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02 March 2020
Borknagar: announce "True North" European Tour!
Borknagar:  announce "True North" European Tour!
Norway's avant-garde Black Metal pioneers and innovators BORKNAGAR continue to promote their 11th and much acclaimed studio album, "True North", released last Fall via Century Media Records...

Next to the previously announced tour across North America for next month, BORKNAGAR are now proud to announce an upcoming headlining run all over Europe for November-December 2020 with support by Saor and Cân Bardd. Here are the dates:

BORKNAGAR, Saor & Cân Bardd - European Tour:
21.11.2020 Warsaw (Poland) - Hydrozagadka
22.11.2020 Krakow (Poland) - Kwadrat
23.11.2020 Prague (Czech Republic) - Futurum
24.11.2020 Leipzig (Germany) - UT Connewitz
25.11.2020 Hamburg (Germany) - Logo
26.11.2020 Essen (Germany) - Turock
27.11.2020 Antwerpen (Belgium) - Kavka
28.11.2020 London (UK) - The Garage
29.11.2020 Sheffield (UK) - HRH Viking Fest
01.12.2020 Paris (France) - Petit Bain
02.12.2020 Toulouse (France) - Le Rex
03.12.2020 Madrid (Spain) - Caracol
04.12.2020 Barcelona (Spain) - Bóveda
05.12.2020 Lyon (France) - CCO Villeurbanne
06.12.2020 Parma (Italy) - Campus Industry Music
07.12.2020 Monthey (Switzerland) - Pont Rouge
08.12.2020 Stuttgart (Germany) - Im Wizemann
09.12.2020 Munich (Germany) - Backstage
10.12.2020 Vienna (Austria) - Viper Room
11.12.2020 Weinheim (Germany) - Café Central
12.12.2020 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) - Eindhoven Metal Meeting

BORKNAGAR's Oystein G. Brun commented about the tour as follows: "We are truly proud and excited to finally announce the "True North" European tour 2020. With our fellow adventurers in Saor and Cân Bardd, we set sail in Wasaw on November 21st in order to head out for a journey that bring us throughout the whole of Europe, including two dates in the UK. And for the record, last time we played in UK was in 1998...22 years ago! Needless to say that we are very much looking forward to this tour and hope to see all our friends, fans and associates join in on the "True North" adventure across Europe!"

And here is a list of all other upcoming dates already announced for BORKNAGAR for this year:

BORKNAGAR with Rotting Christ, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams & Imperial Triumphant
"Devastation on the Nation" North American Tour
With Rotting Christ, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams and Imperial Triumphant
19.03.2020 Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone
20.03.2020 Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
21.03.2020 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
22.03.2020 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
24.03.2020 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
25.03.2020 Denver, CO @ The Roxy Theater
26.03.2020 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
27.03.2020 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
28.03.2020 Chicago, IL @ Reggies - Sold out!
29.03.2020 Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
31.03.2020 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
01.04.2020 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
02.04.2020 Quebec City, QC @ Le D'Auteuil
03.04.2020 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar - Second show added!
04.04.2020 Manchester, NH @ Jewel
05.04.2020 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
06.04.2020 Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall
07.04.2020 Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlies
08.04.2020 Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
09.04.2020 Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
10.04.2020 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
11.04.2020 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell)
13.04.2020 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
14.04.2020 Fort Worth, TX @ Rail Club Live
15.04.2020 Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
16.04.2020 El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar
17.04.2020 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
18.04.2020 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
19.04.2020 Los Angeles, CA @ 1720

BORKNAGAR - Live 2020:
08.05.2020 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Amager Bio / Nordic Noise
17.-20.06.2020 Nummijärvi (Finland) - Nummirock Metal Festival
21.06.2020 Clisson (France) - Hellfest
30.07-01.08.2020 Wacken (Germany) - Wacken Open Air - Sold Out!
06.08.2020 Pula (Croatia) - Headbanger's Holiday
07.08.2020 Obermehler (Germany) - Party.San Open Air
08.08.2020 Leeuwarden (The Netherlands) - Into The Grave
14.08.2020 Borre (Norway) - Midgardsblot Festival
29.08.2020 Thessaloniki (Greece) - Eightball
30.08.2020 Athens (Greece) - Kyttaro

And more dates are to be announced soon...

Check out the singles launched for BORKNAGAR’s “True North” album, which was once again mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Kreator, etc.) at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden, here:

“The Fire That Burns”: https://youtu.be/qMQyeyW2ZhI
“Up North”: https://youtu.be/NAKWe0DkBsE
“Voices” video: https://youtu.be/ksAcIrO1pHc

Next to the Digital Download and the LP version, “True North” is available in Europe as limited CD Digipak (+2 additional bonus tracks) in its first pressing run. You can order “True North” here: https://Borknagar.lnk.to/TrueNorth
An album unboxing clip is here: https://youtu.be/D3zehTP6gjc

"True North" has been receiving raving reviews in the media and was elected "Album of the month" by publications like Metal Hammer (Germany), Legacy (Germany) or also Scream (Norway). The album also scored several international sales chart rankings upon release as follows: Germany: #31, Switzerland: #34, Finland: #42, Austria: #56, Sweden (Physical Albums): #46, USA (Billboard Heatseekers): #12, USA (Billboard Hard Rock): #22 as well as ITunes Charts: Canada: #70, Italy: #77, Germany: #86 and Finland: #94.

BORKNAGAR line-up, from left to right:
Øystein G. Brun - Clean and Electric Guitars
Lars A. Nedland - Keys & Vocals
I.C.S. Vortex - Bass & Vocals
Jostein Thomassen - Lead Guitars
Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow - Drums