Former SEPULTURA members Max Cavalera and Igor Cavalera will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the band’s classic album “Roots” by performing the LP in its entirety on a European tour in November/December. They will be joined by their CAVALERA CONSPIRACY bandmates Marc Rizzo (guitar) and Johny Chow (bass).
The dates are as follows:
Nov. 04 – Nancy, FR @ On The Rocks
Nov. 05 – Bilbao, ES @ Santana 27
Nov. 06 – Porto, PT @ Hard Club
Nov. 07 – Madrid, ES @ Penelope
Nov. 08 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz 2
Nov. 09 – Geneva, CH @ L’usine
Nov. 10 – Milan, IT @ Live Club
Nov. 12 – Zagreb HR @ Culture Factory
Nov. 14 – Belgrade, RS @ Dom Omladine
Nov. 15 – Sofia, BG @ Universiada
Nov. 18 – Athens, GR @ Gagarin
Nov. 19 – Istanbul, TR @ Garaj
Nov. 21 – Budapest, HU @ Barba Negra Music Club
Nov. 22 – Prague, CZ @ Meet Factory
Nov. 23 – Warsaw, PL @ Progresja
Nov. 24 – Katowice, PL @ Mtp2
Nov. 25 – Berlin, DE @ Huxley’s
Nov. 27 – Hamburg, DE @ The Docks
Nov. 28 – Munich, DE @ Backstage Werk
Nov. 29 – Tilburg, NL @ 013
Nov. 30 – London, UK @ O2 Kentish Town Forum
Dec. 01 – Luxembourg, LU @ Rockhall
Dec. 02 – Cologne, DE @ Essigfabrik
Dec. 03 – Paris, FR @ Eylsee Montmarte
Dec. 05 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
Dec. 06 – Oslo, NO @ Vulkan Arena
Dec. 07 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
Dec. 09 – Helsinki, FI @ Aulanko Arena
Dec. 11 – Moscow, RU @ Yotaspace
Later this year, Warner Music will release a special vinyl edition of “Roots”, in addition to a CD/vinyl box set of classic SEPULTURA records, with more surprises in store.
Max and Igor first played all of “Roots” at this year’s edition of the Amnesia Rockfest on June 24.
Max spoke to Holland’s FaceCulture about how he looks back on the “Roots” album twenty years later. He said: “Yeah, [the personal stuff around the band] was chaotic, but musically, it was good. I think ‘Roots’ is an excellent record. It’s a very brave record. It’s a very fearless record in terms of saying, ‘We’re gonna do this. No matter what people say, we’re gonna do it.’ And we did it. And it was a huge risk. Not many bands take that risk. And we stuck to our guns and put the album out. And I think it was a very interesting record, because I think it was the beginning of my experiences in world music, which I really love, and bringing metal… making metal different. You can combine indigenous sounds and stuff with metal and make something cool with it. So I think ‘Roots’ was the blueprint for all that; it was like the first one that was like that. We went to the Xavantes tribe and recorded with them. It was killer. It was an amazing experience.”
“Roots”, along with 1993’s “Chaos A.D.”, is considered SEPULTURA‘s most commercially successful release, having been certified gold in 2005 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for U.S. shipments in excess of 500,000 copies.
In 1996, Max exited SEPULTURA after the rest of the band fired Max‘s wife Gloria as their manager.
Igor left SEPULTURA in June 2006 due to “artistic differences.” His departure from the band came five months after he announced that he was taking a break from SEPULTURA‘s touring activities to spend time with his second wife and their new son (who was born in January 2006).