Enigmatic world music outfit HEILUNG will be embarking on a long-awaited North American headlining tour, making it their first-ever live appearances in the states and Canada! Tickets will be available this Friday, October 11 at 10:00 AM EDT. The full itinerary can be found below. Ticket links are TBA.
Speaking of the tour, HEILUNG comments: “Heilung is proud to announce our first tour in North America. Like our forefathers 1000 years ago, we will cross the ocean and set foot on the land they called Vinland. Ticket sales begin Friday the 11th of October 10 EST. Come join the ritual.”
HEILUNG have previously announced European tour dates for this fall, which has already sold out cities in Poland, Germany, The Netherlands, France, and Belgium.
HEILUNG will be touring in support of their 2019 release, ‘Futha,’ which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Heatseeker charts and #4 on the Billboard World Music Charts, placing on a total of seven Billboard charts within the first week of its release.
HEILUNG North American Dates:
01/11: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
01/13: Portland, OR @ The Roseland Ballroom
01/17: Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theater
01/20: Chicago, IL @ The Vic
01/22: Washington, DC @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
01/24: New York, NY @ Webster Hall (Ballroom)
01/26: Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
10/19: Hameln (DE) @ Autumn Moon Festival 2019 (Exact date TBA)
02/18/20: York (UK) @ Descended from Odin Festival (Exact date TBA)
HEILUNG European tour:
10/22: Palladium (PL) @ Warschau **SOLD OUT**
10/24: Berlin (DE) @ Admiralspalast (tickets)
10/26: Essen (DE) @ Colosseum Theater **SOLD OUT**
10/28: Munich (DE) @ Circus Krone (tickets)
10/30: Prague (CZ) @ Hybernia (tickets)
11/01: Halle (DE) @ Händelhalle (tickets)
11/03: Vienna (AT) @ Der Globe (tickets)
11/05: Zurich (CH) @ Volkshaus (tickets)
11/07: Kiel (DE) @ Kieler Schloss (tickets)
11/10: London (UK) @ Roundhouse (tickets)
11/14: Utrecht (NL) @ Tivoli Vredenburg **SOLD OUT**
11/17: Brussels (BE) @ AB **SOLD OUT**
11/20: Paris (FR) @ Elysée Montmartre **SOLD OUT**
12/06: Lviv (UA) @ Lviv State Circus
12/08: Kyiv (UA) @ Center of Culture and Arts NAU
The cover artwork and album details of ‘Futha’ can be viewed below.
Speaking about ‘Futha,’ BILLBOARD wrote, “Tracks like ‘Norupo,’ which is led by female vocals, is beautiful and melodic, and the choir and tribal percussive background of ‘Othan’ is trance-like.” You can read the full feature, which includes an interview with HEILUNG‘s Kai Uwe Faust, HERE.
Upon its release, ‘Futha’ has been met with international critical acclaim. Here is what the press is saying:
“There’s an earthy aura surrounding the record, not just from the sounds of nature but the primal energy it evokes, trying to wake something long lost to the ravages of time… the power and conviction of these chanted tales connect on a deeper level than mere riffs. You just have to let it in.” – Kerrang
“‘Futha’ is consequently more a gentle, comforting blessing than it is an album: an escape from contemporary concerns and a reminder that there is still magic in this world.” – Pure Grain Audio
“‘Futha’ leaves no stone unturned in its quest to experiment and bring its own true experience to the table. That said, it is easy to fall into a trance and with eyes closed to be transported to the past world that Heilung brings back to life. That is why Cryptic Rock gives Futha 4 out of 5 stars.” – Cryptic Rock
“Indeed, I have no better word for the music than ‘spellbinding.’ The combination of the hide-drum and electronic rhythms, the contrasting vocals of Faust and Franz, the mystical keyboard layers, and the dark and ethereal melodies is wonderful.” – No Clean Singing
“Hypnotic and evocative, this preview of Heilung’s upcoming album ‘Futha’ hints that another tradition-steeped masterpiece from the fascinating collective is to come.” – Revolver Magazine
Kai Uwe Faust