Cynic & Atheist announce co-headlining tour dates

Posted by on April 26, 2023

Photo Credit: Stephanie Cabral


Progressive metal legends Cynic have announced an extensive North American co-headlining tour with Atheist. The trek starts on June 10 in Austin, TX, and concludes on July 9 in Greensboro, NC. The tour will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Cynic’s iconic album, Focus, with the band performing the album in its entirety and paying tribute to late members Sean Reinert and Sean Malone. Tickets will go on sale this Friday (28th). 


Cynic founding member Paul Masvidal comments:

“Come join us for a night of Cynic/Atheist magic! We’ll be celebrating our lifelong journey together with a night of progressive music and timeless memories. Don’t miss it!”


Atheist’s Kelly Schaefer states:

“This has been something that Paul (Cynic) and I have been talking about in some capacity since we were in our early 20s. It’s surreal to share a 30 year milestone together, and this tour will showcase for us a chance to play songs from our first 3 records as a special trilogy anniversary set, including songs not performed live in decades. Two titans of technical progressive metal coming together for a unicorn of a tour….one you will not want to miss!”


Tour sponsor Simon of Pull the Plug Patches adds:

“Pull The Plug Patches have been longtime fans since the early 1990s, and both Atheist and Cynic are two of our absolute favorite bands. It’s an honour to be able to be the presenting sponsor on such a landmark tour for two of the godfathers of Progressive Death Metal. I remember picking up ‘Unquestionable Presence’ right around the time of release, blew me away and is to this day one of my favorite albums. And for Cynic my first introduction was the At Death’s Door II’ sampler that Roadrunner released. I bought Focus the day it came out and again, one of my all time favorite records.”


Tour Dates:

06/10 Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live

06/11 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater

06/12 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad

06/13 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater

06/14 San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick

06/16 Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar

06/17 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom

06/19 Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom

06/20 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater

06/21 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

06/23 Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell

06/24 Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater

06/25 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck

06/26 Milwaukee WI @ X-Ray Arcade

06/27 Chicago, IL @ Reggies

06/29 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s

06/30 Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary

07/01 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace

07/02 Quebec City, QC @ La Source de la Martinière

07/03 Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theater

07/05 Boston, MA @ Middle-East Downstairs

07/06 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge

07/07 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

07/08 Richmond, VA @ Canal Club

07/09 Greensboro, NC @ Hangar 1819

09/06 Atlanta, GA @ ProgPower USA*

*festival date, Cynic only




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