Following a first headlining run of 2,5 weeks of European dates as well as 5 highly successful weeks of support shows with Opeth, Sweden's PAIN OF SALVATION can now proudly announce their next headlining tour of Central Europe for February and March 2012.
PAIN OF SALVATION's Daniel Gildenlöw has checked in during the soon concluding Opeth tour (final dates are today, December 8th in Stockholm, Sweden at the "Arena" and then tomorrow, December 9th in Oslo, Norway at the sold out "Sentrum Scene") to comment as follows:
"It's been a bit strange for us to play first slot, but we've had a lot of fun and the feedback from the crowds has been great every night. We seem to have struck a chord with a lot of Opeth's fans, so we are glad that we accepted their invitation.
Now, when we have obviously left a lot of fans hungry for more, it feels great to announce the upcoming European tour in February and March.
This trip has been odd since we all know that Johan and Fredrik are leaving the band. We are enjoying ourselves on stage in the same way a typical Swede enjoys those late fall days of bonus summer, haha. That said, we have a very interesting line-up for February.
Daniel "D2" Karlsson who played the bass for this tour will take over Fredrik's place behind the keyboards (he is a keyboard player from the start and played keyboards on our trip to India in 2010 - being in Pain of Salvation practically indicates that you are a multi-instrumentalist).
For the bass we will have Gustaf Hielm joining, who some people might recognize as the bass player on the Road Salt tracks Innocence and Deeper Cut. Others might recognize him as the Pain of Salvation bass player before the first album, or the bass player of Charta 77 and Meshuggah. I simply recognize him as arguably the best bass player I have ever heard.
Now, the only thing left is to decide on a new guitar player. We have had tons of applications coming in from around the world (10-15 from Brazil alone!) but we still have our doors open for a few days, before we start the final auditions in mid-December.
We still have three more shows together, and we will make the most of it - enjoy the ride. After that, again, we go into the wild. Calmed by the fact that our daring fans will follow, as usual. Pain of Salvation has been called the bravest band alive. Well, if so, we must indeed have the bravest fans :) "
Daniel Gildenlöw / Pain of Salvation
Here is a list of the so far announced dates for the upcoming headlining tour:
PAIN OF SALVATION - "The Road Salt Two Tour" Europe 2012:
Presented by Rock Hard & Eclipsed (Germany / Switzerland)
FRI 10.02.2012 Glasgow, UK - Captain's Rest
SAT 11.02.2012 Leeds, UK - The Well
SUN 12.02.2012 Bilston, UK - The Robin
MON 13.02.2012 London, UK - The Garage
WED 15.02.2012 Verviers, Belgium - Spirit of 66
FRI 17.02.2012 Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Kulturfabrik
SAT 18.02.2012 Paris, France - Divan du Monde
SUN 19.02.2012 Toulouse, France - Le Bikini
MON 20.02.2012 Madrid, Spain - Caracol
TUE 21.02.2012 Barcelona, Spain - Apolo 2
THU 23.02.2012 Milan, Italy - Live Club
FRI 24.02.2012 Treviso, Italy - New Age
SAT 25.02.2012 Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
WED 07.03.2012 Ebersbach / Sachsen, Germany - OKV
THU 08.03.2012 Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos-Saal
FRI 09.03.2012 Gera, Germany - Comma
SAT 10.03.2012 Weert, The Netherlands - De Bosuil
MON 12.03.2012 Zoetermeer, The Netherlands - De Borderij
TUE 13.03.2012 Bochum, Germany - Zeche
WED 14.03.2012 Braunschweig, Germany - Meier-Music-Hall
THU 15.03.2012 Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
To be continued...