Sweden's MARDUK have announced the initial details for their forthcoming World Funeral 2003 Tour, set to kick off in early April in London, U.K.
Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
Apr. 08 - London, UK - Astoria
Apr. 09 - Paris, FRA - La Locomotive
Apr. 10 - Essen, GER - Zeche Carl
Apr. 11 - Wels, AUT - Schlachthof
Apr. 12 - Vienna, AUT - Planet Music
Apr. 13 - Ludwigsburg, GER - Rockfabrik
Apr. 14 - Pratteln, SWI - Z7
Apr. 15 - Milan, ITA - Alcatraz
Apr. 16 - Munich, GER - Babylon
Apr. 17 - Strasbourg, FRA - La laiterie
Apr. 18 - Engelsdorf, GER - Hellraiser
Apr. 19 - Berlin, GER - columbia Halle
Apr. 20 - Antwerpen, BEL - Hof Ter Loo
Apr. 21 - Tilburg, NETH -013
According to the band's official web site, "After the European tour, MARDUK plan to go to places as Mexico, South America, Japan and Australia!! Regarding the USA, MARDUK still haven't got any final answers from the INS. Hopefully we will have all the necessary information at the end of February. Managers and management are constantly working on solving that problem. News will be posted as soon as we get them. There is also a possibility that MARDUK will do some festival appearances during the summer!!"
MARDUK's latest CD, "World Funeral", is due in Europe on Feb. 24 through the group's own Blooddawn Productions. A U.S. release date has yet to be determined. A single, containing one track from the album, "Hearse", and a cover of the POSSESSED classic "Phantasm", will surface in mid-February.