Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR will embark on their first U.S. tour in over 15 years this summer, entitled “Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk 2023“ . The band is excited to finally return to the North American shores, and will be joined by currently-unknown “special guests”.
Tickets go on sale Friday, February 17 at 10 a.m. EST via Vivapsycho.
EMPEROR 2023 US Tour Dates:
Jun. 23 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
Jun. 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
Jun. 28 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
Jun. 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ YouTube Theater
Jul. 01 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
“Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk” was recorded at the famous Grieg Hall throughout the fall of 1996 by famed black metal producer Eirik “Pytten” Hundvin. It was EMPEROR‘s second studio album.
EMPEROR ‘s last studio album, “Prometheus – The Discipline Of Fire & Demise”, was released in 2001 and was written entirely by Ihsahn. The band broke up shortly thereafter, with Ihsahn going on to pursue a solo career, while guitarist Samoth partook in a variety of bands, including SCUM and ZYKLON. EMPEROR has reunited frequently in ensuing years to perform live, but has continually resisted calls to release new material, something Ihsahn said won’t change anytime soon.