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SUMAC Announces Additional Tour Dates for August in Support of New Album "The Healer"

Just ahead of the highly anticipated release of their new album The Healer on June 21, 2024, SUMAC has announced an additional set of tour dates for August 2024. This summer, the band will bring their powerful live performances to new audiences across North America, with support from Portrayal of Guilt and Trigger Object. Tickets for the August tour dates went on sale on Friday, June 14 at 10 AM local time.

SUMAC's tour kicks off on the album's release day at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, where they will perform alongside Moor Mother, who recently remixed their track "World of Light" from The Healer. This initial run includes dates in the Pacific Northwest and West Coast, featuring diverse support acts such as White Boy Scream, Chained to the Bottom of the Ocean, Sulfuric Cautery, Zachary Watkins, and Rile.

The August leg of the tour extends SUMAC's reach into the southwestern and central United States, offering fans in those regions a chance to experience their dynamic live show. The complete list of tour dates is as follows:


June Dates:

  • June 21: Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club (Vancouver International Jazz Fest) ^

  • June 22: Seattle, WA @ Clock-Out Lounge #

  • June 23: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios #

  • June 25: Chico, CA @ Naked Lounge Coffee #

  • June 26: San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill #

  • June 27: Oxnard, CA @ Mrs. Olson's #

  • June 28: Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon #

  • June 29: Los Angeles, CA @ 2220 Arts + Archives ~

  • June 30: Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar & Billiards %

  • July 1: Reno, NV @ Holland Project %

August Dates:

  • August 1: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge +

  • August 2: Denver, CO @ Meow Wolf

  • August 3: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad +

  • August 4: Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar +

  • August 5: Silver City, NM @ Whiskey Creek Zócalo +

  • August 7: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger +

  • August 8: Austin, TX @ Parish +

  • August 9: Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves +

  • August 10: Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St Conservatory +

  • August 11: Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck +

^ with Moor Mother

# with Zachary Watkins, White Boy Scream % with White Boy Scream, Rile

The Healer represents SUMAC's deep dive into the intertwined processes of creation and destruction. Spanning four tracks over 76 minutes, the album showcases the trio—guitarist/vocalist Aaron Turner, bassist Brian Cook, and drummer Nick Yacyshyn—navigating complex, shifting music landscapes. These compositions evolve through cycles of expansion, contraction, corruption, and regrowth, reflecting the albums' themes of transformation and healing.

The thematic focus of The Healer explores experiential wounds as pathways to empowerment and evolution, emphasizing individual and collective growth. SUMAC's blend of melody, drone, improvisation, and intricate riffing embodies the profound depths of human experience. The album aims to mirror our resilience in facing life's challenges, ultimately fostering greater understanding, empathy, and love.

Fans can pre-order The Healer [here] and delve into the musical journey that SUMAC has crafted. Additionally, listeners can experience Moor Mother's remix of the track "World of Light" on Bandcamp, offering a unique reinterpretation of SUMAC's original work.

The Healer Tracklist:

  1. World of Light

  2. Yellow Dawn

  3. New Rites

  4. The Stone's Turn

SUMAC's upcoming tour and new album promises to deliver an immersive and transformative experience, solidifying their place in the contemporary metal landscape. Don't miss the chance to see them live and witness the raw power and emotion of The Healer.


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