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Gojira, Devin Townsend + The Atlas Moth to Embark on 2013 North American Tour

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This year has been phenomenal when it comes to rock and metal music tours, and with 2012 coming to an end, the year will surely be remembered as one defined by many spectacular achievements. We’re going to miss 2012, but Gojira, Devin Townsend and the Atlas Moth have just put together a must see tour set to pummel the year 2013.

Beginning Jan. 14, three of modern music’s most progressive and genre-bending acts will team up for a month long North American tour. Hot off the heels of their ‘L’Enfant Sauvage’ album, Gojira are currently at the highest point of their career. Gojira’s latest record has opened their music up to a broader audience, creating one of the year’s greatest breakthrough accomplishments.

Gojira frontman Joe Duplantier recently spoke with radio goddess Full Metal Jackie about touring with Devin Townsend and the Atlas Moth. “They’ve had an influence on us,” begins Duplantier, “the way we behave onstage, the way we play, they way we approach the whole thing, sometimes it’s purely technical like the way they plug in their gear. So we always learn something from touring with people that’s why I’m so happy to tour with Devin, he’s such an incredible singer – one of my influences actually and he’ll be opening for us [Laughs] how crazy is that? We’re all huge fans of Devin Townsend, Strapping Young Lad, it’s a great honor to have him on tour.”

Devin Townsend released ‘Epicloud’ this year, displaying a more omniscient and comforting sound in contrast to his heavier past. After a solid run with Katatonia and Paradise Lost, Townsend and his band will hit North America again very soon.

For those unfamiliar with the Atlas Moth, the Chicago-based sludge band have been trudging forward since 2007, releasing two full-length albums and two EPs since their inception. Keep these guys on your radar, because they’ve got the talent to create an incredibly accomplished future.

Check out the tour dates for Gojira, Devin Townsend and the Atlas Moth’s 2013 tour below.

Gojira, Devin Townsend + the Atlas Moth 2013 Tour Dates

1/14 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Mill City Nights
1/15 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Garrick Centre
1/16 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Odeon Events Centre
1/17 – Calgary, Alberta @ MacEwan Hall
1/19 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Vogue Theatre
1/20 – Seattle, Wash. @ Studio 7
1/21 – Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theatre
1/23 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore
1/24 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace Of Spades
1/25 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Henry Fonda Theatre
1/28 – Tempe, Ariz. @ Marquee Theatre
1/29 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theatre
1/31 – Dallas, Texas @ Granada Theatre
2/1 – San Antonio, Texas @ White Rabbit
2/3 – Houston, Texas @ Warehouse Live
2/4 – St. Petersburg, Fla. @ State Theater
2/5 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade
2/7 – Baltimore, Md. @ Rams Head Live
2/8 – New York, N.Y. @ Irving Plaza
2/9 – Millvale, Pa. @ Mr. Smalls
2/11 – Chicago, Ill. @ House Of Blues
2/13 – Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
2/14 – Montreal, Quebec City @ Le National
2/15 – Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium
2/16 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Theatre Of Living Arts

Next: Gojira's Joe Duplantier Talks to Full Metal Jackie

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