Amaranthe announce three UK dates as part of headline European tour

Known for their mixture of metalcore and pop elements, Swedish band Amaranthe three UK shows as part of their headline European tour. The three UK shows will their first UK shows in support for their latest album The Nexus. Joining Amaranthe on all European dates will be fellow Swedes and label mates Deals Deathand Smash Into Pieces. Guitarist Olaf Morck comments:

At last, the time has arrived to announce our first headline tour of Europe! We are very excited to bring a special, full-length set to our fans throughout the continent! This tour finally includes our first dates in the UK in support of The Nexus.

UK dates are as follow:

05.04.2014 – 02 Academy Islington – London
09.04.2014 – Slade Rooms – Wolverhampton
11.04.2014 – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham

In related news, the band also announced that screamer Andy Solveström is no longer in the Amaranthe ranks, and has been replaced by Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson. The band said:

After careful consideration, Andy has chosen to step down as the ‘growl vocalist’ in Amaranthe. His reasons are personal and best expressed in his own words. However, the split is completely friendly – Andy has been a brother through the last two and a half years of craziness, since the release of our debut album, and he will always be a central part of the Amaranthe family – not to mention, a fantastic screamer! We wish him all the best with his future endeavours.

But life goes on, and we are not planning to slow down, so… please welcome a new member to the family! Many of you have already seen and met Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson (Scarpoint), who filled in for Andy on our latest European & American tours! Henrik has real stage presence, tons of charisma and a great voice, and he’s already showed that he’s up to the extremely high standards we always strive for with Amaranthe.

Andy comments:

The time has come for me to move on. Myself and the guys have been through a lot over the past five years – traveled the world, played arena shows, done tons of gigs and picked up gold records, and all this in just two albums… amazing! I´m glad and humble to have had the chance to experience all of that, and now that I have chosen to move on, I want to thank the guys for the good times and the memories, and of course all the fans out there, too. You are, and always will be, in my heart. I hope to see you again soon.

Amaranthe online:

http://www.amaranthe.se
http://www.facebook.com/AmarantheBand

 

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