Korpiklaani releases lyric video for “Bír Bír”

Korpiklaani Bir Bir single cover
Finnish Folk Metal Superstars Korpiklaani don’t seem to need any rest! After playing an extensive European tour with Turisas and Trollfest in support of their latest studio album “Kulkija” (“Wanderer”), the band is about to kick off an 8-show Australian & New Zealand run (w/ Troldhaugen) tomorrow.

But before the sextet continues their current touring cycle with a North American co-headline tour with their label mates in Eluveitie in September/October, Korpiklaani will perform a string of European festival gigs. In anticipation of these upcoming summer dates - starting at Metalfest Open Air, Pilsen (CZ) on June 2nd - the band has unleashed a brand new lyric video for the Czech version of their all-time favourite “Beer Beer”, which can also be found on the tour edition of “Kulkija”. Check out “Bír Bír” (feat. Fleret) below.

Fleret comment: “The cooperation with Korpiklaani on the Czech version of their hit song "Beer Beer (Bír Bír)" convinced us that even folk metal superstars like them can be nice guys with stellar manners. Not only did they prove this during the rehearsal at the Masters Of Rock Café in Zlín but also on the Masters Of Rock 2018 festival stage where we played with them after only one rehearsal of their song "Vodka", our song "Vizovice" and then - we believe we can say - our common song "Beer Beer (Bír Bír)" with the Czech lyrics of our lyricist Jan Mrlík. That was a remarkable and exciting experience for us and hopefully for Korpiklaani as well. Korpiklaani, thanks to all of you!”...

The track will be available digitally from Friday, May 24th!

Order Korpiklaani’s “Kulkija [Tour Edition]” here.

With 14 tracks and a total running time of over 71 minutes, “Kulkija” is the group’s longest album to date. Working with producer Janne Saksa for the first time, the album was recorded at Petrax Studio (Hollola, FIN) and mixed at Sound Supreme Studios (Hämeenlinna, FIN). Mastering duties were handled by renowned engineer Svante Forsbäck (Rammstein etc.). The cover was designed by Jan Yrlund (Battle Beast, Manowar etc.), who has already created several artworks for previous albums and singles for the band.

The “Beer Beer” CD includes 14 versions of Korpiklaani’s iconic song “Beer Beer”, graced by the likes of Christopher Bowes (Alestorm), Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus), Andreas “Gerre" Geremia (Tankard), Jesper Anastasiadis (Turisas), Trollfest, Heidevolk and many more of their friends’ bands and musicians.

Celebrate with Korpiklaani on these upcoming tour dates for 2019:
New Zealand & Australia Tour Dates 2019:
18.05.  NZ  Wellington - Valhalla
19.05.  NZ  Auckland - Whammy Bar
21.05.  AUS  Brisbane - The Triffid *
22.05.  AUS  Sydney - The Manning Bar *
23.05.  AUS  Canberra - The Basement Hotel *
24.05.  AUS  Melbourne - Max Watts *
25.05.  AUS  Adelaide - The Enigma Bar *
26.05.  AUS  Perth - Amplifier Bar *
* (w/ Troldhaugen)

Festivals 2019:
02.06. CZ Pilsen - Metalfest Open Air
21. - 23.06.  LT Varniai - Kilkim Žaibu
05.07. F Colombier-Saugnieu - Plane ‘R Fest
06.07. D Ballenstedt - Rockharz Open Air
12.07. UA Kiev - Atlas Weekend
26.07. SLO Tolmin - MetalDays
01. - 04.08. RO Rasnov - Rockstadt Extreme Fest
02. - 03.08. FIN Tampere - SaariHelvetti
17.08. F St. Nolff - Motocultor Festival

North American Tour Dates 2019:
19.09. USA Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
20.09. USA Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
21.09. USA New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
22.09. USA Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
23.09. USA Austin, TX - Come and Take It Live
24.09. USA Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
26.09. USA Mesa, AZ - Club Red
27.09. USA Los Angeles, CA - Regent Theater
28.09. USA Oakland, CA - Metro Operahouse
29.09. USA Portland, OR - The Bossanova Ballroom
30.09. CDN Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
01.10. USA Seattle, WA - El Corazon
03.10. USA Denver, CO - Summit
04.10. USA Lincoln, NE - The Royal Grove
05.10. USA Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze
06.10. USA Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
07.10. CDN Toronto, ON - The Opera House
08.10. CDN Ottawa, ON - Brass Monkey
09.10. CDN Montréal, QC - Théâtre Corona
10.10. CDN Québec, QC - Impérial Bell
11.10. USA Worcester, MA - Palladium
12.10. USA Reading, PA - Reverb
13.10. USA Baltimore, MD - Soundstage