Avatar is taking a break from recording their ninth studio album with Jay Ruston (Amon Amarth, Kataklysm) to hit the road in North America with both Light The Torch and Otep. The tour kicks off on July 6 in Toronto, ON and runs throughout the entire month before one final date in Tucson, AZ. Then Avatar presumably does back to their horrifying cabin somewhere in the Swedish woods (I assume) to record more music.
"They don't let us out much while we make our albums, so this summer will most likely turn out very dangerous for everyone involved," said Avatar. "For all the tours we've done in North America, we have spent very little time there in the summer. Surely this must have led to a lot of unnecessary suffering that we are adamant on setting straight by applying necessary suffering. We know people crave some light-hearted tunes for their make out sessions on the beach, and some sweet melodies as they watch the sun set over the lake.
"We are here to destroy every single moment of summer time serenity. The sun will be the second hottest thing you'll see in July. To finally do something with Otep feels great, and to once again hit the road with Light The Torch will be awesome, as well."
Get the dates below.
7/6 — Toronto, ON — Danforth Music Hall
7/7 — Montreal, QC — Corona
7/8 — Portland, ME — AURA
7/9 — Hartford, CT — Webster Theater
7/10 — Norfolk, VA — The Norva
7/12 — Buffalo, NY — Town Ballroom
7/13 — Indianapolis, IN — Deluxe
7/14 — Cadott, WI — Cadot Rockfest*
7/15 — Grand Rapids, MI — Upheaval Festival
7/16 — Mansfield, OH — Inkcarceration Festival
7/17 — Knoxville, TN — Concourse
7/19 — Charlotte, NC — The Underground
7/20 — Louisville, KY — Mercury Ballroom
7/22 — Fargo, ND — Outdoors at Fargo Brewing
7/24 — Calgary, AB — The Palace
7/25 — Edmonton, AB — Midway Bar
7/27 — Vancouver, BC — The Vogue
7/29 — Sacramento, CA — Ace of Spades
7/30 — Santa Ana, CA — Observatory
7/31 — Tucson, AZ — Rialto Theatre