Most Raucous Tour of 2012: PaganFest!

 

“Ahoy there, fuckwads
and gobshites.”

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement on the lineup
of this year’s Bonnaroo, the metal community counters with an offer ya can’t
refuse: the 2012 installment of PaganFest America – what some are already
calling “the most raucous tour package of the year. Headeliners Turisas (from Finland) will be joined by Scotland’s Alestorm,
Russia’s Arkona and America’s
Huntress for a slash-and-burn sojourn across the country of epic international
proportions. See full list of dates, below.

 

ALESTORM frontman Christopher Bowes had the following to say
about PaganFest America Part III: “Ahoy there, fuckwads and gobshites. Am
I allowed to say ‘fuckwad’? Who cares… Anyway, just giving all you North
American types a reminder to get your shit-proof pants on, ‘cos I’m confident
that the upcoming PaganFest America tour is gonna make you
all crap yourselves with joy. ALESTORM are gonna be onstage every night
out-partying and out-drinking everyone there, especially all you Viking
lightweights! You wanna take that challenge? Then get your asses down to a show
and show us you’re better!” Adds ARKONA vocalist Masha “Scream”
Arhipova, “We saw that you, our North American fans, know and support us;
we saw that you know and love our songs; we saw that you want us to come again.
That’s why we decided to come back to North America,
after our amazing tour with Korpiklaaini, to play again for you!”
Adds HUNTRESS vocalist Jill Janus, “HUNTRESS is thrilled to join the
PaganFest America tour this year! We’re honored to share the stage with
Turisas, ALESTORM, and ARKONA. This is our first festival tour before our debut
album is released Spring/Summer 2012 on NAPALM RECORDS. Being true pagans ourselves,
we shall enjoy all the hedonistic revelry PaganFest brings!”

 

3/29 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
3/30 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
3/31 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
4/1 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda **PaganFest with EX DEO**
4/2 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House **PaganFest with EX DEO**
4/3 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
4/4 – Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s
4/5 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
4/6 – Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
4/7 – Louisville, KY @ Vernon Club
4/8 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
4/9 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/11 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
4/12 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
4/13 – Denver, CO @ The Marquis
4/15 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
4/16 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
4/17 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
4/18 – West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
4/19 – Tempe, AZ @ 910 Live

 

 

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