The Press Release:
ENSLAVED announce their “Cinematic Summer Tour 2020” today! After a very successful innovative streaming event on April 1st from Verftet Online Music, the Norwegian Avantgarde metal heroes decided to take it one step further to enlighten our concertless summer with a series of online events that are much more than just simple online stream concerts: A cinematic tour experience!
For this forward-thinking concept, ENSLAVED join forces with three festivals to present their fans three different shows:
In cooperation with Roadburn, the tour starts July 30th, with the “Chronicles Of The Northbound” show. Fans will be invited by the festival to choose their favorite ENSLAVED songs to create a career spanning set. The second show will be a “Below The Lights” set on August 20th, presented by Beyond The Gates festival.
The band will end their virtual tour at the Summer Breeze festival on September 30th, with the presentation of their new album in its entirety: “Utgard – The Journey Within“.
Guitarist Ivar states:
“‘We must stick apart’ is a proverb of Discordianism (a religion I might or might not have just made up) that might fit the situation we are all in now. We are all isolated in various degrees; and we all miss live music. So, we have stuck apart and with our fantastic team of super-people in management, label and booking, plus three of our best friends who happen to be the very creme de la creme of European Festivals; we are now able to present this digital festival-tour. We are already hard at work preparing sets and shows that will make this one for the (e-)books. Thank you for your support, faith in us and patience – to have fans like you is an absolute privilege. See you in the ether!”
Each event will be accompanied by different side happenings, on which more light will be shed with each individual event announcement!
Watch it on the Enslaved YouTube channel!
To give everyone the chance to be part of this completely novum in music business, all three shows will be free of charge. There will be a donation option and special merch for the “Cinematic Summer Tour”.
The band recently released their latest single “Homebound”:
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Having seen Enslaved on many occasions I can honestly say that this is going to be super cool. Also its going to be free of charge and as you have noticed, a number of the streaming experiences that have been announced are not. Since everyone’s pocket is suffering during the pandemmic (unless you’re a slimy politician of course), its nice to be able to save a little money and use it for important things like food and rent. I will be tuning in for sure and wonder what you readers think about this announcement. Chime in down below in the comments section and remember to be safe out there if you should adventure out to do anything that is absolutely necessary.