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With the quarantine that originally should’ve been a few months leading into the new year, it’s hard to imagine that live music will ever return. But now, as the availability of a vaccine quickly approaches, it appears as though hope is on the horizon, as more and more bands are announcing treks throughout the world for late 2021. And who better than to reintroduce fans to the wonders of taking their shirts off and screaming at a stage than Swedish experimental groove metallers Meshuggah?

Meshuggah have announce a European tour for fall/winter of 2021, with black metal savants Zeal & Ardor as a support act. The tour is mostly focused on Germany and France, though there’s a large UK component to it at the tail end. On top of the tour dates for next year, the band have also revealed a June 2022 London show.

Hopefully, this tour will be in support of a new album. In an interview back in early October, drummer Tomas Haake said, “I think we have most of the material for the new album, It takes a long time for us between each album, and this time, due to COVID as well, it’s gonna be longer than usual, I think. Right now, we’re aiming at a release in late ’21…Then the question mark right now is, is touring even gonna happen at that point? And if not, do you release the album or do you hold off with it and try to make money some other ways, like doing live shows on the Internet or whatever?”

Catch Meshuggah at one of the dates below:

11/19 – Vienna Arena, AUS
11/20 – Munich Tonhalle, GER
11/22 – Lyon Le Transbordeur, FRA
11/23 – Wiesbaden Schlachthof, GER
11/25 – Tilburg 013, NL
11/26 – Esch Sur Alzette – Rockhal LUX
11/27 – Lille L’Aeronef, FRA
11/28 – Paris – L’Olympia, FRA
11/30 – Milan – Alcatraz, ITA
12/1 – Zurich Samsung Hall, CH
12/2 – Leipzig – Haus Auensee, GER
12/3 – Oberhausen – Ruhrpott Metal Meeting, GER
12/5 – Bristol O2 Academy, UK
12/6 – Glasgow Barrowlands, UK
12/8 – Manchester Academy, UK
12/9 – Nottingham Rock City, UK
12/11 – Brussels Ancienne Belgique, BEL
12/12 – Berlin Columbiahalle, GER
12/13 Hamburg Große Freiheit, GER
6/3/2022 – London Royal Albert Hall, UK


Words by Chris Krovatin