Finnish traditional folk metal pioneer, Korpiklaani, has posted the first of a series of track-by-track videos from its upcoming eighth studio album, Manala, on YouTube at: Manala will hit stores in North America on August 14th via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-order Manala via the Nuclear Blast web-store today at: Korpiklaani is currently gearing up for its headlining, “Manala North American Tour,” set to kick off in late-August. The band’s vocalist/guitarist, Jonne Järvelä, has issued the following statement in anticipation of the run, which will launch in Quebec City, Canada on August 28th. “Once again we are very excited to come back to North America. 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. 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