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Nicole Ansperger leaves Eluveitie, new violin player wanted

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:

“Dear fans:

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!

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Photo credit: Jarmo Hänninen Photography

NEW MERCH: SUMMER SHORTS ARE HERE!

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!

http://merch.booyamusic.net/eluveitie

Also new in store: “Inis Mona” t-shirt and “Dumnorix” men’s tank top!
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New Shirts in our Official Online Store!

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/

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Ottawa date added to North American tour

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!

TIckets: http://www.ticketweb.ca/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=6051695&pl=spectrasonic&REFID=EVBP

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

Anna Murphy now endorsed by Thomastik Infeld strings

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!

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European / Scandinavian tour announced!

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

****Eluveitie & Friends 2015: guests confirmed!****

We are already looking forward to the next edition of our very own festival “Eluveitie & Friends”. On Saturday, January 2nd 2016, we will once again celebrate at the Eishalle Wetzikon with you! This time we are sharing the stage with:

EPICA:
The symphonic metal powerhouse from the Netherlands around front woman Simone Simons has celebrated success around the world for years. With their latest album “The Quantum Enigma”, the band marks the beginning of a new “Epica” era: modern, heavy and without compromise! This year, Epica is also part of the line-up at major festivals such as Wacken and Hellfest.

FAUN:
Like few others, Faun know how to combine traditional instruments with modern influences to create a magical, driving mood. The sound of the medieval instruments floats over archaic soundscapes , while Japanese Taiko drums and electronic rhythms meet old high German spells.

KRAMPUS:
In 2011, the Folk- and Death Metal band from Udine, Italy released their first EP. Soon after, Krampus has been playing Italy’s main metal festivals and started touring Europe. After the release of their single “Mistakes” in 2014, a new album is set to be released this year!

Tickets are available now! http://bit.ly/1d0z1yy

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General Admission Tickets for North American Tour with Epica on sale now!

General tickets for our co-headlining tour with Epica this fall, presented by REVOLVER Magazine, are on sale NOW!! Head over to our tour dates section for links to both general tickets and VIP packages!

VIP packages include:
- One General Admission Ticket
- Meet and Greet w/ Eluveitie only
- Tour T-shirt
- A One Year Revolver Subscription
- 11×17 Tour Poster
- Souvenir Laminate w/ Lanyard
- Limited Autograph Card – only available on this tour!

All dates, general admission tickets & VIP packages: http://on.fb.me/1JZNeZX

Thank you for your support!

VIP tickets for North America available now!

Starting right now, you can get your VIP tickets for our upcoming North American tour with Epica right here: https://soundrink.com/app#/tour/eluveitie

Use the password REVOLVER2015 to gain access – availability is limited! Please note that the password is case-sensitive.

We’re no fans of rip-offs, so we’ve made sure you get your money’s worth – and we’re looking forward to meet you in person! VIP packages include:

- One General Admission Ticket
- Meet and Greet w/ Eluveitie only
- Tour T-shirt
- A One Year Revolver Subscription
- 11×17 Tour Poster
- Souvenir Laminate w/ Lanyard
- Limited Autograph Card – only available on this tour!

Thank you for your support!

General tickets will go on sale this Friday.

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North American Tour with Epica Announced!

This fall, we will join forces with our new friends, the Dutch symphonic metal titans EPICA, to tour North America – presented by Revolver Magazine. This fall trek will see both bands co-headlining, with Canada’s THE AGONIST supporting on all dates.

EPICA’s Simone Simons says the following about the upcoming tour: “We are ecstatic to finally return to North America. It is time to nurture our long-distance relationship with our fans over in North America. We’ll have a wonderful time together and will perform songs spanning our entire discography. You guys better be ready for us.”

Our own Chrigel Glanzmann adds: ”We’re 8 months into the ‘Origins’ World Tour now and far from getting tired! We can’t wait to finally return to the USA and Canada; especially because we’ll return alongside the mighty Epica! By Toutatis, this is gonna be fucking awesome!”

This will be our second US leg on the current #Origins world tour, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! Check out all the dates below:

Tue Sep 08 / Soundstage / Baltimore, MD
Wed Sep 09 / Paradise Rock Club / Boston, MA
Fri Sep 11 / Corona Theatre / Montreal, QC
Sat Sep 12 / Imperial Theatre / Quebec City, QC
Sun Sep 13 / Phoenix Concert Theatre / Toronto, ON
Tue Sep 15 / House Of Blues / Chicago, IL
Wed Sep 16 / Mill City Nights / Minneapolis, MN
Fri Sep 18 / O’Brians Event Centre / Saskatoon, SK
Sat Sep 19 / Union Hall / Edmonton, AB
Sun Sep 20 / MacEwan Ballroom / Calgary, AB
Tue Sep 22 / Vogue Theatre / Vancouver, BC
Wed Sep 23 / Neumos / Seattle, WA
Fri Sep 25 / Regency Ballroom / San Francisco, CA
Sat Sep 26 / Fonda Theatre / Los Angeles, CA
Mon Sep 28 / Gothic Theatre / Denver, CO
Tue Sep 29 / Sokol Auditorium / Omaha, NE
Thurs Oct 01 / Mercury Ballroom / Louisville, KY
Fri Oct 02 / Agora Ballroom / Cleveland, OH
Sat Oct 03 / Irving Plaza / New York, NY

Revolver Magazine is the No. 1 hard-rock and heavy-metal destination in the world. In print for 10 years, the magazine takes readers into the studio, onto the stage, and behind the scenes, providing in-depth information, mind-blowing original photography, and hilarious insights they can’t find anywhere else. The home of The Hottest Chicks in Metal, Revolver also covers horror movies, mixed martial arts, tattoos, action sports, and more. In 2009 Revolver threw the first-ever U.S. hard-rock and metal awards show, the Revolver Golden Gods, which was broadcasted on MTV2 and featured appearances by Ozzy Osbourne, Maynard Keenan, Lemmy Kilmister, Megadeth, Kat Von D, Slipknot, Suicide Silence, the UFC’s BJ Penn, and many others. Revolver sponsors over 20 hard-rock tours each year, including the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. Its website (www.revolvermag.com) features exclusive interviews, music and video, photo shoot outtakes, and contests.

VIP tickets will go on sale: Wednesday, May 27th at 10AM local time

General tickets will go on sale: Friday, May 29th at 10AM local time 

ELUVEITIE and EPICA will both be offering VIP ticketing including meet & greets, exclusive merchandise, and a Revolver Magazine subscription. VIP Tickets will be available through Soundrink.

Ticketing and VIP links will be available at: www.eluveitie.ch and www.epica.nl

View the latest videos from all bands in this awesome package here:

ELUVEITIE – “The Call of The Mountains”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w2m-TeLi6I

EPICA – “Victims of Contingency”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7IIYIFljZM

THE AGONIST – “Gates of Horn and Ivory”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urcLhku0I7Y

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