Enslaved Announces 20th Anniversary Plans

Norwegian black metal veterans Enslaved has revealed that they will be celebrating the bands 20 years of existence on their forthcoming European tour. A message from the group reads as follows:

“Friends, finally the time has come to go out on the road again – this time with our own tour through Europe. This marks the grand opening of the 2011 touring cycle (even though we’ve warmed up with some great eastern European shows already), and also a special year for us. During these very dates we will pass the timeline on the exact date when Enslaved was brought into flesh. Yes, folks; Enslaved is turning 20 in 2011! We are looking forward to celebrating this in the best possible way we can imagine (and we have pretty active imaginations!): on the road, playing live shows for the people who lend us their ears and dedication. As always there will be a wild mix of songs from all parts of our career, particularly the really old and the really new; we can assure you that the new songs from Axioma Ethica Odini we’ve added to the set kick ass live! It is a short tour but at least a full set and we can assure you that a lot more shows will follow! See you soon!”

The tour dates are as follows:

April 22 – The Underworld – Camden, London, UK
April 23 – L’Aeronef – Lille, France
April 24 – John Lennon – LIMOGES, France
April 25 – Nouveau Casino – Paris, France
April 27 – De Kade – Zaandam, Netherlands
April 28 – W2 – Den Bosch, Netherlands
April 29 РRagnar̦k Festival РStadthalle, Lichtenfels, Germany
April 30 – Trix – Antwerp, Belgium