Esoteric Announce North American Tour

Posted on February 9, 2024

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Esoteric move at their own punishing pace. The band climbed out of the post-industrial wreckage of metropolitan England back in the early ’90s, when the underground was hell-bent on death-defying speed. That these Birmingham Britons bucked that trend by hitting the brakes ran circles around some slower-witted metalheads. But while ahead of the curve, they’re now rightfully regarded as one of the heaviest — and headiest — hitters in funeral doom.

Today, Esoteric are announcing their first North American tour in more than 10 years. This marks just the second time that they’ve toured North America. The band will creep through the Midwest before trudging across Canada. They’ll then seep down the East Coast before heaving the full bore of their cosmic weight onstage at Maryland Death Fest.

Vacant Eyes will join for the first leg of this tour, followed by Chthe’ilist for the second. Spectral Voice will also appear on select dates, including MDF.

“We are really looking forward to crushing stages across North America with these three incredible bands”, says Esoteric’s long-time vocalist and guitarist Greg Chandler.

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Esoteric 2024 North American Tour
May 10 Minneapolis, MN @ White Rock Lounge+
May 11 Chicago, IL @ Reggies#+
May 12 Toronto, ON @ Garrison+
May 13 Ottawa, ON @ Dominion Theater+
May 14 Montreal, QC @ tba+
May 15 Quebec City, QC @ tba+
May 16 Portland, ME @ Space+
May 17 Worcester, MA @ Ralph’s Rock Diner*
May 18 Providence, RI @ Fete Lounge*
May 19 NYC, NY @ TV Eye*#
May 20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Preserving Underground*
May 21 Richmond, VA @ The Camel*
May 22 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie*#
May 23 Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Death Fest#

These North American dates will come on the heels of Esoteric’s performance at The Dome in London with Bell Witch and Knoll.

Esoteric’s will vary their setlist throughout this tour, pulling from across their vast, 30-year discography, including songs off their latest album, A Pyrrhic Existence.


Praise for Esoteric and A Pyrrhic Existence

“Once again, Esoteric has raised a bar and set a standard that other acts should strive for” – Metal Injection, 10/10

“Masters of the long-form technique; now, more than ever, they represent the creative potential of a genre so mired in impatient perception” – Angry Metal Guy, 4/5

“A slow trudge through the apocalypse…I want the kind of sonic despair a band like Esoteric are capable of delivering” – No Clean Singing

  1. Descent
  2. Rotting in Dereliction
  3. Antim Yatra
  1. Consuming Lies
  2. Culmination
  3. Sick and Tired
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