Original news, published on 26.06.2010

Official press release

With the recent changes in the band, Borknagar is now able to hit the road and meet the fans face to face. We are very pleased to announce that Borknagar is now gearing up to head to South America, a continent never visited by the band before.

"The Universal Course Tour" [flyer] is scheduled to kick off in September 2010 visiting the following cities (venues to be announced):

Sept. 16 - Caracas, Venezuela
Sept. 17 - Bogota, Colombia
Sept. 18 - Quito, Ecuador
Sept. 19 - Lima, Peru
Sept. 22 - La Paz, Bolivia
Sept. 23 - Santiago, Chile
Sept. 24 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sept. 25 - São Paulo, Brasil

Guitarist Øystein Garnes Brun comments: "Damn, I am really looking forward to this! Borknagar is all about explorations and breaching limits, so heading for South America to do these dates is just what I am ready for now. I am sure this will be a very special event for me, the band and our South American fans! See you soon!"

Guitarist Jens Rylan adds: "I never thought this would happen, but I'm going on another tour with my brother ICS Vortex and best of all, I'm going to explore a continent I've always wanted to visit together with a few of my favorite people. I'm very proud to again be able to say: See you on tour folks!"

UPDATE (thanks to Dominus)

Official press release

Borknagar deeply regret to inform that the previously announced South American tour in September has been cancelled.

Øystein G. Brun commented: "Sometimes reality bites and it is with a graven heart we have to inform you all that we are forced to pull the plug on the South American tour in September. At this point, too many of the concerts have been canceled by the local promoters (due to local issues beyond our control) and in spite of a desperate attempt to find new venues, we have not been able to get the puzzle together without losing shit loads of money. Parallel to this, our agent for this tour in South America has not provided us with the necessary visas, not even the plane tickets. So there is nothing more we can do at this point and we are forced to pull the plug now, in order to avoid further and major expenses that leads to nothing. On our end, we have done all we can to make this happened. David has come over from US for rehearsals, we have worked out and started rehearsing the set, equipment has been shipped from our endorsement partners, prepared tour-shirt design and so on- we have even gotten the necessary vaccines for us going to South America. We had such high hopes for this tour, it would indeed have been a very special event for us, our fans and friends in South America. I can assure you that we have never before fought this hard to get a tour happening, this time we lost the fight and we are sorry!"

Source: blogs.myspace.com
Band profile: Borknagar
Event: Borknagar: Universal Course Tour [CANCELLED]
Posted: 26.08.2010 by BudDa


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Vitriolic Hate - 26.06.2010 at 14:19  
Lucky South Americans will enjoy Vortex's voice.
Uirapuru - 26.06.2010 at 19:13  
No Montevideo =/ I'm closer to there and Buenos Aires than to São Paulo...
hanfsud - 25.07.2010 at 19:37  
For me these are the badests news since I hear Metal music. My favourit singer joins one of my favourite bands for only oune Tour. As I read this I was the happyest man on earth. But now these news make me to destroy something.Ahhh. I'm so angry!!!!!
Daggon - 26.08.2010 at 04:33  
So sad, some of my friends really wanted to see them, oh well, shit happens.
Zuzuz0r - 26.08.2010 at 18:36  
And once again, all these confirmed tours, turn out to be a middle finger for everyone. Not really surprised tbh.
dodstink - 28.08.2010 at 00:46  
It smells like rip-off.
Nacnanuk - 30.08.2010 at 02:03  

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