Matt Pike Says Sleep Turned Down Coachella To Play Roadburn

During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Matt Pike revealed that Sleep were actually offered a chance to perform at Coachella next year and that they ended up turning it down. The band made their decision because they wanted to be free to perform at the Roadburn Festival in The Netherlands, which is being held on April 11 – 14, the same time as Coachella’s first weekend (April 12 – 14).

Pike said the following:

“We love that festival [Roadburn] and we love Walter [Hoeijmakers] who puts the festival on. We sorted it so far in advance that, at present, that’s the only thing that we have planned for next year. We aren’t even booked anywhere so far, so there’s lots of scheduling that we need to do… but we actually turned down Coachella because of Roadburn!

“Coachella actually pays more, but fuck that, we want to do Roadburn! I see Coachella as a new kind of Lollapalooza, and it’s an odd thing for us to be involved in – although it would have been good press, I guess. There’s actually this clause for it that says you can’t play anywhere else for six months after it – so fuck that! I’ll make more money if I don’t play it and I’ll be happier at Roadburn!

“It’s special, and it’s always been special; the people that go there, the people who put it on, it’s very real. I go there and just wander around and make sure I try and see every band there that I want to see, and believe you me, there are always a lot of them!”

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Sleep Announce Three End Of The Year Shows In San Francisco, CA

Sleep will be closing out 2018 with three shows at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA. Here’s the dates:

12/29 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall (with Grayceon)
12/30 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall (with Mirrors For Psychic Warfare)
12/31 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall (with Big Business)

These shows will follow their previously announced December dates.

Sleep Announce December Dates

Sleep have announced some December U.S. shows. Here’s the dates:

12/05 Atlanta GA – Variety Playhouse
12/06 Atlanta GA – Variety Playhouse
12/07 Richmond VA – The National
12/08 Pittsburgh PA – Stage AE
12/10 Cincinnati OH – Taft Theatre
12/11 Louisville KY – WL Lyons Brown Theatre
12/14 San Antonio TX – Paper Tiger
12/15 Houston TX – White Oak Music Hall
12/16 Dallas TX – Bomb Factory

Sleep To Release “Leagues Beneath” On Limited Edition Vinyl

Sleep will be releasing their “Adult Swim Singles” track “Leagues Beneath” on limited edition vinyl on August 24. The a-side will feature the song, while the b-side will feature an etching of a “tentacled aquanaut nightmare.” It will be available on black (pre-orders HERE) and very limited aquamarine vinyl (only available in select stores).

Listen To Sleep’s New Album “The Sciences”

Sleep’s first new album since 2003’s “Dopesmoker,” “The Sciences,” is now available to stream below. The band were trying to surprise release the effort for 4/20, but the news broke hours early, due to differences in time zones.

“The Sciences” Track Listing:

01. “The Sciences”
02. “Marijuanaut’s Theme”
03. “Sonic Titan”
04. “Antarcticans Thawed”
05. “Giza Butler”
06. “The Botanist“

Tour Dates:

06/05 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
06/06 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
06/07 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
06/08 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
06/09 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
06/10 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
06/11 Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre
07/22 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
07/25 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
07/27 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel
07/28 Boston, MA – Royale
07/30 Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
08/01 Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre

Sleep To Release New Album “The Sciences” Tomorrow

Sleep will be releasing their first new album since 2003’s “Dopesmoker,” “The Sciences,” tomorrow (April 20). The band were apparently going for a surprise release, but the effort has already appeared in the Australian iTunes store, due to the difference in time zones.

“The Sciences” Track Listing:

01. “The Sciences”
02. “Marijuanaut’s Theme”
03. “Sonic Titan”
04. “Antarcticans Thawed”
05. “Giza Butler”
06. “The Botanist“