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SONATA ARCTICA announce co-headline tour with STRATOVARIUS in October/November 2023

support act INDUCTION announced

Photo Credit: Jarkko Piipari


Since putting their mark on the map of heavy music in the mid/late-’90s, Finnish melodic metal band SONATA ARCTICA have consistently expanded their following, not only by releasing a colourful range of works (ten studio albums, two acoustic albums etc.), but also by performing countless shows. The quintet — vocalist Tony Kakko, guitarist Elias Viljanen, bass player Pasi KauppinenHenrik “Henkka” Klingenberg on keyboards and drummer Tommy Portimo — have gathered sumless fans worldwide, becoming figureheads of the power metal genre. And they keep riding the wave of success as highlighted by their recent »25th Anniversary Tour« across Latin America where many venues could hang “sold out” signs at their doors! After visiting the European clubs as part of another »Acoustic Adventures« run last winter, SONATA ARCTICA will now return to the continent’s stages with an electric setting alongside fellow countrymen STRATOVARIUS (the self-named “Kings Of Power Metal”), who will be bringing tunes from their 2022 output »Survive« besides many classic tracks, this autumn. While both bands are preparing co-headlining sets for the 24-show tour (two dates will be announced at a later point) which stands under the slogan »Nordic Power Metal Titans,« international symphonic power metal upstarts INDUCTION are confirmed as the support act to present their sophomore record »Born From Fire« (released on November 25th, 2022 via Atomic Fire Records). This touring package is an ultimate must-see for all melodic/power metal fanatics. Tickets are on sale now!
SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg states, “We’re very excited to be back on the road playing power metal and on top of that we get to co-headline with our friends from STRATOVARIUS! The first tour SONATA ARCTICA did back in 2000 was with those same guys, so it will be amazing to do it once again 23 years later, especially for those of us who weren’t there the first time around. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience…for the second time!”
STRATOVARIUS comment, “We are super excited to do this autumn tour together with SONATA ARCTICA and INDUCTION. We toured together with SONATA ARCTICA and RHAPSODY back in 2000 when “The New Wave of Power Metal” had just been unleashed, and this will be a great opportunity to show how strong power metal still is and how it’s evolved, adapted and survived!”

INDUCTION guitarist Tim Kanoa Hansen adds, “Our latest album »Born From Fire« has been received very positively during its release tour at the end of last year, but this was just the beginning. We can’t wait to present it to many more power metal hungry fans around Europe in autumn. Warming up the crowds for such influential giants of the scene will make it an even more special experience for sure. INDUCTION are already starting their high-power engines – and you better do the same. Get your tickets and we’ll see you on the road!”

Dragon Productions & Twisted Talent Entertainment proudly present:»Nordic Power Metal Titans 2023«SONATA ARCTICA & STRATOVARIUS+ INDUCTIONPresented by Metal Hammer, metal.de, musix, Rock It!, earMUSIC & Atomic Fire14.10.2023 SE Umeå – Northern Rockfest @ Energi Arena15.10.2023 SE Borlänge – Cozmoz Arena16.10.2023 NO Oslo – Vulkan Arena17.10.2023 SE Gothenburg – Trädgår’n19.10.2023 SE Stockholm – Slaktkyrkan20.10.2023 DK Roskilde – Gimle21.10.2023 DE Hamburg – Kulturpalast22.10.2023 DE Leipzig – Hellraiser24.10.2023 NL Utrecht – TivoliVredenburg (Ronda)25.10.2023 DE Saarbrücken – Garage26.10.2023 FR Paris – Bataclan*27.10.2023 CH Pratteln – Konzertfabrik Z728.10.2023 IT Milan – Alcatraz30.10.2023 DE Munich – Backstage31.10.2023 AT Vienna – Szene01.11.2023 HU Budapest – Barba Negra03.11.2023 GR Athens – Fuzz Club04.11.2023 GR Thessaloniki – Principal Club Theater06.11.2023 RO Cluj-Napoca – FORM Space07.11.2023 RO Bucharest – Quantic10.11.2023 DE Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal12.11.2023 DE Bochum – Matrix*no INDUCTION

More SONATA ARCTICA live dates:
10.06.2023 FI Runni – Madfest
07.07.2023 DE Ballenstedt – Rockharz Festival *SOLD OUT*
13. – 16.07.2023 CZ Vizovice – Masters of Rock
21.07.2023 FI Laukaa – John Smith Rock Festival
15. – 20.09.2023 DE Kiel – Full Metal Cruise *SOLD OUT*

»Arctic Storm Finland Tour 2023«
Presented by Grey Beard
28.09.2023 FI Turku – Logomo *NEW*
29.09.2023 FI Tampere – Pakkahuone *NEW*
30.09.2023 FI Joensuu – Kerubi *NEW*
05.10.2023 FI Helsinki – Tavastia-klubi *NEW*
06.10.2023 FI Lahti – Finlandia-klubi *NEW*
08.10.2023 FI Seinäjoki – Rytmikorjaamo *NEW*

Order SONATA ARCTICA‘s two latest albums — »Acoustic Adventures – Volume One & Two« — plus back catalogue records as well as merchandise now, here: https://www.atomicfire-records.com/brand/2323

»Acoustic Adventures – Volume Two« – Track Listing:

01. I Have A Right
02. Black Sheep
03. Half A Marathon Man
04. Broken
05. Letter To Dana
06. FullMoon
07. Shamandalie
08. San Sebastian
09. Gravenimage
10. Flag In The Ground
11. My Land
12. Victoria’s Secret

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