Royal Thunder Join Ancient VVisdom for February Tour

Jan. 29, 2013, Philadelphia – Royal Thunder, the Atlanta-based co-ed quartet whose debut album (CVI) landed on Best of 2012 lists from Decibel, Pitchfork, Spin, Revolver and the Village Voice,  have added a new leg of U.S. tour dates, joining Ancient VVisdom for a 10-date run in late February.

Royal Thunder, who have spent the better part of the past year on the road, kick off a trek with Enslaved and Pallbearer tomorrow in Philadelphia, performing at Underground Arts. The seven-week tour includes stops in several Canadian cities including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.

The band recently returned to the studio to record acoustic versions of three songs from CVI with more details to be shared shortly.  A video for “Blue” premiered via Pitchfork earlier this month (

Royal Thunder 2013 tour dates:

dates w/Enslaved and Pallbearer
Jan. 30    Philadelphia, PA    Underground Arts
Jan. 31    Baltimore, MD    Ottobar
Feb. 1    Pittsburgh, PA    Mr. Small’s Theatre
Feb. 2    Detroit, MI    The Magic Stick
Feb. 3    Chicago, IL    Reggie’s Rock Club
Feb. 4    Minneapolis, MN    Mill City Nights
Feb. 6    Denver, CO    Marquis Theatre
Feb. 8    Los Angeles, CA    Troubadour
Feb. 9    San Francisco, CA    Slim’s
Feb. 10    Portland, OR    Branx
Feb. 11    Seattle, WA    Highline Bar
Feb. 12    Vancouver, BC    Biltmore Cabaret
Feb. 14    Edmonton, AB    Pawn Shop
Feb. 15    Calgary, AB    Dickens Pub
Feb. 16    Regina, SK    The Exchange
Feb. 17    Winnipeg, MB    The Osborne Village Inn
Feb. 19    Toronto, ON    Opera House
Feb. 20    Montreal, QC    Les Foufounes Electriques
Feb. 21    Boston, MA    The Sinclair
Feb. 22    New York, NY    Bowery Ballroom

dates with Ancient VVisdom
Feb. 23   New Haven, CT   Cafe Nine
Feb. 25   Burlington, VT   Nectars
Feb. 26   Providence, RI   Firehouse 13
Feb. 27   Harrisburg, PA   Fed Live
Mar. 1   Columbus, OH   Kobo LIVE
Mar. 2   Cleveland, OH   Now That’s Class
Mar. 3   Newport, KY   Southgate House Revival
Mar. 4   Grand Rapids, MI   The Pyramid Scheme
Mar. 6   Madison, WI   Frequency
Mar. 8   Dekalb, IL   House Cafe

dates with Pallbearer (except Roadburn)
Apr. 10    London, UK    Borderline
Apr. 11    Antwerp, Belgium    Trix
Apr. 12    Leipzig, Germany    Connewitz
Apr. 13    Berlin, Germany    Bi Nuu
Apr. 14    Linz, Austria    Posthof
Apr. 15    Bologna, Italy    Freakout Club
Apr. 16    Aarau, Switzerland    K.i.F.F.
Apr. 17    Germany    TBA
Apr. 18    Tilburg, Netherlands    Roadburn