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Atheist announces final U.S. shows

Wed, April 25, 2007 3:53 PM PT5,053 views

Official press release: Technical metal pioneers Atheist have announced their last-ever U.S. performances. This weekend the band will hit the stage for the last time in their native Florida with headlining shows in Tampa and Miami (at Brass Mug and Club Flower respectively). Following, Atheist will perform at a handful of European festivals before a final show in New York City. A listing of Atheist live appearances can be found below with more info on the band’s final show to be announced soon. Last January, Atheist guitarist/vocalist Kelly Schaefer reassembled much of what was widely considered the band's classic recording line-up (Schaefer, bassist Tony Choy, and drummer Steven Flynn) to perform a select number of one-off shows to celebrate the re-issue of their wildly-influential catalog (1988's 'Piece of Time', 1993's 'Elements', and the 1991's legendary 'Unquestionable Presence'). Among those shows were performances at such legendary festivals such as Germany’s Wacken Open Air, Norway’s Hole In The Sky Fest, Italy’s Evolution Fest, England's Bloodstock Open Air, and the Los Angeles’ Murderfest. Atheist’s Shaefer comments, "It's very hard to just walk away from this music that is having its day in the sun. The shows keep getting better and better, and the crowds are full of amazing stories of how they discovered our music. But the best and most important thing to us has been the outpouring of brand new people who have embraced our music as being pivotal to the way they listen to metal. That's far more important to us than anything. We will wrap this all up with one final show in New York that will be filmed for a DVD." Atheist Live appearances: April 27 Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug April 28 Coconut Grove, FL @ Club Flower June 23 Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting Festival June 24 Clisson, France @ Hellfest 2007

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