Finally! One of the most important bands in the history of the heavy music world has announced their first tour in 18 years! We already found out At The Gates will be releasing a new album at the end of the year, and now, possibly one of the most highly wished for tours in recent times is a reality!
I will be breaking my neck and possibly someone else’s at one of, or all of the Finland dates. Check out the list of cities below, but before you do, get excited about what the living legend Tomas Lindberg has to say about the upcoming tour:
“We are very excited for this tour. It will be our first proper tour of Europe since 1996. As we have been playing only festivals in Europe since the reunion in 2008, this will be the first chance for us to meet the fans of Europe in a more intimate environment. Playing live for our own crowd, our own people in smaller clubs is something that is essential to us as a band and we are looking forward to finally being able to deliver a full AT THE GATES show in this setting, without having to work around the schedules and conditions of bigger festivals. It will also be the first time ever that we will be able to present some new compositions in a live setting – as the new album will be released by then. It’s hard and uncompromising and I think the new songs will work great live next to the old songs.
As for going out together with TRIPTYKON, we couldn’t be more thrilled. I have always looked upon the work of Thomas Gabriel Fischer as a great source of inspiration. From naming my first band, Grotesque after a line in a Celtic Frost song back in 1988, to the mighty comeback with his new reincarnation with TRIPTYKON. Seeing them live every day for three weeks will be mind-blowing.
As for the opener MORBUS CHRON…they have just released one of the most exciting albums of modern death metal in a long while. They remind me so much of the spirit of early AT THE GATES. It’s as if every note is important and fills a certain purpose. It’s dark, it’s beautiful and it’s sincere. One of the most outstanding “new” bands for sure.
I sincerely believe that this is a tour that you shouldn’t miss out on, it will be spectacular. A killer bill!”
At The Gates – Live At Wacken 2008
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At War With Reality 2014
(Following Dates Support Acts TBA)
TH 20.11.2014 Tampere (Finland) – Klubi
FR 21.11.2014 Jyväskylä (Finland) – Lutako
SA 22.11.2014 Helsinki (Finland) – Nosturi
(Following Dates With Grave & Morbus Chron)
TH 27.11.2014 Göteborg (Sweden) – Trägårn
FR 28.11.2014 Stockholm (Sweden) – Arenan
SA 29.11.2014 Malmö (Sweden) – KB
(Following Dates With Triptykon & Morbus Chron)
TH 04.12.2014 London (UK) – Forum
FR 05.12.2014 Manchester (UK) – Academy 2
SA 06.12.2014 Glasgow (UK) – Garage
SU 07.12.2014 Birmingham (UK) – Academy
MO 08.12.2014 Cardiff (UK) – Solus
WE 10.12.2014 Essen (D) – Turock
TH 11.12.2014 Hamburg (D) – Markthalle
FR 12.12.2014 Eindhoven (NL) – Metal Meeting Festival
SA 13.12.2014 Leipzig (D) – Conne Island
SU 14.12.2014 Wien (AT) – Arena
TU 16.12.2014 Aarau (CH) – Kiff (* TRIPTYKON co-headline)
WE 17.12.2014 Munich (D) – Backstage Werk
TH 18.12.2014 Antwerpen (B) – Trix
FR 19.12.2014 Cologne (D) – Essigfabrik
SA 20.12.2014 Berlin (D) – Postbahnhof