First Wardruna Dates Up For 2024/2025 Tour

Dragon Fire: First Wardruna Dates Up For 2024/2025 Tour

The legendary skalds in Wardruna have just announced the first dates of what looks like being a huge tour, spanning from 2024 into 2025.

If you’ve never had the chance to catch this act live before, you should know it’s not just a gig. It’s an experience which you can take home in your mind. While Wardruna‘s video content is in itself moving, and aesthetically appealing – including the recently released Hertan – it simply can’t compete with being in front of them in person. We highly recommend it.

The performances announced so far include venues such as Royal Albert Hall in London and the Oslo Opera House, and their only US date in 2024 at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, featuring Chelsea Wolfe as a special guest.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 12th, here:

Einar Selvik says about the world tour:

It is always a special feeling to plan and announce a new tour. This time, perhaps more so than usual due to the fact that we are visiting quite a few parts of the world where we have yet not performed with Wardruna. We greatly look forward to revisit familiar faces and places with our songs, as well as the chance to make new bonds in new lands.”

On 5th April,  Wardruna released a new song Hertan, alongside a music video. The track explores duality of the heart with the rhythm, flow and pulse one can see, hear, and feel in nature and in all forms of life. It also dives into the more abstract idea of the heart as the rudder on the ship of emotions, our decisions, and our true desires. The music video was shot with Finnish director and photographer Tuukka Koski, who also created the video for Raido, Voluspá, and Grá.

USA & Latin America 2024:

03 Oct – Morrison (CO), USA  – Red Rocks Amphitheatre with special guest: Chelsea Wolfe
06 Oct – Mexico City, Mexico – Auditorio BB
09 Oct – Santiago de Chile, Chile – Teatro Caupolican
12 Oct – São Paulo, Brazil – Terra SP

Europe 2024:

07 Nov – Milano, Italy – Teatro Degli Arcimboldi
08 Nov – Zurich, Switzerland – The Hall
09 Nov – Paris, France – Salle Pleyel
11 Nov – Hamburg, Germany – Laeiszhalle
12 Nov – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
14 Nov – Lyon, France – Amphithéâtre 3000
15 Nov – Frankfurt am Main, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle
16 Nov – Nürnberg, Germany – Meistersingerhalle
17 Nov – Wien, Austria – Konzerthaus
19 Nov – Brussels, Belgium – Cirque Royal
20 Nov – Halle, Germany – Händelhalle
21 Nov – Prague, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin
24 Nov – Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli Vredenburg
26 Nov – Düsseldorf, Germany – Tonhalle

Australia & New Zealand 2025:

23 Jan – Melbourne – Palais Theatre
25 Jan – Sydney – Enmore Theatre
27 Jan – Brisbane – Fortitude Music Hall
30 Jan – Auckland – Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre

UK & Ireland 2025:

17 Mar – Liverpool –Philharmonic
18 Mar – Birmingham – Symphony Hall
19 Mar – London – Royal Albert Hall
21 Mar – Bristol – Beacon
22 Mar – York – Barbican
23 Mar – Dublin – 3Olympia Theatre
25 Mar – Glasgow – SEC Armadillo

Norway 2025:

26 Apr – Oslo – Operaen
27 Apr – Oslo – Operaen
29 Apr – Trondheim – Olavshallen
02 May – Kristiansand – Kilden
03 May – Stavanger – Konserthuset
04 May – Bergen – Grieghallen

About Wardruna:

“Hertan”, the proto-Scandinvian word for heart, is steeped in Wardruna tradition. With this new song, Wardruna announce the beginning of a vibrant new cycle, pulsating with life. The song explores the rhythm of pulse, a flow visible in all forms of life and in nature, and the heart as the rider of decisions.

Making room for something new to come into being, the Norwegian group ends the Kvitravn touring cycle in a remarkable way. During the autumn equinox on September 21, 2023, Wardruna performed at the world heritage site Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Acropolis, Athens. The event sold out quickly, with fans from all over the world attending.

The concert at the Acropolis is the culmination of an intense period of touring, with successful shows in the United States, Norway, Iceland and the UK.

In 2022, Wardruna headlined the festivals Wacken Open Air in Germany and Hellfest Open Air in France and saw the group perform at historic sites, such as Ancient Theater in Plovdiv and Castle Devin, Bratislava during the Nordic Night Tour. In 2023, the second leg of the Kvitravn touring cycle took place throughout the summer with Wardruna playing (festival) shows in Germany, France, The Netherlands and a concert at Borgholm Castle in Sweden.

At the heart of Wardruna lies the vision of sowing new seeds and strengthening old roots, a concept that came to life in 2009. The first three albums formed the Runaljod trilogy and featured musical renditions based on the Nordic runes. Each of the three releases focused around eight of the twenty-four Proto-Norse runes, more commonly known as the Elder Futhark. The trilogy consists of Runaljod – gap var Ginnunga (2009), Runaljod – Yggdrasil (2013), Runaljod – Ragnarok (2016).

After years of acoustic concerts and lectures, performing Wardruna songs and creations made for the TV-show Vikings, Einar Selvik recorded Skald (2018).

The album was recorded live with the intention of capturing the raw and uncompromising energy of the live performance. It set out to give a voice to the ancient craft that once lay at the foundation of the Norse oral traditions, presented as it takes shape in the hands of a humble contemporary skald today.

Wardruna’s fifth full-length Kvitravn (White-Raven) was released in January 2021. The album musically continues where the Runaljod trilogy left off, yet it marks a distinct evolution in the group’s sound. Throughout eleven songs, Kvitravn discusses Northern sorcery, spirit-animals, shadows, nature and animism, the wisdom and meanings of certain myths, various Norse spiritual concepts, and the relation between sage and songs. The record charted in 13 countries, including #1 in Canada and Austria, and #2 in Germany. A year later, the band presented a virtual live experience in the form of First Flight of the White Raven, also landing in the official German Album Charts.

The period between First Flight of the White Raven and “Hertan”, is not without creative output.

A new rendition of Voluspá (live with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra) came out in June 2023. Einar Selvik also performed on national Norwegian television with electronic dance music DJ Matoma and joined Faroese singer-songwriter Eivør and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra for a symphonic concert series. One of the duets, Voluspá (live with Eivør) shall be released physically on Record Store Day in April 2024, in the United States, Canada and Germany.

Now a new cycle begins with Hertan, seeing Wardruna embark on an extensive world tour this year, in support of this new release.




Dragon Fire: First Wardruna Dates Up For 2024/2025 Tour