Sometimes, a band seems to age without us noticing, especially if it got started in the 90’s (hell, I sometimes think 1991 was only 10 years ago). On that note, Egyptian themed technical death metal band Nile will be embarking on a headlining tour in 2013 and the band will be commemorating 2o years together in the only way it knows how: by delivering double the brutality. That is, Nile will be playing TWO sets on their upcoming tour.
Guitarist and vocalist Karl Sanders had this to say about the tour:
“In order to commemorate our 20th year as a band, we want to bring Nile and all metal fans an evening of Nile music that spans our entire career and play two full sets with only a brief intermission.
“After years of many package tours, the necessary set time restrictions have often meant that Nile’s had to streamline our set. Fans didn’t always get to hear the songs they came to hear. Thankfully, some of those classic NI songs we have been itching to play for years will now get a chance to be heard live. We are extremely fired up.”
“Another facet of this tour which was very important to us,” continues Sanders, “we have asked promoters to include the best three local bands from their respective areas on the bill. Supporting local bands in each city is a way for us to give something back to younger bands and the metal scene. We’ve asked promoters to keep ticket prices low, so that fans of all ages can come and join us for an evening of metal.
“In these difficult times of our recessionary economy, an evening of killer metal shouldn’t have to break the bank. Nile are going to do our part: biting the bullet and rolling the dice to bring metal fans in the USA an unforgettable evening with Nile for a reasonable ticket price.
“We are sincerely looking forward to seeing all our friends and fans at the shows in 2013!”
Dates are after the jump.
03/05/13 Kingdom – Richmond, VA
03/06/13 Empire – West Springfield, VA
03/07/13 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
03/08/13 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
03/09/13 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
03/10/13 BB Kings Blues Club – New York, NY
03/11/13 Bogie’s – Albany, NY
03/12/13 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
03/13/13 Screamin Willies – Columbus, OH
03/14/13 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
03/15/13 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
03/16/13 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
03/17/13 The Firebird – St. Louis, MO
03/19/13 Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
03/20/13 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
03/22/13 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
03/23/13 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
03/24/13 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
03/26/13 Las Vegas Country Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
03/27/13 The Grove – Anaheim, CA
03/28/13 Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ
03/30/13 Trees – Dallas, TX
03/31/13 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
04/01/13 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
04/03/13 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
04/04/13 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
04/05/13 Hooligans Music Hall – Jacksonville, NC
04/06/13 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC