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Video: Opeth Play First Show With Therion Drummer Sami Karppinen

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Opeth kicked off their co-headlining tour with Mastodon last night (November 16) in Asheville, NC.

The performance marked the band’s first show with Therion’s Sam Karppinen, who was announced as the group’s new touring drummer earlier the day. The band has split with longtime skinsman Martin “Axe” Axenrot over an unspecified “conflict of interests.”

Fan-filmed video of Opeth’s premiere performance with Karppinen can be viewed below.

Here are the remaining dates on the Opeth/Mastodon tour, which also features support from Zeal & Ardor:

Nov 18 – Boston, MA – The Wang Theatre [tickets]
Nov 19 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre [tickets]
Nov 20 – New York City – Hammerstein Ballroom [tickets]
Nov 21 – Washington, DC – The Anthem [tickets]
Nov 23 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium [tickets]
Nov 24 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern [tickets]
Nov 26 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater [tickets]
Nov 27 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom [tickets]
Nov 28 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land [tickets]
Nov 30 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre [tickets]
Dec 01 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium [tickets]
Dec 02 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater [tickets]
Dec 04 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Union [tickets]
Dec 05 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom [tickets]

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