Korpiklaani have announced a new European tour for April 2012 and introduced new fiddler Tuomas Rounakari into the band. The band's forthcoming album 'Kunnia' is scheduled for release on July 18th (Finland) and July 20th (World) through Nuclear Blast Records.
The band made the following post on their Facebook page about the addition of Rounakari: "We took Tuomas aboard when we noticed that he was actually the only sensible choice for us. We had already thought of him before but were always afraid that he'd be too busy to join us, because Korpiklaani demands much time from every band member.
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"When we finally asked him, he replied that it'd be an exciting challenge and big chance for him, so he agreed to take over the fiddle for us - we're more than happy about his decision!
"At the moment the whole band is gathered in the studio where we've recently entered the final stage of recording, with Jonne laying down his vocal lines and only a few folk parts waiting to be recorded. If all goes to plan, the album will be ready for mixing at the end of March."
The confirmed European tour dates are:
08.04 - FRA, Lille - Aeronef
09.04 - FRA, Paris - Divan Du Monde
10.04 - FRA, Toulouse - Bikini
11.04 - FRA, Lyon - CCO
12.04 - ESP, Bilbao - Rockstar Live
13.04 - ESP, Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
14.04 - ESP, Madrid - Caracol
15.04 - ESP, Santiago De Compostella - Capitol
16.04 - POR, Porto - Hard Club
17.04 - POR, Lisbon - República Da Música
18.04 - ESP, Seville - Fanatic
19.04 - ESP, Valencia - Rock City
20.04 - FRA, Toulon - Le Vox
21.04 - ITA, Milan - Magazzini Generali
22.04 - ITA, Florence - Viper Club
23.04 - CRO, Zagreb – Boogaloo
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