Sweden’s Katatonia has announced that it will release special editions of the critically acclaimed albums, Last Fair Deal Gone Down and Night is the New Day, on April 25th, to coincide with a series of special shows to mark the band’s 20th anniversary in May.
The special 10th anniversary edition of the classic Last Fair Deal Gone Down will be presented in deluxe mediabook packaging, as a two-disc edition containing tracks from the now hard-to-find singles, ‘Teargas’ and ‘Tonight’s Music’. 2009’s stellar album, Night is the New Day, will include bonus tracks from the ‘The Longest Year’ EP. Both titles will be presented with newly updated cover artwork courtesy of original artist Travis Smith.
Performances for the 20th anniversary “Last Fair Day Gone Night Tour 2011” are scheduled for Luxembourg, Germany, Holland, France, England, and Greece, and the band will perform two sets at each show. The first set will see the band play Last Fair Deal Gone Down front to back. The second set will consist of a mixed set of carefully picked songs from the band’s extensive catalogue.
The band is offering exclusive VIP ticket packages, limited to only 70 for each show, which will include a laminated VIP pass exclusive to the show, access to sound check, a meet and greet with Katatonia, a t-shirt exclusive to that particular show, a special tour program, and a very special limited edition vinyl of their latest opus, Night is The New Day, amongst other exclusive items. All the goods will be included in a specially made Katatonia messenger bag. The VIP laminate will also allow early access to venues, so that VIPs can get the best seats in the house.
In addition, all VIPs will automatically be entered into a draw for a grand prize made available by a selection of the band´s equipment endorsers.
Head over to: www.katatonia.com/tour-dates for more information.
Dates and venues are as follows:
May 4th – Kulturfabrik – Luxembourg **
May 5th – Stollwerck – Cologne, Germany**
May 6th – Koko – London, UK (Live DVD recording)**
May 7th – De Kade – Zaandam, Holland**
May 8th – Alhambra – Paris, France**
May 14th – Fuzz Live Music Club – Athens, Greece
** Exclusive VIP packages available for these shows.