Enslaved playing 2-night anniversary shows/seminars at Gramercy Theatre
Norwegian prog/black metal greats Enslaved are in the midst of celebrating their 25th anniversary these days, having just done so at Hellfest and in London. Now, as part of that celebration, they’re coming to NYC for two days of shows and Enslaved-related (not to mention Norway-related) stuff at Scandinavia House on December 9 and Gramercy Theatre on December 10.
The event is called “New York By Norse,” and night 1 includes a performance from Enslaved’s Ivar Bjornsen, performing as his dark ambient project BARDSPEC with accompaniment from Kevin Hufnagel (Dysrhythmia, Gorguts, Vaura, etc). That night also includes a workshop from Wardruna‘s Einar Selvig, where he will talk about “Norwegian historical music, runes, Wardruna’s ongoing Runaljod trilogy,” and other stuff, as well as giving an acoustic performance.
Night 2 brings the big guns, as Enslaved will play two sets, one focused on early material and one on more recent stuff. That night will also feature a performance from Einar and Ivar’s collaborative project Skuggsjá, as well as art from Norwegian artist Kim Holm and a panel focusing on Enslaved’s history. All in all, sounds like a pretty educational couple of days as far as metal shows go. Tickets for that go on LiveNation presale Thursday (6/23) at 10 AM and on sale to the general public Friday (6/24) at noon.
UPDATE: There will also be a signing at Rough Trade on December 11…
We are very proud to announce that well-known Williamsburg record store Rough Trade NYC will host an Enslaved LP signing session on Sunday December 11th, as a part of the New York By Norse event – presented together with Noisey!
This all-ages Rough Trade event will open at 1pm; entry is automatic with the LP purchase of Enslaved’s recent “The Sleeping Gods – Thorn” reissue! Rough Trade NYC’s event arrives the day after Enslaved will play “Enslaved 25″ – two different sets, one featuring old classics and another comprised of newer songs, to a nearly sold-out crowd at the Gramercy Theatre.
Enslaved also have a bunch of European dates coming up. Those are listed, along with recent songs from Enslaved and Wardruna, below.
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Enslaved — 2016 Tour Dates
Jul 07 Rock Harz Festival Harzgerode, Germany
Jul 09 Resurrection Festival Viveiro, Spain
Jul 22 Fjellparkfestivalen Flekkefjord, Norway
Jul 23 Baden in Blut Lörrach, Germany
Jul 24 ForschFest Bagnatica, Italy
Aug 20 Midgardsblot Festival Borre, Norway
Sep 29 Kiff Aarau, Switzerland
Sep 30 Club Cann Stuttgart, Germany
Oct 02 Essigfabrik Köln, Germany
Oct 05 CROWBAR Fortitude Valley, Australia
Oct 06 Prince Bandroom St.Kilda, Australia
Oct 07 Manning Bar Sydney, Australia
Oct 09 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
Oct 10 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
Oct 15 Lido Berlin, Germany
Oct 16 Progresja Warsaw, Poland
Oct 17 Firlej Wroclaw, Poland
Oct 18 Nová Chmelnice Praha, Czech Republic
Oct 19 Backstage Munich, Germany
Oct 20 Szene Bezirk Simmering, Austria
Oct 22 Club Rockstadt Brasov, Romania
Oct 24 Kino Siska Ljubljana, Slovenia
Oct 26 Bronson Ravenna, Italy
Oct 27 Traffic Rome, Italy
Oct 28 Circolo Colony Brescia, Italy
Oct 29 Jas’rod Pennes Mirabeau, France
Nov 02 METRONUM Toulouse, France
Nov 03 ANTIPODE Rennes, France
Nov 04 Divan Du Monde Paris, France
Nov 05 Damnation Festival Leeds, United Kingdom
Nov 09 Musikzentrum Hannover, Germany
Nov 10 Beatpol Dresden, Germany