I’ve been unable to check the NCS in-box for a few hours. In more plain-spoken English, what this means is that the intrepid NCS pigeon aeronauts who deliver our metal-oriented mail were distracted by some old dude with popcorn on a park bench. I’ve tried to reason with them about the importance of prompt deliveries, but if you’ve ever tried to reason with a pigeon, you know it’s a daunting task.
Anyway, they finally made it to the NCS HQ, and one of the missives caught my eye immediately: The mighty Meshuggah have announced that they will be returning to NorthAm this summer “to celebrate their 25th year of musical deviance with festival appearances, Canadian dates, and clubs that will fill to capacity.” Opening for them (on all but the two festival dates) will be North Carolina’s Between the Buried and Me.
For people lucking enough to reside within striking distance of any of the following 12 cities, this is strikingly good news:
06/06/14 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
06/07/14 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
06/09/14 Ogden Theater – Denver, CO
06/11/14 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
06/13/14 Bonnaroo Music Festival – Manchester, TN
06/14/14 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
06/15/14 Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
06/17/14 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
06/18/18 House of Blues – Boston, MA
06/19/14 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON – CANADA
06/20/14 Amnesia Rock Fest – Montebello, QC – CANADA
06/21/14 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
Here’s another interesting aspect of this tour: Meshuggah plan to perform songs from throughout their discography and are giving fans the chance to vote for the songs they want to hear. The online song poll is at this location:
Voting ends April 2nd.