by Doug Moore


Church of Misery can't catch a break. The Japanese doom band's upcoming North American tour has been beset from all sides by hold-ups and setbacks. First, openers The Gates of Slumber broke up. Then, the Great Government Shutdown Kerfuffle of 2013 caused visa issues for the band and delayed the first half of the tour.

Those visa issues are apparently ongoing, because according to the band's Facebook, the tour has been postponed again. There's bad news this time -- it looks like the band's 11/12 date at Saint Vitus has been canceled entirely. Major bummer, especially if you haven't seen Church of Misery live before. On the bright side, their date no longer conflicts with Morbid Angel's Covenant performance at Irving Plaza the same night (tix here). That counts as a bright side, right?

Fingers crossed for Church of Misery to reschedule their NYC date for later in the tour. In the meantime, stream a song and check out the updated tour schedule below.


Church of Misery - 2013 Tour Dates
11/14/13 Ottobar Baltimore MD w/Against The Grain
11/16/13 The Earl Atlanta GA w/ Against The Grain
11/17/13 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans LA w/Against The Grain
11/18/13 Red 7 Austin TX w/ Against The Grain
11/19/13 Club Dada Dallas TX w/Against The Grain
11/21/13 Sister Bar Albuquerque NM w/Against The Grain
11/22/13 Yucca Tap Room Tempe AZ w/Against The Grain
11/23/13 The Satellite Los Angeles CA w/Against The Grain
11/24/13 Soda Bar San Diego CA w/Wizard Rifle
11/25/13 Audie's Olympic Fresno CA w/Wizard Rifle
11/26/13 The Catalyst Santa Cruz CA w/Wizard Rifle
11/27/13 Oakland Opera House Oakland CA w/Saviours, Wizard Rifle
11/29/13 Blank Club San Jose CA w/Saviours, Wizard Rifle
11/30/13 Thee Parkside San Francisco CA w/Saviours, Wizard Rifle
12/1/13 Harlow's Sacramento CA w/Saviours, Wizard Rifle
12/3/13 The Crocodile Seattle WA w/Saviours, Wizard Rifle
12/4/13 Rotture Portland OR w/Saviours, Wizard Rifle
12/5/13 The Shakedown Bellingham WA w/Saviours, Wizard Rifle
12/6/13 Rickshaw Theater Vancouver BC w/Saviours, Wizard Rifle
12/8/13 The Palomino Calgary AB
12/9/13 Pawn Shop Edmonton AB
12/10/13 Amigos Saskatoon SK
12/11/13 The Exchange Regina SK
12/12/13 The Zoo Winnipeg MB
12/13/13 The Aquarium Fargo ND
12/14/13 Triple Rock Minneapolis MN
12/15/13 Cactus Club Milwaukee WI
12/16/13 Pyramid Scheme Grand Rapids MI
12/17/13 Beale Street Live Indianapolis IN
12/18/13 Rock Island Brewing Company Rock Island IL
12/19/13 Ultra Lounge Chicago IL