3 Reasons: Steve'n'Seagulls Bring Finnish Folk Metal Covers Stateside
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:28:14
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Yes, you read that right, metal covers in a Finnish folk-style!
Finnish viral sensations Steve'n'Seagulls will be packing up their banjos and leaving the confines of their native Finland behind.
They will bring their folk x bluegrass-tinged covers of classic metal songs to the U.S. this September for a headline tour. They will play intimate shows across the country for the entire month in support of their album Farm Machine. It is their first time touring the States, as well.
Here are three reasons to go, go, go!
What became a genuine international viral phenomenon actually started out on a farm in central Finland...in a barn, to be precise. There, a bunch of like-minded countrymen—with the emphasis on "country"—played a customized version of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck," using homespun instrumentation, everything from banjo picking to anvil bangin' to achieve their original take on a classic. They filmed the event, posted the results on YouTube, and here they are today... on the cusp of their first U.S. tour. So why not see 'em!
You won't want to miss S'n'S or their hillbillified versions of metal anthems! Who knows when they will be back?! So take advantage of this opportunity NOW. Plus, isn't there something special about seeing them on their FIRST-EVER U.S. trek?
Watch the video that started it all and you'll be enticed to see them in the live realm. That clip is below.
Steve'n'Seagulls Tour Dates:
9/8: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar (co-headline with Great Peacock)
9/9: Los Angeles, CA @ Club Bahia
9/10: San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
9/16: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
9/17: Austin, TX @ Red 7 (Inside)
9/18: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger (supporting Black Lips)
9/19: Dallas, TX @ Three Links
9/21: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
9/22: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
9/23: Chicago, IL @ Township
9/24: Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
9/26: Washington, DC @ DC9
9/28: Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
9/29: New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Get your S'n'S on with banjos and metal! Two horns up. Or three!
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
'Farm Machine by Steve'n'Seagulls is available now via Spinefarm Records.