Vincent Cavanagh Comments On Upcoming Anathema N. America Tour

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Easily my most anticipated tour for the rest of the year, the upcoming lineup of Anathema, Alcest, and Mamiffer is something that I never thought would happen in a million years. Anathema has only played the US twice as a full band and both performances were over a decade ago. So knowing that I’ll be able to see them is something out of a dream.

Vincent Cavanagh shares this enthusiasm, commenting: “I can’t wait. Such a cool line up – three bands that move in different spheres while sharing the intent to create music that is honest, forward-thinking and uninhibited.

“I first met Stéphane from Alcest last year, discussing ’90′s shoegaze bands in a forest in Lithuania! He is someone for whom I have great respect. Their music is melodic and soulful, full of dream-like imagery.

“Mamiffer are true artists. The dynamic mix of stark piano, crushing melancholic textures and choral reverie is something to behold. Exactly the kind of thing I’m into, so I’m really looking forward to it.

Below are the tour dates as well as the track listing for the band’s upcoming live DVD/Blu-Ray Universal, which was directed by Lasse Hoile (Porcupine Tree, Opeth). The live set can be pre-ordered here.

Anathema and Alcest co-headline dates:
9/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
9/13 – West Springfield, VA @ Empire
9/14 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
9/15 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs
9/16 – Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
9/18 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
9/19 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
9/20 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s DownUnder
9/21 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
9/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
9/24 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
9/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
9/26 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
9/27 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
9/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Richshaw Theater
9/29 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
10/01 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
10/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
10/04 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
10/05 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

Universal track listing:
CHAPTERS:
Untouchable, Part 1
Untouchable, Part 2
Thin Air
Dreaming Light
Lightning Song
The Storm Before the Calm
Everything
A Simple Mistake
The Beginning and the End
Universal
Closer
A Natural Disaster
Deep
One Last Goodbye
Flying
Fragile Dreams

EXTRAS:
ENCORE:
Panic
Emotional Winter / Wings of God
Internal Landscapes
Fragile Dreams

A NIGHT AT THE UNION CHAPEL:
Kingdom
Thin Air
Angels Walk Among Us
A Natural Disaster
Fragile Dreams

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  • Bryno

    They aren’t coming close enough to me that I’ll be able to catch them live. I’ve pre ordered the box set and am very much looking forward to seeing it.

    • JonathanBarkan

      I cannot WAIT for this show! I may see them twice. Once in Flint and once in Chicago. It’s simply too rare of an occasion to miss out on.