Finnish metal icons Amorphis highly-successfully unleashed their new album, “Halo” (#1 of the Finnish and #3 of the German album chart etc.) on February 11th, 2022, through Atomic Fire and today the sextet are pleased to unveil additional dates for their 2022 European co-headlining tour alongside Swiss Celts in Eluveitie in Switzerland, Spain, Finland, Austria as well as Czechia.
But that’s not all: both bands — while jumping from stage to stage of the biggest summer festivals — can even announce that no less than Gothenburg, Sweden’s melodic death metal pioneers Dark Tranquillity and German melodic death/doom outfit Nailed To Obscurity will be accompanying them as special guests in November/December.
While formers have already been haunting the clubs of the continent in support of their current “pandemic” offering “Moment” (2020) with Finnish folk metallers Ensiferum in April/May 2022, latters are working on their fifth full-length whose first appetizer was released in the form of new single, “Liquid Mourning” in January. That’s why fans shouldn’t only be excited to witness strong performances but especially to hear new material from all four bands. More than enough reasons to not miss out on these shows: so what have you been waiting for? Get your tickets NOW! The final itinerary can be found below.
Amorphis guitarist Esa Holopainen comments: “We’re happy to announce the remaining shows of our European co-headlining tour with Eluveitie. Both bands have shared the same stages at festivals in the past and it’s a great pleasure to do a whole tour together now. Eluveitie founder Chrigel Glanzmann has even played on our ’Under the Red Cloud’ and ’Queen of Time’ albums, so the musical bondage is absolutely perfect. After our friends from Dark Tranquillity and Nailed To Obscurity have been confirmed for this tour, it’s needless to say that this line-up is beyond epic. Get yer tickets, folks”!
Eluveitie front-man Chrigel adds: “It hasn’t exactly become lighter in this world lately. Nonetheless, there are still pleasant and joyful news: we can’t wait to finally start touring again after more than two really weird years. It almost feels unreal! As if this wasn’t enough, we’re super stoked to announce the complete line-up for this tour which is definitely one of the coolest packages of our entire career. Being on the road together with dear friends and some of our personal all-time favourite bands: that’s really just more than I expected – we can’t wait to see you all again”!
States Dark Tranquillity’s Mikael Stanne: “We are super excited to announce that we will be going out on the road together with our friends Amorphis, Eluveitie and Nailed To Obscurity this winter. To tour such an amazing package will be the perfect cure for the winter blues. You will not want to miss this! See you out there”!
East Frisians Nailed To Obscurity conclude: “After having played shows in the US and a few also in Europe earlier this year already, we are hungrier than ever to get back on the road as soon as possible. We are super stoked that it will even be in this same year that we get the chance to return to the European stages – and what hell of a line-up that is! We are honored to be a part of this and can’t wait to meet all the amazing people and friends from the other bands and crews and everyone out there who is going to come out to enjoy this fantastic tour package. See you all soon”!
European Tour Dates 2022:
10.11. CH Zurich – Komplex 457 (New Date)
11.11. DE Filderstadt – FILharmonie
13.11. IT Trezzo sull’Adda (MI) – Live Club
15.11. FR Toulouse – Le Bikini
16.11. ES Madrid – Sala La Riviera (New Date)
17.11. ES Barcelona – Sala Razzmatazz (New Date)
18.11. FR Lyon – Le Radiant-Bellevue
19.11. FR Paris – L’Olympia
20.11. FR Lille – L’Aéronef
22.11. IE Dublin – The Academy
23.11. GB Glasgow – Queen Margaret Union
24.11. GB Manchester – O2 Ritz
25.11. GB London – O2 Forum Kentish Town
26.11. BE Brussels – Ancienne Belgique
27.11. NL Tilburg – 013
29.11. DK Copenhagen – Amager Bio
30.11. NO Oslo – Sentrum Scene
01.12. SE Stockholm – Fållan
03.12. FI Helsinki – Black Box (Helsingin Jäähalli) (New Date)
05.12. PL Warsaw – Progresja
06.12. DE Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt
07.12. AT Vienna – Gasometer (New Date)
09.12. DE Munich – Zenith
10.12. DE Leipzig – Felsenkeller
11.12. CZ Zlín – Datart Hala (New Date)
12.12. HU Budapest – Barba Negra
14.12. DE Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
15.12. LU Esch-sur-Alzette – Rockhal
16.12. DE Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
17.12. DE Hamburg – Zeltphilharmonie
Amorphis Live Shows 2022:
21.07. FI Turku – Logomon Terassikesä
29.07. FI Kuopio – Kuopiorock
05.08. FI Pori – Porispere
06.08. FI Himos – Himos Metal Festival
19.08. DE Dinkelsbuhl – Summer Breeze Open Air
09.09. FI Naantali – Naantalin Kaivohuone
10./11.09. FI Helsinki – Radio Rock Cruise
17.09. FI Ikaalinen – Ikaalinen Spa Areena
Order “Halo” and other Amorphis records as well as merchandise from the Atomic Fire Records Web Shop, here.