USA and Canada! Today we are proud to announce the “North American Moment Tour“. The 46-date trek will kick off on September 2nd, 2021 in Reading, PA. It will make stops in Toronto, Minneapolis, and Dallas before concluding on October 19th, 2021 in New Bedford, MA.
Steffen Kummerer states, “OBSCURA is coming back to North America! This time we share the stage with veteran Swedish death metal band DARK TRANQUILLITY. Supported by death doom act and label-mates NAILED TO OBSCURITY, we will perform across the United States and Canada – Don’t miss the North American Moment Tour, secure your tickets and be part of the shows!”
Confirmed dates for the “North American Moment Tour” with DARK TRANQUILLITY, OBSCURA, and NAILED TO OBSCURITY are:
9/02/2021 Reverb – Reading, PA
9/03/2021 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
9/04/2021 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
9/05/2021 Club Soda -Montreal, QUE
9/06/2021 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QUE
9/07/2021 Babylon- Ottawa, ON
9/08/2021 Opera House – Toronto, ON
9/09/2021 Call The Office – London, ON
9/10/2021 Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo, NY
9/11/2021 Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
9/12/2021 Skully’s – Columbus, OH
9/13/2021 The Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA
9/14/2021 Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
9/15/2021 The Forge – Joliet, Il
9/16/2021 Miramar Theater – Milwaukee, WI
9/17/2021 Vaudville Mews – Des Moines, IA
9/18/2021 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
9/19/2021 Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
9/20/2021 The Exchange – Regina, SK
9/21/2021 Dickens – Calgary, AB
9/22/2021 The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
9/24/2021 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
9/25/2021 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
9/26/2021 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
9/27/2021 Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA
9/28/2021 The Ritz – San Jose, CA
9/29/2021 Strummers – Fresno, CA
9/30/2021 Whiskey a Go-Go – West Hollywood, CA
10/01/2021 City National Grove – Anaheim, CA
10/02/2021 Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
10/03/2021 Club Red- Tempe, AZ
10/05/2021 Liquid Joe’s – Salt Lake City, UT
10/06/2021 Hermans Hideaway – Denver, CO
10/07/2021 The Venue Shrine – Tulsa, OK
10/08/2021 Trees – Dallas, TX
10/09/2021 Come and Take It Live- Austin, TX
10/10/2021 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
10/11/2021 Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
10/12/2021 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
10/13/2021 Kelsey Theater – West Palm Beach, FL
10/14/2021 The Haven – Winter Park, FL
10/15/2021 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/16/2021 Motorco – Durham, NC
10/17/2021 Canal Club – Richmond, VA
10/18/2021 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
10/19/2021 The Vault Music Hall at Greasy – New Bedford, MA
OBSCURA was formed by Steffen Kummerer in 2002 and established its reputation by releasing five studio albums that have been highly acclaimed by fans and press alike. Putting great emphasis on hooks and songwriting, OBSCURA became one of the modern age elites within the genre.
Their latest album Diluviumis a stunning achievement for the illustrious quartet and a landmark release for progressive metal as a whole. Complete with all the band’s signature elements plus groundbreaking polyrhythms, dramatic songwriting, and jaw-dropping virtuosity, OBSCURA raised the bar with an album that will go down in the annals of metal history as one of the most astonishing performances the genre has to offer.
Closing a ten-year long-lasting chapter with the release of Diluvium, the band is working in full motion on a follow up while preparing the NORTH AMERICAN MOMENT TOUR alongside DARK TRANQUILLITY, supported by NAILED TO OBSCURITY.
Steffen Kummerer | guitars, vocals
Christian Münzner | guitars
Jeroen Paul Thesseling | bass
David Diepold | drums
A new video in which OBSCURA guitarist and vocalist Steffen Kummerer presents his ESP Guitars Japan Custom model – from its unique shape to selected EMG pickups – can be seen below.
Photography by Chris Rogl.
„After three years in the making, ESP Guitars released an astonishing instrument which perfectly suits my needs on stage and in the studio. Working on this project with excellent people in Germany, the United States and Japan over such a long period turned into a unique guitar featuring the finest Japanese craftsmanship. Makoto Suzuki and his team of ESP Japan delivered an excellent, perfect built guitar – top-notch of quality combined with breathtaking design. The choice of adding scalloped frets, a tailor-made cutaway and customized solutions for every need enhanced the playing experience.
I am looking forward to recording OBSCURA’s new album by the end of this year and start rehearsing for all upcoming tours and festivals. With Christian Münzner, Jeroen Paul Thesseling and David Diepold a new chapter of the band begun and we are excited to release new music through our new partner NUCLEAR BLAST.”
Founded OBSCURA and THULCANDRA in 2002 and 2003 respectively, Kummerer is leading both groups up today, receiving worldwide recognition as vocalist & guitarist. OBSCURA established its reputation by releasing five studio albums which have been highly acclaimed by fans and press alike, accompanied by hundreds of shows all around the globe. Putting great emphasis on hooks and songwriting, OBSCURA became one of the modern age elites within the genre.
Based on his work with OBSCURA, Kummerer joined DEATH TO ALL / DEATH DTA for numerous shows in Europe, South- & Central America to perform the music of the late Chuck Schuldiner alongside original members Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DEATH, DARK ANGEL), Steve DiGiorgio (DEATH, SADUS, SOEN), Sean Reinert (DEATH, CYNIC), Paul Masvidal (DEATH, CYNIC), Bobby Koelble (DEATH) and Max Phelps (EXIST).
In 2017, Kummerer left RAN Guitars after 15 years of successful collaboration.