Gojira To Embark On Their First N. American Headline Tour This Winter

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French extreme metal band Gojira has announced a full N. American touring schedule for this winter, beginning in mid-January and ending in mid-February. Support will come from The Devin Townsend Project as well as The Atlas Moth. VIP pre-sale will begin Tuesday, October 23 at 3PM local time, with public onsales to follow on Friday, October 26. Those who pre-order tickets before Dec. 1st will receive a free download of two live tracks: “Toxic Garbage” and “Love”, both of which were recorded at the August 2012 Webster Hall show in NYC. You will also receive a download of a full show from their current European tour. All tour dates are below.

Let me just say that I’m pretty peeved that they’re not making it through Michigan. Considering that DTP is supporting, there’s a damn good chance that they might perform “Of Blood And Salt“, which would just blow my mind. And I’m positive that right before they hit the first notes of that song, Meshuggah‘s Fredrik Thordendal would come riding in on a white horse, magical sunbeams shining behind him as his hair flows mystically. He wouldn’t dismount the horse, oh no. Rather, he would just float down, arms gently spread, a soft smile upon his face. A guitar would apparate around his neck and, suddenly, everything comes crashing down as the song begins. Seriously, I have $20 down that this will happen at one of the shows.

Check out our review of L’Enfant Sauvage here as well as our review of The Flesh Alive live DVD here. Gojira’s song “The Heaviest Matter Of The Universe” made #1 at my Top 25 Guitar Riffs That Make You Need To Headbang list here.

1/14 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
1/15 – The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
1/16 – Odeon Events Centre – Saskatoon, SK
1/17 – MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB
1/19 – Vogue Theater – Vancouver, BC
1/20 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
1/21 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
1/23 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
1/24 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
1/25 – Henry Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
1/28 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
1/29 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
1/31 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
2/1 – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
2/2 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
2/4 – State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
2/5 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
2/7 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
2/8 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
2/9 – Mr. Smalls Theatre – Millvale, PA
2/11 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
2/13 – Phoenix Concert Theatre -Toronto, ON
2/14 – Le National – Montreal, QC
2/15 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
2/16 – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

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