The Faroe Islands’ very own TÃR will return to North America this April with three of Europe’s finest folk exports in tow. The Valor & Folklore Tour features headliners TYR with Heidevolk, Trollfest, and Metsatöll performing over twenty shows in cities across the US and Canada. This is a rare chance for fans to catch this fine collection of folk all in one venue!
Comments TÃR frontman Heri Joensen, “We’re overjoyed to return to North America so soon, and especially happy to be headlining again. Our last North America run was very successful, and with the lineup we have this time, we are confident that it will be an even bigger blast for all who attend – bands and fans!”
TÃR w/ Heidevolk, Trollfest, Metsatöll:
4/03/2020 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
4/04/2020 Babylon Nightclub – Ottawa, ON
4/05/2020 Le D’Auteuil – Quebec City, QC
4/06/2020 L’Astral – Montreal, QC
4/07/2020 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
4/08/2020 Reggies – Chicago, IL
4/09/2020 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
4/10/2020 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
4/11/2020 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
4/13/2020 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
4/14/2020 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
4/15/2020 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
4/16/2020 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
4/17/2020 Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA
4/18/2020 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
4/19/2020 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
4/20/2020 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill Dallas, TX
4/21/2020 Come And Take It Live! – Austin, TX
4/23/2020 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/24/2020 The Haven – Orlando, FL
4/25/2020 The Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
4/26/2020 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
TÃR will be touring in support of their eighth full-length, Hel, released 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 Hel at metalblade.com/tyr.