Concert hall tour in Finland
In April, Amorphis will perform at several classical concert halls in major Finnish towns. The band wants to offer its fans a chance of hearing Amorphis in an environment very different from the usual. After the recent tours abroad, the concert hall tour means charting an entirely new territory.
Esa Holopainen sheds some light on what is to be expected: “The shows will include songs we have not played in a long time as well as acoustic arrangements of our better-known tunes. However, it is not going to be a completely acoustic set. We have toured full power for quite a few years now, and with this concert hall setting and the new repertoire, we want to challenge not only our listeners but also ourselves. We noticed that in fact we have rather many songs that are acoustic or feature plenty of acoustic instruments in their compositions.
The concerts will include several guests, of which at least multi- instrumentalist Sakari Kukko is well known to many. Sakari has performed with Amorphis on earlier occasions and also played on the albums Tuonela and Am Universum.”
Amorphis, April 2012:
12.04. Mikaeli, Mikkeli (FI)
14.04. Savonlinnasali, Savonlinna (FI)
18.04. Sibeliustalo, Lahti (FI)
19.04. Lutakko, Jyväskylä (FI)
20.04. Virgin Oil Co, Helsinki (FI)
21.04. Tampere-talo, Tampere (FI)
27.04. Logomo, Turku (FI)
Metallica and Amorphis to Sonisphere, Helsinki
Finland will get its own Sonisphere again when the Europe-touring rock festival comes to Helsinki (Kalasatama) on Monday 4th June. The headliner on the one-day festival is Metallica which will play their legendary “Metallica” a.k.a. The Black album in its entirety, among other songs. Other confirmed acts are Machine Head, Amorphis, Gojira and Ghost. Sonisphere Festival tickets come on sale on Monday 6th February in Lippupalvelu and Tiketti.
Support acts in Europe
On the upcoming European Tour, Amorphis will be supported by Leprous (NO), which will be featured on all shows, plus Nahemah (ES) during the first leg from November 2nd to 27th and The Man-Eating Tree (FI) during the second leg from December 26th to January 15th.
Summer’s end… and beyond
The festival season is drawing to a close, with only one date left: Summer’s End in Andernach (Germany)
on August 27. But no rest for the wicked – only four days later, the autumn tour will take off at Tavastia in Helsinki!
Please keep checking the Tour Page for possible changes and updates. You can also find direct ticket sales links there if available – make sure to get yours in time!
Summer Breeze 2011
Photo by Audrey Dujardin
Finnish tour in autumn
From August 31 to October 15, Amorphis will play 15 shows all over Finland. Please check the Tour page for details!
Number 1 in Finland & Top 20 in Germany!
The Beginning of Times has entered the Finnish album charts right at the top. In addition, the album went straight into the German Top 20, ranking at #16 in its first week – the best chart position ever scored by an Amorphis album in Germany!
Thanks to all of you who have bought the album!!!
70,000 Tons of Metal & California show
Amorphis will take part in the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise from January 23 to 27, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to George Town, Cayman Islands.
Public ticket sales will start on Tuesday, May 31 at 10AM PST with prices starting at US$666 (plus US$289 taxes and fees) per person, including all on-board entertainment – 40 bands in all – as well as meals and room service.
Prior to the Cruise, Amorphis will join Nightwish for a special show at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA on January 21, 2012. Tickets are available here.
“The Beginning Of Times” out now!
From today on, The Beginning Of Times is in stores all over Europe, both on CD and on vinyl. The US release will be on June 7.
If you would like to listen to the new album on the very pair of loudspeakers that was used by Amorphis during the recordings, check out the new international fan contest by Amphion!