Finland’s keyboard-soaked prog/death metal supergroup, Barren Earth, kicked off its debut North American tour, the “Finnish Metal Tour 2”, last night in Orlando. The much anticipated trip to the US and Canada comes in the wake of the band’s critically acclaimed debut record, Curse Of The Red River, which hit stores last year on Peaceville Records. Fellow countrymen, Finntroll, Ensiferum and Rotten Sound, will round out the lineup on the 30-city run.
"I have to say that I am totally stoked about the upcoming tour in North America with Barren Earth,
" said bassist, Oppu Laine
, via the band's official MySpace page. "Not only because this is our first tour in the U.S. and Canada, but also because it's our first full tour altogether. We've done some gigs in Finland and it's been really great, but never a full tour. Touring five weeks with Barren Earth and all the other cool bands on the bill must be an absolute test… but I just cannot wait!! So, get yer asses to the shows and witness some of the greatest actual Finnish metal acts alive. See you and let's get cursed!!
Barren Earth recently posted a tour video trailer online, featuring keyboardist, Kasper Martenson (Ex-Amorphis, Ben Granfelt Band), and guitarist, Sami Ylisirnio (Kreator, Waltari), as they geared up for their North American excursion. The video is available on YouTube.
Finally, in celebration of the “Finnish Metal Tour 2”, a specially priced bundle pack of Barren Earth’s critically acclaimed debut EP, "Our Twilight", and Curse Of The Red River can be purchased through the Peaceville Records webstore for just $16 at this location.
Stay tuned to for more information on Barren Earth and the “Finnish Metal Tour 2”.
“Finnish Metal Tour 2” featuring Barren Earth:
01/31 - Orlando, FL - The Club at Firestone
02/01 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
02/02 - Louisville, KY - Headliner's Music Hall
02/03 - Tulsa, OK - Marquee
02/04 - Austin, TX - Emo's Alternative Lounging
02/05 – Fort Worth, TX - Tomcats
02/07 - Tempe, AZ - Clubhouse
02/08 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
02/09 – Santa Anna, CA – Galaxy Theater
02/10 - San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
02/11 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
02/12 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
02/14 - Calgary, AB - The Republik
02/15 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
02/16 - Regina, SK - The Exchange
02/17 – Winnipeg, MB – The Osbourne Village Inn
02/18 – St. Paul, MN - Station 4
02/19 - Chicago, IL - Reggie Rock Club
02/20 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
02/21 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
02/22 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
02/23 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial de Quebec
02/24 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
02/25 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
02/26 - New York City, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
02/27 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
03/01 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
03/02 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
03/03 - Charlotte, NC - The Casbah
03/04 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11