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WAYFARER Announces North American Headlining Tour.

American Gothic purveyors WAYFARER will be embarking on a full North American headlining tour this spring in support of their critically-acclaimed new album, ‘American Gothic.’ The trek will kick off on April 26 in Jackson, WY and will make its way around the continent before concluding on May 24 in Lincoln, NE with support from SONJA as well as special appearances by VALDRIN on select dates.

Wayfarer guitarist/vocalist Shane McCarthy comments, “This tour has been a long time coming for us – it will actually be the band’s first ever full US headlining tour in our 10+ year history. We are looking forward to hitting some places we have never been before (Wisconsin, Montana), some places we haven’t been in 7+ years (Philly, Boston etc), and of course returning to several of the places that have always brought it in the past. We are thrilled to bring AMERICAN GOTHIC to the stage in a big way, and hugely thrilled to be doing so alongside a band the caliber of SONJA, a Philadelphia crew ripping talents that the world needs more of. It will be an honor to be on the road with them, and exciting as well to be joined by Cincinnati’s Valdrin on a stretch of dates as a band that is on the cutting edge of American Black Metal.

In addition, WAYFARER recently announced that the band will deliver a one-night-only performance of ‘American Gothic’ at the iconic Bluebird Theater in downtown Denver, CO. The show will include a solo acoustic performance by Paul Riedl (Blood Incantation) and a performance from Denver Sound legends, Munly and the Lepercalians. 

American Gothic was released on October 27, 2023 via Century Media (Europe) and Profound Lore Records (North America). The album is sold out in all formats on both labels and was lauded as one of the best albums of 2023 by Rolling Stone, Decibel Magazine (#3), Metal Hammer UK, and many others!

WAYFARER North American Tour Dates

Album Release Show:

3/29: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater #

4/26: Jackson, WY @ Mangy Moose #
4/27: Missoula, MI @ VFW Post 209 #
4/29: Seattle, WA @ Clock-Out Lounge #
4/30: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
5/1: Sacramento, CA @ Cafe Colonial
5/2: Oakland, CA @ Stork Club
5/3: Los Angeles, CA @ Knucklehead
5/4: Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Underground
5/6: Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
5/8: Austin, TX @ Mohawk
5/9: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
5/10: Atlanta, GA @ Boggs Social & Supply
5/11: Asheville, NC @ Eulogy *
5/12: Washington, DC @ Atlas Brew Works *
5/13: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *
5/14: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus *
5/15: Boston, MA @ Middle East *
5/16: Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar *
5/17: Toronto, ON @ The Garrison *
5/18: Youngstown, OH @ Westside Bowl *
5/19: Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle
5/21: Chicago, IL @ Reggies Rock Club
5/22: Milwaukee, WI @ XRay Arcade
5/23: St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
5/24: Lincoln, NE @ Cosmic Eye

Best of 2023 – #3 – Decibel Magazine

After ten years of existence, the band presents American Gothic – a defining statement of Western heavy music that explores the dark soul of the nation itself. This time working alongside accomplished producer Arthur Rizk (Eternal Champion, Kreator), the band brings an aggressive and expansive vision to life in a new full-length LP.

Best Of 2023 – Rolling Stone

Led by powerful riffing, bleak melodic sensibilities, and pointed songwriting, this record serves as a funeral for the American dream. Caked in dust, and buried deep in blood and gunpowder, it paints a brutal and beautiful portrait, and sees Wayfarer elevate their unique and genuine brand of metal to new heights.

WAYFARER Album Covers

Tracklist:

  1. The Thousand Tombs Of Western Promise (07:11)
  2. The Cattle Thief (09:06)
  3. Reaper On The Oilfields (04:14)
  4. To Enter My House Justified (05:12)
  5. A High Plains Eulogy (03:54)
  6. 1934 (01:25)
  7. Black Plumes Over God’s Country (05:46)
  8. False Constellation (06:59)

Lineup:

Isaac Faulk: Drums
James Hansen: Bass, Vocals
Shane McCarthy: Guitars, Vocals
Joey Truscelli: Guitars

WAYFARER is the pre-eminent Western American Metal band. Comprised of four black clad players from Denver, Colorado, the band’s sound draws from the deep wells of black metal, gothic country, and americana – creating a thunderous and uniquely American genre of metal all to their own.

After ten years of existence, the band presents AMERICAN GOTHIC – a defining statement of Western heavy music that explores the dark soul of the nation itself. This time working alongside accomplished producer Arthur Rizk (Eternal Champion, Kreator) the band brings an aggressive and expansive vision to life in a new full length LP.

Led by powerful riffing, bleak melodic sensibilities, and pointed songwriting, this record serves as a funeral for the American dream. Caked in dust, and buried deep in blood and gunpowder, it paints a brutal and beautiful portrait, and sees WAYFARER elevate their unique and genuine brand of metal to new heights.

AMERICAN GOTHIC, the band’s fifth official release, is their third album with longtime partners Profound Lore Records in North America and first for Century Media in Europe. The album was released worldwide in the fall of 2023, and now the band rides across stages the world round to tell its tales.

“What we have now is a world full of oil drillers, and railroad barons. Cattle thieves and company men. This is the new American Gothic.”

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