BLIND GUARDIAN’s lead vocalist & lyricist Hansi Kürsch commented about the upcoming tour:
"Finally, the wait is over! It is almost impossible to tell you how thrilled we are about the announcement of this upcoming North American Tour. Don‘t miss your chance to meet Blind Guardian at our best shape ever. We are coming to blow your minds away. Let the games begin!!!"
Watch the music videos for "Twilight Of The Gods" as well as the trailers for Beyond The Red Mirror on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel
“Beyond The Red Mirror” 2015 tour
BLIND GUARDIAN, GRAVE DIGGER
10/27/2015 Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD
10/29/2015 Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON - CANADA
10/30/2015 Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre - Montreal, QC - CANADA ***SOLD OUT***
10/31/2015 The Palladium – Worchester, MA
11/01/2015 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
11/03/2015 Webster Hall – New York, NY
11/04/2015 Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall – Munhall, PA
11/06/2015 The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
11/07/2015 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
11/08/2015 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
11/09/2015 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
11/11/2015 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
11/13/2015 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB - CANADA
11/14/2015 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB - CANADA
11/16/2015 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC - CANADA
11/17/2015 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
11/19/2015 The Filmore – San Francisco, CA
11/20/2015 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
11/21/2015 City National Grove Of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
11/22/2015 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
11/24/2015 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
11/25/2015 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
11/27/2015 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/28/2015 The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
ABOUT BLIND GUARDIAN
Even before the dawn of our space age, humanity had the audacity to conceive of ourselves as a life form not bound to the planet that birthed us. More than anything, leaving terra firma required all of our amassed knowledge, talent, and imagination. Such is the case with BLIND GUARDIAN, a band from Krefeld, Germany that refuses to be bound to the genre of music that spawned them and whose accumulated knowledge, talent, and imagination have created portals into senses beyond the five we experience in common, ordinary life.
With that background established, prepare yourself for a trip that will overwhelm all your known senses and reveal something truly extraordinary.
Greatly inspired by life experience, world myths, legends, and their own fervent creativity, metal’s most epic storytellers BLIND GUARDIAN continually aspire to define themselves on a whole new level. With their highly-anticipated, orchestral tenth studio album Beyond The Red Mirror, they have successfully captured the scope of their essence with unprecedented accuracy.
By far, the most important fact about the new album is this: there are no compromises. Not one.
These ten new tracks will transport the listeners - via a mysteriously powerful red mirror - into an otherworldly dimension that includes tyrants, gods, and the Holy Grail. And it’s no coincidence that Beyond The Red Mirror bears strong lyrical ties to 1995’s Imaginations From The Other Side, for we are reunited with the young protagonist we first met twenty years ago in the songs ‘Bright Eyes’ and ‘And The Story Ends’ who stood before a magic door, unsure whether to make the leap into a new, unknown world or to stay in his own. Now an adult, the impact of this important moment in the protagonist’s life is the launching point for the entire album.
With the support of one of the most loyal fan bases in the worldwide heavy metal community, Beyond The Red Mirror, the tenth studio album by epic metal’s most exalted storytellers BLIND GUARDIAN, attained the highest first-week U.S. sales numbers for the band in the history of their existence and debuted at #132 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, and #6 on the Top Hard Music chart. In Canada, BLIND GUARDIAN nearly doubled their first-week numbers from 2010, resulting in Beyond The Red Mirror debuts at #49 on the Top 200 and #4 on the Top Hard Music charts.
Four-and-a-half years in the making, Beyond The Red Mirror was recorded at Twilight Hall Studio in Grefrath, Germany and produced by Charlie Bauerfeind (SAXON, HAMMERFALL, HELLOWEEN). The album’s spellbinding tracks showcase BLIND GUARDIAN’s long-awaited collaborative work with three different classical choirs from Prague, Budapest, and Boston, plus two grand orchestras - each featuring 90 musicians. An endeavor demanding that attention be paid to the lyrics as much as to the music, Beyond The Red Mirror is not only a milestone in the band’s career, but a desperate search for truth, an exploration of the relativities of good and evil, a testimony of the consequences of lost opportunities, a glimpse into a distant universe’s dystopian society, and a story about a prophecy, a promise of revolution, a plot for revenge, and a miracle machine with powers far beyond what mere mortals could have dreamed possible.
BLIND GUARDIAN members include:
- HANSI KÜRSCH - Vocals
- ANDRÉ OLBRICH - Guitars
- MARCUS SIEPEN - Guitars
- FREDERIK EHMKE - Drums
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