Alright, the last leg of the summer shows is coming up. With that we're also finishing the touring cycle of SURTUR RISING as well as celebrate our 20:th anniversary!
These shows are going to be the most intense, spectacular and brutal shows we've ever done so far!
The stage setup for the festival shows is unique and the shows we have lined up for the anniversary will be nothing but epic.
This week will be spent in the rehearsal room practicing and re-learning some old tunes we haven't touched in a VERY long time!
Old school fans will be pleased to see some really rare bits at the anniversary shows!
A small problem has come to our attention though. Apparently there has been some misunderstanding with the planned meet&greets at the anniversary shows so the schedule is very tight. But we'll keep the meet&greets straight after doors and if possible we'll try to push doors to open a little early. More info about this further down.
04.08 (DE) WACKEN / Wacken Open Air 05.08 (DE) CHEMNITZ / Südbahnhof – SOLD OUT! 07.08 (PL) WARSAW / Progresja Club - TICKETS (Special 20th anniversary show!) 09.08 (SLO) TOLMIN / METALCAMP 2012 10.08 (CZ) JAROMER / Brutal Assault Festival 12.08 (HU) BUDAPEST / Szigetfest 14.08 (DE) SAARBRÜCKEN / Garage - SOLD OUT! 16.08 (NL) UTRECHT / Tivoli - TICKETS (Special 20th anniversary show!) 17.08 (DE) HAMBURG / Markthalle – SOLD OUT! 18.08 (DE) DINKELSBÜHL / Summer Breeze Open Air Meet and greet info:
SUNDAY AUGUST 5 CHEMNITZ - SUDBAHNHOF CLUB
TUESDAY AUGUST 7 WARSAY - PROGRESJA CLUB Doors: 19.00
TUESDAY AUGUST 14 SAARBRUCKEN - GARAGE CLUB Doors: 18.30
THURSDAY AUGUST 16 UTRECHT - TIVOLI CLUB Doors: 19.00
FRIDAY AUGUST 17 HAMBURG - MARKTHALLE CLUB Doors: 20.00
We spent the last week practicing and getting ready for the summer shows! On wednesday we leave for pre-production and on Friday the first show starts at Hellfest, France.
We're looking forward to getting back on the road again and bringing the new production out!
The 20:th anniversary show at Markthalle, Hamburg on August 17 is sold out! We want to keep these shows small and intimate so there won't be any venue changes! Make sure you get your tickets in time for all the special anniversary shows! As previously announced theses shows will be "An evening with..." shows where we'll play two sets with songs from all albums and there will also be a meet and greet. More details about the shows to be announced soon!
Amon Amarth is launching their very own interactive fan club, called Mobile Backstage, for smartphones, Facebook and for the Web.
”This will allow us to have a more direct communication with our fans, and will speed up the information process for everything such as news and tour dates, as well as give our fans some special peeks behind the scenes of future tours and festivals,” says Johan Hegg.
“When we first thought of creating our own app, we pretty soon realized that the mobile backstage solution was the right thing for us. It’s a combination of mobile and Facebook apps and a web interface that creates a digital fan club and allows us to reach all our fans no matter where they are,” says Fredrik Andersson.
“We’re very excited to bring Mobile Backstage to Amon Amarth,” said Paavo Bäckman, the CEO of Mobile Backstage.”
With Mobile Backstage, Amon Amarth and their fans can exchange news, pictures, videos, audio clips and messages in an intimate and personal environment, far from the noise and clutter of other social media. Fans can send messages to other fans, find and check into gigs, see the location of other fans and their online posts, play audio, and purchase tracks and tickets.
Join Amon Amarth Mobile Backstage now – on the web, Facebook app and mobile devices:
Tonight's show in Caracas, Venezuela has unfortunately been cancelled.
Last night when we were trying to enter the country we did not have the right paperwork and was denied entry.
We are deeply sorry for this but it was completely out of our control, hopefully we can make it up to our fans in venezuela sometime!
We were sent on the first flight to Bogota, Colombia where we are now. The rest of the Latin America tour is scheduled as planned.
March 13 the UK, IRELAND, SCOTLAND and WALES tour starts! Straight after that we'll fly over to LATIN AMERICA for a couple of shows and immediately after that we have a one off show in JAPAN followed by a small tour in AUSTRALIA. The trek ends with a one off show in GREECE before we return home 6 weeks, 4 Continents and 24 shows later!
Here are all upcoming and confirmed tour dates for 2012 so far:
SCOTLAND, IRELAND, ENGLAND & WALES 2012: special guest: Grand Magus & In Solitude