HELSINKI, FINLAND – Finland’s keyboard-soaked prog/death metal supergroup, Barren Earth, is set to kick off its debut North American tour, the “Finnish Metal Tour 2”, tonight in Orlando. The much anticipated trip to the US and Canada comes in the wake of the band’s critically acclaimed debut record, Curse of the Red River, which hit stores last year on Peaceville Records. Fellow countrymen, Finntroll, Ensiferum and Rotten Sound, will round out the lineup on the 30-city run.

“I have to say that I am totally stoked about the upcoming tour in North America with Barren Earth,” said bassist, Oppu Laine, via the band’s official MySpace page. “Not only because this is our first tour in the U.S. and Canada, but also because it’s our first full tour altogether. We’ve done some gigs in Finland and it’s been really great, but never a full tour. Touring five weeks with Barren Earth and all the other cool bands on the bill must be an absolute test… but I just cannot wait!! So, get yer asses to the shows and witness some of the greatest actual Finnish metal acts alive. See you and let’s get cursed!!”

Barren Earth recently posted a tour video trailer online, featuring keyboardist, Kasper Mårtenson (Ex-Amorphis, Ben Granfelt Band), and guitarist, Sami Ylisirniö (Kreator, Waltari), as they geared up for their North American excursion. The video is available on YouTube at:

Finally, in celebration of the “Finnish Metal Tour 2”, a specially priced bundle pack of Barren Earth’s critically acclaimed debut EP, ‘Our Twilight’, and Curse of the Red River can be purchased through the Peaceville Records webstore for just $16 at:

Stay tuned to for more information on Barren Earth and the “Finnish Metal Tour 2”.

“Finnish Metal Tour 2” featuring Barren Earth…
Jan. 31 – Orlando, FL – The Club at Firestone
Feb. 01 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Feb. 02 – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s Music Hall
Feb. 03 – Tulsa, OK – Marquee
Feb. 04 – Austin, TX – Emo’s Alternative Lounging
Feb. 05 – Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats
Feb. 07 – Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse
Feb. 08 – Los Angeles, CA – Key Club
Feb. 09 – Santa Anna, CA – Galaxy Theater
Feb. 10 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
Feb. 11 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Feb. 12 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Feb. 14 – Calgary, AB – The Republik
Feb. 15 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
Feb. 16 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
Feb. 17 – Winnipeg, MB – The Osbourne Village Inn
Feb. 18 – St. Paul, MN – Station 4
Feb. 19 – Chicago, IL – Reggie Rock Club
Feb. 20 – Detroit, MI – Blondie’s
Feb. 21 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
Feb. 22 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Feb. 23 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial de Quebec
Feb. 24 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Feb. 25 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
Feb. 26 – New York City, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
Feb. 27 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Mar. 01 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
Mar. 02 – West Springfield, VA – Jaxx
Mar. 03 – Charlotte, NC – The Casbah
Mar. 04 – Raleigh, NC – Volume 11

Barren Earth is…
Mikko Kotamäki – Vocals (Swallow The Sun)
Olli-Pekka Laine – Bass (Ex-Amorphis, Mannhai)
Kasper Mårtenson –Keyboards (Ex-Amorphis, Ben Granfelt Band)
Janne Perttilä – Guitar (Rytmihäiriö)
Marko Tarvonen – Drums (Moonsorrow)
Sami Ylisirniö – Guitar (Kreator, Waltari)

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