Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI will return to the U.S. for a 25-date tour dubbed "The Wayfarer" in October and November. Russian pagan/folk metallers ARKONA will be joining them as direct support act.
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Oct. 31 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall (buy tickets)
Nov. 01 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre (buy tickets)
Nov. 02 - Québec, QC - Impérial Bell
Nov. 03 - Montréal, QC - Corona Theatre
Nov. 04 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club Theatre (buy tickets)
Nov. 05 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge (buy tickets)
Nov. 06 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity (buy tickets)
Nov. 07 - Winnipeg, MB - The Park Theatre
Nov. 08 - Regina, SK - The Exchange
Nov. 09 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room (buy tickets)
Nov. 10 - Calgary, AB - Marquee Beer Market (buy tickets)
Nov. 12 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre (buy tickets)
Nov. 13 - Seattle, WA - El Corazón
Nov. 14 - Portland, OR - Bossanova Ballroom
Nov. 15 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore (buy tickets)
Nov. 16 - Sacramento, CA - Holy Diver (buy tickets)
Nov. 17 - San Diego, CA - Aztec Theatre (buy tickets)
Nov. 18 - Los Angeles, CA - Regent Threater DTLA (buy tickets)
Nov. 19 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom (buy tickets)
Nov. 20 - [to be announced]
Nov. 21 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues (buy tickets)
Nov. 23 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Nov. 24 - Richmond, VA - Capital Ale House
Nov. 25 - Philadelphia, PA- Theatre of Living Arts (buy tickets)
Nov. 26 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage (buy tickets)
KORPIKLAANI's new studio album, "Kulkija" ("Wanderer"), will be released on September 7 via Nuclear Blast.
With 14 tracks and a total running time of over 71 minutes, "Kulkija" is the group's longest album to date. Working with producer Janne Saksa for the first time, the album was recorded at Petrax Studio (Hollola, Finland) and mixed at Sound Supreme Studios (Hämeenlinna, Finland). Mastering duties were handled by renowned engineer Svante Forsbäck (RAMMSTEIN). The cover was designed by Jan Yrlund (BATTLE BEAST, MANOWAR), who has already created several artworks for previous albums and singles for the band.
Founding member Jonne Järvelä commented: "We've never been as satisfied with a final result as we are with 'Kulkija'. We tried to keep it very natural. Like the wanderer, this album is a journey, one that makes you feel good."
Accordionist Sami Perttula added: "'Kulkija' isn't just a collection of songs, it's a 'real' album with a unique atmosphere guiding the listeners through a long journey. All songs were well prepared in advance and nothing needed to be arranged in the studio. Tuomas [fiddle] and I had lots of space to develop and play the folk arrangements."
Photo credit: Peero Lakanen