Max and Iggor Cavalera Announce 2017 Second U.S. Leg of ‘Return to Roots’ Tour
For those who missed out on the opportunity to see former Sepultura members Max and Iggor Cavalera perform the legendary Roots album in its entirety for its 20th anniversary or you just couldn't get enough the first time, the brothers will be returning to the road for an additional U.S. leg of this commemorative tour!
Serving as support on this trek will be New York death metal icons Immolation and deathgrinders Full of Hell. The 'Return to Roots' tour will kick off on Feb. 9 in Las Vegas, working its way eastward, extending as far up as Boston and Rochester, N.Y., before turning back west, ultimately closing it out almost one month later in Santa Ana, Calif.
Tickets are on sale now at the dedicated 'Return to Roots' tour site. Fans will also be able to purchase special meet and greet passes at the merch booth on each night of the tour. This will give each fan the opportunity to take a photo with Max and Iggor Cavalera as well as get their vinyl, CD or cassette copy of Sepultura's Roots signed. Only one photograph and one autograph are permitted per person and the only eligible item to sign is a copy of Roots.
Max and Iggor will be backed by Marc Rizzo (guitar) and Tony Campos (bass) on this trek and it is the start of what will likely be a year of heavy touring for the veterans Immolation as they're 10th studio album, Atonement, is due out Feb. 24 through Nuclear Blast. Full of Hell will be promoting their fourth studio effort and second overall collaborative record, One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache, which was written and recorded alongside The Body.
When speaking with Full Metal Jackie, Max was asked why the Roots album is so important to him, to which he replied, "I think it was a one of a kind record. It was really unusual. A lot of things were unusual on this record. We were really showing the world a new way of making metal. I think it was cool. It was like even the mixing with the tribe elements and the heaviness. Roots is a very heavy album, stuff like “Spit” and “Cutthroat,” “Endangered Species,” “Straight Hate,” so it’s a very exciting album. It also has a lot of dynamics, you know, it’s stuff like “Look Away” which is a little bit slower and “Itsári,” which is the tribal song we did with the tribe."
Max and Iggor Cavalera 'Return to Roots' 2017 Tour Dates
2/09 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ Vinyl @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
2/10 - Tucson, Ariz. @ The Rock
2/11 - Lubbock, Texas @ Jakes Sports Cafe
2/12 - Houston, Texas @ Scout Bar
2/14 - Dallas, Texas @ Trees
2/15 - Austin, Texas @ Grizzly Hall
2/16 - Little Rock, Ark. @ Revolution Music Room
2/17 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade
2/18 - Columbus, Ohio @ Alrosa Villa
2/19 - Baltimore, Md. @ Baltimore Soundstage
2/20 - Boston, Mass. @ Brighton Music Hall
2/21 - New York, N.Y. @ Gramercy Theatre
2/22 - Rochester, N.Y. @ Montage Music Hall
2/23 - Chicago, Ill. @ Portage Theater
2/25 - Denver, Colo. @ The Summit Music Hall
2/27 - Billings, Mont. @ Pub Station
3/01 - Seattle, Wash. @ Studio Seven
3/02 - Portland, Oreg. @ Hawthorne Theatre
3/03 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Slims
3/04 - Santa Ana, Calif. @ Observatory
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