INSOMNIUM have now announced the support acts for their upcoming live dates for early 2017: Fellow countrymen BARREN EARTH and WOLFHEART will accompany the Finnish melodic deathsters on their European tour to support their forthcoming release “Winter’s Gate”, a concept album that is made of one epic 40 minute song, which they are going to play in its entirety on this tour!
Frontman Niilo Sevänen comments: ”We are very excited to get back on the road again! Last autumn a serious illness in my family forced us to make some drastic decisions and for example cancel one tour altogether. Since then things have progressed very well and steadily so everything looks a lot better at the moment. We’ve only made festivals and short trips this year but in 2017 we’ll be back on making longer tours all over the world.
The forthcoming Winter’s Gate album has been mixed by Dan Swanö and it sounds amazing. Playing this 40 minute monster song will be an interesting challenge in a live situation but we can’t wait to do this! This European tour in January will be a rare opportunity for our fans to hear the whole epic song live, so it will be a very special show every night.”
One further show in Prague on January 24th has been added to the tour. These are the exact and updated tour dates:
METAL HAMMER, EMP, MUSIX and HEADBANGR present:
WINTER’S GATE EUROPEAN TOUR 2017
11.01.2017 Bochum (Germany) – Matrix
12.01.2017 Aschaffenburg (Germany) – Colos-Saal
13.01.2017 Vosselaar (Belgium) – Biebob
14.01.2017 Lyon (France) – O’Totem
15.01.2017 Paris (France) – Le Petit Bain
16.01.2017 Birmingham (UK) – Rainbow Warehouse
17.01.2017 Manchester (UK) – Sound Control
18.01.2017 London (UK) – O2 Academy Islington
19.01.2017 Nijmegen (The Netherlands) – Doornroosje
20.01.2017 Hamburg (Germany) – Gruenspan
21.01.2017 Erfurt (Germany) – From Hell
22.01.2017 Berlin (Germany) – Lido
24.01.2017 Prague (Czech Republic) – Futurum
25.01.2017 Stuttgart (Germany) – Im Wizemann
26.01.2017 Vienna (Austria) – Szene
27.01.2017 Munich (Germany) – Technikum
28.01.2017 Zurich (Switzerland) – Dynamo
See below for more live dates in 2016 and 2017!
The new album will be released on September 23rd, 2016. It is built around the short story “Winter’s Gate” (Talven portti in Finnish) by vocalist & bassist Niilo Sevänen, which won awards and nominations in Finland back in 2007 and 2008. It’s a story about a group of Vikings who set out to find a fabled island west from Ireland, even though the winter is drawing near.