Arkona Mounts First U.S. Tour

 

Not every day you get
a dose of pagan folk metal…

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Russian pagan folk-metalliers Arkona will be touring North America for the first time, first as headliners and
then as direct support to Nuclear Blast recording artists Korpiklaani.
Supporting their brand-new  album Slovo (Napalm), the band will begin a
string of headlining Canadian dates on November 11th and then join up with
Korpiklaani on the 25th, as they enter the United
States, and then finally conclude back in Canada
on December 18th.

 

In a
prepared statement by the band: “After
a long absence due to endless touring worldwide and recording a new album,
‘Slovo,’ ARKONA tours North America for the first time. Again and again,
traveling thousands of miles and visiting dozens and dozens of cities, ARKONA
brings the ‘Word’ – or ‘Slovo,’ in Russian – to every soul which respects the
legacy of their ancestors and those still-sleeping hearts which are still alive
with the will of our fathers. After more than 300 concerts, two years of hard
work went into our new creation ‘Slovo,’ which has received positive reviews
worldwide, thus giving the group the ability to rise one more step up.
Moreover, this tour will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the group,
which means that in addition to the presentation of new songs from the album
‘Slovo,’ you will get to hear classic songs from all ARKONA albums. By
tradition, ARKONA invites all brothers and sisters to a grand celebration!”

 

 

 

Tour Dates:

 

November 11 – Montreal, QC @ Théatre Plaza*
November 12 – Toronto, ON @ WreckRoom*
November 13 – London, ON @ Music Hall*
November 14 – Ottawa, ON @ Maverick*
November 16 – Quebec City, QC @ Bar l’agité*
NOvember 17 – Sherbrooke, QC @ Bar le Magog*
November 18 – Drummonville, QC @ Salle Gaston Mandeville*
November 19 – Saint-Hyacinthe, QC @ Bar le Thrash*
November 25 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
November 26 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
November 27 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
November 29 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theater
November 30 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
December 01 – Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
December 02 – Calgary, AB @ The Distillery
December 03 – Vancouver, BC @ TBA
December 04 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
December 05 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
December 06 – Oakland, CA @ The Pound
December 07 – Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
December 08 – Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
December 10 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
December 11 – New Orleans, LA @ The Hangar
December 12 – Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
December 13 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
December 14 – Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
December 15 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
December 16 – Reading, PA @ The Reverb
December 17 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
December 18 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Theater

 

* = ARKONA headlining

 

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