No, we’re not re-starting our seemingly endless series on Finnish metal. This is just a heads-up that the second installment of THE FINNISH METAL TOUR is on the horizon. The first installment last year was one of the best shows we saw in 2010, and the next one is already causing near-sexual forms of arousal here at NCS.
Okay, maybe that was too much information. Let’s just say we’re looking forward to the new tour and leave it at that.
Here’s the arousing line-up: Finntroll, Ensiferum, Barren Earth, and Rotten Sound.
Up above is a video trailer for the tour hosted by keyboardist Kasper Mårtenson (ex-Amorphis) and guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö (Kreator) of Barren Earth. And in case your eyes cross as you try to read the dates and places as they scroll across the bottom of the video, we’ve got the full schedule after the jump.
Be still my beating . . . heart.
The dates and places are as follows:
- 1/31 Orlando, FL The Club at Firestone
- 2/1 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
- 2/2 Louisville, KY Headliner’s Music Hall
- 2/3 Tulsa, OK Marquee
- 2/4 Austin, TX Emo’s Alternative Lounging
- 2/5 Dallas, TX Ridglea Theater
- 2/6 Amarillo, TX The War Legion Underground
- 2/7 Tempe, AZ Clubhouse
- 2/8 Los Angeles, CA Key Club
- 2/9 Ramona, CA Ramona Mainstage
- 2/10 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
- 2/11 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
- 2/12 Seattle, WA El Corazon
- 2/14 Calgary, AB The Republik
- 2/15 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
- 2/16 Regina, SK The Exchange
- 2/18 Minneapolis, MN Station 4
- 2/19 Chicago, IL Reggie Rock Club
- 2/20 Detroit, MI Blondie’s
- 2/21 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
- 2/22 Toronto, ON Opera House
- 2/23 Quebec City, QC Imperial de Quebec
- 2/24 Montreal, QC Metropolis
- 2/25 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall
- 2/26 New York City, NY The Gramercy Theatre
- 2/27 Worcester, MA The Palladium
- 3/1 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
- 3/2 West Springfield, VA Jaxx
- 3/3 Charlotte, NC The Casbah
- 3/4 Raleigh, NC Volume 11