The French blackened post-hardcore outfit Celeste have just announced a Fall tour for this October/November, extending all the way from Europe to Asia and back. The tour is a continuation to the cycle that started after the release of their latest album Infidele(s) in 2017, with more dates to be added later on.
Celeste have been steadily making a name for themselves for almost fifteen years, having released an EP and five full-lengths during that time. Mixing together just the right amount of hardcore, black metal, and sludge, with the addition of doing everything in their native language, the band is an outré quirk to keep your eye out on. While the music is earthmoving and surge inflicting in all its heaviness, the lyrical themes refuse to pale in comparison. Addressing matters of domestic violence, nihilism and negativity, through a lens ridden with despair. The lyrics are very thought provoking and important to their expression and aesthetics. The sentimental photographic and susceptible cover artworks also underline the latter, strengthening Celeste‘s image even further. Signature sound and look are both rare things to achieve, and the act in question has managed to capture both since their very beginning.
Much as the video above, Celeste‘s live shows are minimal by lighting and overpowering by sound. The band exploits rapid strobe lights, as well as red LED light headbands, adding a new kind of eerie sensation to the atmosphere of their shows. Seeing the band live is surely a unique experience you most definitely shouldn’t miss, if the trek stops somewhere nearby.
See the freshly announced string of dates from below:
Oct 11 Helsinki – Blowup Vol. 5 – Finland
Oct 12 Geneva – Drone to the bone – 10 years festival – Switzerland
Oct 17 Saint Brieuc – Carnavalorock 2019 – France
Oct 18 Amiens – La Lune des Pirates – France
Oct 19 Winterthour – Gaswerk – Switzerland
Nov 1 Osaka – Conpass – Japan
Nov 2 Nogaya – Huck Finn – Japan
Nov 3 Tokyo – Earthdom – Japan
Nov 4 Tokyo – Earthdom – Japan
Nov 9 Taipei – Revolver – Taiwan
Nov 10 Taipei – Revolver – Taiwan
Nov 13 Singapore – SLED Productions x Decline – Singapore
Nov 15 Kuala Lumpur – Zero Nowhere – Malaysia
Nov 16 Manila – One Two Three Block – Philippines
Nov 28 Brussels – Ancienne Belgique – AB – Belgium
Nov 29 Liège – KulturA. – Belgium
Nov 30 Saarbrücken – Garage Saarbrücken – Denmark