Enslaved Guitarist Ivar Bjørnson to Miss North American Tour


Progressive black metal institution Enslaved will be absent a member, guitarist Ivar Bjørnson, when they begin their North American tour today. The band announced the news in a Facebook post and cited “immediate family issues” as the reason Bjørnson won’t be performing.

“Dear friends of Enslaved, due to immediate family issues that needed to be taken care of, Ivar was unable to join us for our upcoming tour in the United States and Canada. However, the rest of us have arrived safe and sound on American soil and will proceed with the tour.

“Our voyage starts at Irving Plaza, NYC tomorrow, and since we are reduced to a quartet at the moment, we invite our beloved audience to become the fifth member! Let’s go New York!”

Anyone’s who’s ever seen Enslaved live knows just how tight they are, so I’m sure their performance will still be one that is absolutely worth seeing. Support on the tour comes from Insomnium and Black Anvil, two bands worth the price of admission alone.

April 05 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
April 06 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live
April 07 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
April 08 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
April 10 – Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall
April 11 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
April 12 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
April 14 – Denver, CO – The Gothic Theatre
April 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
April 17 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
April 18 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw
April 19 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
April 21 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
April 22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
April 23 – Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
April 25 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
April 26 – Dallas, TX – The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
April 28 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
April 29 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
April 30 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage

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