British progressive metal forefather SikTh will embark on its first ever U.S. tour next month as main support for Periphery on the “Sonic Unrest Tour.” Chron and Toothgrinder round out the package for the 23-city trek, beginning August 4 in Raleigh, N.C. A full list of dates can be seen below.
SikTh vocalist Mikee Goodman comments: “Touring America has always been a huge goal for SikTh; up to this point it hasn’t been possible, but we’re pleased to announce we are finally coming over as direct support to Periphery in August! August is a significant month in our career as it marks the 16th anniversary of our first release (‘The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out Wait for Something Wild’). We’ve taken our time, but this is a great tour and opportunity to play for our very patient fans in the U.S. and also make new fans!
SikTh is touring in support of its ‘Opacities’ mini-album, available on iTunes at :http://smarturl.it/Opacities_Digital.
Recorded at Lincoln’s Chapel Studios and produced by SikTh’s own Dan Weller and Justin Hill (mixed by Forrester Savell [Karnivool, Animals As Leaders, Dead Letter Circus]), ‘Opacities’ was described by guitarist Dan Weller as a “more thoughtful, heavier, more refined” record. This is demonstrated in the video for “Philistine Philosophies,” which was directed and created by Mikee W. Goodman.
‘Opacities’ marks the first SikTh release since taking a hiatus in 2008 before reforming at the U.K.’s Download Festival in 2014.
1. Behind the Doors
2. Philistine Philosophies
3. Under the Weeping Moon
4. Tokyo Lights
5. Walking Shadows
6. Days are Dreamed
Stay tuned for more information on SikTh and the “Sonic Unrest Tour.”
“Sonic Unrest Tour” dates:
8/04 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
8/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
8/06 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
8/07 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
8/08 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
8/09 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
8/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Press Room
8/12 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
8/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent
8/14 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
8/16 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
8/17 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
8/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
8/20 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
8/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
8/24 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
8/25 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
8/26 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
8/27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
8/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
8/30 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
8/31 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
9/01 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage