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SolstafirSÓLSTAFIR are announcing the second leg of their 2017 European tour in support of their latest full-length 'Beyrdreyminn'. The enigmatic Icelandic rockers will be joined by MYRKUR at most shows. SÓLSTAFIR's new album, 'Berdreyminn' entered the digital and charts after its release on May 26th. Below is a list of physical entries in the first week.

Now, the band announced several dates for autumn and also several festival appearances. Tickets can be bought at all know ticket offices, via EVENTIM and TICKETMASTER. Here are all dates:

SÓLSTAFIR
14 Sep 17 Santiago de Chile (CL) Teatro Nescafé de las Artes

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17 Nov 17 London (UK) Heaven
18 Nov 17 Leeuwarden (NL) Neushoorn
19 Nov 17 Lille (FR) Maison Folie Beaulieu
20 Nov 17 Paris (FR) Alhambra
21 Nov 17 Rennes (FR) Antipode MJC
23 Nov 17 Bilbao (ES) Santana27
24 Nov 17 Madrid (ES) Caracol
25 Nov 17 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz2
26 Nov 17 Marseille (FR) Jas Rod (without Myrkur)
27 Nov 17 Milano (IT) Circolo Magnolia
29 Nov 17 München (DE) Theaterfabrik
30 Nov 17 Salzburg (AT) Rockhouse
01 Dec 17 Bologna (IT) Locomotiv
07 Dec 17 Budapest (HU) A38
08 Dec 17 Wien (AT) Arena
11 Dec 17 Praha (CZ) Roxy
12 Dec 17 Berlin (DE) Heimathafen
13 Dec 17 Köln (DE) Kantine
14 Dec 17 Osnabrück (DE) Rosenhof (without Myrkur)
15 Dec 17 Rotterdam (NL) maasSilo
16 Dec 17 Bruxelles (BE) VK
18 Dec 17 København (DK) Pumpehuset
20 Dec 17 Stockholm (SE) Debaser Strand

SÓLSTAFIR festivals
08 Jul 17 Neskaupstaður (IS) Eistnaflug Festival
28 Jul 17 Balve (DE) Balver Höhle (Prophecy Fest 2017)
29 Jul 17 Neuensee bei Lichtenfels (DE) Rock im Wald
11 Aug 17 Rasnov (RO) Rockstadt Extreme Fest 2017 (exact date tba)
18 Aug 17 Borre (NO) Midgardsblot Festival 2017 (exact date tba)

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Music will always be inspired by the environment in which it is created. With its incredible array of highly diverse landscapes ranging from white glaciers via volcanic bizarreness, moss-green bubble-fields, deep fjords, and frost-cracked mountains to black beaches, Iceland has shaped a host of astonishingly original and fiercely individual bands such as SIGUR RÓS, BJÖRK, and SÓLSTAFIR.
 
SÓLSTAFIR embody the ever-turning wheel of seasons with their shifting light, darkness, and colours, extreme Northern climate, the stark contrasts, the closeness of beauty and deadly forces of nature, the impressive sceneries that have the bones of ancient gods enshrined in them like hardly any other band in every aspect of their existence.
 
SÓLSTAFIR are not like any other band. Their latest album, 'Berdreyminn' underscores this statement. As its title "a dreamer of forthcoming events" aptly describes, the four Icelanders have taken their already impressive evolution one step further. The band has continued to amalgamate haunting melodies, psychedelic phases, as well as strong undercurrents of classic rock and hard rock with echoes of their metal past. Yet SÓLSTAFIR's focus is not on style but pure emotion. 'Berdreyminn' is eclectic by a conscious choice to make feelings audible and transform taste as well as texture to sound. Genre borders are not broken but simply ignored. Musical influences are gathered from a wide range of sources, re-arranged, and woven into new patterns.  Melancholy, longing, anger, joy, pleasure, pain, and other emotions are fulling this album. 
 
Despite leaning clearly towards an expression that can be described as rock today, SÓLSTAFIR have their roots in metal as their debut full-length 'Í Blóði og Anda' (2002), which translates as "In Blood and Spirit" still witnesses. Instead of today's Icelandic gravel throated siren chants, frontman Aðalbjörn Tryggvason spat forth vitriolic crusty vocals and all strings were forged with black metal. Already their next albums 'Masterpiece of Bitterness' (2005) and 'Köld' (2009) marked stations of a continuous evolution. SÓLSTAFIR went further along their solitary path and obviously left any categorising box with the ground-breaking follow-ups 'Svartir Sandar' (2011) and 'Ótta' (2014), which received high critical acclaim and attracted new fans in equal measure, while managing the difficult feat of keeping most of their earlier following too.
 
SÓLSTAFIR have set sails to new horizons with 'Berdreyminn'. Yet the Icelanders brought their home with them and the silhouette of their vessels remains easily recognisable. Welcome aboard on a new adventurous musical journey into uncharted territories.
 
Line-up
Aðalbjörn Tryggvason: guitar, vocals
Svavar Austmann: bass
Sæþór Maríus Sæþórsson: guitar
Hallgrímur Jón Hallgrímsson: drums, backing vocals


Source: Press Release




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