AND PERSONAL BLOG
Due to the success of the meet & greets on our recent North American tour and the many requests from Europe, we have also decided to offer VIP add-ons for all headline shows of this upcoming tour leg. These can be purchased in our own store in addition to your regular ticket from the official pre-sale agents. With the VIP add-on, you receive:
- Access to the venue 45 minutes before doors open
– 30 minute meet & greet with the band 45 minutes before doors open
– Exclusive acoustic session by the band (!!) plus time for questions and autographs
– “Eluveitie” cotton tote bag
– Tour t-shirt or girlie
– Exclusive souvenir VIP pass with lanyard
– Autograph card
– Group photo in the end
Please note: we’re no fans of quick, impersonal “VIP” packages. We will do our best to mingle and get a chance to talk to you and answer your questions, and we hope you use the opportunity to take advantage of this!
Not only do you get all of these perks, but you are supporting the band and our tour as directly as possible. THANK YOU, and we can’t wait to meet you all!
VIP add-ons are available at: http://merch.booyamusic.net/eluveitie/tickets-and-vip.html
All tour dates & tickets: www.eluveitie.ch/tour
Upcoming dates with VIP-packages available:
20/11/15 Dornbirn, Conrad Sohm / Austria
23/11/15 Kiel, Orange Club / Germany
24/11/15 Aarhus, Voxhall / Denmark
25/11/15 Copenhagen, Pumpehuset / Denmark
27/11/15 Haugesund, Skala / Norway
28/11/15 Bergen, Garage / Norway
29/11/15 Oslo, John Dee / Norway
30/11/15 Gothenburg, Sticky Fingers / Sweden
01/12/15 Stockholm, Debaser Strand / Sweden
03/12/15 Helsinki, Nosturi / Finland
04/12/15 Turku, Klubi / Finland
06/12/15 Tallinn, Tapper / Finland
08/12/15 Riga, Melna Piektdiena / Latvia
09/12/15 Vilnius, Loftas / Lithuania
11/12/15 Rostock, Alte Zuckerfabrik / Germany
We are extremely stoked to play our first ever shows in your country this coming weekend. We heard it’s a beautiful place, and we can’t wait to see it!
Most importantly, of course, you’re in for the show of your lives if you don’t miss these dates:
23.10.2015 The Assembly, Capetown
24.10.2015 Bassline, Johannesburg
Remaining tickets are available here: https://www.witchdoctorproductions.com/shop/
It is with great regret that we have to announce the departure of our violin player Nicole Ansperger. We have enjoyed a wonderful year of adventures with Nicole, circling the globe and completing the first part of the “Origins” world tour together – our biggest, longest and most successful one yet. Unfortunately, it can be extremely difficult to manage personal obligations and take care of a family alongside a life of constant touring, and Nicole’s priorities are with her family – where they should be. We are parting amicably and would like to thank Nicole for the good times and her musical contribution. It’s been an honour to share stage & studio with such a talented musician! Nicole would like to add a few words herself:
As mentioned before it can become pretty difficult to reconcile personal obligations and the touring life. A lot of things have changed within my family and my personal situation during the last 12 months; and now my familial situation makes it impossible to me to be on the road with my band constantly.
After careful consideration and with a heavy & bleeding heart I made the desicion to leave Eluveitie.
I was a very hard step to me and I will miss Eluveitie – the music, the band, the crew and very much also YOU, the fans!
I wanna thank you all – you`ve been the best fans of the world to me!!! You rocked, you`ve been wonderful and I won`t forget you!
Also I`d like to thank my mates in Eluveitie – thank you for the amazing and intense time we had together! You`ll always be in my remembrance! I wish you all the very best for your future ways and of course I wish you a awesome new fiddle player. smile emoticon
This certainly doesn`t mean an end to my musical career. Music will always be a very important part of my life and who knows – maybe we`ll see each other again one day.
Keep on rockin, guys & girls!”
Now, the show must go on, and as you might know we are about to kick off another part of our world tour in early September. Nicole’s last show with us will take place at the In Extremo Festival on September 5th, 2015.
****Starting right now, we are looking for a talented violin player to step in and complete three months of touring with us, from September 7th to December 15th, 2015.****
This is no easy task, and we will only consider the best of the best in order to bring you the Eluveitie show we are known for, and proud of. If you think you’ve got what it takes, we invite you to take this chance and submit your entry in our first ever round of open auditions. Taking part is simple, getting the gig might be the challenge (and chance) of your life! To enter, simply:
1. Download this Mp3 of our song “King”, if you don’t have it yet: http://we.tl/SsyxmZ9HLE
2. Record a video of yourself performing the song, making sure that we can both see you and clearly hear your performance
3. Upload your video to www.youtube.com and send the link to violin [at] eluveitie [dot] ch, and don’t forget to include detailed contact info!
Deadline for all submissions is Thursday, August 6th, at midnight Central European Time. Ideally, you will be a very talented musician with touring experience, as well as located in or near Switzerland. However, participation in this audition is open to all!
Please note that due to the high volume of submissions we expect, we might not be able to reply to everyone personally. We will reply to you with follow-up questions within a few days if you’ve made it into the second round. Either way, we are looking forward to view your performances and would like to thank you in advance for participating!
Photo credit: Jarmo Hänninen Photography
Finally in store: our brand new Summer shorts! Perfect for hot weather as well as the pool / beach / lake and for all you sport lovers out there. Made of breathable fabric to keep you cool and to facilitate quick drying. The left leg features our “Eluveitie” logo print, the right one boasts some awesome “Origins” artwork. This is a must have for anyone who… well… has legs!
FREE AND OF A FREE PEOPLE
Brand new shirts are available now in our official online store – world wide and directly from the band!
Inis Mona T-Shirt:
You asked for it, now here it is! Finally a new print of our best selling-shirt from our best-selling album “Slania” – updated into a brand new “Inis Mona” edition. You all know the song, we’re sure of it. Now you can get the shirt for it! Get yours while supplies last!
Dumnorix Men’s Tank Top:
Finally, a sleeveless shirt for men! Brand new design by Chrigel Glanzmann. Features the powerful slogan “free and of a free people”, uttered by the Celtic chieftain Dumnorix in his fight against Roman cavalry, in Gaulish: “Immi riios riiaspe tovtias.” The back of the shirt features background information on this design and is sure to provide food for thought and conversation.
Get the new shirts and lots of other awesome Eluveitie merch now at http://merch.booyamusic.net/eluveitie/
We’ve added an additional date in beautiful Ottawa, Canada to our upcoming North American tour! This show will take place on September 10th at the Bronson Centre and will be without Epica. Instead, some talented local supports will get you warmed up for us!
Visit www.eluveitie.ch/tour for more dates and tickets. Confirmed North American shows are:
Sep 08 / Soundstage / Baltimore, MD
Sep 09 / Paradise Rock Club / Boston, MA
Sep 10 / Bronson Centre / Ottawa, ON (Eluveitie only!)
Sep 11 / Corona Theatre / Montreal, QC
Sep 12 / Imperial Theatre / Quebec City, QC
Sep 13 / Phoenix Concert Theatre / Toronto, ON
Sep 15 / House Of Blues / Chicago, IL
Sep 16 / Mill City Nights / Minneapolis, MN
Sep 18 / O’Brians Event Centre / Saskatoon, SK
Sep 19 / Union Hall / Edmonton, AB
Sep 20 / MacEwan Ballroom / Calgary, AB
Sep 22 / Vogue Theatre / Vancouver, BC
Sep 23 / Neumos / Seattle, WA
Sep 25 / Regency Ballroom / San Francisco, CA
Sep 26 / Fonda Theatre / Los Angeles, CA
Sep 28 / Gothic Theatre / Denver, CO
Sep 29 / Sokol Auditorium / Omaha, NE
Oct 01 / Mercury Ballroom / Louisville, KY
Oct 02 / Agora Ballroom / Cleveland, OH
Oct 03 / Irving Plaza / New York, NY
For a hurdy gurdy player, perhaps especially for one in a heavily touring metal band, it can be hard to find the right gear that sounds great and also lives up to the challenges on the road. After a long search, Anna Murphy has finally found a great partner to provide the right strings for her instrument: Thomastik Infeld from the music city of Vienna. Check out their wares at www.thomastik-infeld.com if only the best is good enough for you, too!
We are happy to announce yet another European leg of our ongoing #Origins world tour – finally, Scandinavia is getting some much-overdue love too!
Confirmed dates are:
20.11. A Dornbirn – Conrad Sohm
21.11. D München – Tanzt!
23.11. D Kiel – Orange Club
24.11. DK Aarhus – Voxhall
25.11. DK Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
27.11. N Haugesund – Skala
28.11. N Bergen – Garage
29.11. N Oslo – John Dee
03.12. FIN Helsinki – Nosturi
04.12. FIN Turku – Klubi
05.12. FIN Tampere – Pakkahuone
06.12. EST Tallinn – Tapper
08.12. LV Riga – Melna Piektdiena
09.12. LT Vilnius – Loftas
10.12. PL Gdansk – B 90
11.12. D Rostock – Alte Zuckerfabrik
More information including ticket links can be found at www.eluveitie.ch/tour