August 29, 2023

After their triumphant return to the stage last year in the form of their Somewhere Far Beyond Tour across Germany, the breath-taking story of Blind Guardian‘s latest masterpiece The God Machine goes on. Today, the metal legends have announced some new tour dates in 2024 across the UK and Ireland.

Blind Guardian are thrilled to be able to finally present some of their new songs to their fans, showcasing the likes of astounding tracks Deliver Us From Evil, Violent Shadows and introducing them to the Secrets of the American Gods.

Vocalist Hansi Kürsch states: “It’s been far too long since we played the sacred grounds of the UK and Ireland last time. We are absolutely thrilled about this great opportunity. Let me assure you we are in top notch shape and you do not want to miss seeing this! The God Machine keeps moving on and so do we.”

Blind Guardian’s other tour dates:


‘The God Machine’ South America Tour 2023

21.09. DE Krefeld, Kulturfabrik
22.09. DE Saarbrücken, Garage 
23.09. DE Frankfurt, Batschkapp 
25.09. PL  Wrocław, A2 – Centrum Koncertowe
26.09. PL  Warszawa, Progresja
28.09. DE Berlin, Huxleys 
29.09. DE Stuttgart, Liederhalle Beethoven
30.09. DE Lichtenfels, Stadthalle 
02.10. DE Cologne, E-Werk 
03.10. IT Milan, Alcatraz 
04.10. IT Rome, Atlantico 
07.10. GR Athens, Floyd
08.10. GR Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theater
11.10. IL Tel Aviv, Reading 3
13.10. DE Hamburg, Große Freiheit 
14.10. DE Dresden, Alter Schlachthof 
15.10. DE Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle 
16.10. DE Munich, Backstage 
18.10. AT Vienna, Gasometer 
20.10. DE Coesfeld, Fabrik 
21.10. DE Osnabrück, Hyde Park 
22.10. FR Paris, Élysée Montmartre
24.10. FR Toulouse, Le Bikini
26.10. ES  Barcelona, Razzmatazz 1
27.10. ES  Madrid, La Riviera
28.10. ES  Pamplona, Totem
28.10. FR Clermont-Ferrand, Coopérative de Mai
05.11. TR Istanbul, Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi

‘The God Machine’ South America Tour 2023

10.11. MX Monterrey, Mexiko Metal Fest
12.11. EC Quito, Teleferico
14.11. CL Santiago, Teatro Caupolican 
16.11. AR Buenos Aires, El Teatro Flores
18.11. BR Rio de Janeiro, Circo Voador
19.11. BR Belo Horizonte, Autentica
21.11. BR Curitiba, Opera de Arame
23.11. BR Porto Alegre, Opinião
25.11. BR São Paulo, Terra SP
26.11. BR São Paulo, Terra SP
28.11. BR Brasilia, Toinha
30.11. BR Manaus, Porão do Alemão


‘The God Machine’ Australia Tour

05.02. AU Brisbane, Princess Theatre
07.02. AU Adelaide, Lion Arts Factory
09.02. AU Melbourne, Northcote Theatre
10.02. AU Sydney, Metro Theatre

Summer Festivals 2024

31.07-03.08. DE Wacken Open Air
02.08. PO Vagos, Vagos Metal Fest

The God Machine marks another pinnacle in Blind Guardian‘s impressive discography by not attempting to pretend that it is still the nineties, yet 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 90’s; 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.

In 1992, Blind Guardian released Somewhere Far Beyond, a legendary milestone of modern speed metal. Three decades later, their latest offering, The God Machine, demonstrates how to awaken the fury of youth to a magical new life. As if they had paid a long overdue visit to the numerous highlights of their career, Blind Guardian appear to be in touch with the ghosts of their past more than ever. 

Seven years after Beyond The Red Mirror and almost three after the orchestral opus Blind Guardian Twilight Orchestra: Legacy of the Dark LandsHansi Kürsch (vocals), André Olbrich (lead guitar, acoustic guitar, rhythm guitar), Marcus Siepen (rhythm guitar and acoustic guitar) and Frederik Ehmke (drums) invite you to their personal twilight of the gods


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