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Having just released their mind-blowing 15th studio album ‘Utgard’ on October 2nd, Norwegian extreme progressive titans, ENSLAVED have today confirmed a selection of live shows for EU and the UK. Find out more below…

Norwegian blackened avant-gardists Enslaved are proud to announce a European tour for May 2021, having just released their acclaimed new studio album Utgard little over a week ago – achieving some incredible chart positions worldwide.

The live run is set to include nineteen dates taking the band across seven countries, accompanied by Intronaut, Obsidian Kingdom and Crown.

Please read the band’s statement as follows…

We are aware of the uncertainty surrounding any activities being planned for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, incurable optimism and a pragmatic outlook is in our nature. This has guided us in making plans for May 2021; plans for a tour that will finally bring the ‘Utgard’ live concept outside of Norway.

Expect to see an Enslaved show, unlike anything you have seen before!!! Tickets will go on sale this Friday, October 16th. We cannot wait to hit the road with class acts such as Intronaut, Obsidian Kingdom and Crown. 

And yes… in case we cannot bring Utgard to the stage in May 2021 – we already have a back-up solution for early 2022 (Peter Griffin style sigh). Any purchased tickets will, of course, remain valid! 

We will observe the situation closely and keep you updated. We have high hopes that Utgard can be presented to the world, live on stage in May 2021. This is who we are. Of course, the health of everyone involved is our number one priority, and we will never compromise on that. Stay safe!
See you in the flesh!”

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, October 16th @ 9 am local time from this location.

Overdrive recently spoke to Grutle Kjellson about the fantastic new album and much more. Get the full feature interview here.

w/ Intronaut, Obsidian Kingdom, Crown
09/05 – DE Berlin, Hole44
10/05 – NL Utrecht, De Helling
11/05 – FR Lille, Maison Folie Beaulieu
12/05 – UK Birmingham, 02 Institute 2
13/05 – UK Glasgow, Classic Grand
14/05 – UK Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
15/05 – UK London, 229
16/05 – FR Paris, La Machine du Moulin Rouge
18/05 – ES Madrid, Caracol
19/05 – ES Barcelona, Boveda
20/05 – FR Lyon, CCO
21/05 – CH, Aarau, KiFF
22/05 – AT Vienna, Metal Meeting
24/05 – DE Munich, Backstage
25/05 – DE Stuttgart, Wizemann
26/05 – DE Cologne, Luxor
27/05 – DE Frankfurt, Das Bett
28/05 – DE Hamburg, Uebel & Gefährlich
29/05 – DE Leipzig, Hellraiser

Ivar Bjørnson also commented:
Your support does not cease to amaze us – now it has even been translated into some numbers, and some chart positions to be specific.

We cherish each and every person giving their time to check out Utgard – no matter where they might be on the planet (or off it), but we have to comment specifically on two historical positions: #30 in Germany and #67 on the US Billboard Album Chart – two charts we have never had the pleasure of sticking out like sore thumbs on before. This is our moment in Enslaved history, all fellow travellers of Utgard! Thank you!