Supporting bands for Turisas’ UK headline dates: Chthonic (TW) and Kiuas (FIN)

We are pleased to announce the support bands for the upcoming UK headline tour, which will start on 27 October 2011.

Violinist OLLI VÄNSKÄ: “We’re glad to be able to announce what we feel is a really strong support package for the UK shows – both bands have been to the UK before but probably haven’t yet had the exposure they deserve – we’ll try to change that! Make sure you get down to the shows early to experience something a little bit different!”

The support bands will be cult Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC, plus fellow Finns KIUAS. The tour consists of 17 dates, including 2 co-headline gigs with Devin Townsend Project and appearance at Leeds’ Damnation Festival. The dates on the tour are as follows:

(NB Please remember that neither Chthonic nor Kiuas will be appearing with us at Leeds Damnation Festival, or the Belfast and Dublin shows – but please check locally for details nearer the time, in case this changes)


27.10. – Brighton Concorde 2

28.10. – Bristol O2 Academy 2

29.10. – Plymouth White Rabbit

31.10. – Norwich Waterfront

02.11. – Newcastle Northumbria Uni
03.11. – Glasgow Garage
 (*changed date*)

04.11. – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall

05.11. – Leeds (Damnation Festival)

07.11. – Belfast Limelight (co-headline with Devin Townsend)

08.11. – Dublin Whelans (co-headline with Devin Townsend)

09.11. – Wrexham Central Station

10.11. – Sheffield Corporation

12.11. – Cardiff University SU, The Great Hall 2

13.11. – Reading Sub 89

15.11. – Southampton Uni Garden Court

16.11. – Leicester Sub 91

17.11. – Manchester Academy 3

In addition to this UK tour, Turisas headlines a show in London already on 11 October: the band is playing at HMV Forum on “Heidenfest” package tour along with Finntroll, Alestorm, Arkona and others.

Chthonic, band picture

Chthonic (TW)

Kiuas, band picture

Kiuas (FIN)