Wintersun Announces Headlining US Tour

Here’s a powerful package to check out, it seems that Wintersun is coming back for a headlining run of the US. Since the press release addresses some of the items I was going to bring up, I will leave it at this and say check out the poster, press copy and dates. I’ll return at the close to offer up some additional thoughts.

Tour - Wintersun - 2013

The Press Release:
After several sold-out shows last year on their inaugural North American co-headlining tour with ELUVEITIE, Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN will return to our shores once again for a headlining tour this August/September sponsored by MetalSucks! Joining them are Italian symphonic death metal champions FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, melodic tech-death kings ARSIS and up-and-comers STARKILL.

Commented the band:

“We’re thrilled to return to North America for a full-scale headliner tour in August and September! It will be our first longer own headlining tour ever and this time, without any setlist length limitations, we’ll be able to offer the North American crowds a special show – representing both the Wintersun and TIME I albums. There might also be some surprises in the setlist as well…We are really looking forward to sharing the live magic with YOU, all the fans out there!”

The Tour Dates:
08/06/13: Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
08/07/13: Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
08/08/13: New York, NY – Irving Plaza
08/09 /13: Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
08/10/13: Montreal, QC – HEAVY MTL FESTIVAL
08/11/13: Toronto, ON – The Opera House
08/13/13: Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
08/14/13: Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
08/15/13: Chicago, IL – House of Blues
08/16/13: Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
08/17/13: Eau Clair, WI – The Oxford
08/18/13: Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
08/19/13: Regina, SK – Riddel Center @ UoR
08/20/13: Edmonton, AB – Starlight Room
08/21/13: Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
08/23/13: Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
08/24/13: Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
08/25/13: San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
08/26/13: West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
08/27/13: Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
08/28/13: San Diego, CA – House of Blues
08/29/13: Tempe, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
08/31/13: Dallas, TX – House of Blues
09/01/13: Houston, TX – House of Blues
09/03/13: Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
09/04/13: Orlando, FL – House of Blues
09/05/13: Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
09/06/13: Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore

WINTERSUN scanned 3,870 copies of their new album Time I in its first week of sales in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album debuted at No. 109 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart, making it their highest first week sales yet! Time I was released on October 22, 2012 in North America via Nuclear Blast.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Having witnessed Wintersun in concert on that last go round I have to say that you readers need to witness the power of this band on the live stage. They really put on a fantastic show and speaking of a show, its without question that Fleshgod Apocalypse impress me time and time again. If you are finding yourself into Symphonic stuff, then Fleshgod is worth checking out. Arsis never fails to deliver and Starkill are still rather new to me but I like what they are all about. The tour stops in my region of NYC very early in the run so I am thinking that the levels of energy will be at an all-time high for the fans. Considering it’s been a long time in getting here for Wintersun (well, outside of those last few gigs last year) you better get yourself a ticket and don’t risk missing out. This is the kind of package where you must see all of the bands as well because each one is going to impress you. What do you readers think of the tour? Let me know in the comments section below.

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