Manowar have confirmed two additional dates for their Gods And Kings World Tour 2016:

Friday, February 19, 2016 @ Sala Polivalentă – Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Sunday, February 21, 2016 @ Romexpo – Bucharest, Romania

These dates not only mark Manowar’s triumphant return to Romania, but also their first ever performance in Cluj-Napoca (commonly known as Cluj), located in the northwestern part of the country, in the historical region of Transylvania.

“The Army of Romanian Manowarriors is growing!” said Joey DeMaio. “It is no secret that Romanian Manowarriors are the most powerful fans in Romania. Anyone who has seen them knows it’s a fact; so our return to Bucharest is like returning home to our Romanian metal family. And for the first time ever we’ll be performing in Transylvania! I’ve personally been to Transylvania many times and I have also been to Cluj several times. You can be sure these shows are going to be very special. Not only for the Manowarriors but for us as well.”

Manowar have revealed the name of their upcoming tour: Their new metal onslaught is titled “Gods And Kings World Tour 2016”.

“In the Manowar universe bigger is better!” said Joey DeMaio. “If you think the Kings Of Metal tour was massive, just imagine what is going to happen when we join forces with the earth-cracking Gods Of War!”

The tour will celebrate Kings Of Metal MMXIV, which many fans haven’t had a chance to experience live yet, as well as the upcoming anniversary of Gods Of War, which was unleashed on the world in 2007.

Along with this announcement Manowar have confirmed a series of additional dates for the first leg of the Gods And Kings World Tour 2016:

Mon, February 08, 2016 Tallinn, Estonia – Rock Cafe
Tue, February 09, 2016 Riga, Latvia – Palladium
Wed, February 10, 2016 Vilnius, Lithuania – Compensa Koncertų Salė
Fri, February 12, 2016 Tampere, Finland – Pakkahuone
Sat, February 13, 2016 Helsinki, Finland – The Circus

We will once again push man, machine and metal beyond all standards.” said MANOWAR. “This tour will be devastating! If you have metal in your veins, you don’t want to miss it!”

Gods And Kings World Tour 2016 – Confirmed Tour Dates:

Thu, January 14, 2016 – ČEZ Aréna – Ostrava, Czech Republic
Fri, January 15, 2016 – Kajot Arena – Brno, Czech Republic
Sat, January 16, 2016 – Torwar Hall – Warsaw, Poland
Mon, January 18, 2016 – Aegon Arena Bratislava, Slovakia
Tue, January 19, 2016 – Forum Karlín – Prague, Czech Republic
Wed, January 20, 2016 – Forum Karlín – Prague, Czech Republic
Fri, January 22, 2016 – Zenith – Munich, Germany
Sat, January 23, 2016 – Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany
Sun, January 24, 2016 – Thüringenhalle – Erfurt, Germany
Wed, January 27, 2016 – Tempodrom – Berlin, Germany
Fri, January 29, 2016 – Porsche Arena – Stuttgart, Germany
Sat, January 30, 2016 – ISS Dome – Düsseldorf, Germany
Sun, January 31, 2016 – SCC – Aarhus, Denmark
Tue, February 2, 2016 – Konserthus – Stavanger, Norway
Fri, February 5, 2016 – Älvhögsborg – Trollhättan, Sweden
Sat, February 6, 2016 – Fryshuset Arenan – Stockholm, Sweden
Mon, February 8, 2016 – Rock Café – Tallinn, Estonia
Tue, February 9, 2016 – Palladium – Riga, Latvia
Wed, February 10, 2016 – Compensa Koncertų Salė – Vilnius, Lithuania
Fri, February 12, 2016 – Pakkahuone – Tampere, Finland
Sat, February 13, 2016 – The Circus – Helsinki, Finland
Fri, February 19, 2016 – Sala Polivalentă – Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Sun, February 21, 2016 – Romexpo – Bucharest, Romania

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7 Responses

  1. I wonder if these guys dress like this when they’re driving their kids to soccer games in their minivans. Definitely the closest thing to Spinal Tap that I’ve ever seen. It’s crazy that large parts of Europe, eat these guys from NY up, going all Sword and Sorcery on their arse (musically speaking). To their credit, they’ve found their audience and give them what they want, which is certainly better than playing half empty sports bars in the US. I still can’t believe that Joey DeMaio refused to talk to Sam Dunn for the “Metal Evolution” series. If Maiden can do it, it’s certainly not beneath Thor and the boys.

    1. T,

      If you read the lyrics of a lot of songs by Manowar you will see how Europeans emabrace them,which is why there are bands like Hammerfall,Dark Empire,etc. Toots based lyrics relative to Europe in a lot of the song lyrics. Hail the mighty sword….

    2. All kidding aside, I like Hammerfall, and hope to get to Germany someday to get the full power metal experience.

  2. LMFAO T!!!!! Now I’m picturing DeMaio cutting the grass wearing a spiked black leather vest with a huge chain linked belt that houses a 4 ft sword (that he uses for weed whacking)……..

  3. Some things, like “Wayne’s World”, are hopelessly lost in translation, but Manowar actually seems to gain something in translation, because they appear to be doing well only in countries with a halting command of English. That being said, North Americans do tend to dismiss power metal too readily. It has a lot more to offer than elves and artwork stolen from 70s boogie vans.
    As for DeMaio refusing to talk to Sam Dunn, there’s an interview with Ross the Boss on youtube in which Ross says DeMaio was willing to talk to Dunn – for $20 000 and creative control of what aired. Be that as it may, DeMaio says his inspiration has been Black Sabbath, but he actually seems to emulating Gene and Paul. His business model pretty much applies the principles of the Kiss Army to bikers.

  4. I never really understood why, with the possible exception of the work of the late Ronnie James Dio, power metal has never been fully embraced in the US. Although Dragonforce was kinda popular in the US for about three weeks in the Fall of 2006.

    What’s not to like? It’s heavy. It’s melodic. It might be the most pure, traditional sub genre of metal that exists.

    Many it’s the D&D lyrics, but I’d rather listen to that than hear somebody screaming about how much life sucks.

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