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Swedish dark progressive rock/metal veterans KATATONIA will be taking their celebratory 25th-anniversary show to Ireland this May for two shows in Belfast and Dublin as part of their ‘Fallen Hearts’ world tour. DME Promotions will be hosting the legendary band with tickets for both shows on sale from Friday, January 27th. More details below. 


Katatonia has announced they will be performing in Belfast on May 13th and Dublin May 14th, as support for the release of their latest studio album ‘The Fall Of Hearts’

As confirmed by DME Promotions today (January, 25), Katatonia will be embarking on a selection of European dates with one show confirmed for Belfast Limelight 2 on Saturday, May 13th and Dublin’s Academy on Sunday, May 14th. Tickets will be available from Friday, 27th January from Ticketmaster and Sound Cellar.

Guitarist Anders Nyström comments; “We’re really excited to be returning to the UK and Ireland for a proper full headline tour in support of our latest album ’The Fall Of Hearts‘. Last year, we only got as far as playing London where we focused on the 10th anniversary of ’The Great Cold Distance’ by playing the album in full, so this time we’ll be coming back for more! Join us in May and see us deliver the rest of the darkness!”

From an extreme metal act to one of intense melancholia and introspection. Katatonia has finely honed its style, wrapping heady topics like abandonment, despair, sacrifice and betrayal in gloomy textures, compelling rhythms and alluring melodies that nonetheless retain a metal undercurrent.

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Having endured line-up changes and setbacks (like most bands), Katatonia are still going strong with an impressive legacy that lasts a whopping 25 years and counting. Make no mistake, Katatonia’s music is dark. Placing a lot of emphasis in the ambience created by their music, these Swedes have always put darkness as their main objective. With lyrics dealing with loss, pain, death and suffering, they have touched the lives of many, who have found a cathartic escape in their music.

With their tenth studio album,The Fall Of Hearts’ they once again throw their listeners into a disturbing vortex full of soft melodies and incomparable Scandinavian sadness, that will prove to the world once more, how beautiful the feeling of pure despair can be.

Tickets for Katatonia in Dublin’s Academy are priced €27.50 (inc booking fee) and available from Ticketmaster and Sound Cellar.


Oran O’Beirne