Graveyard Biography & News
Back in late 2012, Swedish hard rockers Graveyard tried to downplay that they may hold a darker world view. This while themes of war, betrayal and economic upheaval dominated their most recent album, "Lights Out."
Realistically, what other themes would you expect the band to tackle? Original members Joakim Nilsson, Truls Mörck, Rikard Edlund and Axel Sjoberg have been the masters of more morbid subject matter since their debut album, entitled "Graveyard," was released back in early 2008. (Though following the recording of said project, the band saw the replacement of guitarist Sjoberg with Jonathan Ramm).
Since then, life has been pretty good for the quartet. "Lights Out" not only followed closely behind their much-talked about 2011 release, "Hisingen Blues," the group took its reputation for tough, melodious tunes and translated the attitude into a stage show of the quintessential Seventies band. The initial vision, which Nilsson said was a mix between Slayer and Howlin' Wolf, mostly holds true to form.
Sure, the band can throw the fans off course a bit with their brooding ballads (there was a pair featured on their latest project), but for the most part remains known for its straightforward sound. It's what propelled them to the South by Southwest Music Festival stage back in 2008, and what put them out on the road with label mates Witch after SXSW. Since then the band has toured with Witchcraft, Clutch, CKY, and (most recently) Soundgarden.
Catch Graveyard at this year's Coachella festival. They'll also be doing a full tour in North America, culminating with their largest headlining NYC show yet on May 11 at Webster Hall.
|Album name||Release date|
|One With The Dead||2009|
Top 10 Graveyard Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|2||Ain't Fit to Live Here||45,469||11,614|
|4||No Good, Mr Holden||38,288||9,628|
|6||Ungrateful Are the Dead||28,811||8,304|
|10||Buying Truth (Tack & Förlåt)||21,787||5,779|
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Graveyard Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 05/03/2015 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 05/02/2015 Salt Lake City UT The Complex 04/30/2015 Tempe AZ Marquee Theatre 04/29/2015 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Palladium 04/24/2015 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 04/23/2015 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom
Graveyard Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 08/07/2014 Swadlincote Catton Park 07/25/2014 Lichtenvoorde Overijssel De Schans 06/27/2014 Dessel Vlg Boeretang 05/11/2014 New York NY Webster Hall 05/10/2014 Washington DC Black Cat 05/09/2014 Atlanta GA Atlantic Station 05/07/2014 Charleston SC Music Farm 05/06/2014 Asheville NC The Orange Peel 05/05/2014 Memphis TN Hi Tone Cafe 05/03/2014 Dallas TX Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill 05/02/2014 Austin TX Carson Creek Ranch 05/01/2014 New Orleans LA House of Blues New Orleans 04/30/2014 Nashville TN Exit In 04/29/2014 Saint Louis MO Fubar 04/27/2014 Detroit MI The Shelter 04/26/2014 Chicago IL House of Blues 04/23/2014 Denver CO Summit Music Hall 04/22/2014 Salt Lake City UT Urban Lounge 04/21/2014 Las Vegas NV Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas 04/18/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/16/2014 Seattle WA Neumos 04/15/2014 Portland OR Wonder Ballroom 04/11/2014 Los Angeles CA Club Nokia 04/11/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field
Graveyard Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 11/30/2013 Thessaloniki Block33 11/29/2013 Athens A1 Gagarin 205 Live Music Space 11/17/2013 Drammen 06 Union Scene 11/15/2013 Oslo 03 Rockefeller Music Hall 11/06/2013 Kristiansand Sor 10 Kick Cafe 09/19/2013 London London O2 Academy Brixton 09/18/2013 London London O2 Academy Brixton 09/16/2013 Dublin D The O2 - Dublin 09/14/2013 Birmingham W Mids O2 Academy Birmingham 09/13/2013 Manchester Lancashire O2 Apollo Manchester 09/11/2013 Amsterdam Nhl Heineken Music Hall 07/13/2013 Kristianstad Tivolirock 06/21/2013 Clisson Loire-atlantique Val de Moine 06/14/2013 Landgraaf Lim Megaland 06/14/2013 Derby Derbyshire Donington Park 05/19/2013 Atco NJ La 02/24/2013 New Orleans LA House of Blues New Orleans 02/23/2013 Houston TX Warehouse Live 02/21/2013 Austin TX Emo's Austin 02/19/2013 Phoenix AZ Crescent Ballroom 02/17/2013 Los Angeles CA El Rey Theatre 02/16/2013 San Francisco CA Slims 02/15/2013 San Francisco CA Slims 02/13/2013 Seattle WA Neumos 02/12/2013 Portland OR Wonder Ballroom 02/09/2013 Salt Lake City UT Urban Lounge 02/06/2013 Minneapolis MN Triple Rock Social Club 02/05/2013 Chicago IL Lincoln Hall 02/04/2013 Detroit MI The Shelter 02/02/2013 Saint Louis MO The Firebird 01/31/2013 Atlanta GA Masquerade 01/30/2013 Nashville TN Exit In 01/29/2013 Asheville NC The Orange Peel 01/27/2013 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 01/26/2013 Washington DC Black Cat 01/25/2013 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 01/24/2013 Philadelphia PA Underground Arts 01/23/2013 Boston MA Royale Boston
Graveyard Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/19/2012 Berlin Columbiaclub 12/18/2012 Cologne Essigfabrik 12/17/2012 Groningen GR Vera 12/16/2012 Frankfurt Hesse Batschkapp 12/15/2012 Dresden SN Strasse E 12/14/2012 Munich BY Backstage 12/13/2012 Vienna 9 Sick Travellin' Tour @ Arena 12/12/2012 Dornbirn Vorarlberg Conrad Sohm 12/11/2012 Zurich ZH Mascotte 12/09/2012 Amsterdam ?? Melkweg 12/08/2012 Eindhoven NB Klokgebouw 12/07/2012 Brighton Bnh The Haunt 12/06/2012 London London O2 Academy Islington 12/05/2012 Manchester Man The Ruby Lounge 12/04/2012 Glasgow Rfw O2 ABC Glasgow 12/02/2012 Bristol Bst Fleece 11/30/2012 Antwerp Antwerp Muziekcentrum Trix 11/29/2012 Hamburg HH Markthalle Hamburg 11/29/2012 Birmingham W Mids O2 Academy Birmingham 11/23/2012 Stockholm AB Debaser Medis 11/08/2012 Oslo 03 Rockefeller Music Hall 08/17/2012 Biddinghuizen Flevoland Evenemententerrein Walibi World 08/17/2012 Ludinghausen North Rhine-westphal Flugplatz Borkenberge 08/02/2012 Wacken SH Wacken Open Air Festival Grounds 02/01/2012 Seattle WA Tractor Tavern 01/21/2012 Atlanta GA Masquerade 01/20/2012 Nashville TN Exit In 01/13/2012 Cambridge MA The Middle East 01/12/2012 New York NY Bowery Ballroom