Kvelertak to Embark on First Full U.S. Tour
Acclaimed Norwegian rockers Kvelertak will return to the U.S. this fall to tour alongside Converge and Torche.
Nails, Coalesce and Whips/Chains will perform on select shows as well. The band says, "Converge brought us out for our first-ever European tour two years ago, so it's a great honor for us that they now are taking us out on our first PROPER U.S. tour! Not to mention the other bands, that line-up is ridiculous. Needless to say, we're beyond excited!"
Featuring iconic artwork by John Dyer Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa), Kvelertak's self-titled 2010 debut album -- which has been certified Gold in the band's home country -- has earned the band extensive worldwide acclaim, with Kerrang going so far as to call the sextet "the best Norwegian band since A-Ha."
The album, which features vocals entirely in the band's native language, recieved 9/10 ratings from Metal Hammer, Decibel and Rock Hard magazines and earned the group an invitation to perform a live session on BBC Radio 1. The band has recently played several esteemed European festivals, including Eurosonic, Sonisphere and Reading.
While the group has performed periodic American shows in the past -- they did a short tour with Skeletonwitch around the 2011 CMJ Festival and performed at SXSW earlier that year, for example -- the Converge tour is their most extensive American itinerary yet. You can pick up a copy of their debut via iTunes, Amazon MP3, or through the Indie Recordings web store!
Come see Kvelertak live here:
10/12 New Britain, CT - Club INT *
10/13 Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall *
10/14 Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar *
10/15 Columbus, OH - Skully's *
10/16 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre *
10/18 Chicago, IL - Metro *
10/19 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club *
10/20 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theatre $
10/21 Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre *
10/22 Salt Lake City, UT - Club Sound *
10/24 Seattle, WA - El Corazon %
10/25 Portland, OR - Branx %
10/26 San Francisco, CA - Slim's %
10/27 Pomona, CA - Glasshouse %
10/28 Los Angeles, CA - EchoPlex %
10/30 Mesa, AZ - The Nile %
11/1 Dallas, TX - Sons of Herman Hall *
11/2 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Festival
11/3 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's *
11/4 Little Rock, AR - Downtown Music *
11/5 Birmingham, AL - Zydece *
11/6 Nashville, TN - Exit/In ^
11/7 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade ^
11/8 Durham, NC - Motoroco Music Hall ^
11/9 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer ^
11/10 Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony ^
11/11 New York City, NY - Highline Ballroom ^
11/12 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair ^
* w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
^ w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Whips/Chains, and more
% w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Nails, and more
$ w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Coalesce, and more