Finnish progressive melodic death/doom metallers Insomnium released their latest album, Shadows of the Dying Sun, last April on Century Media. The band just wrapped up a tour supporting Dark Tranquillity in January, and have already announced their first ever headlining tour in the U.S. for the late summer and early fall of 2015. For direct support, the band has tapped fellow Finns, progressive melodeathers Omnium Gatherum (which also features Insomnium guitarist Markus Vanhala) on this “Dying Sun Over North America” tour. Insomnium’s vocalist/bassist Niilo Sevänen seems excited about the announcement:

“We are very happy to return to North America so quickly! With each previous tour we have felt that we’ve clearly gone forward and gained new fans so now it’s the right time to bring a full headliner show across the Atlantic Ocean. We are very much looking forward to playing in Heavy MTL festival and that will be an awesome kickstart for the tour. And naturally we are more than happy to be sharing the bus and stage with our fellow Finnish brothers in death metal, the almighty Omnium Gatherum! Killer shows expected every night so get your tickets way in advance. See you all soon!”

Since he will be pulling double duty on this tour, guitarist Markus Vanhala also chimed in as well:

“Here’s the tour that every melodeathmaniac (except my back & neck) have been waiting for – the double trouble Insomnium Gatherum tour in North America! That’s gonna a hell of a ride thru America and nice times with super dudes as both of my brotherhood camps will be staying in the same bus. The last year’s Omnium Gatherum North American debut tour was a blast and also a great success, so I’m really happy to come back also with OG and have another round spin of Beyond The World Tour beyond Atlantic!”

We’re guessing that Vanhala’s hands will also be hurting on this tour, in addition to his back and neck. It makes sense that these two Finnish melodeath powerhouses would tour together, considering they share a member. This tour appears to promise a lot of comradery between the two groups, and will no doubt be a fan-pleaser. This tour will begin on August 9th at Montreal, Quebec’s Heavy MTL Festival, which will also feature bands including Slipknot and Faith No More, among many others. Check out the full routing below to see where the tour will stop closest to you.

8/09 Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL festival
8/11 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
8/12  West Springfield, VA @ Empire
8/13  Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
8/14  Albany, NY @ Bogie’s
8/15  Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
8/16  Westland, MI @ Token Lounge
8/17  Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
8/18  Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
8/19  Winnipeg, MB @ Zoo Cabaret
8/21  Edmonton, AL @ Pawn Shop
8/22  Calgary, AL @ Nite Owl
8/23  Vancouver, BC @ Red Room
8/24  Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
8/25  Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
8/26  San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
8/27  Los Angeles, CA @ Whiskey a Go Go
8/28- San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
8/29  Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
8/30- Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
9/01  Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
9/03  Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
9/04  Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
9/05  Toronto, ON @ Garrison
9/06  Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
9/07  Quebec, QC @ Le Cercle