Following the incredible feedback from their joint, recent US tour announcement, Swedish metal virtuosos Amaranthe and UK extreme power metal outfit Dragonforce have decided to take things further and extend their touring partnership: Spring 2024 will see both bands extensively touring mainland Europe and the UK on their Co-Headline European tour.
Amaranthe‘s Olof Mörck states: “We are dangerously thrilled and enthusiastic to finally unveil our co-headline tour in Europe with our good friends in Dragonforce, supported by the Moldovan powerhouse Infected Rain – and, the very first tour in support for our upcoming album, “The Catalyst”! Expect this double-headline bill to explode with excitement and ponderous fury once we play a city near you! Amaranthe will hit the European Continent with a brand new show, setlist and album, so do NOT miss out on this experience, and see you in early 2024!”
Dragonforce adds: “We are absolutely thrilled to embark on this co-headlining European tour with our friends in Amaranthe once again! From the time of their demo, I’ve always admired the work Amaranthe has been doing. As both of our bands prepare to unleash our biggest albums to date, this upcoming tour promises to deliver an unforgettable experience for our fans. Get ready for an epic musical journey!”
You can catch the package here:
21.02. DE Hamburg – Große Freiheit 36
22.02. DE Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt
23.02. DE Leipzig – Haus Auensee
24.02. DE Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
25.02. NL Tilburg – 013 Poppodium
27.02. DK Copenhagen (DK) – Amager Bio
28.02. NO Oslo – Sentrum Scene
29.02. SE Gothenburg – Trädgår’n
03.03. LV Riga – Melna Piektdiena
04.03. PL Warsaw – Progresja
06.03. CZ Brno – Sono Centrum
07.03. AT Vienna – Gasometer
08.03. HU Budapest – Barba Negra Red Stage
09.03. DE Munich – TonHalle
10.03. IT Milan – Live Club
12.03. ES Madrid – Sala La Riviera
13.03. ES Barcelona – Sala Apolo I
15.03. DE Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
16.03. CH Zurich – Komplex 457
17.03. BE Brussels – AB Box
19.03. DE Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
20.03. FR Paris – Bataclan
22.03. UK Bristol – O2 Academy
23.03. UK Manchester – Manchester Academy
24.03. UK London – The Roundhouse
Tickets and limited VIP Ugrades will be on sale from Monday, September 18th, on and are available on Dragonforce.com and Amaranthe.se.
Amaranthe’s forthcoming album “The Catalyst” will see the light of the day on February 23rd, 2024, via Nuclear Blast Records. The album will be available digitally and in different physical formats including CD, Vinyl, a 2CD Special Edition and a Bravado exclusive Vinyl + signed poster. Presave or preorder your format of choice here: https://amaranthe.bfan.link/the-catalyst.a01.
“The Catalyst” is the most conceptually coherent piece of work in Amaranthe’s storied history. Dedicated to notions of transformation and revelation, it delves deeper than any previous album, as Olof Mörck explains.
“We’ve done these things before, but we’ve never been as theatrical as we have this time,” Mörck grins. “In fact, we all questioned whether we went too far this time, but I also figured that this band was always this way. Literally the first seconds of our first video was a big explosion! But yes, The Catalyst is more theatrical than ever. We’ve never really been symphonic or orchestral before, but this time we just thought why not? Because we can! The key to this album is that we let go of the boundaries and decided to do something even more adventurous.”