Enslaved announce Jo Quail will perform Congelia with them at London's opening night of their latest tour

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Norwegian prog metallers Enslaved kick off their European tour next week at London's Islington Assembly Hall on March 6, and have announced that  cellist Jo Quail will make a special appearance at the show.

"London has a very special place in the history of our band, since the very first live shows we ever did outside of our home town(s) - the city has supported us through it all" says guitarist Ivar Bjørnson. "We have a huge part of our extended family and tribe here; it is always like coming home. Just with better Indian food and worse traffic. This time London seems set on outdoing its welcome of us; Jo Quail will join us on stage to perform Congelia with us! We are so proud and eager to show you how absolutely crushing that sounds. See you very soon. Baah!"

"I am thrilled to be joining forces with Enslaved once again on stage," adds Quail. "It was such a wonderful experience in Bergen last year and I am honoured to be able to do this again in London - I hope you'll enjoy this moment as much as I will."

Prog saw Quail perform with the band at the launch party for last year's Heimdal album in Bergen, and Enslaved recently a shared an alternative version of Forest Dweller with Quail to announce a newly expanded digital version of the album, Heimdal (Deluxe), which is out today through Nuclear Blast.

You can see Enslaved's Eropean tour dates below.

Enslaved UK and European tour dates

Mar 6: UK London Islington Assembly Hall 
Mar 7: UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Mar 8: UK Manchester Club Academy
Mar 9: UK Glasgow Slay 
Mar 10: IE Dublin Opium 
Mar 12: NED Helmond Cacaofabriek 
Mar 13: FRA Paris La Machine 
Mar 14: SWI Geneva PTR/l'Usine 
Mar 15: FRA Montpellier Victoire 2
Mar 16: ITA Milan Legend 
Mar 18: CZE Prague Futurum
Mar 19: AUT Vienna Szene 
Mar 21: GER Cologne Club Volta 
Mar 22: GER Leipzig Taubchenthal 
Mar 23: GER Berlin Hole44
Mar 24: POL Warsaw Proxima

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.