All hail ye mighty Vikings! The Noise is very excited to announce our second Noise tour of 2016 will be none other than Swedish metal kings, Amon Amarth.
Hitting the road this spring alongside Entombed A.D. and Exmortus, the Jomsviking North American Tour will be bringing it’s merciless medieval rage to 35 unsuspecting cities whether they’re ready for it or not.
Tickets for the Viking-friendly tour will be available Friday, January 29 and can be found here. As for those looking for the Valhalla special (aka pre-sale tickets), those will go on sale Wednesday, January 27 – stay tuned for more details.
In addition to the tour, as if you weren’t already excited enough, Amon Amarth has also revealed they will be releasing their tenth studio album Jomsviking March 25 via Metal Blade Records. The new full-length will be the band’s very first concept record and will be based on a tragic tale of love and revenge.
When asked about the idea behind the new release, frontman Johan Hegg explained the back story stating:
“The Jomsvikings were a shadowy and legendary sect of Viking mercenaries, as shrouded in myth now as they were when they fought across Europe and the Middle East. Ruthless and deadly warriors who fought for the highest bidder, their code was simple: Show no fear. Never retreat. Defend your brothers, and when called upon, avenge their deaths.
I felt we were finally ready to use their story as the jumping off point for an Amon Amarth album. The Jomsvikings and their world is the background for the story of a young man that is in love with a girl but unfortunately she’s being married off. He accidentally kills a man when this happens and he has to flee – but he swears to have revenge and win her back. He can’t let go of the past. He feels that he’s been wronged and his life has been destroyed.”
Spoiler alert, Hegg also included, “The way the story evolves is not a happy story."
For album pre-orders, be sure to head to the band’s official website. To check out their new single “First Kill” as well as dates and locations for the upcoming tour, make sure to look below.
Apr. 7 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Apr. 8 - Phoenix, AZ - The Pressroom
Apr. 9 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
Apr. 10 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
Apr. 12 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Apr. 13 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theater
Apr. 15 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
Apr. 16 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Apr. 17 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
Apr. 18 - Tampa, FL - The Ritz
Apr. 20 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
Apr. 21 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
Apr. 22 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theatre
Apr. 23 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Apr. 25 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
Apr. 26 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Apr. 28 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial
Apr. 29 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
Apr. 30 - Toronto, ON - The Danforth
May 1 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
May 2 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews
May 4 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
May 5 - Chicago, IL - The Riviera Theatre
May 6 - Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theater
May 7 - Denver, CO - The Ogden Theater
May 9 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
May 10 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
May 12 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick
May 13 - Saskatoon, SK - O'Brian’s Event Centre
May 14 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Ballroom
May 16 - Vancouver, BC - The Commodore
May 17 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Market
May 18 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
May 20 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
May 21 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern Theater