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Turisas to Headline "PaganFest: America Part III" Tour

Battle metallers Turisas will be heading back to North America this spring for Guitar World, Full Metal Jackie and Metal Injection's PaganFest: America Part III, their first U.S. headlining run.

Joining the Finnish sextet on their return to the States is a gathering of bands from across the world: Scotland’s ALESTORM, Russia’s ARKONA and the US’s HUNTRESS (Rome’s EX DEO has now dropped-off the tour). In regards to their departure from PaganFest, EX DEO’s Maurizio Iacono says:

"It is with deep disappointment that I am obliged to pull EX DEO off this year's PaganFest. We were all excited to play this festival and premier some new material, but unfortunately our new album ‘Caligvla’ has been delayed, and we need to finish it and make it perfect. Add to that, the KATAKLYSM DVD is also on its final production phase...We decided it would be best to concentrate on giving every bit of attention to the album you have been waiting for, and also for the KATAKLYSM documentary to kick major ass.”

“This being said, we will still perform with EX DEO on the Montreal & Toronto shows with PaganFest, as we will be in studio in the area, closing up the album ‘Caligvla’. Everything else is cancelled for EX DEO. We will return to support the album in the fall...”

“Word from Rome is that the plans are already in motion for world conquest! We ask our fans to support PaganFest and the great bands playing this year!"

In conjunction with Guitar World, Full Metal Jackie, and Metal Injection, exclusive PaganFest contests and behind-the-scenes content from all the bands on this epic bill will be launched in the coming weeks, so stay tuned! Special VIP ticket packages are also available here (embed: (opens in new tab)) for diehard TURISAS fans—be sure to order yours while you still can! Check the dates below to see when “PaganFest” will be coming to a city near you.

Guitar World, Full Metal Jackie, and Metal Injection present: “PaganFest: America Part III” tour dates feat. TURISAS with ALESTORM, ARKONA, HUNTRESS

  • 3/29 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
  • 3/30 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
  • 3/31 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
  • 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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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.