Anathema announce 2017 North American tour
Anathema - "Springfield (from The Optimist)"

In 2013, Anathema held their first ever North American headlining tour, which led to several sold out shows in the progress. The following year, they came back to the area as the supporting act for HIM's spring tour before the release of their 2014 album Distant Satellites. When Anathema revealed a massive string of dates for 2017, many fans in North America were wondering if the act would make their return before the year is over. Today, the act dropped a slew of performances this summer, but only one side of the country will be thrilled.

Their North American tour kicks off on August 16 inside Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland, and it will only make its way to the East Coast with performances in New York City, Boston, Quebec, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Cleveland, and Philadelphia. There's no word if any West Coast appearances will be added. Opening acts for this trek will be revealed in the future. Tickets for their newly announced dates will go on sale this Friday (April 21). You can take a look at their updated tour routing below.

The outfit will be on the road in support of their upcoming studio album The Optimist, which is set to be released on June 9 via Kscope Music. You can pre-order the release here

Anathema tour dates
June 8 - Moscow, Russia - Yotaspace
June 9 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Clubzal
June 11 - Derby, United Kingdom - Download Festival
June 18 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting
June 23 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Doornroosje
June 24 - Valkenburg, Netherlands - Midsummer Prog Festival
July 1 - Barcelona, Spain - Be Prog! My Friend
July 2 - Athens, Greece - Rockwave Festival
Aug. 3 - Monterrey, Mexico - Café Iguana
Aug. 4 - Guadalajara, Mexico - C3 Stage
Aug. 5 - Mexico City, Mexico - El Plaza Condesa
Aug. 7 - Bogota, Colombia - Teatro Ecci
Aug. 9 - Santiago, Chile - Teatro Capriola
Aug. 11 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Groove
Aug. 12 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Carioca Club
Aug. 13 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Granfinos
Aug. 16 - Baltimore, Md. - Soundstage
Aug. 17 - New York, N.Y. - Gramercy Theatre
Aug. 18 - Boston, Mass. - Brighton Music Hall
Aug. 19 - Quebec, QC - Saile Multi
Aug. 20 - Montreal, QC - Astral
Aug. 21 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Aug. 23 - Chicago, Ill. - Bottom Lounge
Aug. 24 - Cleveland, Ohio - House of Blues
Aug. 25 - Philadelphia, Pa. - Theatre of Living Arts
Sept. 23 - Belfast, Ireland - Limelight 2 
Sept. 24 - Dublin, Ireland - Academy 
Oct. 2 - Reims, France - La Cartonnerie 
Oct. 3 - Rennes, France - L'Etage 
Oct. 4 - Paris, France - Le Bataclan 
Oct. 5 - Lille, France - L'Aéronef 
Oct. 6 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013 
Oct. 8 - La Rochelle, France - La Sirène 
Oct. 10 - Bordeaux, France - Rock School Barbey 
Oct. 11 - Toulouse, France - Le Metronum 
Oct. 14 - Nimes, France - Paloma 
Oct. 15 - Lyon, France - Le Radiant 
Oct. 16 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
Oct. 18 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7 Konzertfabrik 
Oct. 19 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn
Oct. 20 - Munich, Germany - Backstage Werk
Oct. 21 - Vienna, Austria - Simm City
Oct. 22 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Kino Šiška
Oct. 24 - Bucharest, Romania - Arenele Romane 
Oct. 25 - Sofia, Bulgaria - Orpheus Studio 
Oct. 27 - Budapest, Hungary - Dürer Kert
Oct. 28 - Prague, Czech Republic - Lucerna Music Bar
Oct. 29 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
Oct. 31 - Berlin, Germany - Astra
Nov. 1 - Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefährlich
Nov. 3 - Malmö, Sweden - Kulturbolaget
Nov. 5 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller 
Nov. 6 - Stockholm, Sweden - Kagelbanan
Nov. 8 - Tampere, Finland - Klubi
Nov. 9 - Helsinki, Finland - The Circus
Nov. 10 - Tallinn, Estonia - Rock Café
Nov. 12 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja Music Zone
Nov. 13 - Gdańsk, Poland - Stary Maneż
Nov. 14 - Poznań, Poland - MTP2
Nov. 15 - Erfurt, Germany - HSD
Nov. 16 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
Nov. 17 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
Nov. 18 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Kulturfabrik

Sept. 23 - Nov. 18 = w/Alcest