UK rock group Anathema has announced that they will be embarking on a US tour as direct support for Finnish love metal band HIM. The band is touring in support of their 2012 album Weather Systems, which ranks as one of my favorite albums ever released. They are also taking a break from writing/recording a new album to go on tour.
Guitarist/vocalist Daniel Cavanagh comments, “Anathema is delighted to return to the United States as special guests of our personal friends Ville Valo and HIM. It’s always a great occasion playing with our Finnish mates – as we’ve known each other’s music for many years and have been sharing stages together on a number of occasions since our main support to them in the UK for ‘Dark Light’ in 2006. To do this in the United States, the birthplace of rock and roll and one of Anathema’s true musical and spiritual homes, is just a fantastic prospect – especially so soon after our first headlining tour last autumn which was a success beyond our expectations. We hope to really provoke a strong reaction from the audience, and I’m sure we will perform a song or two from our brand new album, which is being finished as I write. HIM in the USA? Bring it on!”
I saw Anathema tour last year and it was fantastic! The band has enormous amounts of energy live and they performed every song flawlessly. Go and see them if they come near your neck of the woods. All tour dates can be seen below.
3/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues
3/08 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
3/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
3/12 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
3/13 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
3/14 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
3/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts
3/16 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
3/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
3/19 – Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
3/20 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
3/24 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
3/25 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues