Canadian metal innovators VOIVOD have announced North American tour dates for this coming June. The trek will kick off in Trois Rivieres, Quebec on June 1, with 14 dates to follow and will wrap up on June 19 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Comments VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin: "At last! After more than two years without touring, we are finally hitting the road in June 2022 in North America. We are thrilled to play the Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest. It will also be exciting for us to play songs from [our new album] 'Synchro Anarchy' for the first time live! We can't wait to see our old Voïvodian friends again and meet some new ones. See you then!"
June 01 - Trois Rivieres, QC - L'Entité
June 02 - Ottawa, ON - Bronson Centre Music Theatre
June 03 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
June 04 - London, ON - The Music Hall
June 05 - Detroit, MI - Small's
June 06 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's
June 08 - Huntington, WV - The Loud
June 09 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
June 10 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore (Decibel Magazine Metal and Beer Festival)
June 11 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
June 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Crafthouse
June 14 - Buffalo, NY - Rec Room
June 15 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
June 17 - Brooklyn, NY - Market Hotel
June 18 - Liverpool, NY - Sharkey's
June 19 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
"Synchro Anarchy" was released last month via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2018's "The Wake" was produced by Francis Perron at RadicArt Studio and features cover artwork created by VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin.
Regarding the release of "Synchro Anarchy", VOIVOD vocalist and lyricist Denis "Snake" Bélanger said: "Here it is folks. So proud to present this album to you. It is one of a kind, a very unique and distinctive album. It was made with all the passion we have for music under particular conditions. Driven by a nuclear brainstorm between the four of us in a state of emergency. Written, recorded, and delivered, and not necessarily in that order, we managed to do it all in a few months. We hope you will enjoy the album. We can't wait to see you all of you, our fans out there on our upcoming tours. We've been missing you."
Langevin previously stated about "Synchro Anarchy": "We are eager to present our latest work, a real collaborative effort. The new album represents countless hours of writing, demoing, recording, mixing and so on. The band and Francis Perron at RadicArt Studio gave their very best to make it happen under unusual circumstances, which led us to call it 'Synchro Anarchy'. We feel that the sound and music are 100% VOIVOD, and we hope everyone will enjoy it as much as we had fun making it. We certainly can't wait to play it live."
VOIVOD released a new live album, "Lost Machine - Live", in November 2020 via Century Media Records. The disc was recorded in Québec City during the worldwide touring cycle for "The Wake".
In the summer of 2020, VOIVOD released a new three-track 12-inch vinyl and digital EP titled "The End Of Dormancy" via Century Media Records. The EP is centered around a special "Metal Section" version of the title track (off VOIVOD's latest album, "The Wake") with added trumpets, saxophone and trombones. The complementary songs on this release are exclusive live versions of "The End Of Dormancy (Metal Section)" and the group's classic "The Unknown Knows", recorded at Montreal Jazz Fest 2019.