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It’s been three years since their last tour and last album, but with their highly-anticipated new release, obZen, slated for release in the U.S. and Canada on March 11th, Sweden’s Meshuggah are ready to bring their trademarked arrhythmia back to North America on Ministry’s “C-U-LaTour” Farewell Tour.

A truly lateral-thinking force genuinely dedicated to pushing the boundaries of extreme music, Meshuggah have spent the last twenty years developing and exploring their metric art. It’s never shocking to see some of the biggest names in metal standing in the wings at Meshuggah shows shaking their heads at the band’s (di)versions of standard 4/4 time. States Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter, “Through all these years, I’ve been waiting to hear someone that does something more pummeling, and it’s just not coming. Their stuff changed my life.” Not surprisingly, the band’s discography underwent scholarly analysis at the 34th Annual Meeting of The Music Theory Society of New York State in 2006, and the article, “Re-casting Metal: Rhythm & Meter in the Music of Meshuggah” was published in Music Theory Spectrum, the journal of The Society for Music Theory in the latter half of 2007.

Meshuggah tour dates with Ministry & Hemlock are as follows:

03/25/08 Big Easy Concert Hall – Spokane, WA
03/26/08 Whiskey Nightclub – Calgary, AB – CANADA
03/27/08 Croatian Cultural Center – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
03/28/08 Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC - CANADA
03/29/08 Showbox SoDo - Seattle, WA
03/30/08 Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR
04/01/08 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
04/02/08 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
04/04/08 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
04/05/08 House of Blues - Hollywood, CA
04/06/08 House of Blues - Hollywood, CA
04/07/08 House of Blues - San Diego, CA
04/08/08 Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
04/09/08 House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
04/11/08 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
04/12/08 Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
04/14/08 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
04/15/08 La Zona Rosa - Austin, TX
04/16/08 Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
04/17/08 The Palladium - Dallas, TX
04/18/08 Verizon Wireless Theatre - Houston, TX
04/19/08 House of Blues - New Orleans, LA
04/21/08 Revolution - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
04/22/08 House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), FL
04/23/08 Jannus Landing - St. Petersburg, FL
04/24/08 Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
04/25/08 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
04/26/08 Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
04/27/08 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
04/29/08 The Fillmore (at Theatre of Living Arts) - Philadelphia, PA
05/01/08 The Fillmore (at Irving Plaza) - New York, NY
05/02/08 The Fillmore (at Irving Plaza) - New York, NY
05/03/08 Metropolis - Montreal, QC - CANADA
05/04/08 Koolhaus - Toronto, ON - CANADA
05/06/08 The Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
05/07/08 Emerald Theatre - Detroit, MI
05/08/08 House of Blues - Chicago, IL
05/09/08 House of Blues - Chicago, IL

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