Norway's TRISTANIA has issued the following update:
"For the first time in the band's history, TRISTANIA is going touring in Asia. The historic events will happen in the end of July 2011, starting off in Beijing on July 22nd and including all in all five shows in China and Taiwan.
"The band is extremely thankful for being given the chance to tour in Asia for the very first time. It is going to be something to remember for the rest of our lives, and we cannot wait to meet up with our Asian fans."
"2011 is promising to be a very active year for the band, with shows in Tel Aviv and Istanbul during the first few months, Mexico and Wave Gotik Treffen in June, Asia in July, and the Out Of The Darkness European Tour in September/October."
Commented singer Kjetil Nordhus: "We have put in an extreme amount of hard work the last few years, and we're now seeing the effects. The atmosphere in the TRISTANIA camp anno 2011 is very, very good."
TRISTANIA's Asian tour dates:
July 22 - Beijing, China - MAO Live House
July 23 - Shanghai, China - MAO Live House
July 24 - Guangzhou, China - 191 Space
July 27 - Hong Kong, China - Hidden Agenda
July 29 - Taipei, Taiwan - The Wall
"Year Of The Rat", the new video from TRISTANIA, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's sixth album, "Rubicon", which was released in August 2010 via Austria's Napalm Records.
TRISTANIA in 2007 announced the addition of Italian singer Mariangela "Mary" Demurtas to the group's ranks. Guitarist Gyri Losnegrd was added to the lineup in 2008.
The band's previous album, "Illumination", was released in January 2007 via SPV. The CD was recorded at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany with producer Waldemar Sorychta (LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT, GRIP INC.).
"Year Of The Rat" video: