ARCTURUS: European Tour Dates Announced

ARCTURUS will be teaming up with RED HARVEST (Oct. 1-16) and KILL THE THRILL (Oct. 17-28) for the "Shipwrecked In Europe 2005" tour beginning in early November. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Sep. 24 - Rockefeller - Oslo, NOR
Oct. 01 - KB - Malmö, SWE
Oct. 02 - Markthalle - Hamburg, GER
Oct. 04 - La Locomotive - Paris, FRA
Oct. 05 - Underworld - London, UK
Oct. 06 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK
Oct. 07 - Patronaat - Haarlem, NETH
Oct. 08 - Goudvishal - Arnhem, NETH
Oct. 09 - 013 - Tilburg, NETH
Oct. 11 - Backstage - Munchen, GER
Oct. 12 - Rock Cafe - Praha, CZR
Oct. 13 - Planet Music - Vienna, AUT
Oct. 14 - Thunder Roadhouse - Codeville, ITA
Oct. 15 - El Cabbia - Bassano Del Grappa, ITA
Oct. 16 - Al Usine - Geneva, SWI
Oct. 17 - Le Porteil Coucou - Marseille, FRA
Oct. 19 - Ninkasi - Lyon, FRA
Oct. 20 - Mephisto - Barcelona, SPA
Oct. 21 - Musicalia - Alicant, SPA
Oct. 22 – TBA - Madrid, SPA
Oct. 23 - Trunk - Iru, SPA
Oct. 24 - UBU - Rennes, FRA
Oct. 26 - Zeche Carl - Essen, GER
Oct. 27 - Musicodrome - Hasselt, BEL
Oct. 28 - Stengade - København, DEN
Oct. 29 - Prisma - Våsterås, SWE

ARCTURUS' new album, "Sideshow Symphonies", is scheduled for release on September 20 via Season Of Mist (one day earlier internationally).

ARCTURUS, whose current lineup includes DIMMU BORGIR bassist Simen Hestnaes (a.k.a. ICS Vortex, ex-BORKNAGAR, LAMENTED SOULS) on lead vocals, are planning to film a live DVD at their September 24, 2005 concert at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway.

Hestnaes' first appearance back with ARCTURUS took place at the Inferno Festival kick-off event at the Underworld in London on January 27.

Hestnaes had previously performed vocals on three tracks and written the lyrics for one song on ARCTURUS' 1997 album, "La Masquerade Infernale".

ARCTURUS announced in January that vocalist Øyvind Hægeland (SPIRAL ARCHITECT) had left the group. No reason was given for his departure.

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