Sep 052012

Here’s some breaking news that will be of serious interest to fans of Wintersun (and Eluveitie):  The two bands will be joining forces for a 21-date North American tour in late November and December. The tour will begin on November 28 in Tempe, Arizona, and end on December 21 in Boston, and almost half the shows will be in Canada.

This will be Wintersun’s first North American tour, and it will come on the heels of the band’s Time I album. Wintersun’s Jari  Mäenpää says, “We’ve had lots of requests from the fans before, but finally we are able to come there and kick some ass with new material from the Time I album and of course play the old stuff too! Hope to see you guys there. Let´s make it special!”

The tour will also include the German pagan metal band Varg.

I won’t make special mention that the tour is stopping in Seattle, because that would be self-centered and boorish. The full schedule is after the jump.


11/28/12  910 Live – Tempe, AZ
11/29/12 The Roxy Theater – Hollywood, CA
11/30/12 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
12/01/12 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
12/02/12 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
12/03/12 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
12/05/12 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
12/06/12 Republik – Calgary, AB – CANADA
12/07/12 Louis’ Pub – Saskatoon, SK – CANADA
12/08/12 West End Cultural Centre – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
12/09/12 Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN
12/11/12 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
12/12/12 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
12/13/12 The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
12/14/12 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON – CANADA
12/15/12 Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
12/16/12 Imperial – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
12/18/12 Water Street Music Hall (at The Club) – Rochester, NY
12/19/12 Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA
12/20/12 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
12/21/12 Royale Boston – Boston, MA


  1. I think I speak for everyone when I say:

  2. Why do all these awesome European bands avoid Florida? I mean besides the fact that it’s a hot sweaty anus.

    • My guess is that 99% of the time when people say they were drinking something, and either choked on it, ejected it through their noise, or sprayed it all over their computer screen when seeing something funny, it’s just a figure of speech. All those things just happened to me, no lie. And it was scotch whiskey, too. That shit really burns in the nose. And when mixed with mucus, it’s really hard to clean off a laptop screen.

  3. I moved out to this island from Omaha, where virtually no good metal shows venture closer than an 8 hr drive. It’s so good to be back in the Seattle area. As of this weekend, I will have seen Korpiklaani twice, Moonsorrow, Paradise Lost, Behemoth, Watain, Marduk, and Speedwolf. And now, Wintersun! Jesus, that’s the icing on the cake. All in the space of a year. So much win.

    • I know we’re making other less fortunate people sick by talking about this, but it’s really hard to beat Seattle if you’re a fan of live metal. The city is just big enough to get a big percentage of national tours (helped by the its west coast location), but small enough that you get to see prominent bands in small venues. Plus, there are a lot of talented local/regional bands. And when you throw in the proximity to Portland and Vancouver, there are even more options.

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