TÝR return to North America for Valor & Folklore Tour!
The Faroe Islands’ very own TÝR will return to North American this April with three of Europe’s finest folk exports in tow. The Valor & Folklore tour will include Heidevolk, Trollfest, and Metsatöll with headliners TÝR performing over 20 shows in cities across the US and Canada. This is a rare chance for fans to catch this fine collection of folk all in one venue! Tickets will be on sale this week and make sure to visit THIS location for the complete listing of dates and details.

TÝR frontman Heri Joensen comments: “We’re overjoyed to return to North America so soon, and especially happy to be headlining again. Our last North America run was very successful and with the line-up we have this time we are confident that it will be an even bigger blast for all who attend, bands and fans!”

Valor & Folklore North American 2020
With Heidevolk, Trollfest, and Metsatöll
04/03 Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
04/04 Ottawa, ON @ Babylon Nightclub
04/05 Quebec City, QC @ Le D’Auteuil
04/06 Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
04/07 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace

04/08 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
04/09 Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
04/10 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
04/11 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
04/13 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
04/14 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
04/15 Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
04/16 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
04/17 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
04/18 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
04/19 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
04/20 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
04/21 Austin, TX @ Come and take it Live!
04/23 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
04/24 Orlando, FL @ The Haven
04/25 Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger
04/26 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

Known for their prolific nature – dropping their first five full-lengths in the space of just seven years – the six-year gap between Valkyrja (2013) and Hel is by far the longest between any two of their records. During that period the band toured hard, taking the album around the world, including a support run with Children Of Bodom in North America and two appearances on the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise. However, other factors played into this extended break between releases. “We approached this one differently because I learned that if I continue doing albums in the way we had up to now, I would die from a heart attack before I’m 50!” says guitarist/vocalist Heri Joensen. “That’s one of the reasons we changed our method and took such a long time on this one.” That this tactic has been beneficial is borne out in the finished product, which is perhaps more immersive than those that came before. “Musically it leans a bit towards our album, ‘Ragnarok‘ (2005),” states Thomsen. “It’s a bit more epic and also much better worked through than any of our previous albums.” It also marks the recording debut of drummer Tadeusz Rieckmann, who has manned the drum throne for Týr‘s live shows since 2016.

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