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ARCH ENEMY and BEHEMOTH will embark on a joint headlining tour across Europe in autumn 2021. Details below…

The ‘The European Siege’ tour 2021 takes the two bands through a 29 dates across EU and UK with support from Carcass and Unto Others opening in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on September 28th.

With the live entertainment industry slowly beginning to hum back to life in light of the devastating fallout from the pandemic, we are happy to report a blistering tour that will be rollin’ through the EU and UK in Autumn next year

Arch Enemy/Behemoth with special guests Carcass and Unto Others [formally Idle Hands] will be making their way across the EU and UK next year for a well-needed spectacular live show.

Click on our curated playlist below featuring all bands.

BEHEMOTH’s frontman and creative visionary Nergal informs us, ‘After more than a year’s break from live music, we can think of no better homecoming to our beloved Legions than delivering to you a performance of new music and an event for the ages: ‘The European Siege’ – a crushing combination of CARCASS, ARCH ENEMY and BEHEMOTH.

We also proudly present the uniquely brilliant, UNTO OTHERS who will warmly welcome you to this night of metal magic!’ 

BEHEMOTH have a reputation for upping the ante with their live show on every outing – as most recently witnessed for their hugely successful ‘In Absentia Dei’ Livestream event – so expect a new production nothing short of spectacular. These dates will be their first UK shows since their special guest appearance on SLIPKNOT’s sold-out UK arena tour earlier this year.

Behemoth has pushed the boundaries of black metal and heresy with their uncompromising extreme metal over the past 27 years, both in their home country and around the world. They channelled that passion on the album “I Loved You At Your Darkest” (2018) and will no doubt be primed and ready to destroy once they hit the road.

ARCH ENEMY’s founder and guitarist, Michael Amott mirrors the sentiment, stating ”As we’ve been going through these troubled and challenging times lately, I think we all need something to look forward to. A reason to believe, right? Well….this is it!! ‘The European Siege’ tour, featuring ARCH ENEMYBEHEMOTH, CARCASS and UNTO OTHERS is undoubtedly the ultimate Metal tour of 2021 – see you there!” 

Active for 25 years now, the band programmatically christened their current tenth album “Will To Power” (2017) – and everyone who has seen bandleader Michael Amott, singer Alissa White-Gluz & Co. together on stage knows that this will to power has remained unbroken to this day.

Arch Enemy @ W:o:A 2016

Death Metal legends CARCASS [pictured below] will be joining the bill with a pocked full of new material from their yet-to-be-titled new album, due for release next year.

Their recently released, ‘Despicable‘ EP gained them high-praise from fans and critics, proving that the Liverpool natives are far from slowing down regardless of their 34-year [and counting] career in the business.

Finally, Portland-based, UNTO OTHERS [formally, IDLE HANDS] will be complementing the line-up which will see them performing in a lot of new territories for the first time.

Their debut LP ‘Mana‘ saw the band receive widespread recognition from all over the globe as well as the album appearing in the top 10 lists from acclaimed music press platforms in 2019.


Tue 28th Sept – DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Thu 30th Sept – GLASGOW O2 Academy
Fri 1st Oct – MANCHESTER O2 Academy
Sat 2nd Oct – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Sun 3rd Oct – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton

Tickets go on general sale at 9 am Friday 4th December over at this location.

There will be an O2 Presale at 9 am Wed 2nd December and a Live Nation pre-sale at 9 am Thur 3rd December. Dublin tickets are available at this location.

Get a full list of dates below…

Oran O’Beirne 2020