Goth Metal Kings MOONSPELL Announce North American Tour with Special Guests Swallow The Sun and Witherfall

In celebration of their nothing short of amazing 30-year career, crowned by the band’s latest and critically acclaimed studio album Hermitage, the undisputed kings of the dark, MOONSPELL, have announced an extensive North American anniversary tour dubbed “American Full Moon”, featuring special guests Swallow The Sun and Witherfall, and kicking off in New York City this August! Tickets are now on sale at THIS LOCATION – see below for all dates!


Since their formation 30 years ago, the Portuguese band has taken the international heavy music scene by storm, followed by a monumental journey through an impressive, enthralling yet varying back catalogue of thirteen records, earning their place as one of the most distinctive dark metal artists of all time. But playing live has always been the motor of the band. For the first time since the world went into lockdown, and in addition to their extensive touring schedule throughout Europe this year, the band satiates the hunger of the wolfpack by announcing an upcoming tour of North America!


Says charismatic frontman Fernando Ribeiro:
“American Full Moon is going to be the ultimate celebration of Moonspell’s legacy, past and present. 30 years under the spell can’t be missed by any fans overseas! Joining us will be Swallow The Sun and Witherfall, masters of their own craft who will add their own awesomeness to a tour which will bring us all together under, hell yea, a FULL MOON madness!


We will be revisiting our career and playing classics, new songs and hidden gems alike, so the hype is real, brace yourself for an extraordinary voyage in the amazing company of these bands, probably the best and most heartfelt tour of 2022.”


Watch an official tour trailer HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imJr6TDxjQY


30 years of MOONSPELL, and blessedly the band doesn’t show any signs of slowing down soon. With their latest record Hermitage, the gothic metal masters proved they still belong to the first league of the darkest art of sounds. To celebrate their band anniversary in style, MOONSPELL also announced many more reissues and new release highlights for 2022! The band is currently putting the final touches on their new live album + DVD/BluRay, recorded live 80 meters deep below the earth, at Grutas de Mira D’Aire (a cave and one of Portugal’s seven natural wonders), while writing their new album which shall see the light of the day in 2023. One can be sure, their upcoming live performances will contain an exciting blend of timeless classics and modern MOONSPELL anthems! 
Make sure to catch MOONSPELL live in North America with Swallow The Sun and Witherfall at the following dates:


Aug-25       New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
Aug-26       Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Aug-27       Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
Aug-28       Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven)
Aug-29       Orlando, FL – The Haven      
Aug-31       Houston, TX – Scout Bar
Sep-1         Austin, TX  – Come and Take it Live
Sep-2         Dallas, TX  – Trees
Sep-3         El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
Sep-4         Mesa, AZ  – Nile Theater
Sep-5         San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
Sep-6         Los Angeles, CA  – 1720
Sep-7         Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
Sep-8         Portland, OR  – Bossanova Ballroom
Sep-9         Seattle, WA  – Substation      
Sep-11       Denver, CO  – Marquis Theater
Sep-12       Lawrence, KS  – Granada Theater
Sep-13       Joliet, IL – The Forge
Sep-14       Indianapolis, IN – Irving Theater
Sep-15       Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
Sep-16       Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus
Sep-17       Quebec City, QC – Source de la Martinière
Sep-18       Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs


Tickets for MOONSPELL’s North American run are now on sale at THIS LOCATION!


The European wolfpack will be able to see the band live at the following dates:
10.05.2022 (RO) Cluj-Napoca, Form Space     
12.05.2022 (RO) Bucharest, Arenele Romane          
14.05.2022 (BG) Sofia Metal Fest 
16.05.2022 (TR) Istanbul, KucukCiftlik Park     
17.05.2022 (TR) Ankara, Jolly Joker Ankara    
18.05.2022 (TR) Izmir, Sold Out Performance Hall   
20.05.2022 (GR) Athens, Fuzz Live Music Club        
22.05.2022 (GR) Thessaloniki,Principal Club Theater        
27.05.2022 (GB) Whittlebury Park, ManorFest                   
10.06.2022 (ES) Zamora, Z! Rock Festival                
24.06.2022 (FR) Clisson, Hellfest            
26.06.2022 (CZ) Spalene Porici, Basinfirefest           
16.07.2022 (IT) Cremona, Luppolo in Rock               
25.07.2022 (SI) Tolmin Metaldays 
05.08.2022 (DE) Wacken Open Air


“Ultima Ratio Fest” 2022:
Moonspell
+ My Dying Bride
+ Borknagar
+ Wolfheart
+ Hinayana


29.09.2022 (DE) Frankfurt, Batschkapp
30.09.2022 (DE) Leipzig, Hellraiser
01.10.2022 (BE) Antwerp, Trix
02.10.2022 (LU) Luxemburg, Den Atelier
03.10.2022 (FR) Paris, Elysee Montmatre
04.10.2022 (FR) Lyon, Transbordeur
05.10.2022 (CH) Pratteln, Z 7
06.10.2022 (DE) Stuttgart, LKA
07.10.2022 (DE) Geiselwind, Music Hall
08.10.2022 (DE) Munich, Backstage Werk
09.10.2022 (CZ) Brno, Sono
10.10.2022 (HU) Budapest, Barba Negra
11.10.2022 (AT) Vienna, Arena
12.10.2022 (PL) Wroclaw, A2
13.10.2022 (DE) Berlin, Kesselhaus
14.10.2022 (DE) Hamburg, Markthalle
15.10.2022(DE) Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
16.10.2022 (NL) Utrecht, Ronda


31.01.2022 (PT) Porto, Coliseu (exclusive 30 years setlist)
01.11.2022 (PT) Lisboa, Coliseu (exclusive 30 years setlist)




MOONSPELL is:
Fernando Ribeiro – Vocals 
Ricardo Amorim – Guitar, Backing Vocals 
Pedro Paixão – Keys, Guitar
Aires Pereira – Bass 
Hugo Ribeiro – Drums

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