By on 20 June 2011


Folk metal heroes Turisas will return to UK shores as headliners later this year after their epic set at Download, last weekend: the upcoming viking invasion is to support their latest album ‘Stand Up and Fight’ and will be an extensive 17 date this autumn.

Also, for the first time ever, the Irish will finally get a taste of the band live as they will visit Dublin and Belfast to co-headline shows with the one and only Devin Townsend!

“We did a similar run back in 2008 and it was a massive success,” says Turisas violinist Olli Vänskä. “So many international bands only do a 3-4 date tours in the UK, only covering a couple of the major cities: we wanted to dig deeper and played a lot of shows also in smaller towns and cities. The audience seemed really appreciative and we had some super intense shows back then, and I’ve no doubt that this tour is going to be an exploding experience, too. It’s great to be able to return with such a good number of dates!”

Tickets go on sale starting from Friday June 17. The supporting bands are still TBC, so keep your eyes open for further announcements!

You catch the Finnish warriors on the following dates below:

27.10.2011 Brighton – Concorde 2, www.seetickets.com

28.10.2011 Bristol – O2 Academy 2, www.seetickets.com

29.10.2011 Plymouth – White Rabbit, www.seetickets.com

31.10.2011 Norwich – Waterfront, www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk   

01.11.2011 Glasgow – Garage, www.triplegmusic.com    

02.11.2011 Newcastle – Northumbria Uni, www.seetickets.com  

04.11.2011 Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall, www.seetickets.com 

05.11.2011 Leeds – University Union (Damnation Festival), www.damnationfestival.co.uk/tickets 

07.11.2011 Belfast – Limelight (co-headline with DEVIN TOWNSEND)

08.11.2011 Dublin – Whelans (co-headline with DEVIN TOWNSEND)

09.11.2011 Wrexham – Central Station, www.seetickets.com

10.11,2011 Sheffield – Corporation

12.11.2011 Cardiff – University SU: The Great Hall 2

13.11.2011 Reading – Sub 89, www.seetickets.com  

15.11.2011 Southampton – University: Garden Court, www.seetickets.com 

16.11.2011 Leicester – Sub 91, www.seetickets.com 

17.11.2011 Manchester – Academy 3, www.livenation.co.uk 

11.10.2011 London –  The Forum (Heidenfest, also featuring Finntroll, Alestorm, Arkona & more)


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