Italian symphonic metal act Fleshgod Apocalypse will be hitting the States this spring with the “Veleno” classical string quartet, marking the first time the band has brought a string section with them on the road for a full tour. The Agonist will provide support for nearly month-long trek.
A vital element of the band’s studio recordings, the string quartet quite literally fleshes out Fleshgod’s sound in the live setting. The band’s 2018 concert film, An in Evening in Perugia, also features a string quartet, and singer Francesco Paoli revealed that the band received so much positive feedback from the film, that they decided to bring the string format to venues across North America.
“Right after that, we’ve been literally flooded with requests from all over the world to make it happen abroad,” Paoli remarked in a press release. “Everyone in our team, including band, management and label, could only work at making it happen as soon as possible. So here we are, bringing the full experience across North America in March/April 2019. For the first time in the history of death metal, a band is touring with a full string ensemble. Every night will be a night to remember, featuring the longest set we’ve ever played in the continent.”
The tour starts on March 16th in Dallas and loops up the East Coast into Canada, ending with dates across the Midwest and West Coast. Ticket presales start tomorrow at 10 a.m. local time via respective venues and will also be available here. See the full list of shows below.
Fleshgod Apocalypse and The Agonist 2020 Tour Dates:
03/16 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
03/17 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
03/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
03/20 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
03/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
03/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Warsaw
03/23 – Quebec City, QC @ Le D’Auteuil
03/24 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Corona
03/25 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix, Concert Theatre
03/26 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
03/27 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
03/28 – Lincoln, NE @ The Royal Grove
03/29 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
03/31 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
04/01 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
04/02 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
04/04 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
04/05 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
04/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater