Between the Buried and Me Announce Summer Tour
Count Between the Buried and Me among those bands bullish about the return of live shows with no restrictions this coming summer: the band have announced an August and September tour consisting of rebooked dates from their 20th anniversary run, which was originally set for 2020.
The special “evening with” tour, now celebrating the band’s 21 years together, will consist of two sets each night: a greatest hits set and a full performance of The Great Misdirect (2009). Most of the dates and cities are the same as the initial run with a few changes, and the band have offered refunds to those who bought tickets for the 2020 run but can no longer make the new dates work.
Needless to say, this tour is far from a sure thing. Venues in most places are currently only able to operate at a very limited capacity — a level at which these shows would be economically unfeasible for all involved — and without full capacity shows everywhere, it’s unclear whether the tour will be possible. What’s more, the extent to which music fans of any kind will be willing to pack shoulder-to-shoulder into venues by August is completely unknown. Still, it’s not out of the question that it happens, and the recent uptick in vaccinations in the U.S. is certainly encouraging.
In a post to social media on Friday, March 19, BTBAM explained:
“We are finally getting the go ahead to take our 20 year anniversary tour on the road! All of the original shows, tickets and VIPs are still valid, however some of the venues have changed plus we added Cleveland, OH and Lawrence, KS to the routing. We know you all will have questions, but please bear with us as we work through the process of opening all of this up again. Ticket refunds will be available if the new dates conflict with your new lives and we will let you know in the coming weeks when the VIP site will be running again for purchases or refunds. The best way to ensure this tour comes to reality is to keep wearing your masks, get the vaccine and hang tight as we get past this thing!
Those interested can grab tickets here.
BTBAM performed two separate livestream concerts this past weekend, celebrating their conceptual albums Automata I and Automata II in full.