CYNIC Shift Focus Tour South

Posted on July 28, 2023

CYNIC just wrapped up a special co-headlining tour of North America. Paul Masvidal and his band of cosmically gifted players celebrated the 30th anniversary of their debut album with help from their in-state buddies and fellow progressive music icons Atheist. So it’s no surprise to hear they put on a stellar show.

Loud Flash applauded Cynic’s intricate, headless guitar riffs at Vancouver’s Rickshaw Theatre. Meanwhile, at the Teragram Ballroom in LA, Metal Insider complimented the ethereal edginess between the clean and growled vocals. And Digital Beat assured that the custom mood lighting and tranquil but expressive playing made the band’s set at the Canal Club in Richmond “nothing short of amazing”.

But Cynic aren’t done commemorating the 30th anniversary of their debut album. The ReFocus/Remembrance tour is headed deep into the American South with five dates across Georgia, Louisiana and Florida, which is where the band first formed back in the late ’80s. They’ll be playing all of “Focus” and paying tribute to late drummer Sean Reinert and bassist Sean Malone.

09/01 Miami, FL @ Gramps
09/02 Orlando, FL @ Conduit
09/05 New Orleans, LA @ Southport Hall
09/06 Atlanta, GA @ Prog Power
09/08 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum

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Paul just tested our the endless tonal possibilities of EMG’s 57 pickup while riffing through “Mythical Serpents”.

Watch the video with EMG Pickups HERE.

Read how a childhood friendship, Magick, the ‘Bhagavad Gita’, Hurricane Andrew and a bass-playing virtuoso shaped the progressive metal icons queer, transcendent origin story with this feature from Miami New Times

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