‘Eluveitie’s’ ‘Anna Murphy’ Says ‘Thanks Again For All The Nice Messages [And Presents]’


Anna Murphy‎‎As we have said before: Eluveitie‘s Anna Murphy [hurdygurdy, vocals, flute] will be forced to miss the band’s upcoming European tour with Sabaton due to continuing health issues. Anna has just posted an update in her own words on her facebook profile:

Dear friends and fans

You may have read the news on Eluveitie’s sites already, but I want to give you an update myself as well. It’s been awfully quiet on this page. I got sick last December, and, sadly, had to leave Eluveitie’s South American tour last month. Now I am still in treatment, and the doctors won’t let me play any shows for the next few weeks. This means that I’m going to miss the upcoming tour with Sabaton, which sucks! I can’t tell you how disappointed and frustrated I am at missing these shows and not seeing you all on the road in March. I’ll be back as soon as possible! As for my solo album, while we’ve had to move the recording dates back a little, we’re still making good progress. Pretty much all the songs have been ready for a while, release plans are coming together, and as soon as I’m back on my feet we’ll put together the musicians for the studio. Release is scheduled for later this year, and I hope you are as excited about this one as I am!

– Anna

Anna needs some time to fully recover, and is already eager to rejoin us as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding, and for all the nice messages Anna has been receiving in the past weeks!”

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:

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 11 Stade Régis Perrin, Saint Maurice De Gourdans, France
Aug 16 Motocultor Festival, Theix, France
Aug 30 Queens of Metal Steinbach, Germany

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Related articles:
‘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]
‘Anna Murphy’ Forced To Leave ‘South American’ Tour Due To Illness  [Jan. 2013]
‘Eluveitie’s’ ‘Anna Murphy’ Forced To Miss European Tour Due To Illness [Feb. 2013]


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