NewsApril 26, 2023 1:18 PM ET2,943 views

Cynic and Atheist announce co-headlining North American tour

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Stephanie Cabral

Official press release:

Progressive music icon Cynic will be embarking on an extensive North American co-headlining tour with Atheist! The trek will launch on June 10 in Austin, TX and will conclude on July 9 in Greensboro, NC. The full run of dates can be found below and tickets will go on sale Friday, April 28!

Cynic be celebrating the 30th anniversary of 'Focus' by performing the seminal album in its entirety while also paying homage to late members Sean Reinert and Sean Malone.

Later in the year, Cynic will then perform at the illustrious ProgPower USA festival on September 6 in Atlanta, GA!

The new live lineup will feature Paul Masvidal on vocals and guitars, Max Phelps (Exist, Death to All) on additional guitars and vocals, Brandon Giffin (The Faceless, The Zenith Passage) on bass, Matt Lynch (Nova Collective, Intronaut) on drums & percussion, and Zeke Kaplan on the keyboard! Lynch has been drumming with Cynic since 2015 & appeared on the band's latest full-length, Ascension Codes, as well as the 2018 single "Humanoid." Additionally, Phelps, having also appeared on Ascension Codes, and Giffin have previously toured with Cynic during the band's Carbon Based Anatomy and Kindly Bent to Free Us tours.

Cynic founding member Paul Masvidal shared:

Come join us for a night of Cynic/Atheist magic! We'll be celebrating our lifelong journey together with a night of progressive music and timeless memories. Don't miss it!

Atheist's Kelly Schaefer added:

This has been something that Paul (Cynic) and I have been talking about in some capacity since we were in our early 20s. It's surreal to share a 30 year milestone together, and this tour will showcase for us a chance to play songs from our first 3 records as a special trilogy anniversary set, including songs not performed live in decades. Two titans of technical progressive metal coming together for a unicorn of a tour....one you will not want to miss!

06/10 Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live
06/11 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
06/12 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
06/13 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
06/14 San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
06/16 Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar
06/17 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
06/19 Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
06/20 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
06/21 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
06/23 Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell
06/24 Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
06/25 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
06/26 Milwaukee WI @ X-Ray Arcade
06/27 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
06/29 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere's
06/30 Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary
07/01 Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
07/02 Quebec City, QC @ La Source de la Martinière
07/03 Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theater
07/05 Boston, MA @ Middle-East Downstairs
07/06 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
07/07 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
07/08 Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
07/09 Greensboro, NC @ Hangar 1819
09/06 Atlanta, GA @ ProgPower USA


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