ENSLAVED are preparing for the debut show of their Cinematic Summer Tour, streaming today, 30th July at 20:00 CEST.The unique first performance is named ‘Chronicles Of The Northbound’ – a collaboration with Roadburn Festival, it will encompass a career spanning set including five recently fan-voted favourites.
STREAM THE EVENT on 30th July @ 7pm BST / 8pm CEST
*you can sign up now for a show notification, and join the waiting room to chat about the upcoming show
ENSLAVED are also pleased to reveal an exclusive merchandise range accompanying the Cinematic Summer Tour, with designs viewable below inc. more information. To give everyone the chance to be part of this completely novum in music, all three shows will be free of charge, however ENSLAVED have launched a donation link if fans wish to make a contribution towards the costs of putting the shows on.
Donation link: paypal.me/enslavedofficial
- merch designs will only be available from Friday 24th July until Thursday 1st October
- camo design is limited to 30 items per shop
- all other designs are limited to 50 items per shop excl. the black classic tee which is unlimited
- dark blue woman’s tank is an EU store exclusive
- white woman’s tank is a USA store exclusive
- orders will ship around mid-august
Roadburn’s Artistic Director Walter Hoeijmakers previously stated:
“From their impromptu headlining slot at Roadburn 2008 to being an artist in residence, and Ivar as our co-curator (along with Einar Selvik), there has always been a very strong, palpable connection between ENSLAVED and Roadburn – artistically, musically and personally. Being able to support ENSLAVED on this Cinematic Summer Tour, and hosting their ‘Chronicles Of The Northbound’ performance makes us feel humble, and proud as well, as it’s a testimony to our everlasting friendship. Plus, it will keep much needed shows going in these testing times, albeit virtual. It will keep us feel alive, and fuels our strength to overcome the horrible adversity we’re currently facing. Thank you so much for offering us hope and comfort through your musical journey of discovery, ENSLAVED.”
ENSLAVED frontman Grutle Kjellsonalso commented:
“Dear fans, first of all, thanks for the absolutely overwhelming response and excitement in connection with our latest escapades! Through hard work and cunning planning (yes, we do make cunning plans in Norway too), we have been able to set up no less than three streaming events. They will be shows with full production, and they will all be free to watch! The first one of the events “Chronicles Of The Northbound” will take place July 30th in collaboration with the mighty Roadburn Festival! This set contains songs from all eras of our 29 year long career. Bonus: you can have as many beers as you want, act as insane as you want (headbanging, mosh pits etc.) without being kicked out of the concert hall. You might get into trouble with your landlord, but I’m sure they’ll understand in the end. So, stay home, stay healthy and keep the flame alive! See you all online at July 30th!”
ENSLAVED recently released their latest single ‘Jettegryta’, taken from their upcoming record Utgard, that will be released on 2nd October 2020.
Cinematic Summer Tour information:
For this forward-thinking concept, ENSLAVED arejoining forces with three festivals, to present fans with three different shows:
- July 30th – in cooperation with Roadburn, the tour launches with a “Chronicles Of The Northbound” show.
- August 20th – the second show will be a “Below The Lights” set, presented by Beyond The Gates festival.
- September 30th – the band will end their virtual tour at Summer Breeze festival with a presentation of some new songs, for “Utgard – The Journey Within“.
Guitarist Ivar stated: “‘We must stick apart’ is a proverb of Discordianism (a religion I might or might not have just made up) that might fit the situation we are all in now. We are all isolated in various degrees; and we all miss live music. So, we have stuck apart and with our fantastic team of super-people in management, label and booking, plus three of our best friends who happen to be the very creme de la creme of European Festivals; we are now able to present this digital festival-tour. We are already hard at work preparing sets and shows that will make this one for the (e-)books. Thank you for your support, faith in us and patience – to have fans like you is an absolute privilege. See you in the ether!”
Ivar Bjørnson | guitars
Grutle Kjellson | vocals
Arve ‘Ice Dale’ Isdal | guitar
Håkon Vinje | Keyboards, Clean Vocals
Iver Sandøy | Drums