Sweden’s musical alchemists, OPETH, will be releasing their bewitching, 12th studio album, Sorceress, on September 30th via the band’s imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. In celebration of the release the band has planned special shows at historic venues around the world in support of the record, including Radio City Music Hall in New York on October 1st, SSE Wembley Arena in London on November 19th and the famed Sydney Opera House in Australia on February 6th 2017.
These memorable performances also celebrate the recent release of OPETH’s Deliverance & Damnation box set, featuring the band’s classic 2002 and 2003 records as one complete work as originally intended, and their just released record Lamentations – Live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire that’s available now on DVD and 180 gram 3xLP from Music For Nations. Purchase the live record now HERE.
OPETH will be performing music from their upcoming album, Sorceress, as well as fan favorite cuts from their celebrated catalog and will be opening the shows with a special set featuring material from Deliverance & Damnation.
“We’re getting pumped up for the coming” Sorceress” world tour. We have 3 shows scheduled that are quite” out of the ordinary” due to their legendary status and location. The SSE Wembley Arena in London/UK. Radio City Music Hall in New York/USA, and the famous Sydney Opera house in Australia. These three shows will be completely unique in terms of songs, spanning over 2 separate set lists. The 1st set will consist of songs exclusively from the Deliverance/Damnation records, that was just celebrated with a re-release combo package by the newly revived Music For Nations label. We’ll pull out songs from our back catalogue and mix it up with newer stuff during the second set. So it’s a little bit of a celebration indeed! We’ll only play this set list 3 times on the whole world tour, so if you miss it, you’ll have missed it. Of course all other shows will be treated with the same amount of respect and we’ll chisel out a nice diverse set list spanning over our entire career for every single show during the tours. We very much hope to see you there!” – Mikael Åkerfeldt
Fans are invited to pre-order Sorceress now in a variety of formats and packages at the links below. Listen to their new song “Sorceress” now
Sydney Opera House Presale Registration: Friday Aug 19th 11.00 pm AEST – Monday Aug 22nd 11.59pm AEST
Sydney Opera House Registration Presale: Tuesday Aug 23rd 2pm AEST
Sydney Opera House Database Presale: Wednesday 24th 7.00 am AEST
Ticketek presale: Thursday 25th 9.00 am AEST
General Public on-sale: Friday 26th 9.00 am AEST
Presented by David Roy Williams, Metropolis Touring in association with United Talent Agency and Northern Music Co.