The first wave of tickets for the recently announced EMPEROR concerts will go on sale Monday, January 22 exclusively via Enter the Vault. Bring your browser to www.enterthevault.com for pricing and availability. General tickets will go on sale via Ticketmaster and normal ticket agencies/box offices beginning February 1.
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After triumphantly headlining the annual Wacken Open Air festival and four capacity performances in America last summer, EMPEROR yesterday announced its return to the United States for three encore performances this spring. Guitarist Samoth noted, "The shows last summer were very successful and we had an amazing turn out and support from all the fans. It was also a bit stressful because of the embassy hassle that we unfortunately had to endure. All visas are in order and the band will appear in its full command." The dates are as follows:
May 30 - The Metro, Chicago, IL
Jun. 01 – B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, NY
Jun. 03 - Key Club, Los Angeles, CA
EMPEROR's guitar tabulature book, "Scattered Ashes: A Decade of Emperial Wrath", will be released officially in the U.S. Tuesday, January 23. The limited-edition 132-page oversized book (with bonus CD) featuring foreword and transcriptions by vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn contains original tabs for thirteen EMPEROR classics featured on the band's 2003 two-CD compilation of the same name; a collection of previously unavailable recordings, live and studio/demo outtakes. The book is available now via Candlelight's official U.S. webstore.