Opeth Officially Kickoff 2020 North American Tour with 11 Songs!

Metal icons Opeth are embarking on a leg of 16 North American dates this winter. The tour is in support of their September 2019 release In Cauda Venenum, their thirteenth studio album that showcases a range of diverse tracks. The album is available in a Swedish and an English version. Swedish hard rock band and labelmates Graveyard will be accompanying Opeth on a majority of their journey.
“Right now, I’m at home practicing. Learning new songs and re-learning older songs,” said frontman Mikael Akerfeldt. “It’s funny how our music lies dormant in the muscle memory. There are songs I haven’t played for years and they’re still there somehow.”
The tour kicked off last night at Cleveland’s Agora Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio, and will finish its run on March 4 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California.
Last night’s show opened with a song from their latest release, “Svekets prins (Dignity),” beautifully accompanied by a display of black-and-white imagery and films. The stage beamed with a mix of blue and purple colors that illuminated the band’s presence.
Opeth performing "Svekets prins (Dignity)" live at the Agora Theatre in Cleveland, OH
There was a seamless transition into “The Leper Affinity,” released in the Blackwater Park album, before jumping into nostalgic tracks like “Reverie/Harlequin Forest,” “Nepenthe” and “Moon Above, Sun Below.”
Opeth performing "Reverie/Harlequin Forest" live at the Agora Theatre in Cleveland, OH
They performed, literally, a fiery performance of “Heart in Hand,” the stage bathed in red and orange lights and a screen that showed the embers of a fire.
Opeth performing "Heart in Hand" live at the Agora Theatre in Cleveland, OH
As an unexpected treat, Opeth did a tour debut of “To Rid the Disease,” which was featured in the 2003 release of Damnation. The last time they performed this song live was in July 2007 at the Ilosaarirock Festival. Before that, it had been played live a whopping 164 times before the band just stopped performing it. We hope it’ll play a part in future setlists!
The closing track ended in full circle with another hit from the In Cauda Venenum album, “Allting tar slut (All Things Will Pass),” before the crowd pushed for another song. Opeth performed two encore songs, “Sorceress” and “Deliverance,” from, respectively, their sixth and twelfth studio albums.
Check out the setlist from last night’s show:
Opeth's setlist from February 13, 2020
If you attend tonight’s Valentine’s Day show, feel free to fill out the setlist here for others to see!
Details about tickets and locations can be found here.
Opeth w/ Graveyard Winter 2020 Tour Dates
02/14 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
02/15 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
02/17 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
02/18 – Montreal, Canada @ Mtelus
02/19 – Toronto, Canada @ Rebel
02/21 – New York, NY @ Apollo Theater
02/22 – New York, NY @ Apollo Theater
02/23 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
02/25 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
02/26 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
02/28 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
02/29 – Irving, TX @ Irving Music Factory
03/01 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
03/02 – Denver, CO @ The Mission Ballroom
03/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

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Last updated: 29 Feb 2020, 12:45 Etc/UTC