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Friday, June 01, 2012
Paradise Lost: The DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, KATATONIA to co-headline "Epic Kings & Idols Tour" with PARADISE LOST as direct support
Paradise Lost:  The DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, KATATONIA to co-headline "Epic Kings & Idols Tour" with PARADISE LOST as direct support
The DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, KATATONIA to co-headline "Epic Kings & Idols Tour" with PARADISE LOST as direct support

This September, the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT and KATATONIA will team-up for the "Epic Kings & Idols Tour", a co-headlining North American run featuring PARADISE LOST as direct support and STOLEN BABIES as openers (DTP and KATATONIA will alternate in headlining each show).

In regards to this upcoming trek, Devin Townsend comments: "So after a break in which we've managed to finish the live DVDs from the London shows ('By A Thread') as well as our surprisingly epic new record, 'Epicloud'...We're about to start getting into touring mode again, and it pleases me to announce that we'll be with some wonderful bands this Fall. I think this package pretty much covers the gamut of emotional heavy music, and really...It'll be nice to share the stage with some passionate folks who live for their music as much as we do. Again, we can't thank you enough for supporting what we do and allowing us to play for you. It will be nice to catch up, and we hope to see you there!"

KATATONIA's Anders Nystrom adds: "A better bill than this will be hard to find!"

Renowned multi-instrumentalist Devin Townsend will be touring in support of DTP's forthcoming CD/DVD-set, By A Thread - Live in London 2011, due out June 19th (InsideOut Music)-- as well as the next chapter in DTP's career, Epicloud, set to be released on Sept 18th (InsideOut Music).

KATATONIA, the Swedish purveyors of dark rock/metal return with their 9th studio album, Dead End Kings, on August 28th (Peaceville Records). A continuation of 2009's inspired and acclaimed Night is the New Day, as well as a leap forward into the unknown, Dead End Kings sees the quintet conjure yet another milestone in audial melancholy and angst.

After gracing the June cover of Decibel Magazine and recently releasing their 13th studio album, Tragic Idol (Century Media), to critical acclaim, gothic/doom metallers PARADISE LOST will be coming back to the States for their first North American tour in five years! To celebrate the occasion, the band will also be reissuing six titles via The End Records on August 28th.

Dates for the "Epic Kings & Idols Tour" are below, so check to see when the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, KATATONIA, PARADISE LOST, and STOLEN BABIES will be coming to a city near you! The VIP pre-sale begins Wednesday, June 6th; tickets will be available to the general public starting Thursday, June 7th.

"Epic Kings & Idols Tour" dates
Sept. 4--Seattle, WA--Studio 7
Sept. 5--Vancouver, BC--Commodore
Sept. 7--San Francisco, CA--Great American Music Hall
Sept. 8--Los Angeles, CA--El Rey Theater
Sept. 9--Phoenix, AZ--Marquee Theater
Sept. 11--Houston, TX--Warehouse Live Studio
Sept. 12--Dallas, TX--Trees
Sept. 13--Lawrence, KS--Granada
Sept. 14--Denver, CO--Summit
Sept. 16--Minneapolis, MN--Station 4
Sept. 17--Chicago, IL--Bottom Lounge
Sept. 18--Pittsburgh, PA--Mr. Smalls
Sept. 19--Toronto, ON--Opera House
Sept. 20--Montreal, QC--Cafe Campus
Sept. 21--Worcester, MA--Palladium
Sept. 22--Philadelphia, PA--TLA
Sept. 23--New York, NY--Irving Plaza
Sept. 24--Baltimore, MD--Rams Head Live