Former SEPULTURA members Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums) will embark on another North American tour in February to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the band's classic album "Roots" by performing the LP in its entirety. Several new cities will witness the performance by Max, Igor, Marc Rizzo (guitar; SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, ILL NIÑO) and Tony Campos (bass; SOULFLY, STATIC-X, MINISTRY, FEAR FACTORY).
Kicking off in Las Vegas, the tour will feature support from IMMOLATION and FULL OF HELL.
Tickets for the second leg of the "Return To Roots" tour are available beginning today, so visit your local venues online or at the box office for ticketing information.
In addition, very special meet-and-greet passes can be purchased at the merch booth each night. Fans will be given the opportunity to take a photo with Max and Igor, and they will each sign a "Roots" CD, cassette or vinyl. This applies to only the "Roots" album and one autograph and one photo will be permitted per person. Don't miss this unique opportunity to have your "Roots" album signed by the men behind the music.
Feb. 09 - Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Feb. 10 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Feb. 11 - Lubbock, TX @ Jakes Sports Cafe
Feb. 12 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
Feb. 14 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
Feb. 15 - Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
Feb. 16 - Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room
Feb. 17 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Feb. 18 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
Feb. 19 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Feb. 20 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Feb. 21 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Feb. 22 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
Feb. 23 - Chicago, IL @ Portage Theater
Feb. 25 - Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Feb. 27 - Billings, MT @ Pub Station
Mar. 01 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Mar. 02 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Mar. 03 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims
Mar. 04 - Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
Just prior to tour kick off, Rhino Records will release a six-CD box set ($39.98) of classic SEPULTURA records, titled "The Roadrunner Albums". The collection will also be released on vinyl as a six-LP set with each album pressed in a different color ($99.98). The collection combines SEPULTURA's debut EP, "Bestial Devastation", with the group's first six studio albums: "Morbid Visions" (1986),"Schizophrenia" (1987),"Beneath The Remains" (1989),"Arise" (1991),"Chaos A.D." (1993),and "Roots" (1996). The set hits stores on January 27, and pre-orders will be available soon.
Max and Igor first played all of "Roots" at this year's edition of the Amnesia Rockfest on June 24.
Max spoke to Holland's FaceCulture about how he looks back on the "Roots" album twenty years later. He said: "Yeah, [the personal stuff around the band] was chaotic, but musically, it was good. I think 'Roots' is an excellent record. It's a very brave record. It's a very fearless record in terms of saying, 'We're gonna do this. No matter what people say, we're gonna do it.' And we did it. And it was a huge risk. Not many bands take that risk. And we stuck to our guns and put the album out. And I think it was a very interesting record, because I think it was the beginning of my experiences in world music, which I really love, and bringing metal… making metal different. You can combine indigenous sounds and stuff with metal and make something cool with it. So I think 'Roots' was the blueprint for all that; it was like the first one that was like that. We went to the Xavantes tribe and recorded with them. It was killer. It was an amazing experience."
"Roots", along with 1993's "Chaos A.D.", is considered SEPULTURA's most commercially successful release, having been certified gold in 2005 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for U.S. shipments in excess of 500,000 copies.
In 1996, Max exited SEPULTURA after the rest of the band fired Max's wife Gloria as their manager.
Igor left SEPULTURA in June 2006 due to "artistic differences." His departure from the band came five months after he announced that he was taking a break from SEPULTURA's touring activities to spend time with his second wife and their new son (who was born in January 2006).