VOIVOD – North American Tour Begins Tuesday; Wins Juno Award

VOIVOD at the Juno Awards 2019 – Photo by Julia Pittman / Sony Music Canada

Congratulations are due to Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD for winning a Juno Award (Canadian equivalent to the Grammy Awards) for “Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year” for their current studio effort “The Wake”, which was released via Century Media Records worldwide last September.

After previous nominations for “Nothingface“ in 1991 and “Angel Rat“ in 1993, the 2019 award is a first in the 36 years of VOIVOD history. Well deserved! See footage from the Juno Gala Dinner & Awards here: 

VOIVOD’s Michel “Away“ Langevin checked in with the following comment: “We are still floating from winning our very first Juno, for our new album ‘The Wake‘. It is the best source of energy to get ready for the upcoming North American tour with YOB and Amenra. We are also thrilled to go back to Europe this summer! Another highlight for us this year should be our show at the Montreal Jazz Festival in June. See you soon!“

Here is a list of all upcoming VOIVOD shows announced so far (Updates marked *), including a newly added run of summer dates for Europe:

YOB, VOIVOD, Amenra – North American Tour:
03-26 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
03-27 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
03-28 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
03-29 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
03-30 Toronto, ON – Phoenix
03-31 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
04-02 Portland, ME – Geno’s
04-03 Boston, MA – Royale
04-04 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
04-05 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
04-06 Richmond, VA – Broadberry
04-07 Raleigh, NC – Kings
04-09 Knoxville, TN – Concourse
04-10 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)
04-11 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s
04-12 Houston, TX – Warehouse
04-13 Austin, TX – Barracuda
04-14 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey

VOIVOD Live 2019:
23.05. Baltimore (US) – Ram’s Head Live / Maryland Deathfest
26.05. Vancouver (Canada) – Rickshaw Theatre / Modified Ghost Festival *
30.06. Montreal (Canada) – Club Soda / Montreal Jazz Festival *
06.08. Frankfurt (Germany) – Zoom *
07.08. Josefov (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Festival
09.08. Berlin (Germany) – BiNuu *
10.08. Hamburg (Germany) – Bahnhof Pauli *
11.08. Kortrijk (Belgium) – Alcatraz Hard Rock & metal Festival
13.08. Saarbrucken (Germany) – Garage *
14.08. Stuttgart (Germany) – Universum *
16.08. Pescara (Italy) – Frantic Fest *
17.08. Aaarburg (Switzerland) – Musigburg *
18.08. Saint-Nolff (France) – Motocultor Open Air *
20.08. Thessaloniki (Greece) – Eightball Club *
21.08. Athens (Greece) – Temple *
And more shows to be announced soon…

Next to a standard jewel case CD edition and a Digital Album release, “The Wake“ is also available as limited 2CD Mediabook edition with a bonus disc of 11 tracks featuring the 5 songs off 2016’s “Post Society” EP as well 6 live tracks from 2018’s 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, alternate artwork, an expanded booklet of 32 pages and a set of 3 stickers. The 2LP release of “The Wake” comes on either black or various limited runs of colored 180gr. vinyl with an etching design on Side D, packaged in a gatefold sleeve and with a double-sided poster.
VOIVOD’s “The Wake” was recorded and mixed by Francis Perron at RadicArt Recording Studio in Canada and its artwork was once again created by VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin. The album entered sales charts in various countries upon release as follows: Germany: # 26, Switzerland: # 51, Belgium (Wallonia): # 94, USA Current: # 97, USA New Artist: # 8 and USA Overall: # 148

Check out the following singles off “The Wake”:
Iconspiracy” video: https://youtu.be/hCuSHngMy-g
“Always Moving” video: https://youtu.be/SEJRfsDLFI0
“Obsolete Beings“ video: https://youtu.be/8ToK9VLJcxU
Order “The Wake“ here: https://VOIVODBand.lnk.to/TheWake

Snake – Vocals
Chewy – Guitar
Rocky – Bass
Away – Drums

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