Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE will make their triumphant return to North America this fall for a headline tour. This marks the second time the band has toured through the U.S. and Canada in 2015, when they headlined alongside their Spinefarm labelmates in SANTA CRUZ. On this run, fans will enjoy the full AMARANTHE experience, as it is their headline run.
The tour starts October 29 in Atlanta and runs through November 29 in San Jose. BUTCHER BABIES will provide direct support. LULLWATER will open the show.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow Friday, September 4.
Oct. 29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Oct. 30 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
Nov. 01 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
Nov. 04 – New York, @ Webster Hall (Marlin Room)
Nov. 05 – Stafford Springs, CT @ Palace Theater
Nov. 06 – Manchester, NH @ Jewel Nightclub
Nov. 07 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
Nov. 08 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Nov. 10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Nov. 11 – Cleveland, OH @ The Odeon
Nov. 13 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
Nov. 14 – Green Bay, WI @ The Sandlot Entertainment Complex
Nov. 15 – Arlington Heights, IL @ HOME Bar
Nov. 17 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
Nov. 18 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s
Nov. 19 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
Nov. 20 – McAllen, TX @ Cine El Rey
Nov. 21 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Nov. 24 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Yost Theater
Nov. 27 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
Nov. 28 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
Nov. 29 – San Jose, CA @ Rockbar Theater
AMARANTHE‘s third album, “Massive Addictive”, was released on October 21, 2014 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was tracked at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA) at the helm.
In a recent interview with The Grim Tower, AMARANTHE drummer Morten Løwe Sørensen stated about “Massive Addictive”: “While other songs are more metal than anything else we have done, it’s not as fast paced as our previous two albums, and a bit more groovy. Every song is distinctively different from the others, but it’s not a concept album this time like on previous albums. Somehow I almost see the two first albums as part of a whole, while ‘Massive Addictive’ is a step in a little bit of a different direction maybe… You can easily hear that this is AMARANTHE, but it does contain new elements and a different approach than our earlier material.”
Regarding the songwriting and recording process for “Massive Addictive”, Morten said: “We recorded with producer Jacob Hansen, as we have on our previous albums, but we wanted a bit of a different production this time. The songs this time leave more room for everything to be heard, since it’s not quite as hectic as before. So we could go for a bigger and more open sound. Everything went pretty smooth, actually, even though we had been touring all the time and actually had to write a big part of the album either on the road or in the studio while recording. We had a pretty clear vision of how we wanted the album to turn out, but also left room for a lot of creativity in the moment. All in all, it has been a pretty rewarding experience this time.”