Wednesday, September 8, 2010

KATATONIA Kicks Off North American Tour

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - Katatonia, Sweden's premiere progressive metal outfit, has launched two special contest giveaways in celebration of their headlining US tour, the "Night Over North America" tour, which is set to kick off today in Baltimore. Head over to and enter for a chance to win a grand prize of a Mayones Guitar played and autographed by Katatonia from their US tour, as well as the tour edition of Night Is The New Day, a Mayones Guitar t-shirt, plus a choice of a t-shirt from Katatonia's merch store powered by Omerch. A runner-up will get the new CD and their choice of t-shirt as well. Check out the contest HERE

Katatonia is also offering fans that purchase a VIP ticket for an upcoming "Night Over North America" date on the chance to win a Peavey Millennium BXP 5-string bass guitar. This contest is open to all VIP ticket buyers, including those who purchased a VIP ticket prior to this announcement. All VIP ticket holders will be admitted into the venue before the doors open for a special meet-and-greet with the band, and everyone who purchases a VIP ticket will be automatically entered to win the bass guitar. It's a win-win situation; so get your VIP ticket today before it's too late!

Swallow The Sun and Orphaned Land will round out the tour's impressive package, as they accompany Katatonia on their first tour of North America since 2007.

To coincide with the 26-date US and Canadian tour, Peaceville Records has released a special edition of the acclaimed 2009 studio album, Night Is The New Day, in a hardback mediabook, with 20 page booklet, and bonus track, "Ashen".

The track list for the Night Is The New Day special edition is:
1.) Forsaker
2.) The Longest Year
3.) Idle Blood
4.) Onward Into Battle
5.) Liberation
6.) The Promise Of Deceit
7.) Nephilim
8.) New Night
9.) Inheritance
10.) Day and Then The Shade
11.) Ashen* (Exclusive Bonus Track)
12.) Departer

Night is the New Day is Katatonia's eighth studio album. It was recorded throughout July 2009 and was co-produced, engineered and mixed by David Castillo. A continuation of the heaviness, depth and atmosphere of their previous album, Night Is the New Day is also a more multi-dimensional effort - waltzing between prog moments, doom, folk and the classic melodic anthems that are the staple of Katatonia's uncompromising sound.

Katatonia has been relentlessly touring across Europe in support of their 2009 full-length release, Night is the New Day, which sold over 2,000 copies in the US in its first week. The band also released an EP, 'The Longest Year', earlier this spring. The latest music video for the EP's title track can be viewed HERE

Now the band is set to unleash their brand of melancholy metal on North America, headlining the sponsored, "Night Over North America" tour. A teaser trailer for the tour can be seen HERE

Stay tuned for more information on Katatonia, Night Is The New Day, and the "Night Over North America" tour.

Sept. 8 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
Sept. 9 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
Sept. 10 - New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
Sept .11 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Sept. 12 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Petit Campus
Sept. 13 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Opera House
Sept. 14 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Sept. 15 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie´s
Sept. 16 - Milwaukee, WI @ Rave
Sept. 17 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies Rock Club
Sept. 18 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
Sept. 21 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Sept. 22 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
Sept. 23 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Sept. 24 - San Francisco, CA @ The Parkside
Sept. 25 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
Sept. 26 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
Sept. 28 - Mesa, AZ @ U.B.´s Bar
Sept. 29 - Tucson, AZ @ Club DV8
Sept. 30 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
Oct. 1 - Austin, TX @ Emo's Alternative Lounging
Oct. 2 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
Oct. 4 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Oct. 5 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
Oct. 6 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
Oct. 7 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

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