Kamelot reveals “New Babylon” and North America Tour – News

Kamelot reveals “New Babylon” and North America Tour

Modern heavy symphonic metal leaders Kamelot recently released their most introspective, uplifting, vital release to date – their first full-length in five years, The Awakening. The album, which debuted at #2 on the US Current Hard Music Albums chart and #27 on the Current Album Sales chart, connected with fans and critics alike – touted by many as the best late-era Kamelot release to date!

The band is thrilled to reveal an exciting new live music video for the new fan-favorite anthem, “New Babylon,” featuring none other than the enchanting Melissa Bonny from Ad Infinitum and The Dark Side Of The Moon. The new video features high quality live footage from the band’s recent European tour, adding an electrifying touch to the track’s already massive sound.

Kamelot founder and guitarist Thomas Youngblood states: Melissa Bonny joined us on this new album and massive tour, and she has been amazing, to say the least. We are really excited to have her in this new video, and also on the upcoming tour in North America!”

This new video arrives on the heels of Kamelot‘s recent announcement of their 2023 Awaken The World North American headline tour, featuring special guests Battle Beast and additional support from labelmates Xandria!

The tour kicks off in Silver Spring, MD on August 17, visiting several major cities in the US and Canada before coming to an end on September 9 in Orlando, FL. Tickets are on sale now, so visit the official Kamelot website or local venue websites for tickets and more information.

Awaken The World North American Tour Dates w/ Battle Beast and Xandria:
8/17/23: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
8/18/23: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
8/19/23: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
21/23: Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
22/23: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
24/23: Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theater
25/23: Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
26/23: Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
8/27/23: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
30/23: Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
9/1/23: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
9/2/23: Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
9/3/23: Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
9/5/23: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
9/6/23: Dallas, TX @ The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
9/8/23: Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage (ProgPower USA) – SOLD OUT! 9/9/23: Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live


The Awakening Tracklisting:
1. Overture (Intro)
2. The Great Divide
3. Eventide
4. One More Flag in the Ground
5. Opus of the Night (Ghost Requiem)
6. Midsummer’s Eve
7. Bloodmoon
8. NightSky
9. The Looking Glass
10. New Babylon (feat. Melissa Bonny)
11. Willow
12. My Pantheon (Forevermore)
13. Ephemera (Outro) 

The Awakening will be available in the following formats:
Digital Album
CD Digipak
CD Digipak + Shirt Bundle – Napalm Records exclusive
2-LP Gatefold Vinyl Black
2-LP Gatefold Vinyl in Splatter Red + Black – Napalm Records exclusive (European webstore), limited to 500
2-LP Gatefold in Marbled White + Black – Napalm Records exclusive (North American webstore), limited to 300
48p Earbook with 7” Vinyl Single – Napalm Records exclusive, limited to 500
Wooden Boxset with Envelope Opener, Flag, Patch and Band Postcard – Napalm Records exclusive, limited to 1000
Music Cassette – Napalm Records exclusive, limited to 100

Tommy Karevik – Vocals
Thomas Youngblood – Guitars
Oliver Palotai – Keyboards
Sean Tibbetts – Bass
Alex Landenburg – Drums