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KORPIKLAANI | announce new album ‘Rankarumpu’ + extensive 2024 touring including the UK

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Finnish folk metal superstars KORPIKLAANI have announced the name and release date of their upcoming new studio album, Rankarumpu, which is due to be released on April 5th, 2024.

In addition, KORPIKLAANI have revealed their massive touring plans for 2024, starting with an extensive UK tour with Alestorm and Heidevolk in February and March, two album release shows in Mexico on April 5th and 6th, followed by a North American tour with Visions Of Atlantis and Illumishade (feat. members of Eluveitie) in April and May, a good number of big European Summer festivals and a European tour towards the end of the year. Scroll down for all of the confirmed dates.

KORPIKLAANI‘s twelfth studio album, Rankarumpu, is once again full of tasty folk metal and its different flavors, but it also offers new spices. Perhaps the ancient gods of joyful music have decided to bless their own sons with some new miraculous extracts?

Whenever I start writing something new, the material always finds its own path without any forcing – that stuff just comes from somewhere deep inside me, completely naturally“, states Jonne Järvelä.

Anyway, when I started to come up with the material for Rankarumpu, I set myself a goal. A couple of previous records, especially Kulkija (2018), were a bit slower as a whole, so this time I wanted to benefit from a bit faster tempos – a bit like the old Korpiklaani.

This is exactly what Rankarumpu is all about. Of course, KORPIKLAANI sometimes slows down and gets seriously emotional, but for the most part Rankarumpu – as a whole, probably the band’s catchiest album to date – rushes forward at a faster pace.

One of the most wonderful features of Rankarumpu is related to the folk instruments. Although KORPIKLAANI has done one or maybe even a couple of unforgettable things in the realm of folk metal, this time new permanent member Olli Vänskä‘s violin and Sami Perttula‘s accordion may surprise even die-hard fans.

Rankarumpu, like the two previous records, was executed with recording / mixing engineer and producer Janne Saksa. It seems that the collaboration between the band and Saksa has reached a whole new level with Rankarumpu.

UK AND IRELAND TOUR 2024  
w/ Alestorm & Heidevolk         
            
21.02.    UK    London  –  O2 Forum Kentish Town
22.02.    UK    Norwich –   LCR UEA
23.02.    UK    Nottingham  –  Rock City
24.02.    UK    Bournemouth  –  O2 Academy
25.02.    UK    Bristol  –  O2 Academy
27.02.    UK    Belfast  –  Limelight
28.02.    UK    Dublin  –  Academy
29.02.    UK    Cardiff  –  SU
01.03.    UK    Birmingham  –  O2 Academy
02.03.    UK    Oxford   – O2 Academy
03.03.    UK    Glasgow  –  O2 Academy
05.03.    UK    Manchester  –  O2 Victoria Warehouse
06.03.    UK    Liverpool  –  O2 Academy
07.03.    UK    Leeds  –  O2 Academy
08.03.    UK    Newcastle  –  NX
09.03.    UK    London  –  O2 Forum Kentish Town

RANKARUMPUALBUM RELEASE SHOWS IN MEXICO 2024

05.04.    MX    Mexico City  –  Foro28 * Album Release Show
06.04.    MX    Monterrey  –  Cafe Iguana

TICKETS: https://linktr.ee/rankarumpu_america_2024

CONFIRMED SUMMER FESTIVALS 2024

27.-30.06.       FR    Clisson  –  Hellfest
12.07.             FR    Laundresse  –  La Guerre Du Son
28.07.-03.08.  SI     Velenje  –  MetalDays
09.-11.08.       FR    Cercoux  –  Festival 666
09.-11.08.       UK    Walton on Trent   –  Bloodstock Open Air
09.-11.08.       BE    Kortrijk  –  Alcatraz Festival
14.-17.08.       DE    Dinkelsbühl  –  Summer Breeze
15.-17.08.       CZ    Zámek Moravský Krumlov  –  Rock Castle
24.08.             PT    Pindelo dos Milagres  –  Milagre Metaleiro Open Air

EUROPEAN WINTER TOUR 2024
w/ In Extremo & Rauhbein

15.11.    DE    Saarbrücken   – Garage
16.11.    CH    Pratteln  –  Z7
22.11.    DE    Rostock  –  Moya
23.11.    DE    Dortmund  –  Phantastischer Lichter Weihnachtsmarkt
29.11.    DE    Berlin  –  Columbiahalle
30.11.    DE    Bremen  –  Pier 2
06.12.    DE    Nürnberg  –  KIA Metropol Arena
07.12.    AT    Wien  –  Gasometer
12.12.    DE    Bielefeld  –  Lokschuppen
13.12.    DE    Hannover  –  Swiss Life Hall
14.12.    DE    Dresden  –  Alter Schlachthof
20.12.    DE    Leipzig  –  Haus Auensee
21.12.    DE    Stuttgart   –  Porsche Arena
27.12.    DE    München  –  Zenith
28.12.    DE    Wiesbaden  –  Schlachthof
29.12.    DE    Erfurt  –  Messehalle
30.12.    DE    Köln  –  Palladium

… more dates to be announced soon

Photo by Peero Lakanen. Edited by Jan Yrlund

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