| Katatonia will return with a special triple-LP vinyl release featuring an epic set of classics from the band's catalogue. 'Last Fair Day Gone Night' features the Swedish dark rock/metal master at its glorious best with this electrifying set from London's esteemed Koko venue during a series of special celebratory shows to mark the band's 20th anniversary during 2011's "Last Fair Day Gone Night" tour. Set for a June 17, 2013 release on Peaceville Records, 'Last Fair Day Gone Night' is presented on triple heavyweight 180gm vinyl in a deluxe box, with a 12 page 12" book.|
Founding members Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse are joined by long-time drummer Daniel Liljekvist along with recent members - namely guitarist Per Eriksson, plus recently recruited bassist Niklas Sandin - for an exhilarating night fuelled by a rich and extensive set of Katatonia tracks both past and present, including a special performance of the landmark 2001 album Last Fair Deal Gone Down in its entirety.
Katatonia is currently in the midst of a massive North American tour, "North American Heritage Tour 2013," with fellow countrymen, Opeth. The extensive run will conquer over 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada this spring. A full list of confirmed dates, including several Katatonia headlining performances, can be seen below.
Said guitarist Anders Nyström, "Dear Katatoniaks of North America! You have been blessed to get another round of this truly classic bill together, because today Opeth and Katatonia, two bands who share a longtime friendship and many musical collaborations, are back on the road to cloak you with some true Swedish atmosphere across North America.
"Check out our Facebook (www.facebook.com/katatonia) for daily updates on stage times (as a general rule we're always on early after doors) and there you'll also find the ticket links. More and more shows are already added to the sold out list, so we look forward to many fine evenings to come. Let the sunset choir sing again and see ya soon!"
Katatonia is touring in support of its ninth studio album, Dead End Kings, which released August 28, 2012 on Peaceville Records.
Katatonia's most successful U.S. debut in its 20-year career, Dead End Kings entered at #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, #138 on the Billboard Top 200 and #10 on Hard Rock, while also topping 2009's Night is the New Day first week sales in the U.S.
Katatonia on tour w/ Opeth...
4/30 - Norfolk, VA @ NorVa Theatre
5/08 - Lexington, KY @ Buster's Billiards & Backroom
5/09 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
5/10 - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
5/11 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
5/12 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
5/14 - Fargo, ND @ The Venue
5/15 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
5/16 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's
5/17 - Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
5/18 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
5/19 - Merriam, KS @ Aftershock **Katatonia headline
5/22 - Farmington, NM @ Top Deck **Katatonia headline
5/24 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
5/27 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy **Katatonia headline
Jonas Renkse - vocals
Anders Nyström - guitar, backing vocals
Daniel Liljekvist - drums
Per Eriksson - guitar
Niklas Sandin - bass