Finnish folk metal superstars KORPIKLAANI have announced the name and release date of their upcoming new studio album, Rankarumpu, which is due to be released on April 5th, 2024. In addition, KORPIKLAANI have revealed their massive touring plans for 2024, starting with an extensive UK tour with Alestorm and Heidevolk in February and March, two album release shows in Mexico on April 5th and 6th, followed by a North Amercan tour with Visions Of Atlantis & Illumishade (feat. members of Eluveitie) in April and May, a good number of big European Summer festivals and a European tour towards the end of the year. Scroll down for all confirmed dates.

KORPIKLAANI’s twelfth studio album, Rankarumpu, is once again full of tasty folk metal and its different flavors, but it also offers new spices. Perhaps the ancient gods of joyful music have decided to bless their own sons with some new miraculous extracts?


“Whenever I start writing something new, the material always finds its own path without any forcing – that stuff just comes from somewhere deep inside me, completely naturally”, states Jonne Järvelä.


“Anyway, when I started to come up with the material for Rankarumpu, I set myself a goal. A couple of previous records, especially Kulkija (2018), were a bit slower as a whole, so this time I wanted to benefit from a bit faster tempos – a bit like the old Korpiklaani.”


This is exactly what Rankarumpu is all about. Of course, KORPIKLAANI sometimes slows down and gets seriously emotional, but for the most part Rankarumpu – as a whole, probably the band’s catchiest album to date – rushes forward at a faster pace.

One of the most wonderful features of Rankarumpu is related to the folk instruments. Although KORPIKLAANI has done one or maybe even a couple of unforgettable things in the realm of folk metal, this time new permanent member Olli Vänskä’s violin and Sami Perttula’s accordion may surprise even die-hard fans.


Rankarumpu, like the two previous records, was executed with recording / mixing engineer and producer Janne Saksa. It seems that the collaboration between the band and Saksa has reached a whole new level with Rankarumpu.



w/ Alestorm & Heidevolk         


21.02.    UK    London    O2 Forum Kentish Town

22.02.    UK    Norwich –   LCR UEA

23.02.    UK    Nottingham    Rock City

24.02.    UK    Bournemouth    O2 Academy

25.02.    UK    Bristol    O2 Academy

27.02.    UK    Belfast    Limelight

28.02.    UK    Dublin    Academy

29.02.    UK    Cardiff    SU

01.03.    UK    Birmingham    O2 Academy

02.03.    UK    Oxford   – O2 Academy

03.03.    UK    Glasgow    O2 Academy

05.03.    UK    Manchester    O2 Victoria Warehouse

06.03.    UK    Liverpool    O2 Academy

07.03.    UK    Leeds    O2 Academy

08.03.    UK    Newcastle    NX

09.03.    UK    London    O2 Forum Kentish Town


05.04.    MX    Mexico City    Foro28 * Album Release Show

06.04.    MX    Monterrey    Cafe Iguana


w/ Visions Of Atlantis & Illumishade

08.04.    US    Reading    Reverb

09.04.    US    New York City    Gramercy Theatre

10.04.    US    Boston    Brighton Music Hall

11.04.    CA    Montreal    La Tulipe

12.04.    CA    Ottawa    Brass Monkey

13.04.    CA    Toronto    Phoenix Concert Theatre 

14.04.    US    Pontiac    The Crofoot

15.04.    US    Milwaukee   – Turner Hall

17.04.    US    Minneapolis    Skyway Theatre

18.04.    CA    Winnipeg    Park Theatre

19.04.    CA    Regina    The Exchange

20.04.    CA    Edmonton    Starlite Room

21.04.    CA    Calgary    Dickens 

23.04.    CA    Vancouver    Rickshaw Theatre

24.04.    US    Seattle    El Corazon

25.04.    US    Portland    BossaNova Ballroom

26.04.    US    San Francisco    DNA Lounge

27.04.    US    Los Angeles    1720

28.04.    US    San Diego    Brick By Brick

29.04.    US    Phoenix   – The Nile

01.05.    US    Denver    Gothic Theatre

02.05.    US    Lincoln    The Bourbon Theater

03.05.    US    Joliet    The Forge

04.05.    US    Pittsburgh    Mr Smalls Theatre

05.05.    US    Baltimore    Baltimore Soundstage



27.-30.06.       FR    Clisson    Hellfest

12.07.             FR    Laundresse    La Guerre Du Son

28.07.-03.08.  SI     Velenje    MetalDays

09.-11.08.       FR    Cercoux    Festival 666

09.-11.08.       UK    Walton on Trent     Bloodstock Open Air

09.-11.08.       BE    Kortrijk    Alcatraz Festival

14.-17.08.       DE    Dinkelsbühl    Summer Breeze

15.-17.08.       CZ    Zámek Moravský Krumlov    Rock Castle

24.08.             PT    Pindelo dos Milagres    Milagre Metaleiro Open Air


w/ In Extremo & Rauhbein

15.11.    DE    Saarbrücken   – Garage

16.11.    CH    Pratteln    Z7

22.11.    DE    Rostock    Moya

23.11.    DE    Dortmund    Phantastischer Lichter Weihnachtsmarkt

29.11.    DE    Berlin    Columbiahalle

30.11.    DE    Bremen    Pier 2

06.12.    DE    Nürnberg    KIA Metropol Arena

07.12.    AT    Wien    Gasometer

12.12.    DE    Bielefeld    Lokschuppen

13.12.    DE    Hannover    Swiss Life Hall

14.12.    DE    Dresden    Alter Schlachthof

20.12.    DE    Leipzig    Haus Auensee

21.12.    DE    Stuttgart     Porsche Arena

27.12.    DE    München    Zenith

28.12.    DE    Wiesbaden    Schlachthof

29.12.    DE    Erfurt    Messehalle

30.12.    DE    Köln    Palladium

… more dates to be announced soon