Anathema Announce North American Tour Dates

ANATHEMA ANNOUNCE FIRST NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES IN SUPPORT OF THE OPTIMIST (JUNE 9, KSCOPE)

TICKETS AVAILABLE THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 21

 
 
 
 
 

Anathema, who recently revealed the new song “Sprinfield” (https://youtu.be/8y1ROzCUpbU), from the band’s forthcoming album, The Optimist (June 9, Kscope), are now thrilled to announce their first North American dates since 2014.

The nine dates, which kick off on Aug. 16 in Baltimore, include stops in New York, Chicago and a trio of Canadian dates. 

“Touring the U.S. and Canada is always a fantastic privilege,” said guitar player Daniel Cavanagh. “These countries have been the birthplace of some of the most revered recording artists of all time. We are delighted to visit the east coast and we promise to visit the west coast, following up soon. Our new album, The Optimist, is set in America. It will be a blast! ”

Tour dates:

August 16  Baltimore, MD  Soundstage

August 17  New York, NY  Gramercy Theater

August 18  Boston, MA  Brighton Music Hall

August 19  Quebec, QC  Saile Multi

August 20  Montreal, QC  Astral

August 21  Toronto, ON  Opera House

August 23  Chicago, IL  Bottom Lounge

August 24  Cleveland, OH  House of Blues

August 25  Philadelphia, PA  Theatre of Living Arts

Tickets are available this Friday, April 21, for more details please visit facebook.com/anathemamusic.

Anathema, led by brothers Daniel and Vincent Cavanagh, along with drummer John Douglas, singer Lee Douglas, bassist Jamie Cavanagh and drummer/keyboardist Daniel Cardoso began recording The Optimist in the winter of 2016 at Attica Audio in Donegal, Ireland and then finished at Castle Of Doom studios in Glasgow with producer Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Belle & Sebastian, Super Furry Animals) at the helm and was mastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

 
 
Photo credit: Caroline Traitler
 
 
Pre-orders are available now via http://found.ee/The_Optimist in the following formats:
 
Deluxe 12″ hardbook featuring:
* 40-page artwork book, with artwork from Travis Smith
* CD The Optimist with 11 original album tracks
* CD featuring 6 bonus tracks – 3 demo versions and 3 live demo recordings from the band’s November 2016 dates
* DVD-V The Optimist with 11 original album tracks, 24/96 LPCM Stereo & 24/96 DTS 5.1 surround mix
* Blu-Ray disc The Optimist 11 original album tracks, 24/96 LPCM Stereo, 24/96 LPCM 5.1 lossless surround mix & 24/96 DTS-HD Master Audio lossless 5.1 surround mix
 
2-Disc CD & DVD Mediabook:
* 24 page booklet
* CD The Optimist with 11 original album tracks
* DVD-V The Optimist with 11 original album tracks, 24/96 LPCM Stereo & 24/96 DTS 5.1 surround mix
 
Blu-Ray featuring:
The Optimist 11 original album tracks, 24/96 LPCM Stereo, 24/96 LPCM 5.1 lossless surround mix & 24/96 DTS-HD Master Audio lossless 5.1 surround mix
 
CD featuring:
* The Optimist with 11 original album tracks
 
Double gatefold 180g heavyweight LP featuring:
* The Optimist 11 original album tracks (with MP3 download code)
* Limited edition red vinyl LP version (with MPD download code) available exclusively through the band’s webstore
 
Digital download featuring:
* The Optimist 11 original album tracks with pre-orders receiving an instant download of “Springfield”
 
A European tour has been announced, with Alcest opening. Tickets are available on April 3 at 10 am local time. North American tour dates will be announced soon.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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