ANATHEMA Announce North American Tour


Anathema, who recently revealed the new song “Springfield,” from the band’s forthcoming album, The Optimist (June 9, Kscope), are now thrilled to announce their first North American dates since 2014.

The nine dates, which kick off on Aug. 16 in Baltimore, include stops in New York, Chicago and a trio of Canadian dates.

Touring the U.S. and Canada is always a fantastic privilege,” said guitar player Daniel Cavanagh. “These countries have been the birthplace of some of the most revered recording artists of all time. We are delighted to visit the east coast and we promise to visit the west coast, following up soon. Our new album, ‘The Optimist,’ is set in America. It will be a blast!

Tour dates:

August 16  Baltimore, MD  Soundstage

August 17  New York, NY  Gramercy Theater

August 18  Boston, MA  Brighton Music Hall

August 19  Quebec, QC  Saile Multi

August 20  Montreal, QC  Astral

August 21  Toronto, ON  Opera House

August 23  Chicago, IL  Bottom Lounge

August 24  Cleveland, OH  House of Blues

August 25  Philadelphia, PA  Theatre of Living Arts

Tickets are available this Friday, April 21, for more details please visit

Anathema, led by brothers Daniel and Vincent Cavanagh, along with drummer John Douglas, singer Lee Douglas, bassist Jamie Cavanagh and drummer/keyboardist Daniel Cardoso began recording The Optimist in the winter of 2016 at Attica Audio in Donegal, Ireland and then finished at Castle Of Doom studios in Glasgow with producer Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Belle & Sebastian, Super Furry Animals) at the helm and was mastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

The Optimist - North American 2017 tour

Cover photo by Caroline Traitler

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