17 June 2011
Turisas: Announce UK Headline Tour Oct-Nov 2011
After last weekend's boiling set at Download Festival, we proudly announce that TURISAS will return to UK shores as headliners later this year: the upcoming invasion is an extensive 17 date tour, taking place between 27 October and 17 November 2011, supporting the band's latest album “Stand Up and Fight”. The tour will also feature the bands' first ever voyage across the Irish Sea to visit to Dublin and Belfast, it’ll be co-headlining shows with DEVIN TOWNSEND.
Violinist Olli Vänskä: "We did a similar run back in 2008 and it was a massive success. So many international bands only do a 3-4 date tours in the UK, only covering a couple of the major cities: we wanted to dig deeper and played a lot of shows also in smaller towns and cities. The audience seemed really appreciative and we had some super intense shows back then, and I've no doubt that this tour is going to be an exploding experience, too. It's great to be able to return with such a good number of dates!"
The tickets for the tour are on sale starting Friday 17 June (except Irish shows, on sale date TBA). The supporting bands are still TBC, so keep an eye out for a further announcement on supports.
27.10.2011 Brighton - Concorde 2, http://www.seetickets.com
28.10.2011 Bristol - O2 Academy 2, http://www.seetickets.com
29.10.2011 Plymouth - White Rabbit, http://www.seetickets.com
31.10.2011 Norwich - Waterfront, http://www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk
01.11.2011 Glasgow - Garage,
02.11.2011 Newcastle - Northumbria Uni, http://www.seetickets.com
04.11.2011 Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall, http://www.seetickets.com
05.11.2011 Leeds - University Union (Damnation Festival), "http://www.damnationfestival.co.uk/tickets"
07.11.2011 Belfast - Limelight (co-headline with DEVIN TOWNSEND)
08.11.2011 Dublin - Whelans (co-headline with DEVIN TOWNSEND)
09.11.2011 Wrexham - Central Station, http://www.seetickets.com
10.11,2011 Sheffield - Corporation, http://www.seetickets.com
12.11.2011 Cardiff - University SU: The Great Hall 2, http://www.seetickets.com
13.11.2011 Reading - Sub 89,
15.11.2011 Southampton - University: Garden Court, http://www.seetickets.com
16.11.2011 Leicester - Sub 91,
17.11.2011 Manchester - Academy 3, http://www.livenation.co.uk
Don't forget that before this tour, you capital city dwellers can catch TURISAS at London HMV Forum on 11 October where the band is headlining the Heidenfest package tour (http://www.heidenfest.eu/), also featuring label mates FINNTROLL as well as Alestorm and Arkona.
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