The Dawn Over The Ruins Of America Tour.” I can’t imagine anyone turning to their friend and saying, “Hey bro, wanna check out the Dawn Over Ruins of America Tour tonight?” without eliciting an awkward stare and/or a chuckle. Why not just say “Hey bro, wanna check out Nachtmystium, Jarboe and Weapon tonight?” Less words, more memorable and more direct. Why even bother with a name? Not every tour needs one.

In any case it’s the bands that count, not the tour’s name, and this trek’s got the goods. So let’s cut the crap and give you dates via tour-sponsor Brooklyn Vegan. BV promises that more shows will be announced soon. While you’re at it, check out a brand new song by Weapon (also via Brooklyn Vegan) below; new album Embers and Revelations comes out on October 9th.

11/04 Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/06 Tempe, AZ – Rocky Point
11/08 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar (free show)
11/09 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
11/10 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
11/11 Seattle, WA – Highline
11/12 Boise, ID – Venue
11/14 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
11/16 St Paul, MN – Station-4
11/18 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
11/19 New York, NY – Saint Vitus
11/21 Chicago, IL – Ultra Lounge


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