Meshuggah announces dates for winter 2022 tour with Converge and Torche
Swedish djent pioneers Meshuggah have announced US tour dates for February-March 2022. They will be joined by Massachusetts metalcore band Converge and Florida stoner-metal band Torche.
The tour will begin February 23 at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD, followed by stops at places such as Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia, PA, Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, NY, The Palladium in Worcester, MA, Stage AE in Pittsburgh. , PA, Radius in Chicago, IL, Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO, The Warfield Theater in San Francisco, CA, Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA, Warehouse Live Ballroom in Houston, TX, Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL and Buckhead Theater in Atlanta, GA. There will also be a show in Dallas, TX, but the location won’t be announced until July 12. The full program is available below.
Tickets will officially go on sale this Friday, July 2 at 10:00 a.m. local time. There will also be a presale on Wednesday June 30 at the same time.
Meshuggah recorded their ninth studio album at Sweetspot Studio in Halmstad, Sweden. They also welcomed back their founding guitarist Fredrik Thordendal, who has played a pivotal role in all of their records but took a hiatus from his tour after their critically acclaimed 2016 release. The violent sleep of reason. The band are hoping that the new project will be released towards the end of 2021, and gave an indication of his style by saying, “Of course we have a certain frame that we always want to look like Meshuggah, we want to have that his signature, we want people to be able – even if they haven’t heard the song [before] – at best it’s like “Oh, that must be Meshuggah”, even though it’s a brand new thing. So I hope that’s something we’re aiming for.
According to drummer Ben Koller, Converge would have material ready to record, but it’s another matter to organize their busy lineup to record it, especially with COVID-19 affecting things. In an interview with mxdwn, frontman Jacob Bannon said, “We have a lot going on with all the bands right now. There are a variety of projects with various forms of, I won’t call it completion, but I will say that there is a variety of things we are working on right now. The pandemic has slowed things down in terms of touring and in terms of being able to be together in the studio. So this created a variety of logistical challenges that didn’t necessarily delay anything; it just made it a bit longer in terms of getting the end result for all the bands. But yes, there is something happening for everyone right now.
Their latest releases were a 2017 feature film titled The twilight in us and a 2018 EP titled Beautiful ruin. However, they have recently contributed to the Cyberpunk 2077 soundtrack too. Before hitting the road with Meshuggah next year, they’ve planned a few appearances in 2021 at festivals such as Furnace Fest and Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Philadelphia.
Like the other two groups, Torche also indicated that they are working on new music. Their last feature film was from 2019 Admission.
Meshuggah Winter 2022 Tour Dates:
02/23/2022 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
02/24/2022 – Franklin Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA
02/25/2022 – Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY
02/26/2022 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
02/28/2022 – Scene AE – Pittsburgh, PA
03/01/2022 – Express Live – Columbus, OH
02/03/2022 – Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
03/03/2022 – Royal Oak Music Theater – Royal Oak, MI
5/3/2022 – Myth – Minneapolis, MN
03/06/2022 – Radius – Chicago, Illinois
8/3/2022 – Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
3/10/2022 – The Warfield Theater – San Francisco, California
3/11/2022 – Riverside Municipal Auditorium – Riverside, CA
3/12/2022 – The Big Top – Tempe, AZ
03/13/2022 – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, California
03/16/2022 – TBD – Dallas, Texas
03/17/2022 – Ballroom Live From The Warehouse – Houston, TX
03/19/2022 – Hard Rock Live – Orlando, Florida
03/20/2022 – Buckhead Theater – Atlanta, GA