Globetrotting Icelanders Sólstafir are playing Japan this week in support of their 2014 Season of Mist release, Ótta (review here), which as we come to the end of summer 2015 has been on my mind with the lingering threat of colder weather. The band have been touring their collective arse off for Ótta, playing in Europe and North America, where they’re basically introducing people to who they are and what they do — I’ll make no attempts to claim I’m Johnny Groundfloor; this spring was my first time seeing them too — but as processes go, that one seems to be going well. I would not be surprised to have them come back to the States before they do another record, but after Japan it’s Europe next on deck, so we’ll just have to see what winter brings.
Other than a massive amount of repeat listens for Ótta, that is. Sorry, but some records are just made for low temperatures.
This, from the PR wire:
SOLSTAFIR kick off tour dates in Japan
Enigmatic Icelandic rock band SOLSTAFIR have kicked off a trek to Japan tonight, where the band are performing two exclusive dates in Tokyo alongside British progressive legends, ANATHEMA. The Japanese tour dates see the band perform ahead of their previously announced European tour alongside MONO and THE OCEAN, taking place later this October. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
SOLSTAFIR are touring in support of their critically acclaimed new album , ‘Otta’. The album is streaming here, and is available now at the Season of Mist E-shop.
SOLSTAFIR Japanese tour dates:
8/31 Tokyo, JP @ Liquid Room w/ANATHEMA
9/1 Tokyo, JP @ Liquid Room w/ANATHEMA
SOLSTAFIR European tour dates:
10/12 Aarhus, DK @ Voxhall
10/13 Oslo, NO @ Vulkan Arena
10/14 Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Medis
10/18 St. Petersburg, RU @ Zhal Ozhidaniya
10/19 Moscow, RU @ Volta
10/21 Vilnius, LI @ NEW YORK
10/22 Warsaw, PL @ Proxima
10/23 Berlin, DE @ Heimathafen
10/24 Leeuwarden, NL @ Into the Void Fest
10/26 Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
10/27 Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
10/28 Munich, DE @ Backstage
10/29 Bologna, IT @ Locomativ
10/30 Mezzago, IT @ Bloom
10/31 Lyon, FR @ CCO Villeurbanne
11/02 Toulouse, FR @ Metronum
11/03 Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks
11/04 Zurich, CH @ Harterei
11/05 Paris, FR @ Trabendo
11/06 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
11/07 Leeds, UK @ Damnation Fest