Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI are proud to announce their North American Wanderers Towards Rebirth (Kulkija ad Ategnatos) co-headlining tour with label mates Swiss masters of death-infused folk-metal, ELUVEITIE. The 24-date trek will kick off at The Orpheum in Tampa, FL on September 19th and will make stops in Dallas, Seattle and Montreal before concluding in New York on October 14th. Joining the bands on tour is GONE IN APRIL.
Jonne states, "We are very much looking forward to the second North American leg of our Kulkija world tour. This time it will be a co-headlining tour with the Switzerland's own Eluveitie. First half of the North American tour at the end of the last year was a great success, so it is only natural that we will return there this soon.
This will be our seventh North American tour, and we've played over 1000 shows around the world since 2003. Yet this still feels like we've only begun and have just now got the wheels properly rolling. However, before North America we still have a tour in Australia and New Zealand in May and of course a busy summer raising our pints around the various festivals in Europe."
KORPIKLAANI are currently touring in support of their latest studio album Kulkija. To celebrate, the band released a special tour edition, which includes the Beer Beer CD, featuring 14 different versions of the eponymous track. Taken from this CD is also "Bier Bier," sung by TANKARD's Gerre, who even wrote the lyrics for the adaption.Watch the lyric video for the German "Beer Beer" version here: /www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfxfnAm7PK8
Chrigel Glanzmann states: "Hard to find words here and to express our excitement. First of all it's been incredibly long this tour is overdue! We cannot wait to finally come back to North America! Secondly, we have our brand new album ATEGNATOS under our belts, plus we've finally released the much-anticipated second part of our purely acoustic 'Evocation' cycle since we've been to North America the last time. And so we cannot wait to share all the new songs with you! And last but not least it feels simply great to once again tour with our very dear friends and fellow road warriors of Korpiklaani!
Long story short: We're super excited and very much looking forward to soon tour in the USA and Canada again! See you all soon!"
ELUVEITIE are touring in support of their latest album, Ategnatos. Today, the band revealed a new performance/lyric video for their latest single, “The Slumber,” which can be viewed here:
Sept 19 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
Sept 20 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Sept 21 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Sept 22 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
Sept 23 - Austin, TX - Come And Take It Live!
Sept 24 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Sept 26 - Mesa, AZ - Club Red
Sept 27 - Los Angeles, CA - The Regent
Sept 28 - Oakland, CA - Metro
Sept 29 - Portland, OR - Bossanova Ballroom
Sept 30 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
Oct 1 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Oct 3 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
Oct 4 - Lincoln, NE - Royal Grove
Oct 5 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
Oct 6 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
Oct 7 - Toronto, ON - The Opera House
Oct 8 - Ottawa, ON - Brass Monkey
Oct 9 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
Oct 10 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial Bell
Oct 11 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Oct 12 - Reading, PA - Reverb
Oct 13 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
Oct 14 - New York, NY - PlayStation Theatre
Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI released their current studio album titled Kulkija (“Wanderer”) on September 7th, 2018 through Nuclear Blast Records. They released a special tour edition, which doesn’t only include the regular songs, but also a bonus CD titled Beer Beer, which will only be available in this physical package. The aforementioned disc includes 14 versions of KORPIKLAANI’s iconic song 'Beer Beer', graced by the likes of Christopher Bowes (ALESTORM), Steve “Zetro” Souza (EXODUS), Andreas “Gerre” Geremia (TANKARD), Jesper Anastasiadis (TURISAS), TROLLFEST and many more of their friends’ bands and musicians.
With 14 tracks and a total running time of over 71 minutes, Kulkija is the group's longest album to date. Working with producer Janne Saksa for the first time, the album was recorded at Petrax Studio (Hollola, FIN) and mixed at Sound Supreme Studios (Hämeenlinna, FIN). Mastering duties were handled by renowned engineer Svante Forsbäck (RAMMSTEIN etc.). The cover was designed by Jan Yrlund (BATTLE BEAST, MANOWAR etc.), who has already created several artworks for previous albums and singles for the band.
Order KORPIKLAANI's Kulkija [Tour Edition] now: nblast.de/KorpiklaaniKulkijaTE
More on Kulkija [Tour Edition]:
"Beer Beer" [feat. Christopher Bowes | ALESTORM]: hwww.youtube.com/watch?v=pYP-QPPt_p0
"Kaljaa" [feat. Vesku Jokinen | KLAMYDIA]: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ASMLds26m4
"Øl Øl" [feat. TROLLFEST]: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_9YqRRcuMY
More on Kulkija:
"Kotikonnut" OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzsUWvKsgqQ
"Harmaja" OFFICIAL VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoTkmBB4yow
"Henkselipoika" OFFICIAL VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB7PyLYQyXg
"Aallon alla" OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uul1tiTZ07Y
"Kuin korpi nukkuva" OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1HnD86aWS8
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