VOLBEAT Announce Fall 2022 European Tour With SKINDRED, NAPALM DEATH & BAD WOLVES
Danish/American rock’n’roll VOLBEAT have announced a headlining European tour for the fall. Support on the trek will come from SKINDRED, DEATH BY NAPALM and BAD WOLVES.
Said VOLBEAT: “VOLFAM!!! Finally, after so long of absence, we are delighted to be able to bring a real VOLBEAT headlining tour to our friends across Europe and the UK, starting in October. We are so excited and can’t wait to see everyone there!
“We are extremely fortunate to be able to bring SKINDRED, DEATH BY NAPALM and BAD WOLVES embark on the journey and share this experience with three incredible groups that we are lucky enough to call friends.
“rebels and angels [VOLBEAT fan club] presale starts tomorrow, June 28 at 10 a.m. local time. Login to your rebels and angels account for the password. The general sale begins Friday, July 1 at 10 a.m. local.
“Limited VIP packages are available for each show, including during the rebels and angels pre-sale fan. These packages may include an invitation to the official VOLBEAT the pre-show event and the band’s Q&A session, as well as a professional photo taken by VOLBEATtour photographer. For a viewing experience like never before, the band is also introducing the “Parasite Pit” in select markets – an ultra-exclusive pit area inside the stage itself!
“For tickets and VIP packages, please click here.”
October 17 – Hamburg, DE – Barclays Arena
October 20 – Denmark, DK – Royal Arena
October 23 – Tampere, FI – NOKIA Arena
October 26 – Leipzig, DE – QP Arena
October 28 – Prague, CZ – O2 Universum
Oct. 30 – Lyon, FR – Le Radiant
Oct. 31 – Paris, FR – Le Zénith
Nov. 02 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena
05 November – Budapest, HU – Barba Negra
November 08 – Zurich, CH – Hallenstadion
Nov. 10 – Barcelona, ES – Club Sant Jordi
November 11 – Bilbao, ES – Cubec
November 12 – Madrid, ES – Vistalegre
November 14 – Lisbon, PT – Sala Tego
November 17 – Milan, IT – Lorenzini Quarter
November 18 – Rome, IT – Atlantico
November 21 – Innsbruck, AT – Olympiahalle
November 22 – Vienna, AT – Stadthalle
November 25 – Munich, DE – Olympiahalle
November 28 – Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU – Rockhal
November 29 – Frankfurt, DE – Festhalle
December 02 – Stuttgart, DE – Schleyerhalle
December 04 – Warsaw, PL – Expo
December 05 – Berlin, DE – Mercedes-Benz Arena
08 Dec. – Antwerp, BE – Sportpaleis
December 09 – Arnhem, Netherlands – Geledome
December 12 – Dublin, IE – 3Arena
December 15 – Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
December 16 – Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
December 17 – Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
December 19 – Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
December 20 – London, UK – Wembley Arena
VOLBEATthe eighth studio album by, “Spirit Servant”was released last December via Archives of the Republic.
Revolver called “Spirit Servant” “excellent… the darkest and heaviest VOLBEAT still offers.” For the LP, the group, which consists of Michael Poulsen (guitar, vocals),Feedback, Rob Caggiano (guitars) and Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass), took his signature heavy metal, psychobilly and punk ‘n’ roll up a notch while showcasing Poulsenhis great ability to write songs and tell stories. “Rarely has a successful band been so voracious,” says Kerrang! album review.
“Spirit Servant” was written and recorded during the shutdown and quarantine necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The LP includes the “double barrel” of summer songs the band released in June 2021: “Wait a minute girl” and “Dagen For” (with Stine Bramsen), the first of which became the band’s ninth number-one single on the Billboard Mainstream rock map.
For “Spirit Servant”the band took their signature heavy metal, psychobilly and punk ‘n’ roll up a notch while showcasing Poulsenhis great ability to write songs and tell stories.
“I wrote the whole album in three months”, recalls Poulsen“I was in good spirits at home, and I had a captive audience of myself… There’s a lot of VOLBEAT signatures in it. If you go back to the first record and compare it to where we are now, you can hear how the band developed their style, while keeping the signature sound.”
Previously released single “The Shotgun Blues” is a hymn title in which Poulsen explores the ghostly events he recently experienced while moving into a new house. Other songs on the album weave intricate and compelling stories. “The Sacred Stones” tells the story of “an earthly being who has committed himself to the dark side. He is on a mission, speaking to darker forces and fallen angels”. Meanwhile, “The Devil Rags” look at the idea of the devil taking human form. album opener “Temple of Ekur” returns to old themes explored in past songs such as “The Gates of Babylon”as the epic album draws closer Birgita de Lasse explores the history of the first witch fires in Sweden in 1471.
Photo credit: Ross Halfin