Katatonia are celebrating their 20th anniversary with five special shows that will take place in Europe in May including one show where they will be recording a live DVD.
Performances are scheduled for Luxembourg, Germany, Holland, France and England, and the band will perform two sets at each show.
The first set will see the band play Last Fair Deal Gone Downfront to back, the album that put them firmly on the musical map.
The second set will consist of a mixed set of carefully picked songs from the band's extensive catalogue. The full performance will be well over two hours of live music.
Lead guitarist Anders Nystrφm had the following to say: "Who could believe that Katatonia would make it all this way, 20 years down the road... It's quite amazing that 2011 will give us the chance to celebrate an anniversary most marriages don't reach! Another pleasant coincidence is that our classic album 'Last Fair Deal Gone Down' has just grown a decade old itself, so what do we do, you ask? Well, THAT! We have decided to re-visit 'Last Fair Deal Gone Down' for the first time ever in its entirety and also to take the chance of digging up some of the more obscure songs that we've never or rarely played live while blinding in some well known classics from the rest of our catalogue. We hope you'll come and join us in this special celebration as this shall be a one-time opportunity to witness the Last Fair Day Gone Night!"
Dates and venues are as follows:
May 4th Kulturfabrik Luxembourg
May 5th Stollwerck Cologne, Germany
May 6th Koko London, UK (Live DVD recording)
May 7th De Kade Zaandam, Holland
May 8th Alhambra Paris, France