YOB: Portland Doom Kings To Kick Off North American Tour Tomorrow

[photo by James Rexroad]

Portland’s most revered doom bringers, YOB, will return to the stage tomorrow for a mammoth North American run. The tour includes sixteen dates supporting progressive black metal technicians, Enslaved, as well as a batch of headlining shows scattered prior to, throughout and following the Enslaved run. See confirmed itinerary below.

YOB North American Tour 2015:
3/04/2015 Press Club – Sacramento, CA w/ Will Haven
3/05/2015 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/06/2015 Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/07/2015 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/09/2015 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/10/2015 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/11/2015 Corazon – Seattle, WA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/12/2015 Crazy Horse – Boise, ID w/ Ecstatic Vision
3/13/2015 Bar Deluxe – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/14/2015 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/16/2015 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/17/2015 Thaila Hall – Chicago, IL w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/18/2015 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH w/ Ecstatic Vision
3/19/2015 Opera House – Toronto, ON w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/20/2015 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/21/2015 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/22/2015 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/23/2015 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/24/2015 Sinclair – Boston, MA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/26/2015 King’s Barcade – Raleigh, NC w/ Witch Mountain
3/27/2015 The Hideaway – Johnson City, TN w/ Witch Mountain
3/28/2015 The Earl – Atlanta, GA w/ Witch Mountain
3/29/2015 Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN w/ Witch Mountain
3/30/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Witch Mountain
3/31/2015 Walter’s – Houston, TX w/ Witch Mountain
4/01/2015 Red 7 – Austin, TX w/ Witch Mountain
4/03/2015 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM w/ Witch Mountain
4/04/2015 The Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ w/ Witch Mountain

YOB will be touring in support of their critically-adored Clearing The Path To Ascend full-length, released early last Fall via Neurot Recordings. Recorded at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene alongside longtime YOB comrade/iconic sound wizard, Billy Barnett and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege, Clearing The Path To Ascend has earned the praise of major media outlets globally, including Rolling Stone who placed the record at the coveted #1 spot on their 20 Best Metal Albums Of 2014.

“The seventh album from Oregon doom metal sky-gazers, YOB … makes perfect bedfellows of volume and beauty, pain and transcendence.” – Rolling Stone

“Mike Scheidt’s songwriting has never been stronger or more dynamic… a masterful return to form by an American doom powerhouse” – Decibel

“Clearing The Path To Ascend is YOB at their most frenzied (‘Nothing To Win’) as well as their gentlest (‘Marrow’), but taken as whole, its four songs feel like the seasons or the elements: powerful, eternal, wondrous, and bigger than all of us.” – Stereogum

“An absolute monument of musicianship, songcraft, and raw emotion…” – Free Williamsburg

“The sound on Clearing The Path To Ascend is tactile: You can practically feel vocalist/guitarist Mike Scheidt’s callused hands sliding up and down the guitar neck…This isn’t a case of fixing what was broken; it’s about becoming greater than they already were.” – Wondering Sound

“For all its heaviness, the album is disarmingly meditative, relying less on forcing the mood for the listener and entrusting that the human commonalities of love, loss, fear, and hope threaded throughout the music will render an altogether familiar place of comfort and strength within the listener.” – Steel For Brains

YOB‘s Clearing The Path To Ascend is available now via Neurot Recordings HERE.