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Sólstafir and Vreid announce »Across«, a cinematic concert experience!

Photo by Íris Dögg Einarsdóttir

Icelandic atmospheric rock ‘n’ rollers Sólstafir and Norwegian Sognametal brigade Vreid have joined forces for a unique and spectacular event! On October 15th, 2021 these legendary performers will unveil a collaborative concert stream in which they will transport viewers right from their living rooms to the breath-taking mountaintops of the bands’ respective homelands. The performance is free to watch, but generous fans may donate as they wish via VIPS and PayPal. The stream will air live at 3:00 P.M. EST // 19:00 GMT // 21:00 CET via the Season Of Mist YouTube channel and members from both bands will be in the chat!

Tune in on the stream HERE.

The »Across« project is a cinematic experience that brings two unique artists together to share their cultural identities and bridge the sea between the two fjords. Spectacular views of the Storehogen Mountain in Vreid’s hometown of Sogndal, Norway and of Hellisheiði in Sólstafir’s native Iceland lay the majestic backdrop for this one-of-a-kind, 90-minute long digital streaming event. Each band’s signature sound rings through the cavernous expanse, creating a symbiotic musical dialog that can be heard from across the globe.

Sólstafir’s Aðalbjörn Tryggvason comments: “Playing live music in sideways rain on moss grown lava. They wanted something Icelandic. Doesn’t get any more Icelandic than this.”

Vreid songwriter and bass player Jarle Kvåle adds: “Sólstafir’s and Vreid’s stories are two parallel stories of the north. In this weird world, our paths have crossed on several occasions and this time they have merged into something new. This is the third streaming event Vreid has done, and in many ways, it represents the end of a trilogy for us. This time we have recorded the show in a place very special for us, probably the most monumental and iconic place of our beloved home region of Sogn. Join us as we go »Into the Mountains«.”

Vreid will be heading out on a Norwegian tour in October / November 2021, with special guests Djerv and The New Death Cult. Sólstafir has previously announced a lengthy European co-headlining tour with Katatonia, early 2022. See all confirmed dates below:

w/ Djerv and The New Death Cult
22 Oct 21 Trondheim (NO) Byscenen
23 Oct 21 Oslo (NO) Parkteateret
29 Oct 21 Karmøy (NO) Arctic
30 Oct 21 Kristiansand (NO) Kick
05 Nov 21 Sogndal (NO) Meieriet
06 Nov 21 Hamar (NO) Gregers
07 Nov 21 Bodø (NO) Sinus

w/ Katatonia
21 Jan 22 Tullikamari (FI) Tampere
22 Jan 22 Kulttuuritalo (FI) Helsinki
23 Jan 22 Helitehas (EE ) Tallinn
25 Jan 22 Stodola (PL) Warsaw
26 Jan 22 Huxleys (DE) Berlin
27 Jan 22 Longhorn (DE) Stuttgart
28 Jan 22 Batschkapp (DE) Frankfurt
29 Jan 22 Roxy (CZ) Prague
30 Jan 22 Arena (AT) Vienna
01 Feb 22 Akvarium Klub (HU) Budapest
02 Feb 22 Backstage Werk (DE) Munich
03 Feb 22 Komplex 457 (CH) Zurich
04 Feb 22 Live Club (IT) Milan
05 Feb 22 Ninkasi Kao (FR) Lyon
07 Feb 22 Kapital (ES) Madrid
08 Feb 22 Apolo (ES) Barcelona
09 Feb 22 Metronum (FR) Toulouse
11 Feb 22 O2 Forum Kentish Town (UK) London
12 Feb 22 O2 Ritz (UK) Manchester
13 Feb 22 SWX (UK) Bristol
14 Feb 22 Garage (UK) Glasgow
15 Feb 22 KK’s Steelmill (UK) Wolverhampton
17 Feb 22 Rockhal (LU) Luxembourg
18 Feb 22 Patronaat (NL) Haarlem
19 Feb 22 Essigfabrik (DE) Cologne
20 Feb 22 Trianon (FR) Paris
22 Feb 22 Trix (BE) Antwerp
23 Feb 22 Gruenspan (DE) Hamburg
24 Feb 22 Amager bio (DK) Copenhagen
25 Feb 22 Rockefeller (NO) Oslo
26 Feb 22 Fållan (SE) Stockholm

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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