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Voivod Confirmed to Play First U.S. Tour in Six Years


They’ve played various shows in Canada, Europe and Asia since the release of their 2009 album ‘Infini,’ and now, after six years, Voivod‘s live show has again been deemed States-worthy.

The Canadian prog-thrash legends will launch a three-week North American tour, starting March 3 in Springfield, Va. and running through March 14 in St. Paul, Minn. Other major cities on the tour include New York, Philadelphia, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago and Detroit.

“We’re very excited to be coming to America, because that’s something we weren’t able to do last time,” vocalist Denis ‘Snake’ Bélanger told Noisecreep. “We’ll add new songs [we didn’t play on the last tour] and try to do the best set list we can possibly do. We want to cover all the eras of the band and really change day by day.”

The concerts will mark the first U.S. dates Voivod have played since 2003’s Ozzfest and the subsequent death of original guitarist Denis ‘Piggy’ D’Amour in 2005 from colon cancer. ‘Infini’ and its 2006 predecessor, ‘Katorz,’ were recorded with guitar tracks Piggy saved on his laptop before his death. Martyr guitarist Dan Mongrain, who performed on the Voivod DVD ‘Tatsumaki: Voivod Live in Japan 2008,’ will play guitar on the North American dates. The band hopes to write new songs with Mongrain in the coming year. Kreator, Nachtmystrium, Evile and Lazarus A.D. will support Voivod on all shows.

Voivoid tour dates, according to the band’s publicist:

March 3 — Springfield, Va. — Jaxx
March 4 — Philadelphia — The Trocadero
March 5 — Worcester, Mass. — Palladium
March 6 — New York City — Nokia Theatre
March 7 — Montreal– Club Soda
March 8 — Quebec City — L’Imperial
March 9 — Toronto — Opera House
March 10 — Cleveland — Peabody’s
March 11 — Detroit — Blondies
March 12 — Chicago — Bottom Lounge
March 14 — St. Paul, Minn. — Station 4

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