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After their very successful North American tour with Blind Guardian, Leaves' Eyes have announced another tour in late summer with Kamelot. Here are the first dates:
Aug. 18 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance Theatre
Aug. 19 New York, NY - B.B. Kings Blues Club
Aug. 21 Bedford, NH - Mark’s Place (Leaves' Eyes only)
Aug. 22 Montreal, QUE - Medley
Aug. 24 Toronto, ON - Opera House
Aug. 25 Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
Aug. 27 Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
Aug. 28 St.Paul, MN - Station 4
LEAVES' EYES have returned home from a very successful USA/Canada/Mexico tour with German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN.
Lead vocalist Liv Kristine comments: "The tour was amazing, especially the audience! We would like to thank the fans for their fantastic support. Moreover, it was a pleasure to tour with BLIND GUARDIAN and the entire crew. Thank you for making this tour such a special event!"
Vocalist Alex Krull adds: "The shows have been a blast! We really hope to come back again in the near future. It seems the American Metal scene is stronger than ever. Yes! We met so many wonderful people every night and it was just brilliant to play shows in front of such a great audience! Thanks again to everybody!"
It was a surprisingly warm but torrential first December day. This evening I made an extra effort to get to Worcester on time because Leaves' Eyes were opening. I've been an ardent admirer of Liv Kristine since, naturally, her Theatre Of Tragedy days and I'll always regret not seeing her with them. Several years ago, she and her former mates were accumulating hordes of devoted fans around Europe, but after Liv was gone the fairytale came to an abrupt stop and the band pretty much fell into oblivion. Luckily, Liv didn't let her talent go unused and formed a new band with all of Atrocity's members.
The show started at 9 as there were only two bands tonight. By that time the Palladium was full of beaming and mostly teenage fans. As usual, I was sceptical about the local reception, dreading Leaves' Eyes wouldn't get half of the recognition they deserve as they are not necessarily well known around here, at least for now. I'm glad to report that my fears were banished as the audience quickly warmed up to their sound and even though there were no sing-alongs, the front rows really got into it. But then again, who can resist the utterly charming Liv Kristine? Clad in a fetching red dress topped with a corset (think album cover attire), her serene and mesmerizing voice paired with Atrocity's heavy guitars brought about an emotional, almost intimate atmosphere. You could see she was sincerely into the lyrics, trying to convey the feeling through her theatrically expressive face and gestures. More...
On the 18th of November LEAVES' EYES will play at the Monterrey Metal Fest in Mexico. These are the updated tourdates with BLIND GUARDIAN:
08.11.2006 USA - Tempe, AZ / Marquee Theatre
09.11.2006 USA - San Diego, CA / House of Blues
10.11.2006 USA - Santa Ana, CA / Galaxy Theatre
11.11.2006 USA - Los Angeles, CA / The Avalon
12.11.2006 USA - San Francisco, CA / The Fillmore
14.11.2006 CAN - Vancouver, BC / Commodere Ballroom
15.11.2006 USA - Seattle, WA / El Corazon
18.11.2006 MEX - Monterrey / Monterrey Metal Fest
20.11.2006 USA - Englewood, CO / Gothic Theatre
22.11.2006 USA - Minneapolis, MN / The Quest
23.11.2006 USA - Chicago, IL / House of Blues
24.11.2006 USA - Cleveland, OH / Agora Theatre
25.11.2006 USA - Detroit, MI / Harpo's Concert Theatre
26.11.2006 CAN - Toronto, ON / Opera House
28.11.2006 CAN - Sainte-Foy, QC / Salle Albert-Rousseau
29.11.2006 CAN - Montreal, QC / Le Medley
30.11.2006 USA - New York, NY / B.B. Kings Blues Club
01.12.2006 USA - Worcester, MA / The Palladium
02.12.2006 USA - Philadelphia, PA / Trocadero
04.12.2006 USA - West Springfield, VA / Jaxx
05.12.2006 USA - Charlotte, NC / Tremont Music Hall
07.12.2006 USA - Lake Buena Vista, FL / House of Blues
08.12.2006 USA - Atlanta, GA / Roxy Theatre
09.12.2006 USA - New Orleans, LA / House of Blues
10.12.2006 USA - Houston, TX / Meridian
11.12.2006 USA - Austin, TX / Emo's
An 11-minute audio interview with LEAVES' EYES frontwoman Liv Kristine, conducted recently by Andrew Haug of Triple J's "Full Metal Racket" (based in Australia), can be downloaded at this location (5.2 MB).
LEAVES' EYES' latest EP, "Legend Land", entered the German chart at position No. 75. The album was released in North America on July 28 via Napalm Records.
LEAVES' EYES has been confirmed as the support act for BLIND GUARDIAN on their upcoming North American tour beginning on November 8 in Tempe, Arizona.
LEAVES' EYES will embark on an extensive tour through the USA and Canada together with BLIND GUARDIAN. The tour is scheduled for November and December of 2006.
Here are the current show dates, updates will follow soon:
LEAVES'EYES and ATROCITY will be guests on Brazilian STAY HEAVY TV. The show will be broadcasted next week. Here you can find a video trailer with some impressions of the South America tour.
The bands have also posted an update as follows:
after the sold out show in Santiago de Chile ATROCITY and LEAVES' EYES went to Buenes Aires / Argentina. The show was sold out, too, and just amazing! Thank you Argentina and Chile!!! 15.09., LEAVES` EYES and ATROCITY had a great signing session at BLACKMORE ROCK BAR in Sao Paulo! We also did some nice interviews: Liv and Alex were interviewed by FM Rock and Pop (Argentinia).
Check out Zona Metal. They recently posted the first photos of the ATROCITY and LEAVES' EYES shows in South America.
Now we arrived in Brazil, looking forward to the shows in Curitiba, Sao Paulo and Recife. Moreover, we will be the guests of the Brazilian Stay Heavy TV! We are having a great time meeting all of our fans in South America!
See you at the shows,
LEAVES' EYES & ATROCITY"
Finally, fans impatiently waiting for the release of "Legend Land" have a chance to listen to all the songs of the new EP two weeks before official release at the release party presented by LEAVES' EYES, sounds2move.de and Napalm Records. In cooperation with Kornhaus Hünfeld there will be the exclusive release party on May 20th where you can hear all the EP's songs for the first time. Moreover, drummer MORITZ NEUNER will be the speacial guest DJ, and will be available for a face-to-face talk and for signing autographs. There will also be some goodies to be won and the band's official merchandise also will be available.
Exclusive LEAVES' EYES "Legend Land" release party:
venue: Kornhaus Hünfeld (Josefstraße 16, 36088 Hünfeld, Germany)
doors open: 9 p.m.
charge: 3 Euro
programme: + exclusive "Legend Land" pre-listening
+ very special guest: DJ Moritz Neuner (Leaves' Eyes, Atrocity, Darkwell, Graveworm)
+ big raffle
+ merchandise stand
Vest yourself with the dress LIV KRISTINE started her career in and support a charity project! You have the unique chance to purchase an original LIV KRISTINE dress by auction.
Together with the German charity association "Gothic Aid e.V." the singer of LEAVES' EYES exclusively sells one of her dresses at auction. The black velvet dress was worn by the gothic queen on her first three tours with her former band Theatre of Tragedy when she started her career.
The auction will end 19.04. at eBay.
Leaves' Eyes' "Legend Land" will be released at the end of May/beginning of June for the price of a single. You can also look forward to a special and exclusive Limited Fan Edition of the EP. LEAVES' EYES will perform for the first time two of the new songs from the upcoming MCD "Legend Land" on the upcoming tours. More news coming up soon.
LEAVES' EYES - "Legend Land"
1. Legend Land
3. Viking's Word
4. The Crossing
6. Legend Land (Extended Version)
Continuing the successful journey of their critically acclaimed "Vinland Saga" CD, German/Norwegian act LEAVES' EYES have completed recording of a new mini-album, presenting five brand-new exclusive tracks, entitled "Legend Land".
The EP will be released for the price of a single at the end of April/beginning of May 2006 in connection with the band's upcoming tours, which includes dates througout Europe, USA, Canada, South America, Australia and New Zealand.
The tracks included on the EP are: "Legend Land", "Skraelings", "Viking's Word", "The Crossing" and "Lyset". Vocalist Alex Krull explains: "At first we'd planned to release a single from the 'Vinland Saga' album. However, we decided to record a complete EP with brand new and exclusive songs. This is our way of saying thank you to our fans and their great support. The past tours were amazing! As we will tour a lot this year it will take a while until we have finished our next full-length album. These five powerful and atmospheric tracks developed out of a couple of new brilliant ideas."
Vocalist Liv Kristine adds: "The new songs sound fantastic. They are very strong. We had a wonderful time continuing our work with the Viking concept and making further discoveries."
Leaves' Eyes and Atrocity have just confirmed more tour dates together in April of next year. Here are the latest Leaves' Eyes tour dates:
Leaves' Eyes with Atrocity:
02.12.05 RUS St.Petersburg @ Port Club
03.12.05 RUS Moscow @ Point Club
10.12.05 CH Islikon @ C4
Leaves' Eyes with Subway to Sally:
15.12.05 D Karlsruhe Festhalle Durlach
16.12.05 D Munich Georg Elser Halle
17.12.05 A Vienna Arena
18.12.05 D Dresden Alter Schlachthof
19.12.05 D Langen Stadthalle
20.12.05 D Köln Live Music Hall
21.12.05 D Dortmund Soundgarden
26.12.05 D Losheim/Saar Alte Eisenbahnhalle
27.12.05 D Bremen Aladin
28.12.05 D Braunschweig Jolly Joker
29.12.05 D B. Salzungen Pressenwerk
30.12.05 D Potsdam Lindenpark
Leaves' Eyes with Atrocity:
07.04.06 CHI Santiago de Chile @ Theatre Caupolincan
08.04.06 CHI Santiago de Chile @ Theatre Gabriela Mistral
09.04.06 ARG Buenos Aires @ Nd Ateneo
11.04.06 BRA Porto Alegre @ Opiniao
12.04.06 BRA Curitiba Espacio Callas
14.04.06 BRA Belo Horizonte tbc
15.04.06 BRA Sao Paulo Direct Tv-Cie Hall
16.04.06 BRA Sao Paulo Manifesto Bar
Norway's LEAVES' EYES have announced the dates for their upcoming German tour called Nord Nord Ost Tour. They will be joined by SUBWAY TO SALLY.
Here's the complete list of dates:
15.12.2005 D - Karlsruhe / Festhalle Durlach
16.12.2005 D - München / Elser Halle (NEW!!!)
17.12.2005 A - Wien / Arena
18.12.2005 D - Dresden / Alter Schlachthof
19.12.2005 D - Langen bei Frankfurt / Stadthalle (NEW!!!)
20.12.2005 D - Köln / Live Music Hall
21.12.2005 D - Dortmund / Soundgarden
26.12.2005 D - Losheim/Saar / Alte Eisenbahnhalle
27.12.2005 D - Bremen / Aladin
28.12.2005 D - Braunschweig / Jolly Joker
29.12.2005 D - Bad Salzungen / Pressenwerk
30.12.2005 D - Potsdam / Lindenpark More...
LEAVES' EYES frontwoman Liv Kristine (ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY) has posted the following message on her official web site:
"Autumn is here. At this very moment I am sitting in an Internet cafe in Manchester. Tonight we will finish our tour with LEAVES' EYES and PARADISE LOST in the U.K. This has been another great experience for me, especially meeting all these friendly people of the audience after the gig. I am looking forward to see you all at tour next time!
"The recordings for the my new solo album, 'Enter my Religion', are completed. It has been hard work and many sleepless nights in the studio, but the album reveals a new dimension of my musical world, spirit and personal expierence. This is what I wish to share with you. I hope you will like the new songs as they do mean a lot to me. Moreover, a new videoclip will be shot early November! I will keep you informed."
The Evil Darkness Tour, Scheduled for late summer and fall of 2006 is taking shape. They have announced the 21 US cities that it will stop in over the duration of the tour in 2006. Some venue's are still tentative, and dates are subject to change at this time. The Evil Darkness Tour recently announced the European Rock band Leaves' Eyes as the first confirmed band, as one of three headliners. In addition, talks with Atrocity, which shares band members with Leaves' Eyes, were taking place for the Tour in 2007.
The current schedule of tour dates is as follows:
August 8th, 2006 - San Diego, California @ iPay One Center*
August 11th, 2006 - Phoenix, Arizona @ Glendale Arena*
August 14th, 2006 - Los Angeles, California @ Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena*
August 19th, 2006 - Seattle, Washington @ Seattle Center*
August 23rd, 2006 - Denver, Colorado @ The Pepsi Center*
August 26th, 2006 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma @ Ford Center*
September 9th, 2006 - Dallas, Texas @ Reuinion Arena*
September 12th, 2006 - Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center*
September 18th, 2006 - St. Louis, Missouri @ Savvis Center *
September 22nd, 2006 - Minneapolis, Minnesota @ Target Center
September 26th, 2006 - Chicago, Illinois @ United Center*
September 28th, 2006 - Detroit, Michigan @ The Palace*
October 3rd, 2006 - Columbus, Ohio @ Nationwide Arena
October 8th, 2006 - New York, New York @ Madison Square Gardens*
October 11th, 2006 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Wachovia Center*
October 14th, 2006 - Reston, Virginia @ Richmond Coliseum*
October 17th, 2006 - Raleigh, North Carolina @ RBC Center*
October 20th, 2006 - Atlanta, Georgia @ Phillips Arena*
October 24th, 2006 - Miami, Florida @ Miami Arena*
October 27th, 2006 - Tampa, Florida @ St. Pete Times Forum*
October 30th, 2006 - Orlando, Florida @ TD Waterhouse Centre*
Listings marked with an asterik (*) denote that the venue has not been confirmed, but is in the pre-emptive planning stages, and is the venue of choice.
German medieval rockers Subway to Sally are known for a lot of roadwork. Maybe that's why they have to rely on two support bands for the upcoming tour for their new album "Nord Nord Ost" (="North North East," in stores Aug 22).
During the first half of the trek, Subway to Sally will be supported by Coppelius from Berlin. Starting Oct 28, Leaves' Eyes will take over.
Here's the complete list of dates: More...
Leaves' Eyes frontwoman Liv Kristine is busy producing her second solo album. The well-expected follower to "Deus ex Machina" will be called "Enter my Religion".
"The recordings are going very well. We have produced so many new songs that it will be hard to make a decision concerning the final album tracks. The songs are very diverse - you will hear soft ballads, cadanced pop songs and also rocking tracks. It's all so interesting for me as we are working with some very exotic instruments. This is a new challenge for me as an artist because I can realize so many new ideas I've been dreaming of for a long time." says Liv.
"Enter My Religion" is due late October.
Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes drummer, Moritz Neuner, will play again drums for Italian metal-act Graveworm on their upcoming european tour together with Kataklysm & Eminence. Graveworm tour dates:
Jun. 25 SLOV - Tolmin / METAL CAMP-Festival
Jun. 26 D - München / SUMMER HELL-Festival
Jun. 27 CH - Winterthur / Endstation
Jun. 28 D - Ludwigsburg / Rockfabrik
Jun. 29 D - Heidelberg / Schwimmbad
Jun. 30 D - Hamburg / Markthalle
Jul. 01 D - Köln / Undergound
After 4 weeks in the German single charts with "Elegy", LEAVES' EYES new album "Vinland Saga" entered the German top 100 album charts on rank #62.
LEAVES' EYES' upcoming live dates are as follows:
Sa 11/06/2005 NL - Dordrecht / WANTIJPOP-Festival
Fr 08/07/2005 D - Bochum / BOCHUM TOTAL-Festival
Fr 15/07/2005 D - Wasserburg Geretzhoven / NIGHT OF DARKNESS-Festival
Sa 16/07/2005 IT - Badia / BADIA ROCKS-Festival
Sa 13/08/2005 D - Hildesheim / MERA LUNA-Festival
Sa 20/08/2005 D - Berlin / K17
Fr 09/09/2005 MEX - Monterry
Sa 10/09/2005 MEX - Mexico City
Sa 22/10/2005 B - Wieze / Oktoberhallen METAL FEMALE VOICES-Festival 3
Renowned female vocalist Liv Kristine (Leaves' Eyes, ex-Theatre of Tragedy) recently spoke to Metal Temple magazine's Michael Dalakos while promoting the new Leaves' Eyes release, "Vinland Saga". Liv spoke about a number of topics, including her upcoming second solo album that is going to be released via Roadrunner Records. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow:
Metal Temple: [There are] rumors [that you will] be releasing a second solo album. What can you tell us about this?
Liv Kristine: "Yes, it is true, there will be a second solo album. It will be released around autumn. I signed a record deal with Roadrunner Records. A dream came true for me since I had a lot of trouble with my first company. I had to fight for my rights in the court. I was really sad when I realized that some people wanted to put the dollar sign on my forehead. I don't want to be a Barbie Doll in the music industry. I want to write my own lyrics, be part of the recording process..."
Metal Temple: Can we assume it will be in the same vein as your first solo attempt?
Liv Kristine: "Yes. This CD will follow the steps of the first album. It will be quite atmospheric and dark, but I can tell you that I collaborated with other producers like Peter Tägtgren [Pain, Hypocrisy], so expect some very interesting combinations of music! There will be some up tempo songs for the album."
Metal Temple: With your previous band [Theatre of Tragedy] you have managed pretty much to bring a revolution to the heavy metal community. Do you think that you can achieve something equally great with your current band [Leaves' Eyes]? Generally how difficult is it to sound original today?
Liv Kristine: "I think it is very difficult to sound different, to achieve your own sound so people can understand what a band is playing after listening for a couple of seconds. Most bands today try to adopt elements from their favorite bands and if they are lucky enough to blend them with some elements of their own hoping for a personal sound. When you run a band like Atrocity or Leaves' Eyes it is very difficult to stick to your sound when many bands try to sound like you. Personally I believe that the best thing one band can do is to stick to its sound and be as much original as possible. You must try to develop your sound at one level but never forget where you come from.
"That was the main problem with Theatre of Tragedy. They have created a very personal sound. There was a dramatic difference between 'Aegis' and 'Musique'. They didn’t want to have any connection with their past. For example their singer was interested mostly in Eminem (!!!), so the band had a break with their past and started working on totally different material. This was very difficult for me. I will never try something like this with Leaves' Eyes."
Read the full article at Metal Temple.
Here you can watch an exclusive preview of the new Leaves' Eyes videoclip "Elegy". Since Monday, the MCD "Vinland Saga" with the single-track is in stores. Liv Kristine explains the concept of the new album here.
Also, the limited edition of “Vinland Saga” will feature loads of great bonus stuff: