IDES OF GEMINI Announce Haze Over North America 2013 Tour With Ghost

West Coast ethereal doom trio IDES OF GEMINI are pleased and honored to announce a full tour this Spring supporting cult metalists, Ghost. Dubbed the Haze Over North America 2013 tour, the three-week run will commence on April 18th in Denver, Colorado, with additional IDES headlining dates to be announced in the coming weeks. The jaunt follows the band’s successful month-long trek through Europe last Fall and an opening slot with legendary sound revolutionaries Neurosis in January.

Notes guitarist/backing vocalist J. Bennett of the upcoming journey: “Ghost’s Opus Eponymous is the ultimate liturgical canon for our fair young century – catchy as hell, too – and we couldn’t be more thrilled to traverse the continent with them. Keeping secrets is one of our favorite pastimes, so touring with an anonymous band is especially satisfying for us. Plus, we get along famously with Satanists. In other words: Aces all around.”

IDES OF GEMINI Haze Over North America Tour 2013 w/ Ghost:
4/18/2013 Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
4/19/2013 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
4/23/2013 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
4/25/2013 The Regency – San Francisco, CA
4/26/2013 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
4/27/2013 Showbox Market – Seattle, WA
4/29/2013 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
4/30/2013 Republik – Calgary, AB
5/01/2013 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
5/03/2013 Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
5/04/2013 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
5/06/2013 Opera House – Toronto, ON
5/07/2013 Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
5/08/2013 Theatre Petit Champlain – Quebec City, QC
5/10/2013 Royale – Boston, MA
5/11/2013 Webster Hall – New York, NY
5/12/2013 Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
5/13/2013 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
5/15/2013 Turner Hall – Milwaukee, WI
5/17/2013 St. Adrews Hall – Detroit, MI
5/18/2013 Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA

IDES OF GEMINI will be touring in support of their transcendental doom masterwork, Constantinople. Released stateside via Neurot Recordings last Spring, Constantinople was fittingly commended by Outburn for its “depressing dynamics topped by ethereal wonderment,” and called, “…a dirg-y doom crawl of an album…,” by Decibel. Pitchfork crowned it, “darkly beautiful,” while MetalSucks applauded the offering noting, “Their accretion of small musical gestures inverts metal’s normal use of space. They imply terror without ever exposing it. Each song is an accumulation of outlines, a sort of sonic daguerreotype.” Spin agreed stating, “Processional doom, ethereal female harmonies and high-strung riffs incite head-bowing, not –banging,” while noted: “…a proverbial treasure chest in terms of atmosphere, ideas and contrasting musical textures…original and breathtaking.”