VOLBEAT has announced the support artists, hand selected by the band, as special guests on their European tour, planned for late-summer to early-fall. Finnish masters of melancholic progressive metal, AMORPHIS, have been chosen as special guest on the entire tour as opener.
The VOLBEAT guys are good friends of us and we’ve been talking for years, how nice it would be to tour together”, says Esa Holopainen. “Mike is also huge fan of our »Tales From The Thousand Lakes« era, so he is always keen to hear stories from those ”good old” times. It’s been great to watch their huge success and how the band has taken giant leaps from level to another. Last October they played in Helsinki at Hartwall Arena and Mike asked me to do a guest appearance to one of their songs. He sent me their set list a day before, so it was a really a quick rehearsing that turned out for a great moment to share the stage with the guys. Again then we talked about touring plans and now it really escalated for real. VOLBEAT and their crew are absolutely killer people, so I’m sure it will be great fun with great bands. Pretty massive I would say.”
VOLBEAT w/ AMORPHIS
23.08 D Hamburg – Volkspark (SOLD OUT) #
24.08 D Berlin – Waldbühne #
26.08 DK Copenhagen – Parken (SOLD OUT) ^
28.08 D Mönchengladbach – Sparkassenpark ^
30.08 CH Thun – Stockhorn Arena 01.09 A Graz – Messe Graz ^
03.09 D Schweinfurt – Willy Sachs Stadium #
05.09 NL Eindhoven – Strijp-S ^
07.09 N Oslo – Telenor Arena +
09.09 S Stockholm – Friends Arena +
# – With Special Guest & Amorphis
^ – With Flogging Molly & Amorphis
+ – With Breaking Benjamin & Amorphis
AMORPHIS recently released their new tour edition! The package includes the entire album “Under The Red Cloud” with two bonus songs as well as the live tracks from their special shows (»An Evening With Friends« @ Juhlaviikot – Huvila) in Helsinki, where they have performed a very special setlist with guest musicians and friends.