Though I’m not exactly in place at my Heavy Metal HQ in NYC at the moment, I’ve been monitoring the events to come and all the happenings that you need to know straight away. That leads me to this fresh tour news from Finnish Folk Metal masters Korpiklaani. Check it out below.
The Press Release:
Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI are set to release their new studio album Kulkija (“Wanderer”), on September 7th, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. To bridge the gap until its unveiling, the band has launched another album trailer, in which they talk about the album’s recording and production. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcugCiRzQl4
KORPIKLAANI also released some news about their long awaited tour today! The band’s last run in North America (w/ ENSIFERUM, TROLLFEST) was over 3 years ago. Now the wait is over and the band will finally return to the states for a 25-show tour in October & November 2018. Russian pagan/folk metallers ARKONA will be joining them as direct support act. All dates can be found below.
Be prepared, more show announcements for other continents will follow shortly!
The Tour Dates:
31.10. USA Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
01.11. USA New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
02.11. CDN Québec, QC – Impérial Bell
03.11. CDN Montréal, QC – Corona Theatre
04.11. CDN Toronto, ON – Mod Club Theatre
05.11. USA Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
06.11. USA Minneapolis, MN – Varsity
07.11. CDN Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
08.11. CDN Regina, SK – The Exchange
09.11. CDN Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
10.11. CDN Calgary, AB – Marquee Beer Market
12.11. CDN Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
13.11. USA Seattle, WA – El Corazón
14.11. USA Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
15.11. USA San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
16.11. USA Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
17.11. USA San Diego, CA – Aztec Theatre
18.11. USA Los Angeles, CA – Regent Threater DTLA
19.11. USA Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
20.11. USA TBA
21.11. USA Dallas, TX – House of Blues
23.11. USA Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
24.11. USA Richmond, VA – Capital Ale House
25.11. USA Philadelphia, PA- Theatre of Living Arts
26.11. USA Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: After having seen both bands on numerous occasions I can only say that this one will be a thrill ride into Folk Metal history. Historically speaking, I am pretty certain that I saw each of these bands first time ever in NYC and have managed to follow the pair on most of their regional shows. It’s always a good time and brings out all of your energy. You are not going to want to miss this one at all. Chime in down below with your thoughts about this tour. See you next time.