Prog metal masters Opeth are going big to celebrate their 30th anniversary by announcing a run of dates next year, including one in London, where fans can request their setlist.
Dubbed the Evolution XXX By Request tour, fans will be able to submit their requests for the band to perform any song from any of their 13 full-length albums (from 1995’s ‘Orchid’ up to 2019’s ‘In Cauda Venenum’) via their official website from 9:00AM (UK time) on September 7th 2020.
This is what vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt had to say about the special landmark occasion.
“So, we’re planning to celebrate a belated band-birthday, also known as BBB. How do we celebrate a thing like this, you ask? Well, we go to work. We are planning a very few select shows around the world in 2021 where you basically have the collective choice of picking the songs for the setlist. Since we’ll be celebrating 30 years we would love to play a song from each album we’ve done. All 13 of them. If you can help us and pick your choice of one song per album from the list, and then we’ll simply play the songs with the most votes. It’s been done before, but not by us. I am reluctant and nervous, but also excited to see what songs you will choose. I can’t really believe we’ve been around for 30 years, but there you go. So please help us. And be gentle. The final setlist will have 13 songs. One from each album. Your call…”
The London date of this very special tour will take place at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on October 16th 2021.
Tickets for the show go on sale from 9:00AM on Monday (September 7th 2020) from the band’s official website.
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