As previously reported, Swiss Metallers ELUVEITIE and Finnish badasses WINTERSUN, will co-headline a North American tour this Winter along with German Pagan Metal band VARG! The highly anticipated tour will commemorate ELUVEITIE's 10th anniversary and will also be WINTERSUN’s introduction to the North American land.
Here is the OFFICIAL trailer for this phenomenal tour:
ELUVEITIE, WINTERSUN, VARG North American tour:
11/28/12: 910 Live – Tempe, AZ
11/29/12: The Roxy Theater – Hollywood, CA
11/30/12: Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
12/01/12: Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
12/02/12: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
12/03/12: Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
12/05/12: Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
12/06/12: Republik – Calgary, AB – CANADA
12/07/12: Louis’ Pub – Saskatoon, SK – CANADA
12/08/12: West End Cultural Centre – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
12/09/12: Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN
12/11/12: Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
12/12/12: Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
12/13/12: The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
12/14/12: Mavericks – Ottawa, ON – CANADA
12/15/12: Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
12/16/12: Imperial – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
12/18/12: Water Street Music Hall (at The Club) – Rochester, NY
12/19/12: Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA
12/20/12: Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
12/21/12: Royale Boston – Boston, MA
As previously reported, ELUVEITIE has announced that they have parted ways with guitarist Simeon Koch after eight years.
Commented the band in a collective statement: "Sime was thinking about this since quite a long time already and finally decided to take this step. He will set about some new goals in his life — both vocational and familial — which will make it impossible for him to play in a touring band.
"We'd like to make you aware of two special shows: Sime will share the stage with us as special guest on the 20th of September in the Kofmehl (Solothurn, CH) and on the 29th of December in the Eulachhalle (Eluveitie & Friends festival, Winterthur, CH)! Don't miss it!
"At the same time it's about time to introduce you to the man who will follow in Sime's footsteps! His name is Rafael Salzmann [pictured below] and he will play the upcoming tours with us as a live session guitarist.