Meshuggah are planning for a busy 2022. The Swedish metal masters have announced they will be returning to the U.S. in February for a nationwide tour.
Converge and Torche will be the openers on all the shows. The tour kicks off in Silver Springs, Maryland on February 23rd and wraps up in Atlanta, GA on March 20th. Tickets on sale this Friday, 10am local time. Get tickets here.
Recently, Meshuggah has confirmed they're recording a new album at Sweetspot Studio. They've also confirmed that guitarist Fredrik Thordendal is back in the band full time for both the new album sessions and all upcoming shows. Thordendal had been absent from the band since 2017, and has been filled in for by Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry).
As Meshuggah puts it, "The band is back together. In full effect."
"Things are happening. As some of you figured out we have entered Sweetspot Studio and have begun recording a new album. Spoiler There will be distortion and kicks.
"Also we have other news. We are releasing Per Nilsson back into the wild to roam free in any way he sees fit. It has been a true privilege and honor to share the stage with Per and even more importantly we have made a great friend through our travels. Per. We thank you. You are a formidable human being!!
"So why are we releasing Per back into a more stable habitat you ask? The answer is simple. Fredrik will be back for lead work on the album as well as touring going forward. In other words. The Band is back together. In full effect."
Here are the dates:
2/23/2022 The Fillmore – Silver Spring MD
2/24/2022 Franklin Music Hall – Philadelphia PA
2/25/2022 Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY
2/26/2022 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
2/28/2022 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
3/01/2022 Express Live – Columbus, OH
3/02/2022 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
3/03/2022 Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
3/05/2022 Myth – Minneapolis, MN
3/06/2022 Radius – Chicago, IL
3/08/2022 Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
3/10/2022 The Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA
3/11/2022 Riverside Municipal Auditorium – Riverside, CA
3/12/2022 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
3/13/2022 Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
3/16/2022 TBA – Dallas, TX *
3/17/2022 Warehouse Live Ballroom – Houston, TX
3/19/2022 Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
3/20/2022 Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
Venue will be announced on July 12th