Folk metal act Eluveitie have announced they plan to return to North America in 2020. The first show will kick off on September 21 in West Palm Beach Florida, and the band will then play a series of shows throughout the fall wrapping up on October 25 in Houston Texas.
Frontman Chrigel Glanzmann comments;
It’s been way too fucking long and it felt just great to finally come to North America in September and October last year! But that simply was not enough! Our last studio album “Ategnatos” perhaps was our most intuitional album and it definitely marked one of our most creative stages ever. And our last 12 months – the first half of the ATEGNATOS WORLD TOUR cycle – also manifested that: We were constantly evolving ourselves, refining our performance, reinventing our shows!
And in that sense – and that spirit! – we cannot wait to come back to North America and to fucking prove every single word of that! Our music is our lives, the stage is where we belong and YOU ALL are the ones to give us the chance to do what we love! It’s time to give back what we can! So don’t miss this – we’ll all share unforgettable moments!
Ticket presales are now open, with more announcements set to be made later including what other bands will be joining them for the tour.
Eluveitie’s latest album release ‘Ategnatos’ was chosen as Folk N Metals ‘Best Folk Metal Album” of 2019.
ELUVEITIE North American Tour Dates:
Sep 21 – West Palm Beach, FL – Kelsey Theater
Sep 22 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
Sep 23 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sep 24 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Sep 25 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Sep 26 – Reading, PA – Reverb
Sep 28 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theater
Sep 29 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theater
Sep 30 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial
Oct 1 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda
Oct 2 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Oct 3 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
Oct 4 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
Oct 6 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
Oct 7 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
Oct 8 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
Oct 9 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
Oct 10 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
Oct 11 – Calgary, AB – The Palace
Oct 13 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
Oct 14 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune
Oct 15 – Portland, OR – Bossanova
Oct 16 – San Jose, CA – The Ritz
Oct 17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
Oct 18 – Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
Oct 19 – Tempe, AZ – Club Red
Oct 21 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
Oct 23 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
Oct 24 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
Oct 25 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
Recordings of Ategnatos took place in their beloved New Sound Studio with their engineer of choice Tommy Vetterli. “Yet it was radically different as we only had four weeks to record this time around – as compared to the eight weeks we had for Origins.” By taking mixing duties to the skilled hand of renowned studio wizard Jens Bogren in his Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden, ELUVEITIE returned to the very spot where they mixed their now legendary Slania album more than ten years ago.
With Ategnatos, the dedicated nine-piece not only worked with a real string quartet (a premiere!) and granted Fabienne Erni’s sublime mastery of the harp the room it deserved; they also undertook a holistic upgrade resulting in some of the most catchy, most aggressive or most epic tunes the Swiss Metal nobility has ever offered.