Next year, Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA will commemorate their 40th anniversary with a global “farewell tour”
Commencing in March 2024, the 18-month-long tour, titled “Celebrating Life Through Death,” will serve as a final celebration of SEPULTURA‘s illustrious past and present. This meticulously planned tour, in the works for two years, is anticipated to be a significant and cherished chapter in the band’s history. The journey kicks off with performances in Brazil, followed by shows in Latin America and the United States, with additional dates expected to be unveiled soon.
Says SEPULTURA: “After four decades filled with ups and downs, having visited 80 countries and countless different cultures, we’ve had the chance to become Brazil’s messenger to the world and spread our colors and rhythms worldwide. With our latest studio album ‘Quadra’, a highlight of our career, we added an unforgettable chapter followed by the ‘SepulQuarta’ experience that helped us to overcome the difficult times of the pandemic together. We will unite our forces for one final, strong farewell. And all of you can be a part of it.
“We’ve always had the best fans in the world, who supported us with praise and criticism, who were demanding and intelligent, who grew together with the band and have always been loyal. Without you, none of this would have been possible. This album and this tour are for you. Dear SepulNation — we love you and always will!
“We are happy and very grateful for everything we could witness within the past four decades. We have released great albums and played unforgettable shows, cultivated friendships, met our idols, contributed to placing Brazilian metal on the world map, and therefore feel that we can leave the music scene with a sense of duty fulfilled.
“Euthanasia, the right to a dignified death. The right to choose to live free and to choose when you die!”
The lineup of SEPULTURA includes vocalist Derrick Green, guitarist Andreas Kisser, bassist Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr., and drummer Eloy Casagrande.
Video of SEPULTURA‘s press conference announcing the farewell tour can be seen below.
“During this 40th anniversary tour, we will record 40 live tracks in 40 different cities and release a massive compilation of our best, most energetic moments on stage.
Established in 1984 in Belo Horizonte, the capital city of Minas Gerais, SEPULTURA featured guitarist Jairo Guedz in its early years, contributing to the band’s first two releases. After Jairo‘s departure in 1987, São Paulo-based guitarist Kisser took his place.
In 1996, Max Cavalera departed from SEPULTURA following a split with the band and his wife Gloria, who was serving as their manager.
Igor Cavalera left SEPULTURA in June 2006 due to “artistic differences,” marking the end of his tenure with the band, which had seen a temporary break in 1996 to spend time with his second wife and their newborn son.