Posted on by Oran

Last week, ENSLAVED announced their Cinematic Summer Tour – an innovative digital tour comprised of three online events, in conjunction with three of Europe’s leading festivals.

Today, the band are proud to reveal details for the first event: on July 30th in collaboration with Roadburn, the tour will launch with a unique “Chronicles Of The Northbound” show.

Fans are invited to VOTE NOW for their five favourite Enslaved songs, to help create a career-spanning set.

VOTE FOR 5 SONGS NOW VIA THIS LINK. *voting will close Friday 12th June @ midnight PDT* STREAM THE EVENT on 30th July @ 7 pm BST / 8 pm CEST here.

Roadburn’s Artistic Director Walter Hoeijmakers stated:
From their impromptu headlining slot at Roadburn 2008 to being an artist in residence, and Ivar as our co-curator (along with Einar Selvik), there has always been a very strong, palpable connection between Enslaved and Roadburn – artistically, musically and personally.

Being able to support Enslaved on this Cinematic Summer Tour, and hosting their Chronicles Of The Northbound performance makes us feel humble, and proud as well, as it’s a testimony to our everlasting friendship. Plus, it will keep much-needed shows going in these testing times, albeit virtual. It will keep us feel alive and fuels our strength to overcome the horrible adversity we’re currently facing. Thank you so much for offering us hope and comfort through your musical journey of discovery, Enslaved.”

ENSLAVED frontman Grutle Kjellson commented:
Dear fans, first of all, thanks for the absolutely overwhelming response and excitement in connection with our latest escapades! Through hard work and cunning planning (yes, we do make cunning plans in Norway too), we have been able to set up no less than three streaming events. They will be shows with full production, and they will all be free to watch! The first one of the events “Chronicles Of The Northbound” will take place July 30th in collaboration with the mighty Roadburn Festival!

This set contains songs from all eras of our 29-year long career, and we’ll invite YOU to join us in the selection of the songs! From the 9th until the 12th of June you can vote for songs here

Bonus: you can have as many beers as you want, act as insane as you want (headbanging, mosh pits etc.) without being kicked out of the concert hall. You might get into trouble with your landlord, but I’m sure they’ll understand in the end.  So, stay home, stay healthy and keep the flame alive! See you all online on July 30th!

ENSLAVED recently released their latest single ‘Homebound‘, taken from their upcoming record Utgard, that will be released in autumn 2020.

Oran O’Beirne

www.overdrive.ie 2020