Swedish progressive metal outfit Opeth have announced details of the special set that they will be playing at their biggest ever U.K. show, set to take place on 19th November at Wembley Arena in London. The historic show comes as the band prepare to release new album 'Sorceress' on 30th September.
Opeth's twelfth studio album, 'Sorceress' is set to arrive on the band’s imprint label, Moderbolaget Records via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. In celebration of the release, the band have planned three special shows at historic venues across the globe in support of the record. In addition to the Wembley date, the band play Radio City Music Hall in New York on 1st October, and the world famous Opera House in Sydney on 6th February 2017.
At the shows, Opeth will be performing two sets of music; one from their forthcoming album, 'Sorceress' together with fan favourites from their lauded catalogue, then a second special set featuring material from 2002 release 'Deliverance' & 2003's 'Damnation'.
Speaking about the shows, front man Mikael Åkerfeldt says, “We’re getting pumped up for the coming 'Sorceress' world tour. We have three shows scheduled that are quite 'out of the ordinary' due to their legendary status and location - Wembley Arena in London, Radio City Music Hall in New York, and the famous Opera House in Sydney, Australia".
The singer continues; "These three shows will be completely unique in terms of songs, spanning over two separate set lists. We’ll pull out songs from our back catalogue and mix it up with newer stuff during the first set. The second set will consist of songs exclusively from the 'Deliverance' / 'Damnation' records, that was just celebrated with a re-release combo package by the newly revived Music For Nations label. So it’s a little bit of a celebration indeed! We’ll only play this set list three times on the whole world tour, so if you miss it, you’ll have missed it. Of course, all other shows will be treated with the same amount of respect and we’ll chisel out a nice diverse set list spanning over our entire career for every single show during the tour. We very much hope to see you there!”
These landmark gigs also celebrate the recent release of Opeth’s 'Deliverance' & 'Damnation' box set, featuring the classic records packaged as one complete work - as originally intended - and their just-released 'Lamentations - Live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire' show which is available now on DVD & 180 gram triple LP vinyl via Music For Nations.
'Sorceress' is available for pre-order from both the official Nuclear Blast and Opeth stores, in an array of formats & limited editions including a standard CD, 2CD Digipak, 2LP vinyl (in various colours at 180 gram) and a Deluxe Edition Wooden Box Set. Digital pre-orders are also now available, from iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
Tickets for the Wembley show are on sale now from Live Nation and Ticketmaster.