These newly locked performances, set to take place on January 18th and 19th at the Metropolis in Montreal, Canada, will see NEUROSIS co-headlining the stage with Godspeed You! Black Emperor both evenings. What makes the performances that much more special is the fact that the duo of shows will mark the first time NEUROSIS has performed on Canadian soil in nearly a decade-and-a-half. Tickets for these two shows are on sale now at www.blackdotpresents.com and at the following stores at regular opening hours: Phonopolis, Sound Central, L'oblique, Sonik, Profusion, Atom Heart and Cheap Thrills.
Previous communiqués from NEUROSIS have also confirmed the band's presence in Portland, Oregon, playing the Rosleand Theater Saturday, November 23rd. This exclusive Pacific Northwest engagement presented by Mike Thrasher will also feature an incredible support bill, including Tragedy, The Body and Atriarch. NEUROSIS is also the first band confirmed to partake in the maiden booking of the Temples Festival, May 3rd in Bristol, UK; a heavy music event covering a broad range of genres within the heavy music spectrum, featuring key international and domestic artists with equal focus.
Since 1985, NEUROSIS surpassed the boundaries of any genre, never ceasing to mutate and progress their songwriting and sonic delivery, and never failing to mesmerize audiences both in the studio and onstage. In 2012 their monumental Honor Found In Decay, which went on to receive a wealth of praise the global media. NPR stated of NEUROSIS in an early premiere from the album, "For 27 years, the members of Neurosis have demonstrated what metal can be and what it can aspire to: transcendent, cathartic, graceful, innovative." The band graced the cover of Decibel Magazine, who opined, "Those who prefer their epics harrowing, their atmospheres apocalyptic and their metaphorical gut punches landed squarely on the emotional solar plexus will not be disappointed," with Spin saying Honor Found In Decay, "officially upped the ante for all the post-metal bands who ought to be paying these guys royalties for their patent on psychedelic purgation..." In the UK, Metal Hammer said the album was, "Another spiritual journey into the very heart of mankind. Completely and utterly mind-blowing," and Terrorizer stated in a 5/5 review, "The most stunning aspects of Honor Found In Decay come from NEUROSIS' grasp of dynamics...as ever, in the hands of these uncompromising sorcerers, true heaviness can be as much about the directness as disorientation, and as much about the sinister rumble as an unearthly roar." Once again, Honor Found In Decay reaffirms why NEUROSIS remains one of the most significant heavy acts in existence.
Stay tuned for further transmissions as new live plans develop.
NEUROSIS Live Actions:
11/23/2013 Roseland Theater - Portland, OR w/ Tragedy, The Body [info]
1/18/2013 Metropolis - Montreal, QC w/ Godspeed You! Black Emperor [info] *now sold out
1/19/2013 Metropolis - Montreal, QC w/ Godspeed You! Black Emperor [info] *now sold out
5/03/2014 Temples Festival - Bristol, UK [info]