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CYNIC & ATHEIST Announce North American Tour

One of the best death metal tours of the year?

Cynic 2023

Progressive death metal legends Cynic and Atheist have announced a North American co-headlining tour for this June and July! Cynic will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of their album Focus by playing it in full, as well as paying homage to late members Sean Reinert and Sean Malone.

"Come join us for a night of Cynic/Atheist magic!" said Cynic frontman member Paul Masvidal. "We'll be celebrating our lifelong journey together with a night of progressive music and timeless memories. Don't miss it!"

"This has been something that Paul and I have been talking about in some capacity since we were in our early 20s," added Atheist frontman Kelly Schaefer. "It's surreal to share a 30 year milestone together, and this tour will showcase for us a chance to play songs from our first 3 records as a special trilogy anniversary set, including songs not performed live in decades. Two titans of technical progressive metal coming together for a unicorn of a tour….one you will not want to miss!"

"Pull The Plug Patches have been longtime fans since the early 1990s, and both Atheist and Cynic are two of our absolute favorite bands," said tour sponsor Simon of Pull the Plug Patches.

"It's an honour to be able to be the presenting sponsor on such a landmark tour for two of the godfathers of Progressive Death Metal. I remember picking up Unquestionable Presence right around the time of release, blew me away and is to this day one of my favorite albums. And for Cynic my first introduction was the At Death's Door II sampler that Roadrunner released. I bought Focus the day it came out and again, one of my all time favorite records."

Get the dates below and get tickets here.

6/10 Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live
6/11 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
6/12 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
6/13 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
6/14 San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
6/16 Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar
6/17 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
6/19 Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
6/20 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
6/21 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
6/23 Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell
6/24 Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
6/25 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
6/26 Milwaukee WI @ X-Ray Arcade
6/27 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
6/29 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere's
6/30 Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary
7/1 Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
7/2 Quebec City, QC @ La Source de la Martinière
7/3 Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theater
7/5 Boston, MA @ Middle-East Downstairs
7/6 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
7/7 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
7/8 Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
7/9 Greensboro, NC @ Hangar 1819

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