Opeth Kicks Off North American Tour on Sept. 19

Swedish metal maestros Opeth Will kick off a seven-week tour of the United States and Canada on Sept. 19 in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The band's new album, Heritage, comes out the next day via Roadrunner Records. Mikael Akerfeldt began work on the album late last year, and the band began recording it in January. It will be the first Opeth album since 2008's Watershed.

Opeth will be joined by fellow Swedes Katatonia, whose 2009 album, Night Is the New Day, has garnered critical acclaim.

Dates for the North American tour are as follows:

9/19/2011: The Palladium, Worcester, MA

9/20/2011: Webster Theatre, Hartford, CT

9/21/2011: Webster Hall, New York, NY

9/23/2011: The Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA

9/26/2011: Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH

9/27/2011: Expo Five, Louisville, KY

9/28/2011: Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN

9/29/2011: Amos' Southend, Charlotte, NC

9/30/2011:Center Stage, Atlanta, GA

10/1/2011: House of Blues, Lake Buena Vista, FL

10/3/2011: Warehouse Live, Houston, TX

10/4/2011: Stubb's Waller Creek, Austin, TX

10/5/2011: Granada Theatre, Dallas, TX

10/6/2011: The Beaumont, Kansas City, MO

10/7/2011: First Avenue, Loop Station, MN

10/8/2011: Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, MAN

10/10/2011: Edmonton Events Centre, Edmonton, ALB

10/11/2011: MacEwan Hall, Calgary, ALB

10/13/2011: Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC

10/14/2011: Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA

10/15/2011: Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA

10/16/2011: Roseland Theater, Portland, OR

10/18/2011: The Warfield, San Francisco, CA

10/18/2011: The Mayan Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

10/20/2011: House Of Blues, San Diego, CA

10/21/2011: The Fox Theater, Pomona, CA

10/22/2011: Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ

10/24/2011: The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT

10/25/2011: Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO

10/27/2011: The Rave, Milwaukee, WI

10/28/2011: Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL

10/29/2011: St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit, MI

10/31/2011: Mr. Smalls, Millvale, PA

11/1/2011: Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.