Jan 312012

Some news about this tour has already trickled out, but I’ve now received an official announcement:  Meshuggah will be following up on the March 27 North American release of Koloss by launching a 19-city NorthAm tour — THE OPHIDIAN TREK 2012. It will begin on April 29 in Houston and conclude on May 23 in New York City.

And as strong as a Meshuggah tour will undoubtedly be, it’s stronger still because Poland’s Decapitated will be the opening act each night, and Baroness will also be in the line-up.

My own feelings were succinctly captured by this quote from Decapitated’s guitarist and founder Vogg: “FUCK YEAH! DECAPITATED with MESHUGGAH! We’re so proud and happy to be part of this amazing tour! It will be a huge honor to share one stage with such a great fuckin’ band! Cannot wait!”

The schedule for the tour is after the jump.


4/29/12 House of Blues – Houston, TX
4/30/12 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
5/01/12 Emo’s – Austin, TX
5/03/12 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
5/04/12 House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
5/05/12 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
5/06/12 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
5/08/12 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
5/09/12 Showbox Sodo – Seattle, WA
5/11/12 Odgen Theatre – Denver, CO
5/13/12 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
5/15/12 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
5/16/12 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
5/17/12 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON – CANADA
5/18/12 Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
5/19/12 Palladium – Worcester, MA
5/20/12 Olympia de Montreal – Montreal, QUE – CANADA
5/22/12 The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD
5/23/12 Terminal 5 – New York, NY


  8 Responses to “THE OPHIDIAN TREK 2012”

  1. Fucking awesome! Gonna try to get to this one too.

    Anyone else feeling like Baroness is the fish out of water here?

  2. Toronto! Thank youuuuuu promoters!

  3. First Ave, fuck yeah!

  4. There appears to have been an error on the poster… why are Decapitated at the bottom of the bill?

  5. Well it’s no Meshuggah/Cynic/The Faceless tour but…I’m fucking there. And now that Baroness is receiving second billing I MIGHT be able to convince people I know to come with me!

  6. At least I got to see Decapitated last fall. Damn it, why isn’t this coming anywhere near me!

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