Pelican announce European tour dates with Inter Arma, including festival appearances


Pelican have announced European tour dates this Summer with Inter Arma as support – dates and details below.  

Sat 13/06/2020 – DE, Netphen-Deuz – Freakvalley festival 

Sun 14/06/2020 – DE, Karlsruhe – Dudefest w. Inter Arma, Pontiak 

Mon 15/06/2020 – AT, Vienna – Arena w. Inter Arma

 Tue 16/06/2020 – HUN, Budapest – Durer Kert w. Inter Arma

 Wed 17/07/2020 – AT, Linz – Kapu w. Inter Arma 

Thu 18/06/2020 – CH, Dudingen – Bad Bonn w. Inter Arma 

Fri 19/06/2020 – FR, Rouen – Le 106 w. Inter Arma 

Sat 20/06/2020 – FR, Clisson – Hellfest w. High On Fire, Envy, … 

The instrumental quartet whose singular vision of heavy music eschews classification, last year released their first full length in six years, Nighttime Stories via Southern Lord Recordings, some of the most potent work of their nineteen-year career. Read on for more information below… 

It’s been a long journey for Pelican—from their sludgy reductionist beginnings in the DIY spaces of Chicago, through their tenure as forerunners to the burgeoning international community of artists fusing post-rock’s dramatic melodicism with thinking man’s metal, and to their ascension into the canon of the elder statesmen in the brainy and brawny realm of the underground rock world. The band encountered no shortage of ups and downs along the way, and those peaks and valleys often found an analog in the moods and timbres of Pelican’s sonic palette, with youthful frustrations channeled into the unrepentant dirges of their self-titled debut or new opportunities afforded by their increasing popularity manifested in the expanded vistas of City of Echoes. In the process of writing their sixth album Nighttime Stories, the quartet endured a slew of realisations, tragedies, and glimmers of optimism that guided the creative process to the most potent album of their eighteen-year career. 

Pelican have always excelled at vacillating between the savage sounds of various niches of metal underground and the more delicate and nuanced sounds of Midwest’s cerebral indie community, proving that they can make either end of the spectrum more vibrant and compelling through the art of contrast. With Nighttime Stories, the pendulum has swung back to the angst and ire of their younger years while delivering it with the nuance and wisdom that’s come with nearly two decades of writing and performing.  


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