Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, and At The Gates Announce North American Tour
With all of the North American tours that have been announced this year, there hasn’t been a huge influx of straight-up, no-apologies European death metal rolling through the states. But now Viking metal kings Amon Amarth have announced that they’re embarking on a headlining tour this fall, and they’re bringing an awesome line-up of their countrymen with them: arena metallers Arch Enemy, melodeath legends At The Gates, and stoner pagans Grand Magus.
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 19th, at amonamarth.com. The tour starts in September, so fans will have plenty of time to rally their troops and build up their alcohol tolerances.
Make sure to get your face smashed in at one of the dates below:
26 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
27 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
28 Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum
30 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Convention Centre
1 Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle
3 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
4 Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
6 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
7 Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theater
9 Toronto, ON @ Rebel
10 Montreal, QC @ M‑Telus
12 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
13 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
15 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
16 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
18 New Orleans, LA @ The Fillmore
19 Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
20 San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre
22 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
23 Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
25 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
26 Los Angeles, CA @ The Palladium
Discussing Viking culture with us, Amon Amarth frontman Johan Hegg said, “…we’re also trying to build a community for people who are interested in Viking culture and history. We try to share the knowledge we have…to involve other people who have knowledge in these things.
“We did a long interview with Einar Selvik about his work with Wardruna,” continued Hegg. “We’ve done interviews with members of the Vikings cast about their experiences. We’re selling books from authors and rune experts. We’re trying to build a community where people who are interested in Viking culture and history can come and learn stuff. So it’s not only about selling products…[but] creating a sense of understanding and a sense of belonging.”
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