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TYR To Tour North America With CHILDREN OF BODOM

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Thursday, October 31, 2013 @ 9:38 AM


In Support Of New Album Valkyrja

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TÝR will be joining CHILDREN OF BODOM on their "Halo of Blood Over North America" tour in early 2014. The tour will embark on February 14th in Quebec City and wraps up on March 28 and 29 with back-to-back shows at Irving Plaza in New York, NY. Additional supporting acts are TBA with announcements coming soon. Tickets and premium packages are available now exclusively at SHOWstubs.com. General tickets will go on sale on Friday, November 8th at 10:00am local time.

Vocalist/guitarist Heri Joensen shares his excitement for this tour: "Finally we get to announce this one. It's been in the works for a long time and it's probably the biggest tour we've ever been on. North America, we're very excited to see you all again soon!"

TÝR performed live on August 10th as part of the Faroe Island's Summar festivalurin in Klaksvik. Over 8,000 Faroese were in attendance as the band put on a huge set featuring old favorites, as well as new tracks, including "Blood of Heroes". The event was filmed and a video for "Blood of Heroes" can be seen now at metalblade.com/tyr.

TÝR's brand new album, Valkyrja, has debuted on charts worldwide! In the US, the album reached #15 on the Billboard Heatseeker's Chart, #22 on Current Hard Music, #39 on Overall Hard Music, and #70 on the Independent albums chart! On iTunes on day of release, Valkyrja reached #4 on the metal chart. In Europe, the album entered at #45 on German Top 100 Album Charts, and #76 on Switzerland's charts. And in Canada, the record reached #26 on the Metal chart. On iTunes Canada, the record peaked at #2 on the metal chart, #9 on the rock chart, and #73 on the top 200 albums chart!

Valkyrja is a concept album with a story line based loosely around a nameless Viking age warrior who leaves his woman and goes off to impress the Valkyrie on the battlefield so that she may bring him to Valhalla, or to Fólkvangr, the home of Freyja—the goddess associated with love, sexuality, beauty, fertility, gold, sorcery, war, and death. One can say the album is also indirectly about women and how they affect men and what men will do to impress and obtain women. Front man and founder Heri Joensen goes on to explain; "the woman that the warrior leaves may represent the earthly women. Freyja, The Lady Of The Slain, may represent the perfection of Women, and the Valkyrie is the link between the two, taking men from earthly to godly women."

Order your copy of Valkyrja at these locations:
North America - indiemerch.com
Europe - emp.de
UK - amazon.co.uk

TYR w/CHILDREN OF BODOM, special guests TBA

  • 02/14 Quebec City, QC Imperial
  • 02/15 Montreal, QC Metropolis
  • 02/16 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
  • 02/18 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks
  • 02/20 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick
  • 02/21 Saskatoon, SK Louis Pub
  • 02/22 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
  • 02/23 Calgary, AB Macewan Ballroom
  • 02/25 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
  • 02/26 Seattle, WA El Corazon
  • 02/28 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
  • 03/01 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues
  • 03/02 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
  • 03/03 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
  • 03/05 Salt Lake City, UT The Murray Theater
  • 03/06 Denver, CO Summit Theater
  • 03/07 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
  • 03/08 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
  • 03/10 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
  • 03/11 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
  • 03/12 Houston, TX House Of Blues
  • 03/14 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
  • 03/15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
  • 03/16 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor
  • 03/18 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
  • 03/19 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
  • 03/21 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
  • 03/22 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of Living Arts
  • 03/23 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
  • 03/24 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
  • 03/25 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
  • 03/27 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
  • 03/28 New York, NY Irving Plaza
  • 03/29 New York, NY Irving Plaza
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