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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

NEWS: Blind Guardian announce Dublin show as part of five date British Isles tour

PROGRESSIVE power metal act, Blind Guardian have announced a five-date British Isles tour, which will see them play Dublin on May 19th.

Front man Hansi Kürsch said: "We are super excited about these upcoming five shows. Expect nothing but the best!!! Don’t miss your chance to join us at one of these five enchanting evenings. It is going to be pure magic."

Blind Guardian played to a rapturous crowd at The Forum, London last April pledging to return to the UK and Ireland with some wider reaching dates.
The tour kicks off in Glasgow, taking the band across to Dublin with the tour finally culminating in what will be another breath-taking performance at The Forum, London.

Blind Guardian will be playing a 150 minute long set every night...
Tickets for these shows will go on sale this Friday 15th @ 10.00 am.
The full tour schedule is:
With a steady evolution from their early days as a speed metal band to their current, renowned musical alchemy of glory, drama, and grandiosity, Germany’s Blind Guardian have long since made their mark as the world’s definitive melodic/progressive metal band. For many they need no introduction, as the band possesses a track record and back catalogue of classic staples that perhaps only Iron Maiden can match. Called everything from heavy metal bards to modern day minstrels, Blind Guardian possess the ability to transport their legions of fans to new landscapes with their majestic song writing, fantastically themed lyrics, and their meticulous, emotion-packed music. Founded under the name Lucifer’s Heritage in Krefeld, Germany by vocalist & bassist Hansi Kürsch, lead guitarist André Olbrich, rhythm guitarist Marcus Dork, and drummer Thomen Stauch, the band released only two demos 1985’s Symphonies Of Doom and 1986’s Battalions Of Fear - before landing their first record deal with Remorse Records. Inspired by the Fates Warning album, Awaken The Guardian, band members decided to change their name to Blind Guardian and soon acquired new rhythm guitarist Marcus Siepen.
Blind Guardian signed with Nuclear Blast Records in early 2005 alongside welcoming new drummer Fredrik Ehmke after possessing the same line up for nearly 20 years.

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