“Ensiferum Acoustic” will present their show for the first time around Europe, having previously performed in Finland and recorded a bonus “Live” DVD. The latter is available together with the recent Ensiferum album ‘Two Paths’, released in September 2017 on Metal Blade Records.
The tour will include songs that have never been played outside of Finland along with acoustic version of selected songs from the Ensiferum repertoire.
Ensiferum Acoustic – Two Of Spades/ Live in Helsinki:
On this tour Laura Dziadulewicz of the band Medeia will be along to sing and to play keyboards. She has previously sung on the song “Celestial Bond” off of the Ensiferum album “Unsung Heroes”.
Watch Medeia’s last video “Phenomenon” here:
ENSIFERUM ACOUSTIC and special guest (tba):
04.12.2018 (DE) MUNICH / Backstage Halle
05.12.2018 (HU) BUDAPEST / Dürer Kert
06.12.2018 (AT) VIENNA / Szene
07.12.2018 (CS) PRAGUE / Nova Chmelnice
08.12.2018 (SI) LJUBLJANA / Orto Bar
09.12.2018 (IT) MILAN / Legend Club
10.12.2018 (DE) LYON / Ninkasi Kao
11.12.2018 (FR) PARIS / La Machine
12.12.2018 (BE) ROESELARE / De Verlichte Geest
13.12.2018 (DE) COLOGNE / Volta
14.12.2018 (FR) NANCY / Chez Paulette
15.12.2018 (DE) MÖRLENBACH / Live Music Hall
16.12.2018 (CH) AARAU / KiFF
17.12.2018 (NL) APELDOORN / Gigant
18.12.2018 (DE) ERFURT / From Hell
19.12.2018 (DE) NÜRNBERG / Hirsch
20.12.2018 (DE) RAVENSBURG / OberschwabenKlub
21.12.2018 (DE) LEIPZIG / Hellraiser
22.12.2018 (NL) HAARLEM / Patronaat
Bassist Sami Hinkka comments: “Hi folks! As some of you might know, we did a bunch of acoustic gigs in Finland back in 2016 and we even recorded the last gig in Helsinki and included that as a bonus DVD for the ‘Two Paths’ album. We had talked about bringing Ensiferum’s acoustic spectacle abroad for years but there was never a proper time for it. This summer airlines lost our gear two times and since we do not want to cancel a show we asked from promoters to arrange us acoustic guitars and we did ex-tempore acoustic gigs on two festivals. We had fun and fans seemed to enjoy them also very much. So, we decided that now the time is right for our first acoustic tour outside of Finland.
Just to tell you guys a bit more about the whole idea of these acoustic gigs. Ensiferum has always had acoustic elements and also whole acoustic songs on the albums but those have been impossible to add to traditional metal gigs. So we decided to create a setlist that would include songs that haven’t ever been played outside of Finland. Not just acoustic songs but also some very rare songs that we rearranged a bit to fit the acoustic atmosphere. Most of the setlist will be songs that haven’t been heard ever outside of Finland so even if you saw Ensiferum within the last years, this show will blow your mind! Partying, beer, moshpits, singalong, crowd surfing has always been a big part of Ensiferum’s metal gigs, how about this time? Fear not, it’s not going to be a ballads-only-evening, because we also include some old hit songs that went through an acoustic metamorphosis to keep the party spirit high! So see you all in the acoustic moshpit!”
ENSIFERUM Acoustic are:
feat. Laura Dziadulewicz on keyboards