FINLAND – Finnish traditional folk metal pioneer, Korpiklaani, is gearing up for the North American release of its eighth studio album, Manala, on August 14th, as well as a headlining run on “Manala North American Tour,” set to kick off later this month. The band and Nuclear Blast USA have launched two special “Manala North American Tour” pre-orders – a commemorative Manala 2-CD edition with bonus disc including the entire album in English, and a 2-CD/t-shirt bundle pack. Head over to the Nuclear Blast webstore: to pre-order these exclusive packages while supplies last. “Manala North American Tour” will launch in Quebec City, Canada on August 28th, with Moonsorrow, Týr and Metsatöll rounding out the line-up. “Once again we are very excited to come back to North America,” said vocalist/guitarist, Jonne Järvelä. “It will be the first time we are able to tour on the release of our new record, Manala. We are also very pleased to be having our very good close friends from Moonsorrow, Týr and Metsatöll, so expect a great party with good friends and even better music!” In an effort to give back to the fans, Korpiklaani and Nuclear Blast USA will be giving away a limited number of guest list spots (not a backstage pass) to some lucky fans for the “Manala North American Tour.” Head over to: for complete details. Korpiklaani has also posted the second part of a series of Manala track-by-track videos on YouTube at: The first video launched last week and can be seen at: Stay tuned for more information on Korpiklaani, Manala and the “Manala North American Tour!” “Manala North American Tour” dates… Aug 28 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Theatre Aug 29 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda Aug 30 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House Aug 31 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Sep 1 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's Sep 2 - St Paul, MN @ Station-4 Sep 3 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater Sep 4 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater Sep 5 - Billings, MT @ Manny's Sep 6 - Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA Sep 8 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven Sep 9 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater Sep 10 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater Sep 11 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge Sep 12 - Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky Sep 13 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory Sep 14 - Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage Sep 15 - Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point Sep 18 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's Sep 19 - Buffalo, NY @ Club Infinity Sep 20 - Reading, PA @ Reverb Sep 21 - Springfield, VA @ Empire Sep 22 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater Sep 23 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium