European tour with Turisas and Trollfest
Finnish folk metal superstars KORPIKLAANI are due to release their new studio album Kulkija (“Wanderer”), on September 7th through Nuclear Blast. Today the band presents their 3rd single, a happier song compared to the previous songs entitled ‘Henkselipoika’. To support the new track, KORPIKLAANI have recorded a nostalgic video with director Markku Kirves, who has previously worked with the band for their ‘Rauta’, ‘Vodka’ and ‘Tequila’ music videos.
Jonne commented, “‘Henkselipoika’ pretty much wrote itself. The first thing to come to my head was the verse riff, on top of which the melody wrote itself. The song was a very easy piece to write and it was finished in one day. As far as I can remember, this was the first finished song for the new album Kulkija.”
“I wrote this one to a finished text that I got from Tuomas Keskimäki back when I was making the latest JONNE album Kallohonka. That album had the song ‘Hulivili’, and this text is about the same young rascal who is still very much into partying and having fun but is at the same time already longing for a woman by his side.”
“It is quite interesting that these songs got connected in this way, even though they are on different albums and are even by different bands,” adds Mr. Keskimäki.
Jonne continues: “The video was shot in Kuhmoinen around the Huhtala torp, which is also portrayed on the cover of the album Kulkija. It is a bit exceptional with a slightly home-made feel to it. Many of the actors are actually family members of other contributors. These include Cane’s father with his wife, my daughter Tinja and her friend Sanni, the director’s sons Konsta and Otto and so on.”
“The video also shows Finnish nature and the idyllic countryside at its best. This might also seem rather exotic for KORPIKLAANI fans from outside of the Nordic countries.”
Last week, KORPIKLAANI announced a 2018 North American tour with ARKONA. Today the band reveals another tour – KORPIKLAANI will embark on an extensive co-headline run across mainland Europe which will include a show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall on 25th February 2019. TURISAS will be accompanying them on the dates as co-headliner. Opening support will come from Norwegian true Balkan metallers TROLLFEST.
Wayfarers & Warriors Tour 2019
KORPIKLAANI + TURISAS
21.02. LU Esch-sur-Alzette – Kulturfabrik
23.02. NL Tilburg – 013
24.02. BE Antwerp – Trix Muziekcentrum
25.02. UK London – Islington Assembly Hall
26.02. FR Lille – Le Splendid
27.02. FR Paris – La Cigale
28.02. FR Mérignac – Krakatoa
01.03. ES Bilbao – Santana 27
02.03. PT Porto – Hard Club
03.03. PT Lisbon – Lisboa ao Vivo
05.03. ES Málaga – Paris 15
06.03. ES Murcia – Garaje Beat Club
07.03. ES Zaragoza – Centro Cívico Delicias
08.03. FR Marseille – Espace Julien
09.03. CH Pratteln – Z7
10.03. FR Bourg-en-Bresse – La Tannerie
11.03. IT Trezzo sull’Adda (MI) – Live Club
12.03. HR Zagreb – Tvornica Kulture
13.03. HU Budapest – Barba Negra Music Club
14.03. SK Bratislava – Majestic Music Club
15.03. PL Krakow – Klub Kwadrat
16.03. PL Warsaw – Progresja
17.03. PL Gdansk – B90
19.03. DE Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt
20.03. PL Wroclaw – Centrum Koncertowe A2
21.03. DE Jena – F-Haus
22.03. DE Munich – TonHalle
23.03. DE Mannheim – MS Connexion Complex
24.03. DE Cologne – Essigfabrik
Metal Report Editor.
Ex guitarist in Zenopede, ex vocals for a goth covers band that was hailed as the future of Welsh music, former DJ, promoter and nightclub director. Writer for Gear4Geeks’ Blog4Geeks and owner of Gear4Geeks ltd. First published music critique was Kerrang letter of the Week.
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