Too much of our delight, Ghost is finally back after a nearly two year hiatus. They surprised their fans with a U.S.A tour announcement. They’ll be coheadlining with the band Volbeat in early 2022, with special guest, “Twin Temple”. This is surely a tour you would not want to miss. Below are the tour dates!
Two great bands come together to give a stellar performance after COVID hit back in 2020. Anyone who is a concert goer surely wouldn’t have missed the power houses this tour offers. .
The opener, Sabaton, is a power metal band hailing from Sweden. Most people would dread acts before the headliner. Sabaton is not one of those bands. Fans and new listeners can always be delighted by their performances. All of their songs are filled vigor and so much history, literally! If you’re a history buff and love heavy metal, they are the band for you! While entertaining the crowd, the guys are always smiling. Their energy is so contagious and carries throughout the night.
Judas Priest is a staple in heavy metal history. Being formed in 1969, they have been around for 50 years. Although these rock gods are like fine wine with age, their performance is still filled energy and is unforgettable. Rob Halford proves that music has no age limit. He showcased the fact that his vocal skills are timelessly unmatched. The one thing I noticed about the audience during Priest’s set, there was a wide age range of attendants. If you looked to your left, they were people who moms and dads. If you looked to the row in front of you, they were college kids FaceTiming with their friend who couldn’t attend the show. Lastly, the right had people who were in their golden years singing their hearts out.
There was no doubt this tour is one to remember. After the last two years, seeing everyone together once again was refreshing. Music is the heart that connects people. Regardless of one’s aspects in life, there is one sentence we can all agree on, long live heavy metal!
RIVERS OF NIHIL will begin their North American tour supporting labelmates The Black Dahlia Murder this Friday! The Up From The Sewer Tour 2021 will commence September 3rd in Chicago and run through October 10th in New York City. Additional support will be provided by After The Burial, Carnifex, and Undeath. See all confirmed dates below.
RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, After The Burial, Carnifex, Undeath:9/03/2021 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL9/04/2021 The Fillmore – Minneapolis, MN9/05/2021 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI9/07/2021 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI9/08/2021 Piere’s – Ft. Wayne, IN9/09/2021 Pop’s – Sauget, IL9/10/2021 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KY9/11/2021 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO * Sold Out 9/12/2021 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT9/14/2021 El Corazon – Seattle, WA * Sold Out9/15/2021 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR * Sold Out9/17/2021 UC Theater – Berkley, CA9/18/2021 The Belasco – Los Angeles, CA * Sold Out9/19/2021 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA9/21/2021 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV9/22/2021 Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ9/24/2021 GMBG – Dallas, TX9/25/2021 Come And Take It live – Austin, TX * Sold Out9/26/2021 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX9/28/2021 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA9/29/2021 Arizona Pete’s – Greensboro, NC9/30/2021 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD10/01/2021 King Of Clubs – Columbus, OH10/02/2021 Roxian Theater – Pittsburgh, PA10/03/2021 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH10/05/2021 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI10/06/2021 Phoenix Concert Halls – Toronto, ON10/07/2021 Club Soda – Montreal, QC10/08/2021 The Palladium – Worcester, MA10/09/2021 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ10/10/2021 Irving Plaza – New York, NY RIVERS OF NIHIL will be touring in support of their upcoming fourth full-length, The Work, set for release September 24th via Metal Blade Records. RIVERS OF NIHIL have never fit neatly into a box, but with 2018’s Where Owls Know My Name, they transcended all labels applied to them. Returning in 2021 with The Work, they’ve forged further into new territory, delivering an album that’s as cerebral as it is visceral, and that covers a staggering sonic range, definitively placing them in a category of their own. Inarguably a dense, heavy collection, The Work is far too dynamic to be considered a solely metal record and there is a genuine warmth that shows through, particularly on tracks like “Wait” and the gorgeous “Maybe One Day.” Additionally, the band has incorporated more clean vocals alongside the screaming that tears through many of the record’s heavier tracks. Courtesy of their friend Zach Strouse, saxophone once again adds extra layers of atmosphere to the collection, utilizing baritone, soprano, and alto saxes to great effect.