Norwegian symphonic black metal band DIMMU BORGIR have tapped fellow countrymen ENSLAVED and SAHG to support them on the first leg of their headlining "Darkness Reborn World Tour".
Commented DIMMU BORGIR guitarist/songwriter Silenoz: "Parts of the European trek on our 'Darkness Reborn World Tour' will come in support from our friends in ENSLAVED and SAHG!
"We're excited to share the stage with these great bands and finally again be able to perform new material for our fans, old and new alike!"
The members of ENSLAVED said in a statement: "We are glad to confirm that we have been invited to do direct support on DIMMU BORGIR's European tour in September and October.
"We are delighted to announce these dates as the opening of ENSLAVED's touring for our new album, 'Axioma Ethica Odini'. It will be great to be touring with another Norwegian band. High spirits should be a guaranteed; we're looking forward to this one!"
SAHG added: "This tour will prove that nothing exceeds Norwegian metal! SAHG is proud to be in this line-up of Norway's deadliest, with DIMMU BORGIR and ENSLAVED. We can't wait to perform the songs from our brand new album, 'Sahg III', to the European audience for the very first time."
DIMMU BORGIR tour dates:
Sep. 19 - HMH, Amsterdam, NE (with KORN)
Sep. 20 - Bataclan, Paris, FR (with ENSLAVED and SAHG)
Sep. 21 - Forum, London, U.K. (with ENSLAVED and SAHG)
Sep. 23 - Eishalle Seutweg, Winterthur, CH (with KORN)
Sep. 24 - Zenith, Munich, DE (with KORN)
Sep. 26 - Gasometer, Vienna, AT (with KORN)
Sep. 27 - Alcatraz, Milan, IT
Sep. 28 - Boogaloo Club, Zagreb, CRO
Sep. 30 - Den Atelier, Luxembourg, LU
Oct. 01 - Ancienne Belgique, BE (with KORN)
Oct. 02 - Rosengarten, Mannheim, DE (with KORN)
Oct. 03 - Palladium, Cologne, DE (with KORN)
Oct. 05 - Haus-Auensee, Leipzig, DE (with KORN)
Oct. 06 - C-Halle, Berlin, DE (with KORN)
Oct. 07 - Progresja, Warsaw, PL (with ENSLAVED and SAHG)
Oct. 08 - Studio, Krakow, PL (with ENSLAVED and SAHG)
Oct. 09 - KD Vltavaska, Prague, CZ (with ENSLAVED and SAHG)
Oct. 11 - Vega, Copenhagen, DK (with ENSLAVED and SAHG)
Oct. 12 - Arenan, Stockholm, SE (with ENSLAVED and SAHG)
Oct. 14 - Pakkahoune, Tampere, FI (with ENSLAVED and SAHG)
Oct. 15 - House Of Culture, Helsinki, FI (with ENSLAVED and SAHG)
Oct. 17 - Tragarn, Gothenburg, SE (with ENSLAVED and SAHG)
Oct. 18 - Sentrum Scene, Oslo, NO (with ENSLAVED and SAHG)
DIMMU BORGIR's ninth studio album, "Abrahadabra", will be released in Germany on September 24, in the rest of Europe on September 27, and in North America on October 12 via Nuclear Blast Records.