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Opeth – new album, influenced by Scott Walker, 2008 Tour Dates (w/ Dream Theater, two Terminal 5 shows)

by Black Bubblegum

OpethOpeth have announced details for their upcoming LP, “Watershed”, to be released June 3rd via Roadrunner, the first since the departure of long-time guitarist Peter Lindgren and ensuing replacement by Fredrik Åkesson of Arch Enemy. In interviews, Mikael Akerfeldt has stated that “Watershed” is highly influenced by Scott Walker’s latest album “The Drift”, which he called “quite extreme & frightening”. More details at Blabbermouth. Tracklist below.

Opeth is scheduled to hit the road in April on the “Progressive Nation Tour” supporting Dream Theater along with 3 & Between the Buried And Me. They play two shows at NYC’s Terminal 5 in May. No tickets yet. All dates below….

April 29th – Mexico City, Mexico – National Auditorium *
May 2nd – Los Angeles, CA – Gibson Amphitheater
May 3rd – Oakland, CA – Paramount Theater
May 5th – Seattle, WA – Wamu Theater
May 6th – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum
May 9th – Calgary, ALB – Macewan Hall
May 10th – Calgary, ALB – Macewan Hall
May 12th – Minneapolis, MN – Myth
May 13th – Chicago, IL – Rosemont Theater
May 14th – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
May 16th – Columbus, OH – LC Amphitheater
May 17th – Cleveland, OH – Time Warner Amphitheater @ Tower City
May 18th – Albany, NY – The Armory
May 20th – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theater
May 21st – New York, NY – Terminal 5
May 22nd – New York, NY – Terminal 5
May 26th – Washington DC – DAR Constitution Hall
May 27th – Richmond, VA – The National
May 28th – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
May 30th – Miami, FL – The Fillmore
May 31st – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock
June 1st – Tampa, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
June 4th – San Juan, Puerto Rico – Coliseo of Puerto Rico *


Opeth – 2008 Tour Dates
JUNE 21st – Field of Rock, Biddinghuiser – Holland
JUNE 22nd – Hellfest, Clisson – France
JUNE 26th – Peace and Love, Borlange – Sweden
JUNE 27th – Metal Town, Gothenburg – Sweden
JUNE 29th – Graspop, Desselt – Belgium
JULY 5th – Ruis Rock, Turku – Finland
JULY 9th – Rock Wave, Athens – Greece
JULY 12th – Milan Evolution festival – Italy
AUGUST 1st – Wacken Open Air – Germany
AUGUST 3rd – Ankkarock, Helsinki – Finland
AUGUST 15th – Bloodstock Open Air, Catton Hall Derby – UK

“Watershed” tracklist
1. Coil
2. Heir Apparent
3. The Lotus Eater
4. Burden
5. Porcelain Heart
6. Hessian Peel
7. Hex Omega

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