Wardruna are bringing their genre-creating Norse renditions to Australia in January

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Wardruna are bringing their genre-creating Norse renditions to Australia in January

Words by Staff Writer

Norwegian music constellation Wardruna, renowned for their innovative and genre creating renditions of Norse traditions announce their highly anticipated debut tour of Australia and New Zealand in January 2025.

Since their inception in 2009, Wardruna has captivated audiences worldwide, transcending genres and cultures with their rich soundscapes rooted in ancient Norse traditions across five stunning albums. Utilising historical Nordic instruments and themes of nature, and mythology, Wardruna’s music evokes primal emotions and deep connections to mother nature and to our ancient past.

Wardruna Australian tour

  • Thursday, January 23: Melbourne, Palais Theatre, Melbourne
  • Saturday, January 25: Enmore Theatre, Sydney
  • Monday, January 27: Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane
  • Thursday, January 30: Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Auckland NZ

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With major contributions to TV series Vikings and video game Assassin’s Creed Valhalla,Wardruna has garnered a global following. Their sold-out performances at major festivals alongside performing at some of the most iconic venues across the globe including world heritage site Odeon Of Herodes Atticus, Acropolis, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and more.

Now in 2024 Wardruna announce the beginning of a vibrant new cycle, pulsating with life with the release of new single, Hertan the proto-Scandinavian word for heart. The new song is steeped in Wardruna tradition exploring the duality of the heart with the rhythm, flow and pulse we can see, hear, and feel in nature and in all forms of life.

Whilst Wardruna fans eagerly await this momentous occasion of their debut tour down under, composer Einar Selvik shares their excitement; “It is always a special feeling to plan and announce a new tour. This time, perhaps more so than usual due to the fact that we are visiting quite a few parts of the world where we have yet not performed with Wardruna. We greatly look forward to the chance to make new bonds in new lands.”

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