High on Fire, Deafheaven, Power Trip, Torche, Russian Circles, and More Playing Levitation Fest
Austin’s great Levitation festival (fka Psych Fest) has revealed its initial lineup, and 2019 may be their most metal (and metal-adjacent) year yet. They’ve booked a killer selection of metal bands, including Deafheaven, High On Fire, Torche, Power Trip, Russian Circles, Windhand, Acid King, Zig-Zags, and Red Fang; plus metal-affiliated musicians like Chelsea Wolfe, Emma Ruth Rundle, Lingua Ignota, Jaye Jayle, and Ioanna Gika; plus semi-metal bands Brutus (for whom this is their first announced US show since releasing their great new album Nest) and Here Lies Man. Not to mention, they’ve also nabbed Black Mountain, who may not be generally considered “metal,” but whose heavy psychedelic rock is not very different at all than your average stoner/doom band (and they have an anticipated new album with a heavy new single out now).
The lineup also includes legends like Dinosaur Jr and The Velvet Underground’s John Cale; other dark, loud, and/or trippy acts that fit the metal mood like A Place To Bury Strangers, The Black Angels, and Black Moth Super Rainbow; and other cool acts like Angel Olsen, Kurt Vile, Devendra Banhart, and more.
Tickets for all announced Levitation 2019 shows, as well as weekend passes, are on sale now — check out the full initial lineup below.
LEVITATION FESTIVAL – INITIAL 2019 TOUR DATES
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7
ANGEL OLSEN • DEVENDRA BANHART • HIGH ON FIRE • POWER TRIP • KIKAGAKU MOYO • HOLY WAVE • MINAMI DEUTSCH • HOOVER iii
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
DEAFHEAVEN • BLACK MOUNTAIN • KIKAGAKU MOYO • RUSSIAN CIRCLES • BRONCHO • BRUTUS • EMMA RUTH RUNDLE • DEATH VALLEY GIRLS • FRANKIE & THE WITCH FINGERS • JAYE JAYLE • LINGUA IGNOTA
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9
JOHN CALE • THE BLACK ANGELS • CHELSEA WOLFE • ALLAH LAS • RED FANG • TORCHE • WINDHAND • ACID KING • HERE LIES MAN • IOANNA GIKA • ZIG ZAGS • WARISH • BLACKWATER HOLYLIGHT
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10
KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS • DINOSAUR JR • BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW • A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS • THE KVB • DALLAS ACID • NUMB.ER