Opeth and In Flames have announced a North American co-headlining run – The Communion of Sirens Tour. The month-long trek kicks off on December 3 at the Riviera Theater in Chicago, IL and wraps up on December 21 at Koolhaus in Toronto, ON. The two metal juggernauts will be supported by special guests Red Fang. In Flames are set to release their eleventh studio album Siren Charms on September 9 via Sony Music/RED. Opeth will also be releasing their eleventh studio effort Pale Communion on August 26 via Roadrunner Records. Both of the bands’ last albums debuted in the Top 30 on the Billboard Top 200.
“I met (Opeth guitarist) Mikael (Akerfeldt) for the first time in 1998 during the recording of Opeth’s album My Arms, Your Hearse,” said In Flames frontman Anders Friden. “I was working in the studio and we’ve been friends ever since. Now 16 years more beautiful, we release albums in the same cycle and it’s with great honor and pleasure that In Flames share stage with our friends and fellow countrymen in Opeth.” Akerfeldt also remarked, “We are delighted to return to North America to tour our latest album Pale Communion. This will be the first of two North American Tours and the fact that we are teaming up with our old friends In Flames for this co-headline tour means that we can get to play some large venues and present our new stage show. I am also looking forward to drinking expensive whiskey with Anders on his account.” – by Matt Bishop