‘Anna Murphy’ Forced To Leave ‘South American’ Tour Due To Illness


Anna MurphyEluveitie‘s Anna Murphy [hurdygurdy, vocals, flute] has been forced to leave the band’s current South American Helvetios tour.

Says the group in a statement: “We’re very sorry to inform you that Annawon’t be able to play the upcoming Brazilian shows with us.

“We started our South American tour yesterday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, when Anna got seriously ill on short notice. She wasn’t able to play the show yesterday and she was forced to fly back to Switzerland this morning. Of course, we will still play — none of the upcoming shows will be cancelled! We’ll do our very best to still rock the shit out of you, promised!

“Thank you all very much for your understanding. We’re looking forward to see you all soon!”

Eluveitie performed its latest concept album, Helvetios, in its entirety during the band’s recent North American co-headlining tour with Finnish epic metallers Wintersun. The trek commemorated Eluveitie‘s 10th anniversary as well as served as Wintersun‘s introduction to North American shores. This momentous event also included the German pagan metal band Varg.

Helvetios sold 4,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 143 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 3 on the Top New Artist Albums [Heatseekers] chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

Helvetios was released in Europe on February 10 via Nuclear Blast RecordsNew Sound Studio in Pfäffikon, a municipality in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland, with producer Tommy Vetterli [a.k.a. Tommy T. Baron; Coroner/ex-Kreator guitarist]. According to the band, Vetterli“record[ed] drums, guitars and vocals and also produc[ed] and mix[ed] the record. Most folk instruments and also vocals [were] recorded by Anna Murphy and Marco Jencarelli at the Soundfarm studios in Lucerne.”

Upcoming Shows:

Jan 26 Rio Rock and Blues Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Jan 27 Anfiteatro Ivan Muller Botelho Cataguases, Brazil
Jan 30 Motorcycle Rock Cruise Santos, Brazil
Feb 02 Via Marquêz Sao Paulo, Brazil
Feb 03 Buffet Mazzi Catanduva, Brazil

Mar 01 Hala Orbita Wroclaw, Poland
Mar 02 Sport Hall Kolo Warsaw, Poland
Mar 03 Wisla Hall Krakow, Poland
Mar 05 MTP 2 Poznan, Poland
Mar 07 Kd Vltavska Prague, Czech Republic
Mar 08 MOR Cafe Zlin, Czech Republic
Mar 09 KD SERIKOVKA Pilsen (Pilsen) (Pilsen), Czech Republic
Mar 11 Rockhouse Salzburg, Austria
Mar 12 Kino Siska Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mar 13 Tvornica Zagreb, Croatia
Mar 15 Principal Club Theater Thessaloniki, Greece
Mar 16 Fuzz Live Club Athens, Greece
Mar 18 Hall Universiada Sofia, Bulgaria
Mar 19 Juke Box Bucharest, Romania
Mar 20 Dom Omladine Belgrade, Serbia
Mar 23 Majestic Musik Club Bratislava, Slovakia
Mar 25 New York Vilnius, Lithuania
Mar 26 Mielena Piektdina Riga, Latvia
Mar 27 Rock Cafe Tallin, Estonia
Apr 05 Ragnarok Festival Lichtenfels, Germany
Apr 19 Durbuy Rock Festival Bomal Sur Ourthe, Belgium
Apr 20 Les Docks Lausanne, Switzerland
Apr 27 Z7 Pratteln, Switzerland

Apr 30 Peppers Club San Jose, Costa Rica
May 18 Yu Gong Live House Beijing, China
May 19 Mao Live House Shanghai, China
May 23 The Zoo Brisbane, Australia
May 24 Billboard The Venue Melbourne Vic, Australia
May 25 Metro Theatre Sydney Nsw, Australia

Jun 21 Rock am Härtsfeldsee Dischingen, Germany
Jul 18 Gurtenfestival (Day NOT confirmed!) Bern, Switzerland
Aug 09 Getaway Rock festival Gävle, Sweden
Aug 30 Queens of Metal Steinbach, Germany

Related articles:
 ‘Eluveitie’ Members Answer Fan-Submitted Questions [Video Available] [Feb. 2012]
New Video Interview With ‘Christian “Chrigel” Glanzmann’ + Tour Dates [March 2012]
‘Eluveitie’ Announce New European Tour Dates, Sept/Oct. 2012 [April 2012]
‘Eluveitie’ ‘The Early Years’ Release Coming In August [June 2012]
‘Eluveitie’ Vocalist/Hurdy-Gurdy Player ‘Anna Murphy’ Launches Official Facebook Page [July 2012]
‘Eluveitie’ Re-Recorded Version Of ‘Lament’ Song Available For Streaming [July 2012]
‘Eluveitie’ Invite Fans To Join The Ranks And Win Exclusive Swag [Aug. 2012]
‘Anna Murphy’ Releases Digital Single ‘Twin Flames’ [Oct. 2012]
New Video Interview With ‘Chrigel Glanzmann’ [Oct. 2012]
‘Eluveitie’ To Perform Entire ‘Helvetios’ Album On North American Tour [Nov. 2012]

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