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Eluveitie Cancels North American Fall Tour

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The Metal World just received the news that the famed ProgPower USA Festival for 2020 had been cancelled (discussed HERE) and now, the holiday weekend ends with similar news from the Eluveitie Camp about their scheduled Fall tour. Read on down below for the bands statement as secured from their Facebook Page.

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The Statement:
Dear fellow metalheads, You all have probably already suspected it – and it is with a heavy and bleeding heart that we have to confirm your apprehension: Due to the current covid-19 pandemic we are now forced to cancel our upcoming North American tour.
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Eluveitie Announces North American Fall Tour

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For me it feels like I was just talking about and enjoying the band Eluveitie since they were only here back in October of last year at the now shuttered Playstation Theater (bow in humble respect). Moments ago, the band revealed their plans to return to the states for another visit and we NYC Metalheads are lucky since we get two nights of Folk Metal mayhem at the Gramercy Theatre. Read on down below for the full scoop.

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The Press Release:
Swiss folk metal giants ELUVEITIE will make their awaited return to North America in fall 2020 for an extensive tour that will kick off in West Palm Beach, FL on September 21st and will culminate in Houston, TX on October 25th. The band is doing a victory lap run of the territory in support of their widely acclaimed 2019 record, Ategnatos, that’s available now from Nuclear Blast. Tour dates listed below. Purchase tickets via the link down below.
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Behold Eluveitie’s “Epona” Official Video

A lot has gone on in the world of Folk Metal sensations Eluveitie since we last witnessed their unique brand of musical assault and if you’ve been a fan for any longer period of time and are not up to date, then the musicians you see in the first clip from their upcoming album will be a bit of a mystery to you. Yeah it seems as though a number of the favorites have gone on to other adventures and as someone who has loved them since the “Slania” days can say with truth that I look forward to hearing their next chapter. Speaking of next chapter, Eluveitie is back with an album that will be called “Evocation II: Pantheon” and it will come from their longtime label Nuclear Blast Records. I’ve embedded the video clip for “Epona” below.


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Folk Metal Masters Eluveitie Announce Dramatic Lineup Changes

Now this was some shocking stuff to see posted on a gloomy Thursday morning. One of our very favorites bands and providers of crushing Folk Metal, Eluveitie, have announced what is nothing less than a major dramatic shift in the lineup. The bands full statement is below.

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Official Statement:

“With a heavy heart we have to announce that Eluveitie will go through another change soon.
We have decided to part ways with our longtime drummer Merlin Sutter. In the consequence of this, Merlin’s close personal friends Anna Murphy and Ivo Henzi decided to leave Eluveitie as well.

We all developed a lot over the last ten years – not only as a band, but also as individuals. And we partly developed in different directions; different goals, wishes and ideas emerged. Over the last years we all had to deal with interpersonal challenges within the band. Instead of pulling together, our days have rather been shaped by wearing friction and constant clash of interests. And thus we felt that we have become something we shouldn’t have; that we’ve diverged from what Eluveitie was always meant to be – a band, a family, a passionate and deep-rooted group of musicians, where heart’s blood can flow freely! Eluveitie was always meant to be about „rock’n’roll“, passion and also about ‘carrying the torch’ of the Celtic spirit. Yet over the years we have partly diverged from our roots, which is not good.

Each and every single one of us is definitely a passionate musician! But in this group constellation, we seemed to rather cumber, than to inspire each other. The band has suffered from this for a longer time now.
So we ended up in this painful situation where the mentioned facts have made it impossible to us to continue like this and we came to the point eventually, where we believe, it’s best to go seperate ways.
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Eluveitie & The Agonist @ Irving Plaza

Eluveitie returns to the Big Metal Apple for a rousing night of Folk Metal. Joining them will be The Agonist and Martina Edoff. Please note that this tour was initially headlined by Epica who had to cancel the remaining dates and return home due to family emergency. All tickets are still valid but those wishing a refund should contact their point of purchase. Eluveitie and Agonist will play extended sets in the absence of Epica.

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