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MOONSPELL and SAMAEL Team Up for North American Tour

June 10, 2009

Portugal’s MOONSPELL and Switzerland’s SAMAEL will be uniting for the Night Eternal Above America tour. The tour, pairing veteran heavyweights, takes place this fall and features support from BOOK OF BLACK EARTH and SECRETS OF THE MOON.

MOONSPELL frontman, Fernando Ribeiro, commented: “Call me emotional, but as a southern dark fuck I have the gut feeling that this will be the best and most important tour we have ever done in America! First and foremost, the music from all the bands is great, lively and emotional and sharing the stage with SAMAEL again is an honor we highly regard. And no more 25 minutes sets!!! For sure, we’ll party less than on the great Blackest of the Black with DANZIG and DIMMU BORGIR, but we’ll spend more time in the altar celebrating with you guys and that’s what counts! Last, we fear not to be a headliner in a country where we know we are still giving baby steps, and we’ll do our best, musically and visually to deliver upon you the Night Eternal, the solar and the lunar, in our songs and bodies. Be there for the full moon madness!”

Vorph of SAMAEL also commented: “When we first released Above we weren’t sure we would tour for that album, but we’re thrilled this is happening and we’re glad this time America will be the first. We already gave a taste of it in March when we toured with CARCASS but on this upcoming tour it will be the chance to experiment Above on a larger scale and see how it meshed with the older material. The billing is totally to our liking and sharing the stage once again with MOONSPELL will be great fun for us and for the people attending those shows. See you back on the road.”

Confirmed dates are as follows: 10/14/09 Czar – Tampa, FL 10/15/09 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA 10/16/09 Jaxx – Springfield, VA 10/17/09 The Sterling Hotel – Allentown, PA 10/18/09 B.B. Kings Blues Club – New York, NY 10/19/09 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC – CANADA 10/20/09 The Mod Club Theater – Toronto, ON – CANADA 10/21/09 Peabodys – Cleveland, OH 10/22/09 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI 10/23/09 The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL 10/24/09 Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO 10/25/09 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO 10/27/09 The Venue – Vancouver, BC – CANADA 10/28/09 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA 10/29/09 Satyricon – Portland, OR 10/30/09 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA 10/31/09 The Jumping Turtle – San Marcos, CA 11/01/09 The Knitting Factory – Hollywood, CA 11/02/09 The Sets – Tempe, AZ 11/03/09 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM 11/04/09 Marquee – Tulsa, OK 11/05/09 Ridglea Theater – Dallas, TX 11/06/09 Warehouse Music Venue – San Antonio, TX