In April 2011 Swedish metalcore band Safemode, made its first tour in Latin Amerika together with American bands Sleeping Giant and The Almost. Early morning, January 16th, the aircraft take off towards a new tour entitled “Break The Silence – Latin America Tour”. This time concerts are booked in Colombia, Ecuador, and Costa Rica.
In 2013, Safemode had their comeback, after a year of silence. The band released the new EP “Gold Digger”, with a music video and single, performed on stages in Sweden and Norway, and arranged the mini-festival “Break The Silence”, with bands from different parts of Sweden.
Now the band is ready to return to Latin America for a second tour. A trailer and the first dates can be seen below.
“Since last tour in Latin America, the interest for Safemode has grown there, and we have contantly received inquiries on tours, but not been able to go band until now”, says Tjet Gustafsson, lead singer.
Also this time, Safemode manage all by themselves, without any major record label or booking agency involved. In mid-November, Safemode launched a fundraising campaign to cover upp for the travel costs, but they have paid the major part by themselves.
“Thanks to the enterprising spirit and the driving force that are in the band and in our crew, we basically paid the whole trip ourselves,“ explains drummer Johannes Karlsson, but adds that they have also received contributions from fans and supporters.
The tour will go on for almost two weeks in Colombia, Ecuador and Costa Rica. Despite further requests from other countries, the tour couldn’t be extended this time.
“We will do ten flights, including some intermediate stops, so we think that will be enough this tour,“ concludes guitarist Jonatan Samuelsson, and gets support from the rest of the band.
Safemode is a 5-piece metalcore band from Uppsala, Sweden. The band started in the spring of 2007, and have had lots of shows in all kinds of venues, including a tour in South and Central America, two European tours. The band won the national music contest Rockkarusellen 2009, with 600 other participating bands, and also Red Bull Bedroom Jam’s Competition in 2011. Debut album “For A Better Tomorrow” was released in 2010, and re-released worldwide in 2011. The EP “Gold Digger” was released in 2013, together with a music video and single.
Our review for “Gold Digger”can be found here.
Latin America Tour
Where: Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica
When: 17-26 January 2014
Date: Event: City/Country:
17 Jan TBA Colombia
18 Jan TBA Bogotá, Colombia
19 jan TBA Quito, Ecuador
26 jan Respirande un Nuevo Dia San José, Costa Rica
This schedule will be updated!
Tjet Gustafsson – lead vocals
Juuso Savolainen – lead guitar
Jonatan Samuelsson – guitar, vocals
Joel Sörsäter – bass, vocals
Johannes Karlsson – drums
Video below “Break The Silence – Latin America Tour” Trailer
Safemode – For a better tomorrow [Album Review]
‘Safemode’ New EP “Gold Digger” Set For Release October 1st. [Sept. 2013]
Safemode – “Gold Digger” EP [Album Review]
‘Safemode’ Back To South & Central America In Januari 2014, Fundraising Campaign Launched [Nov. 2013]