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Alestorm Kicked Off Paganfest Tour For Anti-Viking Remarks; Ensiferum To Replace
Scottish pirate act Alestorm was kicked off the current Paganfest America tour for comments made by singer Christopher Bowes during the band's sold out performance at the Gramercy Tavern in New York City Saturday evening.
Just prior to the band's performance of "Back Through Time," Bowes stated the following:
"How many people here like Vikings?" Hearing a mixed crowd reaction, Bowes went on to say: "Well, later tonight you going to meet some from Finland, so we hope you join us in going 'back in time' to keelhaul those red faced bastards and shoot out the one good eye of their fake god Odin!" The band proceeded to rouse the crowd into a chants of "Vikings suck" and "Less war....more whores."
Early this morning, Turisas posted the following on its official website: "Due to personal and safety reasons, Alestorm has pulled out of the current Paganfest tour. We are happy to announce that country mates Ensiferum have agreed to break from the studio work and join us starting with the show this evening in Montreal."
Alestorm responded with a post on the band's Facebook Page which read "Bad news guys :(. Fucking vikings and their bullshit."
The remaining dates of the tour include the following:
Paganfest w/Turisas, Ensiferum, Arkona & Huntress
4/1 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda **PaganFest with EX DEO**
4/2 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House **PaganFest with EX DEO**
4/3 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
4/4 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
4/5 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
4/6 - Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
4/7 - Louisville, KY @ Vernon Club
4/8 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
4/9 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/11 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
4/12 - Lubbock, TX @ Jake's
4/13 - Denver, CO @ The Marquis
4/15 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
4/16 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
4/17 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
4/18 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
4/19 - Tempe, AZ @ 910 Live
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