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Korpiklaani, Visions of Atlantis, and Illumishade Live In Winnipeg, MB

Korpiklaani's 2024 North American Tour made a thunderous stop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on April 18, 2024, bringing with them a night of unforgettable folk metal melodies and high-energy performances. The event, held at a packed Park Theatre, featured special guests Visions of Atlantis and Illumishade, both delivering powerful sets that primed the audience for the headliner's grand performance.

Illumishade. Photos by Samuel Stevens Photography

The Swiss metal powerhouse Illumishade kicked off the evening with an impressive display of symphonic and heavy metal fusion, captivating the audience with tracks like "Elegy," "Riptide," "Tales of Time," and "World's End." Their dynamic performance and theatrical stage presence set the stage for a night of epic proportions. Following Illumishade, Austrian metallers Visions of Atlantis took the stage, enchanting the crowd with their symphonic and power metal-blended sound. Performing songs like "Clocks," "Heroes of the Dawn," and "Pirates Will Return," showcased the band's virtuosity and ability to transport the audience to fantastical realms through their music.

Visions of Atlantis. Photos by Samuel Stevens Photography

As the anticipation reached its peak, Korpiklaani emerged, greeted by thunderous applause and cheers from the audience. The Finnish folk metal masters wasted no time launching into a setlist that spanned their illustrious career, delighting fans with favourites like "Wooden Pints," "Happy Little Boozer," and "Juokse sinä humma." The band's energy was infectious, prompting the crowd to dance, sing along, and raise their drinks in celebration.

Korpiklaani. Photos by Samuel Stevens Photography

The encore was nothing short of spectacular, featuring fan-favourites like "Viima," "Metsämies," and the crowd-pleasing songs "Beer Beer" and "Vodka." Korpiklaani's performance was a testament to their status as one of folk metal's premier acts, delivering a show that was as exhilarating as it was entertaining.

Overall, Korpiklaani's 2024 North American Tour stop in Winnipeg was a night to remember, showcasing the best of folk metal, symphonic metal, and power metal and leaving the audience craving more. With their infectious energy, captivating melodies, and undeniable stage presence, Korpiklaani proved once again why they are a force to be reckoned with in the world of metal.

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