Amorphis Announce Fall US Tour

AMORPHIS (Photo by Jaakko Manninen)

I can’t be the only one who has seasonal bands, right? We’ve talked about this before, probably — last time I wrote about Amorphis in Springtime, perhaps — but they are for sure a Spring band in my mind. Something about their sound, coming out of a cold, dark winter beating your ass, new life just beginning to peak through, that moment of relief before the too-hot summer beats your ass from the other side. Amorphis fit right in there for me.

So a co-headlining tour with Dark Tranquillity? Fine. I doubt I’ll get to see it, but Amorphis are a great band, and while it’s still May, I’m glad to have the excuse to put them on for a few minutes this afternoon. That’s really the extent of it. I could go on about their 30-plus years as a group, their having spearheaded folk metal before it became a cornball excuse for dudes to drink and alienate women, or the fact that they’ve now been with vocalist Tomi Joutsen — forever the ‘new guy’ in my head — longer than the dude he replaced, in addition to having released more with him as their frontman. Time is weird. Also I’m old.

I could go on about all this stuff — also about how Atomic Fire Records, which I’m pretty sure was all the people from Nuclear Blast who were signed bands like Amorphis in the first place, seems to have morphed into Reigning Phoenix Music — but I won’t. Why? No one cares about my bullshit, and if you’re here at all — it’s okay, I know you’re not — it’s for the tour dates. Here they are:

amorphis dark tranquillity tour poster

AMORPHIS Confirms North American Co-Headlining Tour With Dark Tranquillity; Tickets On Sale This Friday

Finnish metal legends AMORPHIS will return to North America this Fall on a co-headlining tour with their comrades in Dark Tranquillity. The journey, which will hit over two dozen cities, will commence on September 3rd in Richmond, Virginia and closes on October 6th in New York City. Support will be provided by Fires In The Distance.

AMORPHIS comments, “We are more than excited to announce this tour with our brothers from Sweden, Dark Tranquillity. It’s been a while, and we certainly miss our North American fans. It will be a one-of-a-kind Scandinavian death metal package with both bands performing in a headliner status every night. We’ll blast through the continent like a storm; so see you all there and let’s have a metal night to remember.”

Tickets for this must-see tour go on sale this Friday, May 10th at 10:00am local time. See all confirmed dates below.

AMORPHIS w/ Dark Tranquillity, Fires In The Distance:
9/03/2024 Canal Club – Richmond, VA
9/04/2024 Hangar 1819 – Greensboro, NC
9/06/2024 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA * AMORPHIS Headlining date
9/07/2024 Conduit – Orlando, FL
9/09/2024 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
9/10/2024 Trees – Dallas, TX
9/11/2024 The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
9/13/2024 Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
9/14/2024 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/15/2024 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
9/17/2024 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
9/18/2024 Goldfields Roseville – Roseville, CA
9/20/2024 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
9/21/2024 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
9/22/2024 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
9/24/2024 Metro – Salt Lake City, UT
9/26/2024 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
9/27/2024 Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
9/28/2024 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
9/29/2024 The Forge – Joliet, IL
10/01/2024 Opera House – Toronto, ON
10/02/2024 Fairmount Theatre – Montreal, QC
10/03/2024 La Source de la Martinière – Quebec City, QC
10/04/2024 The Middle East Down – Cambridge, MA
10/05/2024 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
10/06/2024 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

Tomi Joutsen – vocals
Esa Holopainen – guitars
Tomi Koivusaari – guitars
Santeri Kallio – keyboards
Olli-Pekka Laine – bass
Jan Rechberger – drums

Amorphis, “On the Dark Waters” official video

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One Response to “Amorphis Announce Fall US Tour”

  1. Mark says:

    Great lineup! Fires in the Distance put out a cool album last year.

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