TYR To Kick Off North American Headlining Tour This Weekend
Faroe Islands-based folk metal collective TYR will kick off their North American headlining tour this weekend. The journey will commence on May 5th in Brooklyn, New York and wind its way through nearly two-dozen cities, coming to a close on May 30th in Reading, Pennsylvania. Support will be provided by Orphaned Land, Ghost Ship Octavius, and Aeternam. See all confirmed dates below.
TYR w/ Orphaned Land, Ghost Ship Octavius, Aeternam: 5/05/2018 Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY 5/06/2018 Alchemy - Providence, RI 5/07/2018 Corona Theatre - Montreal, QC 5/08/2018 Salle Multi - Quebec City, QC 5/09/2018 Velvet Underground - Toronto, ON 5/10/2018 Al Rosa Villa - Columbus, OH 5/11/2018 The Forge - Joliet, IL 5/12/2018 The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO 5/13/2018 Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO 5/14/2018 The Shredder - Boise, ID 5/15/2018 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
/16/2018 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA 5/17/2018 Hawthorne - Portland, OR 5/19/2018 Metro Opera House - Oakland, CA 5/20/2018 Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA 5/21/2018 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA 5/22/2018 Joe's Grotto - Phoenix, AZ 5/24/2018 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill - Dallas, TX 5/25/2018 Come And Take It Live! - Austin, TX 5/27/2018 Haven Lounge - Orlando, FL 5/28/2018 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA 5/29/2018 Champion - Richmond, VA 5/30/2018 Reverb - Reading, PA
TYR are putting the final touches on their eighth studio album which will see release via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2013's critically-claimed Valkyrja full-length involves a story based around a nameless, Viking-era warrior who leaves his woman to impress the Valkyrie on the battlefield so that she may bring him to Valhalla, or to Folkvangr, 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 women. Vocalist/guitarist Heri Joensen elaborates, "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." Additional news on the record will be unveiled in the coming months.