Due to the effect of the coronavirus pandemic forcing the closure of warehouses and production facilities, Nordic folk outfit WARDRUNA have made the decision to postpone the release of their fifth full length album, KVITRAVN–which translates to ‘White Raven’–from its originally scheduled release date of June 5, 2020 until January 22, 2021 via BY NORSE MUSIC in the U.S. and SONY MUSIC / COLUMBIA RECORDS (worldwide excl. U.S.). It will remain available for pre-order during this time (links below). WARDRUNA will proceed to keep plans for their anticipated return to North America this Fall on a solo run from September 24 to October 20, dates of which are listed below. The band will continue to reveal new music throughout the year.
“It is with heavy hearts and great disappointment that we announce that our upcoming album ‘Kvitravn’ will be moved to January 22, 2021,” says founder/composer EINAR SELVIK. “Closed-down production factories and heavily reduced logistic services due to the COVID-19 situation makes it impossible to go forth with the release as planned. Nobody knows how long this situation will last and therefore we feel it is best to set a realistic date with a higher certainty of us being able to execute the release in the manner needed. On a more positive note, we plan to release a good handful of songs in the time to come before the full album comes out, so stay tuned!”
Since their formation in the early 2000’s initiated by Selvik, WARDRUNA have transcended genres, cultures and language barriers worldwide with their musical ode to ancient Nordic traditions with a #1Billboard World Music album (2016), massive music contributions to the History Channel’s “Vikings” and a 2018 sold-out headlining show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.
Beyond genre, theirs is a sound that must be truly experienced. WARDRUNA‘s first-ever concert was held in front of the 1,500-year-old Gokstad Viking ship in Oslo, NO and they’re the only band to have ever been allowed to hold an amplified concert at the Viking ship museum. Since then they’ve performed sold-out shows worldwide, including major festival headlining appearances (Hellfest, Roadburn, Summer Breez, Castle Fest, Echoes & Merveilles, Rock oz Arenes, Rock The Coast, etc.).
Experience WARDRUNA live at one of the below dates:
|24-Sep||Charlotte, NC||Ovens Auditorium|
|25-Sep||Washington, DC||Warner Theatre|
|26-Sep||Brooklyn, NY||Kings Theatre|
|28-Sep||Boston, MA||The Orpheum Theater|
|29-Sep||Montreal, QC||M Telus|
|30-Sep||Toronto, ON||Meridian Hall|
|2-Oct||Chicago, IL||Auditorium Theatre|
|3-Oct||Minneapolis, MN||The State Theatre|
|6-Oct||Calgary, AB||Jack Singer Concert Hall|
|8-Oct||Vancouver, BC||Queen Elizabeth Theatre|
|9-Oct||Seattle, WA||Moore Theatre|
|10-Oct||Salem, OR||Elsinore Theatre|
|12-Oct||Salt Lake City, UT||The Complex|
|14-Oct||Oakland, CA||Paramount Theatre|
|16-Oct||El Cajon, CA||Magnolia|
|17-Oct||Los Angeles, CA||Orpheum Theatre|
|18-Oct||Mesa, AZ||Ikeda Theatre|
|20-Oct||Dallas, TX||The Majestic Theatre|