The Danish metal-pioneers, Manticora, are headed out on what could likely be the first heavy metal-related European tour in 2021, after the lock-down.
Covid-19 has robbed the world of way too many shows, but with the vaccine-programmes being rolled out and the warmer temperatures coming up on the European continent, Manticora have chosen to take the chance and book a tour that will ride the back-end of the great re-opening of the countries.
The tour schedule is as follows: 14/5: Hads Herred Rock festival, Gylling, Denmark – 21/5: Sønderborghus, Sønderborg, Denmark – 27/5: Turock, Essen, Germany – 29/5: Podium Duycker, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands – 30/5: Hedon, Zwolle, The Netherlands – 01/6: South Of Heaven, Bilzen, Belgium – 02/6: La Boule Noire, Paris, France – 03/6: Rock ‘n Eat, Lyon, France – 04/6: Secret Place, Montpellier, France – 05/6: Bóveda, Barcelona, Spain – 06/6: Caracol, Madrid, Spain – 09/6: 7er Club, Mannheim, Germany – 10/6: Backstage, Munich, Germany – 12/6: Progresja, Warsaw, Poland + 2 more dates to be added.
The tour will see the band, playing their first show ever in Poland as well as a return to some cities, where Manticora haven’t performed for way too many years.
Untraditionally – as is always the case with Manticora – the tour is presented by none less than 13 webzines, in stead of one large sponsor, trying out a new business-method that could work for independent bands for the future. The webzines are: Metalheads, Lords Of Metal, Actainfernalis, The Metal Mag, The Black Planet Zine, Rockcastlefranken, Metal Temple, Crossfire Metal, Dutch Metal Maniac, Rock Area, Metalnewspl, Progressive Waves, Twilight Magazine.
The tour is planned as a full production, but will – in case of restrictions not being lifted 100% – adapt to eventual seated shows, if that’s what it takes to make ends meet. So, check out the band’s latest video from last year’s amazing album here and visit Manticora‘s SoMe pages for information about events, tickets and further dates/news….
Manticora have released 9 critically acclaimed albums, since 1999, and toured numerous times around Europe, North America and Japan + played at prestigious festivals, such as Wacken Open Air, Sweden Rock Festival, Copenhell, Karmøygeddon, ProgPower USA, etc.
Manticora line-up: Kristian Larsen – guitars / Lars F. Larsen – vocals / Stefan Johansson – guitars / Kasper Gram – bass / Lawrence Dinamarca – drums
Manticora discography: Roots Of Eternity (1999), Darkness With Tales To Tell (2001), Hyperion (2002), 8 Deadly Sins (2004), The Black Circus – part 1 (2006), The Black Circus – part 2 (2007), Safe (2010), To Kill To Live To Kill (2018), To Live To Kill To Live (2020)