In collaboration with By Norse Music, Wardruna will be headlining a series of concerts under the flag “Nordic Nights Summer Open Air Tour” taking place in a selection of outstanding venues across Europe.
After the memorable “Nordic Night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre” in the US and the successfully launched “Nordic Night at Gelsenkirchen” Release Show on May 2nd 2021, Wardruna and By Norse Music expand this concept into a full-on Nordic Night Summer Open Air Tour in support of the new Wardruna album Kvitravn (White Raven) that is set for release via Music For Nations on January 22nd, 2021.
The tour includes the previously announced concert at Arenele Romane in Bucharest, RO which was originally scheduled to take place in August 2020. This concert is now rescheduled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Tickets are on sale now. All previously bought tickets remain valid for the new date (for details please check with your local promoter).
Nordic Nights Summer Open Air Tour dates are as follows
11.07.21 SU Bulgaria Plovdiv Roman Theatre of Philippopolis
13.07.21 TU Romania Bucharest Arenele Romane
15.07.21 TH Czech Republic Ostrava Colours of Ostrava
16.07.21 FR Germany Dresden Weißer Hirsch
18.07.21 SU Germany Munich Tollwood Plus more dates TBA soon.
The new Wardruna album Kvitravn (White Raven) musically continues where the Runaljod trilogy left off, yet it marks a distinct evolution in their sound. The album features a broad selection of both traditional and historical instruments such as Kravik-lyre, Trossingen-lyre, Taglharpa, Sotharpa, Langeleik, Crwth, Goat-horn, Lur, Bronze-lur, flute, the Moraharpa. The record also features guest appearances by a small group of prominent traditional singers, spearheaded by Kirsten Bråten Berg, one of the most important custodians of Norwegian traditional song. 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.
Einar Selvik comments the album: “To recite and copy the past is not very difficult, but to understand and integrate ancient thoughts, tools and methods with real purpose into a creation that is relevant to the modern era is truly challenging and remains our prime goal in our work. Although the album carries a variant of my own totemic artist name, it has, in this context, little to do with me but rather refers to the symbolism and legends of sacred white animals found in Nordic and other cultures all over the world. These highly regarded ghostly creatures, whether a raven, snake, bear, moose, reindeer, elephant or lion – are in animist traditions seen as prophetic, divine messengers, and guardians representing renewal, purity and a bridge between worlds”
You can now pre order the album in various formats and bundles at https://wardruna.lnk.to/Kvitravn_Album
By Norse was founded by Einar Selvik, Ivar Bjørnson and Simon Fülllemann and has proven to be a source of innovation since its inception in 2015. With events like London, Oslo and New York by Norse, nearly 20 releases under its belt as well as having had its own beer, the creative force behind By Norse takes another step with this unique “Nordic Nights” event series. Prepare for many more Nordic Nights to come, as well as other artists being invited to join. Stay tuned.