Like eager bucks fresh out of college, Kylesa are hitting up the festivals this summer. Most notably, they'll be playing Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn. June 10. While no other day lineups have been confirmed so far, they'll be joined in metal by Opeth, which raises hopes that perhaps big festivals are looking past the "token" metal acts (I mean, we like Mastodon and The Sword, but still...) to bring some heaviness to the fray. Before then, Kylesa will do a string of dates leading up to Maryland Death Fest on May 27. Joining them that day will be Neurosis, Corrosion of Conformity, Nails, Marduk and Hatred Surge. Then, they'll keep going, not looking back, to the Liquid Sludge Festival June 3 as part of Chaos in Tejas. For that, they'll team up with The Gates of Slumber, Naam and Orange Goblin. They'll also play Houston's Free Press Summer Fest the next day, where they'll pour one out for DJ Screw, Big Moe and Fat Pat. Topping off their tour will be their appearance at Pitchfork Music Festival. They'll be sharing the stage with none other than the not-horrorcore collective OFWGKTA, who are sure to cause a ruckus at the fest. Maybe the two will do a song onstage together -- perhaps Kylesa have a bond with OFWGKTA of being slighted by 2 Dope Boyz too.
Full list of dates below. New old school doom metallers Hour of 13 will open all pre-Chaos shows.
Kylesa Summer Tour 2011
May 25 Charlotte, NC Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
26 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
27 Baltimore, MD Maryland Death Fest @ Sonar
28 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
29 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
31 Newport, KY Southgate House
June 1 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
2 Tulsa, OK The Marquee Theater
3 Austin, TX Liquid Sludge Festival @ The Scoot Inn (Chaos in Tejas)
4 Denton, TX Rubber Gloves
5 Houston, TX Free Press Summer Fest @ Eleanor Tinsley Park
10 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo
July 17 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Music Festival @ Union Park