Anathema announce North American tour dates (playing NYC)

Anathema live at Irving Plaza in 2014…
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UK prog rock favorites Anathema have confirmed their triumphant return to North America in the form of a 9-date headlining trek this summer.

The tour, which features special guests to be announced, makes its way to New York City for a return to Gramercy Theatre on August 17 [TIX on sale 4/21]. The journey also hits a string of additional east coast markets such as Baltimore and Philly. Get the full dates below.

Regarding the impending run, guitarist Daniel Cavanagh stated:

Touring the U.S. and Canada is always a fantastic privilege. These countries have been the birthplace of some of the most revered recording artists of all time. We are delighted to visit the east coast and we promise to visit the west coast, following up soon. Our new album, The Optimist, is set in America. It will be a blast!

Speaking of the band’s upcoming new album The Optimist (out 6/9 via Kscope Music), a new song titled “Sprinfield” was recently revealed online and can be streamed below.

TICKETS

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Anathema live:

August 16 Baltimore, MD Soundstage
August 17 New York, NY Gramercy Theater
August 18 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
August 19 Quebec, QC Saile Multi
August 20 Montreal, QC Astral
August 21 Toronto, ON Opera House
August 23 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
August 24 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
August 25 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts

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