TRIBULATION Announce First North American Tour In Support Of Down Below

Month-Long Trek Includes Mix of Headlining Dates and Outings With Pallbearer

TRIBULATION Promo Photo. Photo credit: Esther Segarra

July 9, 2018, STOCKHOLM – Tribulation, the Swedish “death metal goths who love Lord Byron and f*** with metal’s macho imagery” (Noisey), have announced a Fall tour of North America, the band’s first visit since the release of their critically-revered album, Down Below.

The trek, which kicks off on Sept. 14 in Montreal, features a mix of headlining performances as well as a number of co-headlining dates with Pallbearer. Tribulation, collectively, said of the upcoming outing: “We are at last heading back over the Atlantic Ocean to the New World, this time to its northerly part that is the great North America. How we’ve waited! Along for the ride this time we have the mighty and the very heavy Pallbearer to close each evening, deepening the Dionysian spirit that we, hopefully, have managed to spark in you. Montreal, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New Orleans and the East Coast will see us playing without Pallbearer with support acts yet to be announced and with us closing each night. We urge you to join us in these nocturnal festivities where both bands will be playing long sets. The tickets go on sale on Friday, get yours while you can!”  

Pallbearer added, “After a long period of constant touring behind Heartless, it’s almost time for us to settle into the cold season and begin crafting our next musical endeavor. But before that, we are heading out once more across North America to bring this chapter to its conclusion. We look forward to stretching out our sets each night on this double bill with Tribulation, revisiting some songs from our past and adding extra layers to newer material.”

TRIBULATION Official Tour Poster

Tour dates:
September 14 Montreal, QC Petit Campus *
September 15 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
September 16 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
September 18 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
September 19 Minneapolis, MN Turf Club
September 20 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room *
September 21 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
September 22 Salt Lake City, UT Metro
September 24 Calgary, AB Dickens
September 25 Edmonton, AB Starlite
September 27 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw
September 28 Seattle, WA El Corazon
September 29 Portland, OR Hawthorne
October 1 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
October 2 Los Angeles, CA Lodge Room *
October 3 Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge
October 5 Austin, TX Barracuda
October 6 Dallas, TX Trees
October 7 Houston, TX White Oak
October 8 New Orleans, LA Santos Bar *
October 9 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade *
October 10 Greensboro, NC Blind Tiger *
October 11 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel *
October 12 Brooklyn, NY Elsewhere *
October 13 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall *

*-Headlining date (all non-headlining dates are co-headlines with Pallbearer)

Tickets for all North American dates are on-sale this Friday, July 13 at 10 a.m. local time.

Upcoming European tour dates:
July 13 – 14 Anykšciai, Lithuania Devilstone Open Air
July 13 – 14 Gävle, Sweden Gefle Metal Festival
July 27 – 28 Borgholm, Sweden Borgholm Brinner
August 9 – 11 Schlotheim, Germany Party.San Metal Open Air
August 17 to 18 Essen, Germany Turock Open Air
December 1 Malmö, Sweden KB + Henrik Palm
April 18 – 21 Oslo, Norway Inferno Metal Festival
May 3 Kopervik, Norway Karmoygeddon Festival

Tribulation released Down Below via Century Records in January with Stereogum calling the 10-song release “a strikingly gorgeous album,” Pitchfork saying it finds the band “now ready for stages as big as their massive songs” and Metal Injection proclaiming “Down Below is nothing short of a bold masterpiece in an already incredible discography.” Decibel, in their February cover story, said the album “is a rich obsidian tapestry woven with haunting melodies and soaring guitar work that brokers a brilliant spectral accord between propulsive heavy metal and shadowy goth rock.” The album is available HERE.

“Released in January, the fiery Swedes’ fourth full-length was arguably the first great album of 2018. A near-perfect convergence of death metal and theatrical gothic rock, Down Below honed the dark elegance and triumphant melodies of Tribulation’s 2015 breakout album The Children of the Night into a gorgeous underworld thrill-ride.” – Revolver

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