Last year, genre-defying metal band Cobalt released Slow Forever, which we named the second best album of 2016. Cobalt, whose lineup is significantly different now than in the pre-Slow Forever days, tour much more than they ever used to. They have another run of dates coming this summer. Support on the first leg comes from Null and the second leg is with Iowa sludge band Aseethe, who released their new album Hopes of Failure on Thrill Jockey earlier this year.
The run with Aseethe hits Brooklyn on July 5 at Saint Vitus (tickets). All dates are listed, with streams of Slow Forever and Hopes of Failure, below.
UPDATE: Bummer news, Cobalt had to cancel their tour due to injury, but they're working on rescheduling dates. They write:
We are disappointed to have to announce that the summer US Cobalt tour dates will have to be postponed due to a serious injury incurred on the Euro tour with Oranssi Pazuzu. At the end of the final show in Poznan, Poland, Charlie ran on the stage at the end of the Oranssi set, greeting the audience and sending a final farewell to all the fans for coming out to the shows. Someone from the audience reached out to hug him, and Charlie slipped off the stage, landing awkwardly with massive force on his left foot. He shattered his foot in multiple places and was rushed to a hospital in Poland. The Polish hospital, not having the most advanced technologies, told us that they may need to AMPUTATE Charlie’s foot!! We said Hell No, that is not an option. So we drove that night back to Berlin and admitted Charlie in a nicer German hospital. After extensive reconstructive surgery, Charlie needed to stay an extra week in Berlin and finally returned to the states last week. He will need several months of recovery time before he is even able to stand. We considered still doing the US tour with Charlie in a wheelchair, but the risk of further injury is far too high to justify this option.
So, for now we are sorry to announce that the current US tour dates for the summer will be canceled. The good news is that we will be postponing/rescheduling all of the dates for later this year, after Charlie is healed. So we will be playing all the same cities and venues, just at a later time. This is totally out of our hands, and we hope everyone understands and can make it out to the shows later this year.
Cobalt -- 2017 Tour Dates
06/20 Los Angeles, CA – Complex^
06/21 Santa Cruz, CA – The Ritz^
06/22 Oakland, CA – Golden Bull^
06/23 Sacramento, CA – Starlite Lounge^
06/25 Denver, CO – Hi Dive^
06/27 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room*
06/28 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street*
06/29 Chicago, IL – Subterranean*
06/30 Pittsburgh, PA – The Black Forge*
07/01 Toronto, ON – Coalition*
07/02 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz*
07/03 Boston, MA – Great Scott*
07/05 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus*
07/06 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie*
07/07 Washington, DC – DC9*
07/08 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn*
07/09 Memphis, TN – Growlers*
07/11 Austin, TX – Lost Well*
07/12 Dallas, TX – Three Links*
^ - w/ Null
* - w/ Aseethe