Progressive music icon CYNIC will embark on an extensive North American co-headlining tour with ATHEIST. The trek will launch on June 10 in Austin, Texas and will conclude on July 9 in Greensboro, North Carolina

Tickets will go on sale this Friday, April 28.

CYNIC will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of its debut album, “Focus“, by performing the seminal LP in its entirety while also paying homage to late members Sean Reinert and Sean Malone.

Later in the year, CYNIC will then perform at the illustrious ProgPower USA festival on September 6 in Atlanta, Georgia.

CYNIC‘s touring lineup will feature Paul Masvidal on vocals and guitars, Max Phelps (EXIST, DEATH TO ALL) on additional guitars and vocals, Brandon Giffin (THE FACELESS, THE ZENITH PASSAGE) on bass, Matt Lynch (NOVA COLLECTIVE, INTRONAUT) on drums and percussion, and Zeke Kaplan on the keyboard. Lynch has been drumming with CYNIC since 2015 and appeared on the band’s latest full-length, “Ascension Codes“, as well as the 2018 single “Humanoid“. Additionally, Phelps, having also appeared on “Ascension Codes“, and Giffin have previously toured with CYNIC during the band’s “Carbon Based Anatomy” and “Kindly Bent To Free Us” tours.

Masvidal comments: “Come join us for a night of CYNIC/ATHEIST magic! We’ll be celebrating our lifelong journey together with a night of progressive music and timeless memories. Don’t miss it!”

ATHEIST‘s Kelly Shaefer adds: “This has been something that Paul and I have been talking about in some capacity since we were in our early 20s. It’s surreal to share a 30-year milestone together, and this tour will showcase for us a chance to play songs from our first three records as a special trilogy anniversary set, including songs not performed live in decades. Two titans of technical progressive metal coming together for a unicorn of a tour….one you will not want to miss!”

Tour sponsor Simon of Pull The Plug Patches comments: “Pull The Plug Patches have been longtime fans since the early 1990s, and both ATHEIST and CYNIC are two of our absolute favorite bands. It’s an honor to be able to be the presenting sponsor on such a landmark tour for two of the godfathers of progressive death metal. I remember picking up ‘Unquestionable Presence’ right around the time of release, blew me away and is to this day one of my favorite albums. And for CYNIC, my first introduction was the ‘At Death’s Door II‘ sampler that Roadrunner released. I bought ‘Focus‘ the day it came out and again, one of my all-time favorite records.”

“Focus And Presence” North American tour dates:

Jun. 10 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live
Jun. 11 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Jun. 12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Jun. 13 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
Jun. 14 – San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
Jun. 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar
Jun. 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Jun. 19 – Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
Jun. 20 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
Jun. 21 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Jun. 23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell
Jun. 24 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
Jun. 25 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
Jun. 26 – Milwaukee WI @ X-Ray Arcade
Jun. 27 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
Jun. 29 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
Jun. 30 – Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary
Jul. 01 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Jul. 02 – Quebec City, QC @ La Source de la Martinière
Jul. 03 – Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theater
Jul. 05 – Boston, MA @ Middle-East Downstairs
Jul. 06 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
Jul. 07 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Jul. 08 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
Jul. 09 – Greensboro, NC @ Hangar 1819
Sep. 06 – Atlanta, GA @ ProgPower USA *

  • Festival date, CYNIC only