I’ve been a fan of this band from the very first note of the album “Slania” that feels like it had come out so very long ago and can honestly say to the fans out there that each and every concert that this band does is more exciting than the last. That makes me super psyched to share the news that Eluveitie is once again heading our way with a sure to be bang up tour for their newest album “Origins”. They’ll be bringing along both Tyr and Metsatoll as well who are worthy of honors themselves. Check out the full press release and dates along with the poster below and then I will return with some closing opinion on the matter.
Swiss folk-metal pioneers, ELUVEITIE, will return to North America once again for a headlining tour this Fall! The band will be touring in support of their highly-anticipated follow-up to Helvetios (2012), with the release of their new album, Origins, this August.
“In September, 2013, our massive Helvetios world tour came to a well-deserved end. After just over 200 shows, spread over 3 continents and including over 30 countries, it was time begin work on a new album,” comments drummer Merlin Sutter. “Now that we’re finally holding Origins in our hands, we can’t wait to share it with you – and what better way to do so than with a tour! We are extremely excited to kick off our new tour in North America this time, and you can expect us to make every single night one to remember. We’ll bring along some of the most exciting new ELUVEITIE music yet, as well as a hand-picked line-up featuring our friends from the Faroe Islands, the magnificent TYR, and the excellent Metsatöll from Estonia. See you this Fall!”
Origins will be released on August 1st (EUR), August 4th (UK) and on August 5th (North America) via Nuclear Blast. Cover artwork was created by none other than the group’s mastermind himself, Chrigel Glanzmann. Origins was recorded once again with producer Tommy Vetterli (KREATOR, CORONOR) at New Sound Studios in Switzerland.
09/19/14 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
09/20/14 – Charlotte, NC – Chop Shop
09/21/14 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
09/22/14 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
09/23/14 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
09/25/14 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
09/26/14 – San Antonio, TX – Tequila Room at Backstage Live
09/27/14 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
09/29/14 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
10/02/14 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
10/03/14 – San Diego, CA – Ramona Mainstage
10/04/14 – Sacramento, CA – Assembly Music Hall
10/05/14 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro Opera House
10/06/14 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
10/07/14 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/08/14 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw
10/10/14 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
10/11/14 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
10/13/14 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
10/14/14 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
10/15/14 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10/16/14 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
10/17/14 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theater
10/18/14 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
10/19/14 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial
10/21/14 – Boston, MA – Royale
10/22/14 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve already stressed how much I enjoy what Eluveitie does on the stage so let me leave them at that. Now it’s time for Tyr and Metsatoll to take the spotlight and as I had maintained earlier, each are worthy tour companions. Tyr brings a thunderous Viking vibe to the mix and you will be singing along to some of their battle seasoned hymns after you catch onto the chorus while Metsatoll will envelop your senses with waves of Estonian Folk Metal. Now I should inform you that the band sings completely in their language but that does NOT take away from the experience. I’ve seen all of these bands before and think that this package will be one for the record books. What do you readers think about it all? You can let me know in the comments section so please do indulge us.