Moonspell announces new European tour dates for May 2022

Moonspell European Tour 2022 poster
As the Portuguese pioneers of dark metal, Moonspell, are approaching their 30th anniversary as a band more ambitiously and stronger than ever, 2022 will see them celebrating their impressive career with a busy touring schedule and many more highlights to come. Aside an extensive UK run with Paradise Lost, as well as the previously announced “Ultima Ratio Fest” tour, featuring the high class line-up of My Dying Bride, Borknagar, Wolfheart and Hinayana in the Fall of 2022, now Moonspell have revealed a first tour leg of their “The Greater Tour” 30th anniversary!

Kicking off on May 10th, 2022, in Romania, the undisputed kings of the dark will furthermore play Bulgaria, Greece and a bunch of shows in Turkey, with many more dates to come.

Says Moonspell frontman Fernando Ribeiro:
“We are happy to present you with a few assorted dates, part of the greater plan, or, namely, THE GREATER tour, that we intend to expand worldwide, to celebrate Moonspell’s third decade together. Besides supporting the might Paradise Lost in February or team up with such luminaries like My Dying Bride, Borknagar and Wolfheart in October’s 2022 darkest tour (Ultima Ratio Fest), our plan is more and further, coming back to places where were have been so happy in the past and who knows, venture into territories we never been before… before we get extinct. Not going to happen soon as 2022 looks promising with shows, festivals, more touring, a handful or two of commemorative reissues of old material like "Anno Satanae" demo, "Wolfheart" LP box, etc all to celebrate in style our thirty turns around the moon. Blessed be, happy anniversary under the spell!”... 

Ever since their formation, the Portuguese took the international heavy music scene by storm, followed by a monumental journey through an impressive, enthralling yet various back catalogue of thirteen records earning their places as one of the most distinctive dark metal classics of all time. But playing live has always been the motor of the band. 30 years of Moonspell, and blessedly the band doesn’t show any signs to slow down soon. With their latest record “Hermitage”, the gothic metal masters proved they still belong to the first league of the darkest art of sounds. But, Moonspell also announced to reissue their fifth, 2001 album, “Darkness and Hope”, as well as the pathbreaking Irreligious this year, with many more exciting reissues, highlights and special gifts to their wolf pack in 2022 to be announced in the weeks ahead.

One can be sure, Moonspell will celebrate their anniversary in style, and their upcoming live performances will contain an exciting blend of timeless classics and modern Moonspell anthems! Make sure to howl with the wolves, when they will play live at the following, memorable dates of “The Greater Tour” with tickets on sale now.

European Tour Dates 2022:
May 10th 2022 (RO) CLUJ-NAPOCA - Form Space
May 12th 2022 (RO) BUCHAREST - Arenele Romane
May 14th 2022 (BG) SOFIA - Sofia Metal Fest
May 16th 2022 (TR) ISTANBUL - KucukCiftlik Park
May 17th 2022 (TR) ANKARA - Jolly Joker Ankara
May 18th 2022 (TR) IZMIR - Sold Out Performance Hall
May 20th 2022 (GR) ATHENS - Fuzz Live Music Club
May 22th 2022 (GR) THESSALONIKI - Principal Club Theater

European Tour Dates 2022:
29.09.2022  THU  (DE)  FRANKFURT  Batschkapp
30.09.2022  FRI  (DE)  LEIPZIG  Hellraiser
01.10.2022  SAT  (BE)  ANTWERP  Trix
02.10.2022  SUN  (LU)  LUXEMBURG  Den Atelier
03.10.2022  MON  (FR)  PARIS  Elysee Montmatre
04.10.2022  TUE  (FR)  LYON  Transbordeur
05.10.2022  WED  (CH)  PRATTELN  Z 7
06.10.2022  THU  (DE)  STUTTGART  LKA
07.10.2022  FRI  (DE)  GEISELWIND  Music Hall
08.10.2022  SAT  (DE)  MUNICH  Backstage Werk
09.10.2022  SUN  (CZ)  Brno  Sono
10.10.2022  MON  (HU)  BUDAPEST  Barba Negra
11.10.2022  TUE  (AT)  VIENNA  Arena
12.10.2022  WED  (PL)  WROCLAW  A2
13.10.2022  THU  (DE)  BERLIN  Kesselhaus
14.10.2022  FRI  (DE)  HAMBURG  Markthalle
15.10.2022  SAT  (DE)  OBERHAUSEN  Turbinenhalle
16.10.2022  SUN  (NL)  UTRECHT  Ronda
(w/ My Dying Bride, Borknagar, Wolfheart and Hinayana)

UK Tour Dates 2022:
Feb 11th 2022 – Glasgow, UK @ The Garage
Feb 12th 2022 – Newcastle, UK @ Riverside
Feb 13th 2022 – Wolverhampton, UK @ KK’s Steel Mill
Feb 14th 2022 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
Feb 16th 2022 – Manchester, UK @ Club Academy
Feb 17th 2022 – Bristol, UK @ SWX
Feb 18th 2022 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
(w/ Paradise Lost)

Fernando Ribeiro – Vocals
Ricardo Amorim – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Pedro Paixão – Keys, Guitar
Aires Pereira – Bass
Hugo Ribeiro – Drums