May 1 — Veteran metal act Voivod is set to launch its 40th anniversary tour next week.
The tour is scheduled to launch May 9 in Asheville, NC and to run through May 23 in Pensacola, FL. The tour features performances scheduled in cities, such as Charlotte, NC; New Orleans, LA and Houston, TX. The tour’s schedule is noted below and tickets are available here.
VOIVOD – USA Tour w/ Imperial Triumphant:
May 9, 2023 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel * no Imperial Triumphant
May 10, 2023 – Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27 * no Imperial Triumphant
May 11, 2023 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
May 12, 2023 – New York, NY – The Bowery
May 13, 2023 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
May 14, 2023 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
May 16, 2023 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
May 17, 2023 – Tampa, FL – Floridian
May 18, 2023 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
May 19, 2023 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
May 20, 2023 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
May 21, 2023 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It
May 23, 2023 – Pensacola, FL – The Vinyl Music Hall * no Imperial Triumphant
In other news, Voivod is scheduled to release its latest album, Morgoth Tales July 21 through Century Media Records. The record is a collection of previously recorded songs from the band’s catalog that have been re-mastered. The songs reach all the way back to the band’s 1984 debut album, War and Pain and as recent as its 2003 self-titled record, according to information in a press release announcing the new tour dates and compilation details.
Drummer Michael “Away” Langevin talked about the collection during a recent interview.
“Morgöth Tales covers 40 years of space exploration,” Langevin said. “It was really exciting for us to revisit a more obscure part of the Voïvod catalogue, from thrash-punk to prog-metal to…? The title track is a new song, which we started writing in the tour bus and hotels during the Opeth European tour in November/December 2022. It has the vibe of the experimental music we are doing nowadays, with a new twist I think. We also had the great thrill of getting E-Force and Jasonic involved on this album. I hope you’ll dig it, Chewy, Rocky, Snake and I certainly had a blast recording it. All aboard and ready for take off!“
More information on Voivod’s upcoming tour and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: