BLIND GUARDIAN Announce First Round Of Dates For The God Machine European Tour 2023
November 25, 2022, a year ago
After their triumphant return to stage with their Somewhere Far Beyond Tour this year, the story of Blind Guardian's latest masterpiece, The God Machine, goes on. Today, the German metal legends have announced a string of tour dates for 2023, so they can present these new songs to their hungry audience, showing fans the likes of 'Deliver Us From Evil', leading them to the 'Violent Shadows', and introducing them to the 'Secrets Of The American Gods'
Hansi Kürsch: "We are so excited to announce these first shows for next year's The God Machine Tour. There is certainly more to come. Don't miss pure magic when the Guardian comes to town. Or in the words of the one and only David Bowie: The God Machine is coming down and we're going to have a party! Who am I to deny it? It is about time."
Tickets for Germany are now on sale, find the first round of tour dates below:
22 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
23 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
28 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys
29 - Stuttgart, Germany - Liederhalle Beethoven
30 - Lichtenfels, Germany - Stadthalle
2 - Cologne, Germany - E-Werk
3 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
4 - Rom, Italy - Atlantico
7 - Athens, Greece - Floyd
13 - Hamburg, Germany - Große Freiheit
14 - Dresden, Germany - Alter Schlachthof
15 - Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle
16 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
18 - Vienna, Austria - Gasometer
20 - Coesfeld, Germany - Fabrik
21 - Osnabrück, Germany - Hyde Park
Blind Guardian recently released a video for "Life Beyond The Spheres", from their new album, The God Machine, out now via Nuclear Blast Records.
Guitarist André Olbrich states about the song: "I’m a big supporter of innovation, to bring the whole music genre forward to something else. Maybe even find something new that wasn’t there before, I think with 'Life Beyond The Spheres,' I knew I wanted to go somewhere in the soundtrack direction. At that time, I was playing cyberpunk, so my inspiration was somewhat cyberpunkish. I tried to bring in a metal soundtrack in a cyberpunk direction, more spacey than we ever did before. Hansi grabbed that feeling and I think now we have a song we never did before, not even close to that genre. I like that, that is a very innovative song, I’m proud of this too."
Singer Hansi Kürsch adds: "'Life Beyond The Spheres' leads us to spaces unknown and places where no man has gone before. It certainly delivers music that is not from this world. There is always hope. This is what the song means to me."
The God Machine marks another pinnacle in Blind Guardian’s impressive discography by not attempting to pretend it is still the nineties yet instead successfully relying on the muscle memory of this period. It is a gripping, addictive, and brilliantly arranged album in the tradition of records with which Blind Guardian reached for the stars in the 90s; yet, by no means, is it a throwback. The God Machine represents the heart and soul of Blind Guardian’s timeless metal in the here and now, unifying the bards’ past, present, and future secrets in one consistent, well-thought-out masterpiece.
Order the album here.
“Deliver Us From Evil”
“Secrets Of The American Gods”
“Life Beyond The Spheres”
“Architects Of Doom”
“Let It Be No More”
“Blood Of The Elves”
“Architects Of Doom” video:
"Violent Shadows" video:
“Blood Of The Elves” video:
“Secrets Of The American Gods” video: