Tyr Announces North American Tour

Sometimes we have to share the touring news about bands that we’ve not managed to see in concert but that’s not the case with this one as three of the four are well-known to us here at the Metal Media Command HQ. That said let’s look at the latest invasion plans, I mean “touring plans” by Metal Blade Records recording artist Tyr!!!!

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The Press Release:
This May, Faroese-based folk metal band TYR will headline a North American tour with Orphaned Land, Ghost Ship Octavius, and Aeternam. The journey will kick off on May 5th in Brooklyn, New York and wind its way through nearly two-dozen cities, coming to a close on May 28th in Atlanta, Georgia. See all confirmed dates below. TYR founding frontman Heri Joensen comments: “It’s been way too long since we visited Vinland, and we’re hellbent on having a blast of a time on this trip!”

The Tour Dates:
5/05/2018: Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
5/06/2018: Alchemy – Providence, RI
5/07/2018: Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
5/08/2018: Salle Multi – Quebec City, QC
5/09/2018: Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON
5/10/2018: Al Rosa Villa – Columbus, OH
5/11/2018: The Forge – Joliet, IL
5/12/2018: The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
5/13/2018: Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
5/15/2018: Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
5/16/2018: Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
5/17/2018: Hawthorne – Portland, OR
5/19/2018: Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA
5/20/2018: Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
5/21/2018: Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
5/22/2018: Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
5/24/2018: Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX
5/25/2018: Come And Take It Live! – Austin, TX
5/27/2018: Haven Lounge – Orlando, FL
5/28/2018: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

TYR is currently finishing work on their eighth studio album, due out this fall via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2013’s critically-claimed Valkyrja full-length involves a story based around a nameless, Viking-era warrior who leaves his woman to impress the Valkyrie on the battlefield so that she may bring him to Valhalla, or to Folkvangr, the home of Freyja, the goddess associated with love, sexuality, beauty, fertility, gold, sorcery, war, and death. One can say the album is also indirectly about women and how they affect men and what men will do to impress and obtain women. Joensen elaborates, “The woman that the warrior leaves may represent the earthly women. Freyja, The Lady Of The Slain, may represent the perfection of women, and the Valkyrie is the link between the two, taking men from earthly to godly women.”

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Straight up I love the idea of this tour because I’ve been a big supporter of Tyr since their very first US Appearance on the also first ever “Pagan Fest”. Now that they’ve dominated our shores a few times, it’s always a welcome thing when they return to pillage once again. Bringing Orphaned Land along is also a great idea since this band blows me away each and every time that I see them in concert or listen to their music. I’ll close up by saying that I am looking forward to seeing GCO once again since they are still rather new to me, but it’s a sound that I highly recommend. If you are considering this tour as something to see then I cannot stress enough that you arrive early enough to see all of the bands. I don’t know much about Aeternam but once the gig rolls around I will address that oversight. What do you fans think about this one? Will you attend? Let me know down in the comments section below.

Official Websites:
Tyr: https://www.facebook.com/tyrband/
Orphaned Land: http://orphaned-land.com/
Ghost Ship Octavius: https://www.facebook.com/GhostShipOctavius/
Aeternam: https://www.facebook.com/aeternam/

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