the end of an era

With a heavy heart we have to announce that Eluveitie will go through another change soon.

We have decided to part ways with our longtime drummer Merlin Sutter. In the consequence of this, Merlin’s close personal friends Anna Murphy and Ivo Henzi decided to leave Eluveitie as well.

We all developed a lot over the last ten years – not only as a band, but also as individuals. And we partly developed in different directions; different goals, wishes and ideas emerged. Over the last years we all had to deal with interpersonal challenges within the band. Instead of pulling together, our days have rather been shaped by wearing friction and constant clash of interests. And thus we felt that we have become something we shouldn’t have; that we’ve diverged from what Eluveitie was always meant to be – a band, a family, a passionate and deep-rooted group of musicians, where heart’s blood can flow freely! Eluveitie was always meant to be about „rock’n'roll“, passion and also about ‘carrying the torch’ of the Celtic spirit.

Yet over the years we have partly diverged from our roots, which is not good.

Each and every single one of us is definitely a passionate musician! But in this group constellation, we seemed to rather cumber, than to inspire each other. The band has suffered from this for a longer time now.

So we ended up in this painful situation where the mentioned facts have made it impossible to us to continue like this and we came to the point eventually, where we believe, it’s best to go seperate ways.

It was a terribly hard decision to make and it hasn’t been done carelessly, but with tears and a heavy heart.

We know that this is tough to handle – for everybody. And we know it sucks badly that things developed this way.

Above the fact that this is hard to handle for us personally and emotionally, we are painfully aware of how much it also must disappoint you, our fans… which makes it even harder.

We do not part from each others in hatred though.

From our hearts we wish Merlin, Anna & Ivo only the very best for their future ways and also all the best of luck and success for all their further musical projects. For we’re sure their musical journey will go on and it will be great. And maybe our ways will even cross again in future, in a different way.

For us in Eluveitie this now also means a lot to deal with.

We do not want to look at it as yet another line-up change!

For us it means to seclude ourselves for a while, to take the inward turn and to recollect. We will go back to our roots and become again what we once have been.

We will still play the next couple of shows together with Merlin, Anna and Ivo. Their last performance with Eluveitie will be the Fortarock Festival in Nijmegen (NL) on the 5th of June. So you should grab your chance and come to one of these shows!

After that we will not leave you, our fans, hanging. We promise you to play every single show we have confirmed so far! We will perform with temporary stand-in musicians until our new line-up is ready and we promise to do everything to find the best possible session musicians we can! There won’t be „replacements“ – Merlin, Anna and Ivo are unique and not „replaceable“. Yet we will come on stage with a very strong live line-up – this is a promise.

If you want to share your feelings about this all – please feel free to contact us anytime here or on our official pages; we will do all we can to share this time with you and answer your questions.

Here you go with a common statement from Merlin, Anna and Ivo:

For more than 10 years, 6 studio albums, and nearly a thousand shows in 46 countries on 6 continents, Eluveitie has been at the very centre of our lives. We’ve had the immense privilege to bring joy to fans from around the world, exploring a diverse range of places and cultures few ever get to experience in their lifetime. 

We have now been faced with an impossible situation, and left with no choice but to announce our departure. Personal differences and decisions taken by the remaining members have made it impossible for any of us to continue. None of us wanted to leave Eluveitie, and it is important to us that you, the fans, know that disappointing you is the most difficult part in this decision. We can only hope for your understanding. Without your support we would have achieved nothing, and we are eternally grateful for it. 

Chrigel Glanzmann will continue on his path just as we will on ours. Therefore, the music you love will evolve and branch out, and we encourage you to look forward to it. In the meantime, we will give it everything on stage one more time, hopefully with you, while completing the current world tour as well as our last European shows in May and early June. Our last show in Switzerland takes place in Basel on June 3rd, and our final show with Eluveitie will follow the same weekend at Fortarock Festival in Holland. 

We would like to clarify that Shir-Ran Yinon, Eluveitie’s amazingly talented current (non-voting) session violin player and our good friend, has not been involved directly in these unfortunate events. She will continue to perform (and kick ass!) with Eluveitie for the Summer festivals and will then continue on to new adventures as well. 

As for the three of us: our musical journey together is far from over, and we are incredibly excited to share new music with you in the future. If you would like to continue supporting us, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the like – we will share news about our future projects as soon as they are ready. In fact, following our official channels is the most certain way to be among the first to hear new music.

Please also take the time to visit Anna Murphy, Merlin Sutter and Ivo Henzi now, where we have shared personal statements and where we will be doing our best to answer your questions, or just reflect with you on all the good times in the past decade. We do ask you to respect that the particulars of what happened should remain private, and thank you for your understanding. 

  • Anna, Ivo, and Merlin.“

Eluveitie returns to China!

13.05.2016 Tango Club, Beijing
14.05.2016 QSW Culture Center, Shanghai
15.05.2016 T:Union, Guangzhou
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Eluveitie to perform in Dhaka, Bangladesh

BANGLADESH!! We know you have been waiting a long time for this one, and trust us: so have we! We are beyond excited to announce our very first show in your wonderful country:

26th May, 2016: Eluveitie in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Presented by Green Events. More information will be announced soon!

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  • 26. February 2016, 14:00 Author:
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Eluveitie returns to Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus in April 2016!

The good news just keep rolling in: exactly one year ago we completed our last tour through these beautiful countries, and we are beyond excited to announce that we will back again in 2016.

This time, we will return to old favourites in all three countries as well as explore new cities in mighty Russia! While it will be hard to improve upon the wonderful experience we had last year, we will do our best to bring you a night you’ll never forget - including our 2-hour “An Evening With” show, with songs from across our full discography!


All dates & tickets: 

20.04.2016 Atlas Kiev, Ukraine –

21.04.2016 Re:Public Minsk, Belarus –

22.04.2016 Club Zal St. Petersburg, Russia –

23.04.2016 Izvestia Hall Moscow, Russia –

24.04.2016 Aura Voronezh, Russia

26.04.2016 Zvezda Samara, Russia –…/event/2016-04-26-eluveitie-shveycariya

28.04.2016 Tele Club Yekaterinburg, Russia –


We can’t wait to see you there!

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  • 22. February 2016, 16:50 Author:
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Singapore & Taiwan confirmed!

We are excited to announce our first ever show in Singapore and our overdue return to beautiful Taiwan!
24.05.2016 Scape, Singapore — tickets go on sale February 18th
28.05.2016. Jack Live Studio, Taipei, Taiwan — Tickets:
We can’t wait to see you there!
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****January blowout sale & NEW MERCH****

Right NOW and until the end of the month, ALL clothing items and accessories in our official online store are 10% off – that includes previously discounted sale items!

What’s more, we have just released a bunch of new merch items – including the much-demanded “Silver Sister” girlie (finally!), “Origins” tote bag, and the brand new “Raven” longsleeve. All of these are also currently 10% off!

Last, but not least, we have dug through our archives and have put the last remaining merch from our previous five “Eluveitie & Friends” festivals on final sale.

Head over there now and start the new year in style:

THANK YOU for supporting us by ordering in our official store!

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Raven Longsleeve

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Eluveitie Tote Bag

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Silver Sister Girlie

  • 15. January 2016, 22:20 Author:
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An Evening With Eluveitie at “DAS ZELT – Chapiteau Postfinance” 2016

We cannot wait for this one! Throughout this year, Eluveitie will play a very special concert series in Switzerland as part of DAS ZELT – Chapiteau Postfinance! This show will feature exclusive guest musicians, acoustic as well as metal songs, and a first preview of Evocation II!

Tickets are available at:

22.01.2016 Wildstrubel-Arena, Lenk
30.01.2016 Stadio, Lugano
04.03.2016 Schützenmatte, Olten
16.04.2016 Kasernenareal, Zürich
07.05.2016 Expo-Park Nidau, Biel
03.06.2016 Rosentalanlage, Basel
02.07.2016 Wiesendangen, Winterthur
23.09.2016 Rhonensandterrain, Brig
07.10.2016 Pier 11, Solothurn
05.11.2016 Alpenquai, Luzern

After nearly two years on our “Origins” world tour, we are excited to bring a very special show exclusively to Swiss stages! Already during our 2015 North American “An Evening with” tour we have re-defined what an evening with Eluveitie can look like. Fans and band agreed: these were some of the most exciting Eluveitie shows to date.

Now we’ve taken the time to refine and expand the concept, and are proud to announce that, as part of our tour of Switzerland together with ‘DAS ZELT – Chapiteau PostFinance’, we are presenting a more than two hours long, never before seen “An Evening with Eluveitie” show. Part of it: acoustic material (including a first preview of “Evocation II”!), special guest musicians, and of course a heavy dose of metal.

We will work through our complete 12-year discography and take you on a journey into the Celtic mythology and history which you have not been able to experience yet!


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**Guest Musicians for “An Evening with Eluveitie @ DAS ZELT – Chapiteau Postfinance” Announced!**

The premiere is coming closer! We can’t wait to present our new show for the first time this month, on January 22nd in Lenk and January 30th in Lugano.

It is now also time to announce our amazingly talented guest musicians! We are very proud and happy to share the stage with these two legends on all shows:

Brendan Wade, originally from Ireland but now living in Winterthur, will join us on Uilleann Pipes and whistles. Brendan can look back on a long career filled with musical highlights – starting out as Wexford County tin whistle champion in 1976 and going on to record and perform with acts such as Cry Before Dawn (“Best Irish Band” award 1989, no. 1 EP 1996) Dublin’s The Wild Colonial Boys and with many of Switzerland’s top artists, as well as solo. Brendan has also played the Uilleann Pipes on our album “Everything Remains (As it Never Was)”. Visit!

Fredy Schnyder is an incredibly versatile artist and will play the hammered dulcimer with us. Fredy has  been featured on several of our recorded songs in the past, has a project with Anna Murphy (Nucleus Torn), and works as a piano teacher and church musician. For more about Fredy, visit!

Tickets are available now at

All confirmed dates:

22.01.2016 Wildstrubel-Arena, Lenk
30.01.2016 Stadio, Lugano
04.03.2016 Schützenmatte, Olten
16.04.2016 Kasernenareal, Zürich
07.05.2016 Expo-Park Nidau, Biel
03.06.2016 Rosentalanlage, Basel
25.06.2016 Wiesendangen, Winterthur
23.09.2016 Rhonensandterrain, Brig
07.10.2016 Pier 11, Solothurn

05.11.2016 Alpenquai, Luzern

We can’t wait to see you there!

Brendan Wade

Fredy Schnyder

  • 14. January 2016, 17:34 Author:
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X-Mas Merch Sale until 12.12.2015

Starting right now and until midnight on Sunday, December 12th, EVERYTHING except tickets and VIP add-ons is 10% off in our official online store!

What’s more, we’ve just launched new merch, including:

****The much-demanded “Chrigel” style Eluveitie beanie
****A brand new “Origins” scarf

We deliver world wide!

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  • 9. December 2015, 18:25 Author:
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Eluveitie returns to Australia…

…For An Evening With ELUVEITIE: A very special 2-hour show, celebrating 14 years of Folk Metal!

We are extremely excited to finally return to Australia! We have incredible memories from our first time in your beautiful country nearly three years ago; and for our tour in May we are bringing you a very special show. We’ve very recently premiered “An Evening with Eluveitie” in North America and can’t wait to bring this 2-hour special set, including material from across our entire career, to Australia in 2016! So far, fans and band agree: this is the strongest Eluveitie show ever… Don’t miss out on this one!

And yes, Adelaide and Perth… We have made a special request to visit your wonderful cities for this tour and are very excited to be coming to play for you in 2016!

For you only, tickets are available on: Friday 11th Dec, 9.00am
General Public onsale: Tuesday 15th December, 9.00am

More information & VIP tickets:

All shows & tickets:
Tuesday 17 May – Perth – The Capitol
Thurs 19 May – Brisbane – The Zoo
Fri 20 May – Sydney – Manning Bar
Sat 21 May – Melbourne – Max Watts (Hi/Fi) :
Sun 22 May – Adelaide – The Gov


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