KATATONIA Kicks Off North American Tour + Contest Giveaways

[Press Release]


STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - Katatonia, Sweden's premiere progressive metal outfit, has launched two special contest giveaways in celebration of their headlining US tour, the "Night Over North America" tour, which is set to kick off today in Baltimore. Head over to MetalSucks.net and enter for a chance to win a grand prize of a Mayones Guitar played and autographed by Katatonia from their US tour, as well as the tour edition of Night Is The New Day, a t-shirt, plus a choice of a t-shirt from Mayones GuitarKatatonia's merch store powered by Omerch. A runner-up will get the new CD and their choice of t-shirt as well. Check out the contest HERE

Katatonia is also offering fans that purchase a VIP ticket for an upcoming "Night Over North America" date on EnterTheVault.com the chance to win a Peavey Millennium BXP 5-string bass guitar. This contest is open to all VIP ticket buyers, including those who purchased a VIP ticket prior to this announcement. All VIP ticket holders will be admitted into the venue before the doors open for a special meet-and-greet with the band, and everyone who purchases a VIP ticket will be automatically entered to win the bass guitar. It's a win-win situation; so get your VIP ticket today before it's too late!

Swallow The Sun
and Orphaned Land will round out the tour's impressive package, as they accompany Katatonia on their first tour of North America since 2007.

To coincide with the 26-date US and Canadian tour,
Peaceville Records has released a special edition of the acclaimed 2009 studio album, Night Is The New Day, in a hardback mediabook, with 20 page booklet, and bonus track, "Ashen".

The track list for the
Night Is The New Day special edition is:
1.) Forsaker

2.) The Longest Year

3.) Idle Blood

4.) Onward Into Battle

5.) Liberation

6.) The Promise Of Deceit

7.) Nephilim

8.) New Night

9.) Inheritance

10.) Day and Then The Shade

11.) Ashen* (Exclusive Bonus Track)

12.) Departer

Night is the New Day is Katatonia's eighth studio album. It was recorded throughout July 2009 and was co-produced, engineered and mixed by David Castillo. A continuation of the heaviness, depth and atmosphere of their previous album, Night Is the New Day is also a more multi-dimensional effort - waltzing between prog moments, doom, folk and the classic melodic anthems that are the staple of Katatonia's uncompromising sound.

Katatonia has been relentlessly touring across Europe in support of their 2009 full-length release, Night is the New Day, which sold over 2,000 copies in the US in its first week. The band also released an EP, 'The Longest Year', earlier this spring. The latest music video for the EP's title track can be viewed HERE

Now the band is set to unleash their brand of melancholy metal on North America, headlining the MetalSucks.net sponsored, "Night Over North America" tour. A teaser trailer for the tour can be seen below.

Stay tuned for more information on Katatonia, Night Is The New Day, and the "Night Over North America" tour.

  • Sept. 8 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
  • Sept. 9 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
  • Sept. 10 - New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
  • Sept .11 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
  • Sept. 12 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Petit Campus
  • Sept. 13 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Opera House
  • Sept. 14 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
  • Sept. 15 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie´s
  • Sept. 16 - Milwaukee, WI @ Rave
  • Sept. 17 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies Rock Club
  • Sept. 18 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
  • Sept. 21 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
  • Sept. 22 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
  • Sept. 23 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
  • Sept. 24 - San Francisco, CA @ The Parkside
  • Sept. 25 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
  • Sept. 26 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
  • Sept. 28 - Mesa, AZ @ U.B.´s Bar
  • Sept. 29 - Tucson, AZ @ Club DV8
  • Sept. 30 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
  • Oct. 1 - Austin, TX @ Emo's Alternative Lounging
  • Oct. 2 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
  • Oct. 4 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
  • Oct. 5 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
  • Oct. 6 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
  • Oct. 7 - West Springfield, VA @ J


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