News: Enslaved announce 2021 tour

Having just released their acclaimed new studio album Utgard little over a week ago, (Read our review here) Norwegian blackened avant-gardists Enslaved have announced a European tour for May 2021.

The band achieved some incredible chart positions worldwide including; US #67 Billboard #9 Current Hard Music #3 Top New Artist, Germany #30, UK #17 Indie #8 Rock and Italy #39. More to come! The live run is set to include nineteen dates taking the band across seven countries, accompanied by Intronaut, Obsidian Kingdom and Crown.

The band comments:

“We are aware of the uncertainty surrounding any activities being planned for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, incurable optimism and a pragmatic outlook is in our nature. This has guided us in making plans for May 2021; plans for a tour that will finally bring the Utgard live concept outside of Norway. Expect to see an Enslaved show unlike anything you have seen before!!! Tickets will go on sale this Friday October 16th. We cannot wait to hit the road with class acts such as Intronaut, Obsidian Kingdom and Crown. 

And yes… in case we cannot bring Utgard to the stage in May 2021 – we already have a back-up solution for early 2022 (Peter Griffin style sigh). Any purchased tickets will of course remain valid! We will observe the situation closely and keep you updated. We have high hopes that Utgard can be presented to the world, live on stage in May 2021. This is who we are. Of course, the health of everyone involved is our number one priority, and we will never compromise on that. Stay safe!
“See you in the flesh!”

Ivar Bjørnson also commented:

“Your support does not cease to amaze us – now it has even been translated into some numbers, and some chart positions to be specific. We cherish each and every person giving their time to check out Utgard – no matter where they might be on the planet (or off it), but we have to comment specifically on two historical positions: #30 in Germany and #67 on the US Billboard Album Chart – two charts we have never had the pleasure of sticking out like sore thumbs on before. This is our moment in Enslaved history, all fellow travelers of Utgard! Thank you!”

Tickets will go on sale on Friday October 16th @ 9am local time from:

w/ IntronautObsidian KingdomCrown

09/05 – DE Berlin, Hole44 
10/05 – NL Utrecht, De Helling 
11/05 – FR Lille, Maison Folie Beaulieu
12/05 – UK Birmingham, 02 Institute 2
13/05 – UK Glasgow, Classic Grand
14/05 – UK Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
15/05 – UK London, 229 
16/05 – FR Paris, La Machine du Moulin Rouge 
18/05 – ES Madrid, Caracol
19/05 – ES Barcelona, Boveda 
20/05 – FR Lyon, CCO 
21/05 – CH, Aarau, KiFF
22/05 – AT Vienna, Metal Meeting 
24/05 – DE Munich, Backstage 
25/05 – DE Stuttgart, Wizemann 
26/05 – DE Cologne, Luxor 
27/05 – DE Frankfurt, Das Bett 
28/05 – DE Hamburg, Uebel & Gefährlich 
29/05 – DE Leipzig, Hellraiser


Check out track ‘Homebound’, below:

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