MOONSPELL Announces First Part of 30th Anniversary Tour!

As the Portuguese pioneers of dark metal, MOONSPELL, are approaching their 30th anniversary as a band more ambitiously and stronger than ever, 2022 will see them celebrating their impressive career with a busy touring schedule and many more highlights to come. Aside an extensive UK run with PARADISE LOST, as well as the previously announced “Ultima Ratio Fest” tour featuring the high class line-up of MY DYING BRIDEBORKNAGARWOLFHEART and HINAYANA in the Fall of 2022, now MOONSPELL have revealed a first tour leg of their “The Greater Tour” 30th anniversary!

Kicking off on May 10, 2022 in Romania, the undisputed kings of the dark will furthermore play Bulgaria, Greece and a bunch of shows in Turkey, with many more dates to come. Says MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro:“We are happy to present you with a few assorted dates, part of the greater plan, or, namely, THE GREATER tour, that we intend to expand worldwide, to celebrate Moonspell’s third decade together. Besides supporting the might Paradise Lost in February or team up with such luminaries like My Dying Bride, Borknagar and Wolfheart in October’s 2022 darkest tour (Ultima Ratio Fest), our plan is more and further, coming back to places where were have been so happy in the past and who knows, venture into territories we never been before…before we get extinct. Not going to happen soon as 2022 looks promising with shows, festivals, more touring, a handful or two of commemorative reissues of old material like Anno Satanae demo, Wolfheart LP box, etc all to celebrate in style our thirty turns around the moon.Blessed be, happy anniversary under the spell!” 

Ever since their formation, the Portuguese took the international heavy music scene by storm, followed by a monumental journey through an impressive, enthralling yet various back catalogue of thirteen records earning their places as one of the most distinctive dark metal classics of all time. But playing live has always been the motor of the band. 30 years of MOONSPELL, and blessedly the band doesn’t show any signs to slow down soon. With their latest record Hermitage, the gothic metal masters proved they still belong to the first league of the darkest art of sounds. But, MOONSPELL also announced to reissue their fifth, 2001- album, Darkness And Hope, as well as the pathbreaking Irreligious this year, with many more exciting reissues, highlights and special gifts to their wolf pack in 2022 to be announced in the weeks ahead.

One can be sure, MOONSPELL will celebrate their anniversary in style, and their upcoming live performances will contain an exciting blend of timeless classics and modern MOONSPELL anthems! Make sure to howl with the wolves, when they will play live at the following, memorable dates of “The Greater Tour” with tickets on sale now:

May 10th 2022 (RO) CLUJ-NAPOCA – Form Space
May 12th 2022 (RO) BUCHAREST – Arenele Romane
May 14th 2022 (BG) SOFIA – Sofia Metal Fest
May 16th 2022 (TR) ISTANBUL – KucukCiftlik Park
May 17th 2022 (TR) ANKARA – Jolly Joker Ankara
May 18th 2022 (TR) IZMIR – Sold Out Performance Hall
May 20th 2022 (GR) ATHENS – Fuzz Live Music Club
May 22th 2022 (GR) THESSALONIKI – Principal Club Theater

More MOONSPELL Live Dates:

Feb 11th 2022 – Glasgow, UK @ The Garage
Feb 12th 2022 – Newcastle, UK @ Riverside
Feb 13th 2022 – Wolverhampton, UK @ KK’s Steel Mill
Feb 14th 2022 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
Feb 16th 2022 – Manchester, UK @ Club Academy
Feb 17th 2022 – Bristol, UK @ SWX
Feb 18th 2022 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom

April 22th 2022 – Rabat, MT / Dark Malta Festival *Moonspell only
June 24th 2022  Clisson, FR / Hellfest *Moonspell only

August 4th – 06th 2022 – WACKEN OPEN AIR, GER *Moonspell only

“Ultima Ratio Fest” 2022:


29.09.2022 (DE) FRANKFURT – Batschkapp
30.09.2022 (DE) LEIPZIG – Hellraiser
01.10.2022 (BE) ANTWERP – Trix
02.10.2022 (LU) LUXEMBURG – Den Atelier
03.10.2022 (FR) PARIS – Elysee Montmatre
04.10.2022 (FR) LYON – Transbordeur
05.10.2022 (CH PRATTELN – Z 7
06.10.2022 (DE) STUTTGART – LKA
07.10.2022 (DE) GEISELWIND – Music Hall
08.10.2022 (DE) MUNICH – Backstage Werk
09.10.2022 (CZ) BRNO – Sono
10.10.2022 (HU) BUDAPEST – Barba Negra
11.10.2022 (AT)  VIENNA – Arena
12.10.2022 (PL) WROCLAW – A2
13.10.2022 (DE) BERLIN – Kesselhaus
14.10.2022 (DE) HAMBURG – Markthalle
15.10.2022 (DE) OBERHAUSEN – Turbinenhalle
16.10.2022 (NL) UTRECHT – Ronda

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Fernando Ribeiro – Vocals
Ricardo Amorim – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Pedro Paixão – Keys, Guitar
Aires Pereira – Bass
Hugo Ribeiro – Drums


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