You might be wondering why I am posting this a few weeks after the tour was first announced and the answer is quite simple. I decided to wait until the full itinerary of dates was unveiled so the fans can begin plotting and planning their attendance for this years “Paganfest America Tour”. The exciting event will find both Korpiklaani and Turisas on the co-headlining status while Chthonic and Varg get things started properly. More after the poster.
PiercingMetal has attended every single “Paganfest America Tour” when it happened to land in our fair Metal Metropolis and I am happy to add that we have supported all of the bands on this package during their other visits as well. That being said I can attest with some level of certainty that the fans who attend any of these events across the tour run will greatly enjoy themselves. For those new to the bands performing for some reason let me quickly line out that Korpiklaani are the lords of the Finnish Folk Metal scene and their blend of traditional instruments and melodies amped up to twelve makes for a whirlwind of a good time. The mighty Turisas will find you seeking armaments to ride into vengeful battle with their songs of might and adventure. These Finnish Metal warriors sport battle paint and mean business with every note. The Darker Metal sounds of Taiwan’s Chthonic will bring a Far East vibe to the night that will enthrall and of course Varg while similar in appearance to Turisas with the warrior paint have a different musical presentation and leave us with an event that will please all Metal senses. The U.S. run will also feature a band from our own soil called Winterhymn who are new to my ears but you can be sure I will be looking into them as well.
Our regions show is very early in the run and hits Irving Plaza and I am going to do my best to be there reporting on the festivities. What are your thoughts on the tour? The lineup for this go round? Will you go? The comments have been left open on this post for you to opine for the Metal Legions.
04/25/14: Empire – Springfield, VA
04/26/14: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
04/27/14: Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
04/28/14: Irving Plaza – New York, NY
04/29/14: Imperial – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
04/30/14: Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA
05/01/14: The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
05/02/14: Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH
05/03/14: Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
05/04/14: Skyway Theater B – Minneapolis, MN
05/05/14: Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
05/07/14: The Republik – Calgary, AB – CANADA
05/08/14: Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
05/09/14: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
05/10/14: Toxic Lounge – Portland, OR
05/11/14: The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
05/12/14: Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA
05/13/14: House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
05/15/14: Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
05/16/14: The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
05/17/14: Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
05/18/14: The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Fans are encouraged to keep up with the tour via the band’s official websites. I’ve linked them for you below so you can be on point at every moment.
I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that there is a LOT of awesome music to enjoy from this roster and I have done some searching on Amazon.com to direct you to the best that they have available. Time to break open that piggy band.