Truth be told, Monday’s haven’t sucked at all when it comes to announcing some killer Heavy Metal touring runs and this latest news from those mighty Vikings in Amon Amarth surely will bring new levels of excitement to their fans worldwide. Check out the full press release down below.
The Press Release:
This September heavy metal overlords Amon Amarth will descend from the land of ice and snow to headline a history-making charge across North America with fellow Swedish warlords Arch Enemy, At The Gates and Grand Magus, and carnage is on the menu.
The Berserker World Tour, presented by The Noise will be a showcase of the riffing havoc captured on their 11th studio album, Berserker, and will treat fans to the kind of pulverising riffage and sublime, fist-in-the-air anthems the band have come to be known for, because no words are more synonymous with Amon Amarth than unrivaled songcraft and unswerving commitment to no-bullshit heavy fucking metal – and now they have a landmark tour to match.
No Viking warrior was more revered or legendary than the fearsome Berserker – the figurehead of Amon Amarth’s latest album. Like those lone shock troops who would dive into battle and hold back entire armies, Amon Amarth’s lionhearted self-belief and ferocious command of the live stage has earned them a legion of fans the world over. Spearheading an epic lineup never before seen this side of Asgard, this is one tour that’s guaranteed to slay.
According to Norse legend, thunder is the sound of the god Thor striking his mighty hammer. This fall, that thunder will be the sound of Berserker live on the stage as we celebrate with the gods of Swedish metal. Spread the word. Valhalla awaits!
Speaking on this most epic of tours, Amon Amarth say: “Berserkers! We will lead a Swedish metal invasion of North America this September and October along with our friends Arch Enemy, At The Gates and Grand Magus. Come fight and feast with us and earn your seat in the great golden hall. This raid is pure heavy fucking metal and not to be missed!”
Michael Amott of Arch Enemy adds: “Arch Enemy is very much looking forward to invading North America together with Swedish Viking kings Amon Amarth and our Metal brothers in At The Gates and Grand Magus! Miss this Swedish Heavy Metal apocalypse at your own peril!”
Finally, JB of Grand Magus enthuses: “I would say that epic is the most fitting word to describe this happening. It’s an honour to be part of this gathering of metal giants and we will do our damnedest to make it a memory for life for all who will bang their heads with us during this adventure!”
WATCH: Official Music Video For First Single ‘Raven’s Flight’ Taken From Upcoming Album Berserker (May 3rd, Metal Blade Records)
The Tour Dates:
September 26 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
September 27 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
September, 28 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum
September 30 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Convention Centre
October 1 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle
October 3 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
October 4 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
October 6 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
October 7 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theater
October 9 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
October 10 – Montreal, QC – M Telus
October 12 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
October 13 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
October 15 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
October 16 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
October 18 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore
October 19 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
October 20 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
October 22 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
October 23 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
October 25 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
October 26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium
Tickets go on general sale at 10am local time on Friday 19th April from AmonAmarth.com (linked below)
Amon Amarth Pre Sale – Tuesday, April 16 2019 @ 10am local time
Citi Pre Sale – Tuesday, April 16 2019 @ 10am local time
Ticketmaster, Live Nation, Venue and Radio Presales – Wednesday, April 17 2019 @ 10am local time
Blabbermouth Presale – Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10am local time
A variety of limited VIP Bundles are available for the North American Berserker World Tour. These will be available from AmonAmarth.com as part of the Amon Amarth Pre Sale on Tuesday April 16th. To pre order Amon Amarth’s highly anticipated album, ‘Berserker’ click the Amazon link below.
Amon Amarth line-up: Johan Hegg – Vocals, Ted Lundström – Bass, Johan Söderberg – Guitar, Olavi Mikkonen – Guitar, Jocke Wallgren – Drums
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This is a killer package for sure and one that I recommend strongly that any attending fans see from the beginning until the final drop of the hammer. Folks who would be willing to miss a single act on this run should have their Heavy Metal license revoked. There is a part of me that feels that our own regional performance will be the first time that Amon Amarth will be playing the Hammerstein Ballroom because I can’t recall ever seeing them there. Since they are a band that I’ve seen almost every time that they pay a visit I am probably correct about this. I’m also excited to see the opener acts of Arch Enemy and At The Gates once more and to at long last catch Grand Magus who I’ve not gotten around to yet. I’ll close up by asking the lot of you what you think about it, and please add your opinions down in the comments section below. Until we meet again.