Finnish masters of melancholic progressive metal, AMORPHIS, have announced a special »Eclipse« tour
for this winter, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the legendary
release. For this special occasion, the band will perform the album in
its entirety, as they already did with »Tales From The Thousand Lakes« in 2014.
bit over ten years ago, we released one of the most remarkable AMORPHIS
albums, »Eclipse«. An album that started a whole new era in AMORPHIS'
history and has put its mark to all of us," states guitarist Esa Holopainen. "The
first album with Tomi Joutsen on vocals and an album of timeless music.
The circumstances making this record were totally different than with
its predecessor, »Far From The Sun«. We had a highly talented new
frontman and his
energy truly motivated all of us. For a long time it was fun and
inspiring to write and rehearse new music. I think »Eclipse« captured
pretty much the elements of what AMORPHIS is nowadays, got generally
known about for and it was a great platform for its followers (»Silent
Waters« and »Skyforger«).
Travis Smith's artwork is stunning, his
cover art is a perfect match for the music and lyrics and the "Eclipse
sun" is still today an important symbol for AMORPHIS' visual outlook.
time to celebrate this album with our friends and fans. We are going to
play »Eclipse« in its entirety. No need to say that these limited shows
are going to be really special. We'll add more songs from the »Silent
Waters« and »Skyforger« era. Some tracks that are not that often played.
Shine on brothers and sisters and get your tickets as long as they
»Eclipse« - 10th Anniversary Shows 05.11. FIN Helsinki - Nosturi 26.11. FIN Terminaali Areena - Oulu 29.11. D Herford - Club X 30.11. D Cologne - Essigfabrik 01.12. NL Tilburg - 013 02.12. D Regensburg - Airport Obertraubling 03.12. D
Dresden - Reithalle 04.12. CH Zurich - Komplex 457 08.12. FIN Jyväskylä - Lutakko 09.12. FIN Joensuu - Kerubi 10.12. FIN Kouvola - House Of Rock 16.12. FIN Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo 17.12. FIN Himos - Himos Areena 30.12. FIN Tampere - Pakkahuone 31.12. FIN Helsinki - Virgin Oil
You can also catch AMORPHIS at the following summer festivals:
12.08. FIN Runni - RunniRock 13.08. FIN Sotkamo - Sotkamon
Syke 27.08. FIN Helsinki – Helsingin Juhlaviikot 08.10. J Tokyo - Loud Park