OSLO - Mortiis will make a long-awaited return to the United States this fall as the band joins Mushroomhead for a month-long warm up tour in preparation for the release of The Great Deceiver.
The idea of going back on the road fills me with a weird sense of excitement and dread," said frontman and namesake Mortiis. "The Great Deceiver is not far away - at long last - and we´re getting back out there, brushing off the dust and rust, to get ready for that, and whatever lies beyond."
The group, which hasn't toured the American shores since a 2006 trek with the Genitorturers and the 2005 Blackest of the Black tour, will preview material from the upcoming ninth album, as well as reaching back to favorites from the ensemble's ever-evolving catalog of music.
The Great Deceiver, which has remained in a torturous state of constant evolution until just recently, led the band through the darkest of places and back. The anger, frustration and disgust that permeate the record will be loud and clear in Mortiis' hostile live performance.
"It´s been one hell of a steep climb to where we´re at right now," Mortiis said, "and knowing me, I´ll step right off of that ledge, and plunge head first into the abyss."
This return stateside to present the new material live will be just a sign of things to come.
Dates are as follow:
October 7, 2015 Wed. Freebird Live, Jacksonville, FL October 9, 2015 Fri. Venue 578, Orlando, FL October 10, 2015 Sat. The Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale, FL October 11, 2015 Sun. Club LA, Destin, FL October 14, 2015 Wed. The Rail Club, Ft. Worth, TX October 15, 2015 Thu. Dirty Dog Bar, Austin, TX October 16, 2015 Fri. Jake's Backroom, Lubbock, TX October 17, 2015 Sat. Venue 3405, Joplin, MO October 19, 2015 Mon. The Granada, Lawrence, KS October 20, 2015 Tue. POVS, Spring Lake Park, MN October 21, 2015 Wed. Limelight, Peoria, IL October 22, 2015 Thu. Austin's Libertyville, IL October 23, 2015 Fri. Headliner's, Toledo, OH October 24, 2015 Sat. Harpo's Concert Theatre, Detroit, MI October 25, 2015 Sun. Diamond Pub & Billiards, Louisville, KY October 26, 2015 Mon. Oddbody's Music Room, Dayton, OH October 27, 2015 Tue. The Tree, Joliet, IL October 28, 2015 Wed. The Metal Grill, Milwaukee, WI October 29, 2015 Thu. The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI October 30, 2015 Fri. Alrosa Villa, Columbus, OH October 31, 2015 Sat. Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
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