Meshuggah to tour Australia and New Zealand


Meshuggah have announced a tour of New Zealand and Australia next March.

They’ll kick off the five date run at Auckland’s Powerstation, New Zealand, on March 9, before hitting Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle in Australia in support of their forthcoming album The Violent Sleep Of Reason.

Drummer Tomas Haake recently revealed they recorded the album live for the first time in over two decades to capture what they “sound like honestly.” He also said they were influenced by terrorism, extremist views and religious dogma in society.

He saod: “On this album and on previous albums, inspiration for lyrics has been current events and also a mix of things. Sometimes its purely fiction – something that you can be inspired and influenced by, something you’ve read in a book or seen in a movie or another song you hear.

“Sometimes it’s just a line that someone says to you and gets you going – your brain starts spinning and you take it from there. A lot of times what you see going on around you in the world is the easiest kind of inspiration.”

The Violent Sleep Of Reason will launch on October 7. It can be pre-ordered on Nuclear Blast.

Meshuggah will commence their European tour this November – and will head to the UK next January. The new dates can be found highlighted in bold below.

Meshuggah tour dates 20162017 ——————————- Nov 23: Amsterdam Melkweg Max, Netherlands
Nov 24: Tilburg 013, Netherlands
Nov 25: Antwerp Trix, Belgium
Nov 26: Stuttgart LKA Longhorn, Germany
Nov 27: Lyon Transbordeur, France
Nov 29: Madrid La Riviera, Spain
Nov 30: Barcelona Razzmatazz, Spain
Dec 01: Montpellier Rokstore, France
Dec 02: Bologna Estragon, Italy
Dec 03: Milan Alcatraz, Italy
Dec 05: Pratteln Z7, Switzerland
Dec 06: Paris Bataclan, France
Dec 07: Cologne Essigrabrik, Germany
Dec 08: Hamburg Markthalle, Germany
Jan 12: Bristol O2 Academy, UK
Jan 13: Birmingham O2 Institute, UK
Jan 14: Nottingham Rock City, UK
Jan 15: Glasgow O2 ABC, UK
Jan 17: Belfast Limelight, UK
Jan 18: Dublin Academy, Ireland
Jan 19: Manchester O2 Ritz, UK
Jan 20: London O2 Forum, UK
Mar 09: Auckland Powerstation, New Zealand
Mar 11: Brisbane Tivoli, Australia
Mar 12: Sydney Enmore Theatre, Australia
Mar 15: Melbourne 170 Russell, Australia
Mar 17: Fremantle Metropolis, Australia

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