Cynic, Atheist to Play Canada on Co-Headlining 30th Anniversary North American Tour

A remixed version of Cynic's landmark debut 'Focus' is out in June

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Apr 26, 2023

Cynic's 1993 debut Focus, a landmark progressive metal release, celebrates its 30th anniversary this September, and along with details of a forthcoming remixed reissue, the Paul Masvidal-led group have shared North American tour plans alongside Atheist.

This June and July, the pair of Floridian prog powers will play 25 dates on the continent as part of the co-headlining Focus and Presence Tour. Four Canadian shows are set for Vancouver, Toronto, Quebec City and Montreal, and you can find them in the itinerary below.

On the trek, Cynic will play Focus in its entirety to mark the 30th anniversary milestone, while Atheist's set will be constructed of material from their first three celebrated albums: 1990's Piece of Time, 1991's Unquestionable Presence, and 1993's Elements.

The shows will also see Cynic pay tribute to late, longtime members Sean Reinert and Sean Malone, both of whom passed away in 2020.

Earlier this week, Cynic also shared details of their reissue of Focus. Titled ReFocus, the LP was entirely remixed by Warren Riker and arrives June 9 via Season of Mist.

ReFocus is now available for pre-order, and below, you can hear the remixed version of opener "Veil of Maya" set to performance footage from a forthcoming Focus documentary.

Cynic's most recent album remains 2021's Ascension Codes.

Cynic and Atheist 2023 Tour Dates:

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

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