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Dimmu Borgir Announce North American Tour Dates

Dimmu Borgir Announce North American Tour Dates

Launching an ominous campaign for In Sorte Diaboli—their first studio album in four years, scheduled for North American release on April 24th—Norwegian melodic black metallers Dimmu Borgir have announced their headlining return to the western hemisphere. Beginning on Friday, April 20, in Cleveland, Ohio, and supported by Unearth, Devildriver and Kataklysm, Dimmu Borgir’s foreboding Wagnerian majesty will be unleashed in all major cities in the U.S. and Canada.

According to songwriter/guitarist Silenoz, “It’s been too long…the wait is over! It is with great anticipation we look forward to start, for once, a World Tour on North American soil! We’re excited to have Unearth, Devildriver and Kataklysm on this diabolic ride and can’t wait to meet all our loyal fans and friends old and new once again. Come join us in the Invaluable Darkness!”

Teaming up once again with producer Fredrik Nordström (Opeth, Arch Enemy, At the Gates) at the new Studio Fredman in Hyssna, Sweden, In Sorte Diaboli is Dimmu Borgir’s first concept album and a treatise on modern day political and social abuses of organized religion. An epic tale set in medieval Europe, this first-person account of an acolyte is told through his own journal entries, depicting his personal struggle with the teachings of the church. Experiencing a life-altering epiphany, he abandons the church completely, and his spiritual victory is won through his rejection of the concept of god.

In Sorte Diaboli will be available in North America in two different formats: a jewel-case CD and a limited edition digipak ( + bonus track, + bonus DVD with the Patric Ullaeus–directed video for “The Serpentine Offering,” + “The Making of In Sorte Diaboli” in-studio/behind the scenes footage).

The complete track listing for In Sorte Diaboli:

1) “The Serpentine Offering”
2) “The Chosen Legacy”
3) “The Conspiracy Unfolds”
4) “The Sacrilegious Scorn”
5) “The Fallen Rises”
6) “The Heretic Hammer” (Bonus Track)
7) “The Sinister Awakening”
8) “The Fundamental Alienation”
9) “The Invaluable Darkness”
10) “The Foreshadowing Furnace”

The band’s recording and current touring lineup includes Shagrath on vocals, Silenoz on guitar, Galder on guitar, I.C.S. Vortex on bass & clean vocals, Mustis on keyboards and Hellhammer on drums.

Dimmu Borgir Tour Dates:

APRIL

20 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
21 Harpo’s Concert Theatre – Detroit, MI
22 Kool Haus – Toronto, ON – CANADA
23 Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA
24 Theatre Capitole – Quebec City, QC - CANADA
26 Nokia Theatre – New York, NY
27 The Palladium – Worcester, MA (New England Metal & Hardcore Festival)
28 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
29 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
30 Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC

MAY

02 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
03 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
04 Myth – St. Paul (Minneapolis), MN
05 Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
07 MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB – CANADA
08 Edmonton Events Centre – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
09 The Fenix (formerly The Premier) – Seattle, WA
11 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC - CANADA
12 Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR
13 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
15 The Great Salt Air Pavilion – Magna (Salt Lake City), UT
16 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
17 Wiltern Theatre – Los Angles, CA
18 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
19 SOMA – San Diego, CA
21 The Fillmore – Denver, CO
22 The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
23 Pop’s - Sauget, IL
25 House Of Blues - Dallas, TX
26 Club V @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Houston, TX
27 Graham Central Station - San Antonio, TX
29 Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
30 House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL



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