North American Headline Tour, Featuring Support from Special Guests Battle Beast and Labelmates Xandria, Begins August 17!
Catch KAMELOT at Sweden Rock Festival in TWO WEEKS!
[photo credit: Tom Couture]
Modern heavy symphonic metal leaders KAMELOT recently released their most introspective, uplifting, vital release to date – their first full-length in five years, The Awakening. The album, which debuted at #2 on the US Current Hard Music Albums chart and #27 on the Current Album Sales chart, connected with fans and critics alike – touted by many as the best late-era KAMELOT release to date!
Today, the band is thrilled to reveal an exciting new live music video for the new fan-favorite anthem “New Babylon”, featuring none other than the enchanting Melissa Bonny (Ad Infinitum, The Dark Side Of The Moon). The new video features high quality live footage from the band’s recent European tour, adding an electrifying touch to the track’s already massive sound.
KAMELOT founder and guitarist Thomas Youngblood states: “Melissa Bonny joined us on this new album and massive tour, and she has been amazing to say the least. We are really excited to have her in this new video and also on the upcoming tour in North America!”
This new video arrives on the heels of KAMELOT‘s recent announcement of their 2023 “Awaken The World” North American headline tour, featuring special guests Battle Beast and additional support from labelmates Xandria! The tour kicks off in Silver Spring, MD on August 17, visiting several major cities in the US and Canada before coming to an end on September 9 in Orlando, FL. Tickets are on sale now, so visit the official KAMELOT website or local venue websites for tickets and more information.
See below for all current KAMELOT performance dates!
June 8th – Solvesborg, SE @ Sweden Rock Festival
December 1st – Mexico City, MX @ Life After Death Horror Festival“Awaken The World” North American Headline Tour Dates w/ Special Guests Battle Beast + Additional Support from Xandria
August 17th – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
August 18th – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
August 19th – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
August 21st – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
August 22nd – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
August 24th – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theater
August 25th – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
August 26th – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
August 27th – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
August 30th – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
September 1st – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
September 2nd – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
September 3rd – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
September 5th – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
September 6th – Dallas, TX @ The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
September 8th – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage (ProgPower USA) – SOLD OUT! *KAMELOT ONLY
September 9th – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
– Metal-Temple“The Awakening is KAMELOT’s best album in almost 20 years…”
– The Prog Mind (US), 9/10
“The Awakening is KAMELOT performing at the top of their game.”
– New Noise Magazine (US)
“The Awakening is probably the hottest candidate for the (melodic) metal album of the year.”
– Rock It! (DE) – 10/10
The Awakening enters the KAMELOT legacy as their most massive and diverse offering yet – mixing symphonic, gothic, melodic, progressive and power metal styles while yielding some of the heaviest tracks in the band’s history. Having reigned supreme with the release of internationally top-charting melodic metal pinnacles such as The Fourth Legacy (1999), The Black Halo (2005), Silverthorn (2012), Haven (2015, #1 US Hard Rock Albums), and most recently 2018’s acclaimed The Shadow Theory (#2 US Hard Music Albums), KAMELOT’s intense brand of ultramodern gothic and symphonic theatricality is amplified further and with more emotionality than ever on The Awakening.
Showcasing the incomparable, stage-seasoned vocal acrobatics of Tommy Karevik and increasingly airtight, renowned technical teamwork of guitarist Thomas Youngblood, drummer Alex Landenburg, keyboardist Oliver Palotai and bassist Sean Tibbetts, KAMELOT’s score-like 13th studio album is accented by guest contributions from the likes of Melissa Bonny (Ad Infinitum) and renowned instrumentalists like violinist Florian Janoske and cellist Tina Guo.
The Awakening features crystal clear modern production helmed by the band and longtime producer Sascha Paeth, plus mixing and mastering by Jacob Hansen of Hansen Studios.
The Awakening tracklisting:
1. Overture (Intro)
2. The Great Divide
4. One More Flag in the Ground
5. Opus of the Night (Ghost Requiem)
6. Midsummer’s Eve
9. The Looking Glass
10. New Babylon feat. Melissa Bonny
12. My Pantheon (Forevermore)
13. Ephemera (Outro)
The Awakening is available in the following formats:
–CD Digipak + Shirt Bundle – Napalm Records exclusive
–2-LP Gatefold Vinyl Black
–2-LP Gatefold Vinyl in Splatter Red + Black – Napalm Records exclusive (European webstore), limited to 500
–2-LP Gatefold in Marbled White + Black – Napalm Records exclusive (North American webstore), limited to 300
–48p Earbook with 7” Vinyl Single – Napalm Records exclusive, limited to 500
–Wooden Boxset with Envelope Opener, Flag, Patch and Band Postcard – Napalm Records exclusive, limited to 1000
–Music Cassette – Napalm Records exclusive, limited to 100
Tommy Karevik – Vocals
Thomas Youngblood – Guitars
Oliver Palotai – Keyboards
Sean Tibbetts – Bass
Alex Landenburg – DrumsKAMELOT online: WEBSITE FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM NAPALM RECORDS