Norwegian progressive extreme metal band ENSLAVED will return to the US and Canada in early 2013 for a headlining, 20-show Winter Rite tour, joined by US doom metallers PALLBEARER and occult rockers ANCIENT VVISDOM as openers. Kick-off is in Philadelphia on January 30th with the tour closing in New York City on February 22nd.
Enslaved rhythm guitarist/songwriter/lyricist Ivar Bjørnson checks in from Norway about the upcoming trek: "North America has become like a second home-shore to us; the rising support we’ve been getting for the last albums and tours has been amazing! We’re more than ready to come over again and play our new album Riitiir live to show that the new material is extremely well-fitted for a live setting, and to reflect the enthusiasm and dedication we've been getting from the fans over there! See you on the road!"
Winter Rite 2013 dates include:
30 - Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
31 - Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
1 - Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
2 - Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
3 - Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
4 - Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
6 - Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
8 - The Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
9 - Slim's – San Francisco, CA
10 - Branx – Portland, OR
11 - The Highline – Seattle, WA
12 - Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, B.C.
14 - The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
15 - Dickens Pub – Calgary, AB
16 - The Exchange – Regina, SK
17 - Osborne Village Inn – Winnipeg, MB
19 - The Opera House – Toronto, ON
20 - Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
21 - The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
22 - Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY