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Insomnium Announces Headlining Tour “Shadows Over North America” With Omnium Gatherum



After successfully completing an extensive trek with Dark Tranquillity in January, Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM ~ Niilo Sevänen – Vocals/Bass, Ville Friman – Guitars/Vocals, Markus Vanhala – Guitars, Markus Hirvonen – Drums ~ are excited to announce their return to North America this Summer/Fall for their first ever USA headlining tour! Featuring OMNIUM GATHERUM as direct support, the run kicks off in New York at The Gramercy Theatre.


Photo by Mikey Lee,

Insomnium, photo by Mikey Lee,

NIILO SEVÄNEN from INSOMNIUM commented that “We are very happy to return to North America so quickly! With each previous tour we have felt that we’ve clearly gone forward and gained new fans so now it’s the right time to bring a full headliner show across the Atlantic Ocean. We are more than happy to be sharing the bus and stage with our fellow Finnish brothers in death metal, the almighty Omnium Gatherum! Killer shows expected every night so get your tickets way in advance. See you all soon!”


Omnium Gatherum

Omnium Gatherum

MARKUS VANHALA, a member of both bands, added, “Here’s the tour that every melodeathmaniac (except my back & neck) have been waiting for ~ the double trouble Insomnium Gatherum tour in North America! That’s gonna a hell of a ride thru America and nice times with super dudes as both of my brotherhood camps will be staying in the same bus. The last year’s Omnium Gatherum North American debut tour was a blast and also a great success, so I’m really happy to come back also with OG and have another round spin of “Beyond the World tour” beyond Atlantic!” 



Insomnium, photo by Alex Omega Kurkjian

Insomnium, photo by Alex Omega Kurkjian

Aug. 11 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre

Aug. 12 – West Springfield, VA – Empire

Aug. 13 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium

Aug. 14 – Albany, NY – Bogie’s

Aug. 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar

Aug. 16 – Westland, MI – Token Lounge

Aug. 17 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes

Aug. 18 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

Aug. 19 – Winnipeg, MB – Zoo Cabaret

Aug. 21 – Edmonton, AL – Pawn Shop

Aug. 22 – Calgary, AL – Nite Owl

Aug. 23 – Vancouver, BC – Red Room

Aug. 24 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon

Aug. 25 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

Aug. 26 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside

Aug. 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Whiskey a Go Go

Aug. 28 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

Aug. 29 – Las Vegas, NV – LVCS

Aug. 30 – Tempe, AZ – Club Red

Sept. 1 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

Sept. 3 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five

Sept. 4 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom

Sept. 5 – Toronto, ON – Garrison

Sept. 6 – Ottawa, ON – Ritual

Sept. 7 – Quebec, QC – Le Cercle


Insom albumINSOMNIUM will be touring in support of their latest album, Shadows Of The Dying Sun, on Century Media Records. Born out of the melancholy, sorrow and dreariness of long winter nights, their 6th full-length is even more intense and dynamic than its predecessor (2011’s acclaimed masterpiece, One For Sorrow). With each new album, the quartet seems to bring their songwriting craftsmanship closer to perfection; Shadows Of The Dying Sun is irrefutably “…melodic death metal done right.” (METAL


Insomnium, photo (cropped) by Jack Lue,

Insomnium, photo (cropped) by Jack Lue,

For a preview of Shadows Of The Dying Sunbe sure to check out the following previously released singles:



While We Sleep 

Black Heart Rebellion 


You can pre-order Shadows Of The Dying Sun now by clicking here.


To purchase Shadows Of The Dying Sun, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for a variety of physical formats.



Insomnium, photo by Jacqueline Reberschak

Insomnium, photo by Jacqueline Reberschak