Faroe Islands-based folk metal collective TÃR will kick of their North American tour supporting power metal veterans Demons & Wizards this week. Set to commence on August 17th in Los Angeles California, the journey will wind its way through twelve cities and come to a close September 5th in New York City. Additional support will be provided by labelmates Lizzy Borden. See all confirmed dates below.
TÃR w/ Demons & Wizards, Lizzy Borden:
8/17/2019 Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
8/20/2019 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA
8/21/2019 The Commodore – Vancouver, BC
8/22/2019 Roseland – Portland, OR
8/24/2019 Summit Theater – Denver, CO
8/26/2019 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
8/28/2019 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
8/29/2019 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
8/31/2019 Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
9/01/2019 Corona – Montreal, QC
9/04/2019 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
9/05/2019 Playstation Theater – New York, NY
TÃR will be touring in support of their eighth full-length, Hel, released earlier this year via Metal Blade Records. Hel is a collection of ruthlessly melodic and irresistibly compelling progressive folk metal that will immediately resonate with any who have followed the band at any point over the two decades of their storied career.
Known for their prolific nature – dropping their first five full-lengths in the space of just seven years – the six-year gap between Valkyrja (2013) and Hel is by far the longest between any two TÃR records. During that period the band toured hard, taking the album around the world, including a support run with Children Of Bodom in North America and two appearances on the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise. However, other factors played into this extended break between releases. “We approached this one differently because I learned that if I continue doing albums in the way we had up to now, I would die from a heart attack before I’m 50,” says guitarist/vocalist Heri Joensen. “That’s one of the reasons we changed our method and took such a long time on this one.” That this tactic has been beneficial is borne out in the finished product, which is perhaps more immersive than those that came before. “Musically it leans a bit towards our album, Ragnarok (2005),” states Thomsen. “It’s a bit more epic and also much better worked through than any of our previous albums.” It also marks the recording debut of drummer Tadeusz Rieckmann, who has manned the drum throne for TÃR‘s live shows since 2016.
Preview and purchase at metalblade.com/tyr.