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Ensiferum

Ensiferum Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 207,318
Category Epic Folk Metal, Folk Metal, Melodic Folk Metal
Concerts
May
31
M.I.S.E. Open Air 2024
Büßfeld
Tickets
Jun
21
Kilkim Žaibu 2024
Ukmergė
Tickets
Jun
28
LankaFest 2024
Puolanka
Tickets
Jul
05
Madfest 2024
Iisalmi
Tickets
Aug
02
Saarihelvetti 2024
Tampere
Tickets
Aug
22
Wolfszeit Festival 2024
Schleiz
Tickets
Sep
06
Meh Suff! 2024
Hüttikon
Tickets
About Ensiferum
You can’t talk about the true greats of folk metal without reverent mention of Ensiferum, and with Two Paths they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, Two Paths is simultaneously the Finnish quintet’s most epic and far-reaching collection and their most organic, which definitely sets it apart from the pack. “When we made One Man Army (2015) we wanted it to sound more like a live album than a traditional studio album. With Two Paths we took that to the next level with analog recording, cutting down tracks and even recording songs without a click, and because of that there is a totally different kind of groove compared to most modern metal albums,” states bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka. While their ideas are huge and they consistently prove they have the talent to back them up, the band maintain the grounded MO that has served them so well over the years, with the results speaking for themselves. “It all comes down to writing music that sounds good to us and is fun to play live, and I would say with Two Paths we’ve done everything better than we ever have before.” With One Man Army standing as the band’s most accomplished effort to date, going into the process of following it up the members were able to place faith in the intuition of each other, all driven to deliver the best record they could. For Hinkka, Markus Toivonen (guitar/vocals), Petri Lindroos (vocals/guitar) and Janne Parviainen (drums), this trust has steadily grown and strengthened with every release, and this same respect was also extended to former Turisas accordionist Netta Skog, who became a full-time member of Ensiferum in 2016. “Netta started with us as a tour replacement for Emmi (Silvennoinen, keyboards/vocals), so when Emmi wanted to step aside for good it was really natural to ask if she would be interested to join as a full-time member.” As world champion of digital accordion, fans concerned that they may not be able to play their older songs sans keyboard are quickly reassured once they catch her in action. “Digital accordion is exactly like a keyboard with all the possible and impossible sounds, but with a different kind of ‘user interface’, and Netta really knows her stuff! She comes from a different kind of musical background, and besides being an amazing performer, virtuoso with her instrument and world class singer she is also full of creative ideas, so her input for Two Paths was really important.” Never rushing to finish songs, Two Paths includes some that were first demoed seven years ago, and due to the care and attentiveness the band invest in everything they do they maintain an enviably high standard. It is also a record with energy to spare, practically daring the listener to resist being caught up in its infectious liveliness. Whether it’s the breakneck, ultra-catchy thrashings of “For Those About To Fight For Metal” or “King Of Storms”, the crunchy stomp of “I Will Never Kneel” or the surging thunder of the title track, they never fail to grip, and when they slow things down – as on the cinematic “Hail To The Victor” – they somehow manage to sound even bigger. Likewise, the grandiose, heroic themes that have always run through Ensiferum’s records feature in the lyrics, and while the theme of Two Paths – the choices we make, and the consequences of these decisions – also factor into this, Hinkka always prefers leaving things open to interpretation by the individual listener. “For me, it’s really important that all lyrics have deeper, more serious and sometimes very personal meaning, while also fitting Ensiferum’s heroic theme. It’s a nice challenge to write lyrics this way, but it’s also really rewarding to hear fans’ interpretations of our music. There is no right or wrong in this matter.” However, more literally taking the concept of Two Paths to heart, the record also includes two different versions of standout tracks “Don’t You Say” and “God Is Dead”. “Even though Ensiferum has always had clean vocals and choirs, harsh vocals have been the main style, and those songs worked so well with both styles that we decided to include both versions. Everyone can choose which version they enjoy listening to the most – and this will add a nice twist for upcoming tours: which version shall we be playing each evening?” Having developed such a strong working relationship with producer Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom) with One Man Army, reuniting for its successor was the obvious choice. Everyone finding themselves on the same page when it came to what they were looking for, the sessions – while regularly stretched out over twelve hours – went smoothly. “Anssi has a really great recording method, in that he wants to find the best possible sound and tone for drums, bass, guitars, vocals etcetera at the start, so that as you finish the individual tracks it’s close to what you want the final sound of the album to be. That way, you don’t have to ponder over what you can do in the mixing.” With Mikko P. Mustonen again handling orchestral arrangements and Lassi Logren returning to play nyckelharpa and violin on a few songs, Hinkka is more than happy that they brought “more bombastic orchestral and down to earth folk aspects” to the record, further fleshing out their vision. This also applies to the contribution of Gyula Havancsák, who provided the artwork for both Two Paths and One Man Army. “It was really nice to work with him again because he always wants to hear our ideas and then he adds his own magic and improvements to them, and the result is always astonishing.” As is typically the case, Ensiferum will be entering into an extensive touring campaign in support of the record, their calendar already full for the next year. Having accomplished so much since dropping their self-titled debut full-length back in 2001 their appetite has not dulled, wanting to reach more and more people with every successive release, yet they remain characteristically grounded. “I guess everyone who starts to play music will dream at some point of playing music they made for massive crowds, but I never believed that this would be a dream that would come true for me. We have achieved a lot and hopefully there is still much more to achieve. We are really privileged to be in this situation and we wouldn’t be where we are today without the right people on our side, all the intensive touring we have done, but most of all our loyal and crazy fans around the world. You make this all possible, and we salute you!”
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Genres
Epic Folk Metal, Folk Metal, Melodic Folk Metal
Band members
Markus Toivonen - Guitar/Vocals, Janne Parviainen - Drums, Petri Lindroos - Vocals/Guitar, Sami Hinkka - Bass/Vocals
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What fans are saying
NIGEL
5 / 5
Every time I see you all, you never let me down. AMAZING SHOW. Dont stop the wheel of Metal, keep coming to Portland. Thank you.
The Bossanova Ballroom Portland, OR
Nov 27, 2019
Erziraphaelia
5 / 5
Just great 👏🏾 I love Ensiferum and I hope to see you again on stage in 2021. Take care, stay safe and healthy 🍀
Live Stream Los Angeles, CA
Jun 18, 2020
Josefine
4 / 5
Die Technik hat zum Ende hin schlapp gemacht, aber die Künstler wussten sich super zu helfen! Ich freu mich auf die nächste rocknacht 🫶🏼
Rischmühleninsel Merseburg, Germany
Jan 30, 2024
Pourya
5 / 5
One of the most amazing concerts in my life😍😍😍It was so awesome to attend in a concert after such a long time 😍🤘😎😎
Markthalle Hamburg, Germany
Apr 15, 2022
Brian
5 / 5
Ensiferum is a blast live! Though I do wish the venue were a bit bigger for the inevitable mosh pit.
The Bossanova Ballroom Portland, OR
Nov 29, 2019
Mike
4 / 5
Very Good Elaine, Ensiferum and Pain Too loud: and I Visited hundreds of Metal concerts in the Last 44 years
Columbia Theater Berlin, Germany
Nov 12, 2023
Ghislain
5 / 5
Excellent concert, bien festif, avec des « feel good  bands » qui font énormément de bien dans ces périodes moroses.
Rock School Barbey Bordeaux, France
May 04, 2022
Anonymous
5 / 5
Both the support act (Vanaheim) and Ensiferum themselves were overwhelming in one word. Hope they come back soon
Neushoorn Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Apr 08, 2023
Sofia
3 / 5
Ellos espectacular el evento empezó antes y las bebidas estaban muy caras de resto todo Bien el Sonido estupendo
Kapital Madrid, Spain
May 18, 2022
Ewen
5 / 5
Thanks for this amazing show ! Hope to see you again in our beautiful city guys 🤘🏻
Warehouse Nantes, France
May 06, 2022
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Ensiferum Tour Cities
Ukmergė, Lithuania Büßfeld, Germany Iisalmi, Finland Tampere, Finland Puolanka, Finland Hüttikon, Switzerland Schleiz, Germany

Frequently Asked Questions About Ensiferum

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Ensiferum on tour?

Yes, Ensiferum is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Ensiferum concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Ensiferum tour is scheduled for 7 dates across 7 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Ensiferum scheduled to play?

Ensiferum is scheduled to play 7 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Ensiferum tour start?

Ensiferum’s tour starts May 31, 2024 and ends on Sep 06, 2024. They will play 7 cities; their most recent concert was held in Büßfeld at Am Kämpfberg and their next upcoming concert will be in Büßfeld at Am Kämpfberg.

What venues is Ensiferum performing at?

As part of the Ensiferum tour, Ensiferum is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

May 31 - Büßfeld, Germany @ Am Kämpfberg
Jun 21 - Ukmergė, Vilniaus apskr. @ Ukmerge Cultural Center
Jun 28 - Puolanka, Kainuu @ Puolangan tori
Jul 05 - Iisalmi, Pohjois-Savo @ Paloski (Paloisvuori)
Aug 02 - Tampere, Finland @ Viikinsaari
Aug 22 - Schleiz, TH @ Ferienland Crispendorf
Sep 06 - Hüttikon, ZH @ Meh Suff! Metal-Festival
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