Norwegian progressive/psychedelic black metal band ENSLAVED will be returning to North America this fall for a headlining tour marking the band’s 20th anniversary of existence.

States the band:

“Listen; the sun is setting, but I still see the twinkle!  The support we’ve been getting from North America throughout our latest releases and tours is unparalleled, and for that we are eternally grateful.  It is therefore an undivided pleasure for us to announce that when autumn sets, we will be back to tour the U.S. and Canada; this time for a full headliner tour with a full headliner set.  2011 marks the 20th anniversary for ENSLAVED, so we will be underlining both the deep past and blazing present of our musical universe to celebrate.  It is also with a sense of intense pride that we can present the bands that will be travelling with us for the tour: Ghost and Alcest.  Yes, you read that right!  I don’t think I need to elaborate more on that; it will be a package for the books.  See you then!”

The confirmed 19 shows of the “20 Years Of No Compromises” tour are as follows:

09-23-11          Jaxx – Springfield, VA
09-24-11          Mr. Small’s Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
09-25-11          Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
09-26-11          Middle East (Downstairs) – Boston, MA
09-28-11          Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC   CANADA
09-29-11          Café Campus Montreal, QC  CANADA
09-30-11          Opera House – Toronto, ON   CANADA
10-01-11          Outland Live – Columbus, OH
10-02-11          The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
10-03-11          Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
10-05-11          West End Cultural Centre – Winnipeg, MB  CANADA
10-06-11          The Exchange – Regina, SK
10-07-11          The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB  CANADA
10-08-11          Dickens Pub – Calgary, AB
10-10-11          Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, B.C.  CANADA
10-11-11          El Corazon – Seattle, WA
10-12-11          Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
10-13-11          Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
10-14-11          The Troubadour – Hollywood, CA

ENSLAVED’s latest masterpiece, Axioma Ethica Odini, won the 2010 Spellemann Award (the Norwegian equivalent of a U.S. Grammy Award) in the category “Best Metal Album,” won Terrorizer Magazine’s Reader’s Poll for “Best Album of 2010,” ranked #5 in Decibel Magazine’s “Top 40 Extreme Albums of 2010” list, and appeared on over 65 “Best Albums of 2010” lists in North America, repeatedly ranking in the Top 10.  In Germany, Metal Hammer Magazine awarded ENSLAVED the “Album Of The Year” title and the Dutch magazine Aardschok ranked Axioma Ethica Odini at #9.

Axioma Ethica Odini also debuted in North America at #16 on the Billboard Heatseekers (New Artists) chart, #40 in the Current Hard Music Albums chart, and #72 on the Independent Current Albums chart the week following its release.

Visit ENSLAVED online at www.ENSLAVED.no, www.myspace.com/ENSLAVED, www.facebook.com/ENSLAVED, www.youtube.com/user/enslavedofficial, and www.twitter.com/enslavedband.