North America, you have been warned! The berserkers are coming, and they’re bringing metallic thunder like has never been heard before. The meek may cower but the metal-loving masses are looking forward to the arrival of Swedish metal overlords Amon Amarth who have announced the dates for their Berserker World Tour 2019. Tickets go on sale Fri. Apr. 19.
Currently, on tour with Slayer, Lamb of God and Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth will have a little bit of time off after that tour concludes to sharpen their swords and make some new battle axes before the North American leg of the Berserker World Tour begins Sept. 26 in Seattle at the Showbox SoDo (Tickets). Here are the rest of the dates currently scheduled; all shows will feature fellow Swedish metal acts Arch Enemy, At the Gates and Grand Magus.
Sept. 27 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Sept. 28 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum
Sept. 30 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Convention Centre
Oct. 1 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle
Oct. 3 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex (Tickets)
Oct. 4 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium
Oct. 6 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
Oct. 7 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater
Oct. 9 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
Oct. 10 – Montreal, QC – MTelus
Oct. 12 – New York, NY – Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom
Oct. 13 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Oct. 15 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Oct. 16 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
Oct. 18 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore
Oct. 19 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
Oct. 20 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
Oct. 22 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
Oct. 23 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
Oct. 25 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield (Tickets)
Oct. 26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium
Amon Amarth will have new music to showcase on the Berserker World Tour 2019 as their upcoming album, also titled Berserker, is set to drop on May 3. The band has always drawn song inspiration from the days of the Vikings, and the most fierce of all Viking warriors were known as berserkers. In a statement on the band website, Amon Amarth singer Johan Hegg says, “I think what we’ve done here with Berserker is give ourselves the space to explore other parts of our musicality and who we are as a band. We want to try to keep growing and do this for as long as we have the possibility to do so because this is the best f*cking job in the world!” A video for the Berserker cut “Raven’s Flight” has been released in advance of the album and two more videos are in the works.
Additional Amon Amarth news is available here.