UPDATE: SUNN O))) confirmed a new run of shows taking the metal band through Southwestern and West Coast states in early May. In June, the group will perform in St. Louis, Chicago, Cleveland, and Detroit before appearing at major Canadian festivals.
SUNN O))) revealed dates for their massive festival performances and anticipated spring tour across the US in support of their latest album, Kannon. The drone metal band will appear on smoke-filled stages in Adelaide, Sydney, and Melbourne for their Australian tour before headlining in Tennessee’s Big Ears Festival.
After their Australian run, SUNN O))) will launch their tour through the southern US in April, hitting the Big Ears Fest on April 2nd to perform alongside Yo La Tengo, Sun Ra Arkestra, Andrew Bird, and Wolf Eyes. The Knoxville festival is followed by shows in Nashville, Athens, Atlanta, Jacksonville, and Tampa. The band will also share their ultimate physical experience of sound in Levitation 2016, alongside Brian Wilson, Animal Collective, The Black Angels, Boris, Sleep, and the Thurston Moore Group.
Named after an American instrument amplifier, SUNN O))) was forged by Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson in 1998. After an intensive 27-year career, the experimental band, SUNN O))) is renowned for unleashing unparalleled, immersive atmospheres of power. Pushing sound to its explosive limits, the robed musicians take their heavy metal influence to extreme heights.
Experimental guitarist Stephen O’Malley of SUNN O))) recently released a limited double LP of live recordings reminiscent of the collaborative 2014 release with Norwegian genre-benders Ulve.
SUNN O))) Spring 2016 Tour Dates
Mar 12: Adelaide Festival – Adelaide, AU
Mar 15: Manning Bar – Sydney, AU
Mar 16: Max Watts – Melbourne, AU
Apr 02: Big Ears Fest – Knoxville, TN
Apr 03: Exit/in – Nashville, TN
Apr 05: Georgia – Athens, GA
Apr 06: Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
Apr 07: Sun Ray Theatre – Jacksonville, FL
Apr 08: The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
Apr 30: Levitation – Austin, TX
May 2: Gothic Theater – Denver, CO
May 3: Sister Bar – Albuquerque, NM
May 04: Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
May 06: Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA
May 07: Oakland Metro Operahouse – Oakland, CA
May 21: Moogfest – Durham, NC
June 06: The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO
June 07: Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
June 08: Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
June 09: El Club – Detroit, MI
June 10: Hearn Generating Station – Toronto, ON
June 11: Theatre Fairmount – Montreal, QC
June 14: Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL
June 15: Vooruit – Ghent, BE
June 17: Hellfest – Clisson, FR