Former SEPULTURA members Max Cavalera and Igor "Iggor" Cavalera will perform select tracks from the band's seminal "Beneath The Remains" and "Arise" albums on a U.S. tour this spring/summer. The trek will include an appearance at this year's Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 26-29 at several venues, including Rams Head Live, Soundstage and the Edison Lot.
The tour dates are as follows:
May 22 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
May 23 - Lubbock, TX @ Jake's
May 24 - Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live
May 25 - Little Rock, AR @ Little Rock Music Hall
May 26 - Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
May 27 - Huntington, WV @ The Loud
May 28 - Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest
May 31 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Jun. 01 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
Jun. 02 - Harrisburg, PA @ XL Live
Jun. 03 - Columbus, OH @ The King of Clubs
Jun. 04 - Joliet, IL @ The Forge
Jun. 05 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere's Event Center
Jun. 06 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
Jun. 08 - Lincoln, NE @ Royal Grove
Jun. 10 - Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
Jun. 11 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
Jun. 13 - Tacoma, WA @ Elks Temple at Spanish Ballroom
Jun. 14 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Jun. 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Jun. 17 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Jun. 18 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco
Jun. 21 - Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
Jun. 22 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
Jun. 23 - San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box
Jun. 24 - El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Outside
Jun. 25 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
Max and Igor kicked off a tour celebrating "Beneath The Remains" and "Arise" back in 2018. In early 2020, Max revealed plans to bring the trek to the U.S., but no dates had been announced prior to the pandemic.
In a 2018 interview with Wall Of Sound, Max stated about revisiting the "Beneath The Remains" and "Arise" material on the most recent run of shows: "I had to learn those riffs again for the tour, and I had to rediscover the albums again. It was a really fun process, learning the lyrics again. I kind of fell in love with the albums again. I don't have a favorite — I like both together, and I think they're meant to be together. For some reason, they just feel right when you play them together. I was very young when I made them, so it made me very aware of my state of mind at the time. I feel like I'm pretty much the same guy. I'm  now, but I'm still a metalhead in the heart. I still have the teenage spirit. I'm a huge metal fan, [a] huge supporter of metal. That's just how it was when those albums were done. It's a blessing that I get to do that with my brother, especially after all we went through together and we didn't speak for 10 years. Now, it's good — we are in a good place, and our brotherhood is really good, and we're just having fun with this music... There's an energy and a real anger and real passion in those songs that translates into people losing their minds when they hear it. I don't even have to tell them, 'Circle pit' — they will do it themselves. It's just the power of music."
In 1996, Max exited SEPULTURA after the rest of the band split with 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 son (who was born in January 2006).
The current SEPULTURA lineup — featuring guitarist Andreas Kisser and bassist Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr. alongside Derrick Green on vocals and Eloy Casagrande on drums — released its latest studio album, "Quadra", in February 2020 via Nuclear Blast.
Photo credit: Jim Louvau