Agalloch Finalize U.S. Tour Dates, EP

Posted by on June 12, 2012

photo: Veleda Thorsson

Portland’s Agalloch have been practicing their awesome strain of folk/black metal since 1995, but haven’t really toured all that extensively in the U.S. throughout their 17-year career. That’s about to change, as the band have announced a month-long tour in support of Faustian Echoes, a new 20-minute, one-song EP the band’s releasing. While we’d announced the tour dates before, the venues and openers have been finalized. Taurus, a band featuring Dark Castle’s Stevie Floyd and former Purple Rhinestone Eagle member Ashley Spungin, will open, and Agalloch will select all local openers. If there aren’t any openers, they’ll play for nearly two hours.

The EP will be put out through the band’s own Dammerung Arts label, and while it will be streaming and available digitally, the only place to get the CD or vinyl version of the EP will be at the shows.

“We are excited by Taurus’ experimental and challenging music and feel they are a perfect fit for usm: the band says. “We have carefully selected local openers whose music fits the environment of an Agalloch show. Where there are no openers selected, we will play nearly 120 minutes. We are all personal fans of the openers and encourage everyone to show up early to see them.”

Catch the tour dates after the jump.

7/11/2012 Branx – Portland, OR w/ Eight Bells 

7/12/2012 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA w/ Eight Bells

7/13/2012 The Rickshaw – Vancouver BC w/ Eight Bells

7/14/2012 The A Club – Spokane, WA at w/Eight Bells 

7/16/2012 Zebra- Bozeman, MT 

7/17/2012 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO 

7/18/2012 Waiting Room – Omaha, NE

7/19/2012 Miramar Theater – Milwaukee, WI

7/20/2012 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

7/21/2012 Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI w/Musk Ox 

7/22/2012 Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH 

7/23/2012 Opera House – Toronto, ON at w/ Musk Ox 

7/24/2012 Petit Campus – Montreal, QC at w/ Musk Ox 

7/25/2012 Middle East – Boston, MA

7/26/2012 Williamsburg Music Hall – Brooklyn, NY w/ Musk Ox 

7/27/2012 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA

7/28/2012 Empire – Springfield, VA 

7/29/2012 King’s Barcade – Raleigh, NC 

7/31/2012 Orpheum – Tampa, FL

8/01/2012 The Earl – Atlanta, GA 

8/02/2012 Bottletree – Birmingham, AL w/ Pallbearer

8/03/2012 One Eyed Jack’s – New Orleans at w/ Pallbearer 

8/04/2012 La Grange – Dallas, TX at w/Maleveller

8/05/2012 Red 7 – Austin, TX 

8/08/2012 The Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ 

8/09/2012 The Casbah – San Diego, CA w/ Author & Punisher 

8/10/2012 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA w/Oskoreien

8/11/2012 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA

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