Opeth will be turning 25 years old next year and to celebrate their silver anniversary the band will be performing a special set at the London Palladium on October 18th of next year. Making the event that much more special will be the band’s performance of Ghost Reveries – which turns 10 – in its entirety, along with a second set of classics spanning their career. Frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt spoke of the band’s plans in the near future saying:
“The forces that be put up a very mystical and subtle little advert on the so called internet. Yes, we will celebrate 25 years of being Opeth in 2015 and this is reason enough to gather up the forces and play. For you. At the Palladium in London. Not sure if they have a dress-code there, as it is a posh little place. Do we care?
No we don’t. It will be a pretty unique evening I reckon, hopefully free of technical difficulties. No thanks to Baal! With that said, we are a live band in the true sense of the word and you can never be certain. Regardless it will be a blast and I strongly advise you to think about attending. But don’t think for too long. It might cost you your seat!
We’re currently on tour (Hey! Thanks European progrockdeathmetalheads! You are absolutely fantastic and we love you!) and I’m being called for, so gotta dash. Ta-ta!”
Pre-sale tickets for the show, dubbed An Evening With Opeth, will be available tomorrow and on general sale Friday, November 14 here.
Next year will also see the band performing at Bloodstock Open Air in August, details at this location.