Prog metallers get plum support slot
Rising progressive metal band ONI have been particularly busy this year, working their way up the metal ladder to become one of the most currently buzzed about bands in the genre. The band is thrilled to announce a further expansion to their lengthy fall touring schedule with their addition to the I Worship Chaos Tour line-up, featuring headliners Children of Bodom and fellow special guests Abbath and Exmortus. The tour kicks off on November 23 in Quebec City, QC and runs for nearly a month, ending in Brooklyn, NY on December 19.
Pre-sale tickets are available for purchase via Blabbermouth from Wednesday, August 24 until Thursday, August 25. Purchase your tickets at www.cobhc.com(password: BLABBERMOUTH). Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, August 26 at 10:00 AM local time.
ONI frontman Jake Oni states, “We’re so happy to a part of the I Worship Chaos Tour! It’s a huge honor to be on the road with Children Of Bodom. We can’t wait to tear it up every night and continue to show people what ONIis all about.”
ONI will perform in additional cities prior to the I Worship Chaos Tour. Leading up to their performance at this year’s Knotfest, the band will perform six headline dates in California. Following Knotfest, ONI will join up with Max & Iggor Cavalera’s Return To Roots tour and perform on select dates through October 21. See below for all currently confirmed ONI tour dates.
ONI Tour Dates:
Pre-Knotfest Headline Dates:
9/17 – Ventura, CA @ The Garage
9/17 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Arlene Francis Center
9/18 – Oakland, CA @ The Golden Bull
9/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
9/21 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s
9/22 – San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
9/25 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
Select Dates w/ Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots Tour:
9/30 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans Music Hall
10/1 – St Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
10/2 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
10/6 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
10/7 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s Concert Theatre
10/8 – Dayton, OH @ Oddbodys
10/9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rex Theater
10/10 – Ottawa, ON @ Maverick’s Bar
10/11 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House/44 Fest
10/12 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
10/14 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec
10/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
10/17 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
10/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
10/21 – Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
I Worship Chaos Tour w/ Children Of Bodom, Abbath & Exmortus
11/23 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Imperial Bell
11/24 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/25 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/26 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11/28 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave – Eagles Ballroom
11/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
12/2 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
12/3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
12/5 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
12/6 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
12/7 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom
12/9 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
12/10 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
12/11 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
12/13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven)
12/14 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
12/16 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
12/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
12/18 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
12/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
ONI hit the ground running earlier this year with the release of their new progressive metal anthem “Eternal Recurrence”, showcasing their undeniable technical talent. Chaotic time signatures, blazing solos and heavy grooves (with the unique inclusion of “xylo-synth”), stand out in the lead single cut from their upcoming full-length album, Ironshore, scheduled to hit stores this fall.
A music video for “Eternal Recurrence”, directed by Abraham Roofeh and filmed in vocalist Jake Oni’s home locale of the Cayman Islands, was released this summer. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/xnEqo4EvXwQ
Formed in 2014, ONI mastermind Jake Oni’s initial vision for the band was “to be the band he never got to see”. One that was deeply rooted in progressive metal but that had a feel all of its own, one that would rise above a genre that continues to churn out new groups with a similar sound. ONI’s upcoming album Ironshore is packed full of contrasts and contradictions, grace and violence, and with the band disinterested in churning out endless soundalikes, each has a distinct character of its own – or more accurately characters of its own, since they refuse to limit themselves to a single mood or tone.
With Jake Oni handling vocal duties, Martin Andres and Brandon White on guitar, Chase Bryant on bass and Joe Greulich on drums, they are also perhaps the first metal band to feature a xylo-synth player, in the form of Johnny D, which adds an interesting and intriguing dynamic.
Stay tuned for much more coming from ONI in anticipation of their upcoming album release this fall.