photo: Maren Michaelis

Following their latest, much-acclaimed studio album, Innate Passage, prog- and psych rock masters, Elder, have announced an extensive European tour, with support from up-and-coming, Norwegian desert rockers Slomosa and UK's finest Steak on selected dates!

Innate Passage, the band’s sixth full-length, was released on November 25, 2022 via Stickman Records in Europe HERE and in North America via Armageddon Shop at THIS LOCATION!

It finds the mostly-Berlin-based band in the post-pandemic era as veterans at the forefront of a league of progressive and heavy groups working in large part under their influence; a stately presence as reliably forward-thinking as they are unpredictable in sound. They are among the most important acts of their mostly-still-emerging generation. Genuine leaders in style and expressive intention. Innate Passage is further proof why.

While The Guardian said "…its masterful, slow-building might recalling forebears and fellow-travellers Mastodon and Cave In. Throughout Innate Passage, Elder prove themselves those bands’ equals“, Chicago Reader praised "Innate Passage as a milestone from musicians who’ve proved themselves unafraid of reinvention." Powerplay Magazine in the UK is convinced "This could well be the band’s masterpiece“, Metal Injection agrees that "These guys know exactly how and when to take their songs to the next level, and they capitalize every time.", while JJ of The Obelisk says "To call it one of 2022’s best albums is underselling it."

Lauded by international music critics and fans alike, Innate Passage is a culmination of everything ELDER has done before, and after more than 15 years, they’re still pushing forward to places where neither they nor anyone they’ve influenced have yet gone. In support of Innate Passage, the band is not only gearing up for a run with live dates in Mexico, in North America and Canada with Ruby The Hatchet and Howling Giant, but they will also hit the road for an extensive European tour in 2023! Guitarist/vocalist Nick DiSalvo comments:

"After an incredibly busy year back to touring in 2022, we don’t plan on taking much time off to catch our breath in 2023. We’re looking forward to presenting our latest album Innate Passage live to audiences in as much of the world as we can reach! It’s especially exciting to be joined by another awesome crew of support bands this year - in North America Ruby The Hatchet and Howling Giant, in Europe Slomosa and Steak - not to mention the crazy festival bills we’re taking part in this summer. We’re busy preparing now for the year, so get a ticket if you want to see what we’ve been cooking up!"

Make sure to catch ELDER live at the following dates this year, tickets are available at:

  • 09.04.23 Oslo (NO), Inferno Festival
  • 20.04.23 Portland, OR (USA), Stumpfest
  • 26.04.23 Tijuana (MX), Black Box
  • 27.04.23 Guadalajara (MX), Anexo Foro Independencia
  • 28.04.23 Morelia (MX), La Suavacita
  • 29.04.23 Mexico City (MX), Sangriento
  • 03.05.23 Buffalo, NY (USA), Mohawk
  • 04.05.23 Cleveland, OH (USA),Grog Shop
  • 05.05.23 Indianapolis, IN (USA), Black Circle
  • 06.05.23 Rock Island, IL (USA), Wake Brewing
  • 07.05.23 Kansas City, MO (USA), The Record Bar
  • 09.05.23 Denver, CO (USA), The Bluebird Theater
  • 10.05.23 Salt Lake City, UT (USA), Urban Lounge
  • 11.05.23 Las Vegas, NV (USA), The Usual Place
  • 12.05.23 Los Angeles, CA (USA), Lodge Room
  • 13.05.23 Santa Ana, CA (USA), The Constellation Room
  • 14.05.23 San Diego, CA (USA), Brick By Brick
  • 16.05.23 San Francisco, CA (USA), Great American Music Hall
  • 17.05.23 Fresno, CA (USA), Strummer’s
  • 18.05.23 Sacramento, CA (USA), Harlow’s
  • 20.05.23 Seattle, WA (USA), Substation
  • 21.05.23 Vancouver, BC (CAN), Modified Ghost Festival
  • 23.05.23 Calgary, AB (CAN), Palomino
  • 24.05.23 Edmonton, AB (CAN), Starlite Room
  • 26.05.23 Winnipeg, MB (CAN) The Park Theatre
  • 27.05.23 Fargo, ND (USA), The Aquarium
  • 28.05.23 Minneapolis, MN (USA), Fine Line
  • 29.05.23 Milwaukee, WI (USA), X-Ray Arcade
  • 30.05.23 Grand Rapids, MI (USA), Pyramid Scheme
  • 31.05.23 Toronto, ON (CAN), Lee’s Palace
  • 01.06.23 Montréal, QC (CAN), Les Foufounes Électriques
  • 02.06.23 Providence, RI (USA), Alchemy
  • 03.06.23 Hamden, CT (USA), Space Ballroom
  • 05.08.23 Beelen (DE), Krach Am Bach
  • 09.08.23 Val de Bagnes (CH), Rocklette Festival
  • 11.08.23 Âncora (PT), Sonic Blast Festival
  • 13.08.23 Kortrijk (BE), Alcatraz Festival
  • 17.08.23 Compton Martin (UK), ArcTanGent Festival
  • 20.08.23 Carhaix (FR), Motocultor Festival
  • 27.10.23 Erfurt (DE), Bandhaus†
  • 28.10.23 Hamburg (DE), Lazy Bonez Festival*
  • 29.10.23 Copenhagen (DK), Pumpehuset*
  • 31.10.23 Amersfoort (NL), Fluor*
  • 01.11.23 Oberhausen (DE), Kulttempel*
  • 02.11.23 Nijmegen (NL), Doornroosje*
  • 03.11.23 Leuven (BE), Het Depot*
  • 04.11.23 Paris (FR), La Maroquinerie*
  • 05.11.23 Lille (FR), Black Lab*
  • 07.11.23 Bristol (UK), The Fleece*
  • 08.11.23 Brighton (UK), Patterns*
  • 09.11.23 London (UK), Electric Ballroom*
  • 10.11.23 Glasgow (UK), Slay*
  • 11.11.23 Leeds (UK), Brudenell Social Club*
  • 12.11.23 Manchester (UK), Gorilla*
  • 14.11.23 Frankfurt (DE), Nachtleben†
  • 15.11.23 Düdingen (CH), Bad Bonn†
  • 16.11.23 Munich (DE), Hansa 39†
  • 17.11.23 Dresden (DE), Chemiefabrik†
  • 18.11.23 Berlin (DE), Hole 44†

* = with Slomosa

† = with Steak

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