03.11.2023 GR Athens - Fuzz Club
04.11.2023 GR Thessaloniki - Principal Club Theater
Since putting their mark on the map of heavy music in the mid/late-'90s, Finnish melodic metal whirlwinds SONATA ARCTICA have consistently expanded their following. Not only by releasing a colourful range of works (ten studio albums, two acoustic albums etc.), but surely also by performing countless shows, the quintet -- vocalist Tony Kakko, guitarist Elias Viljanen, bass player Pasi Kauppinen, Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg on keyboards and drummer Tommy Portimo -- have gathered zillion fans in all parts of the world, becoming nothing but figureheads of the power metal genre. And they keep riding the wave of success until today as just recently underlined with their recent (and finally happening) »25th Anniversary Tour« across Latin America where a lot of 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 also 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-headline sets for the 24-show tour which stands under the slogan »Nordic Power Metal Titans, international symphonic power metal upstarts INDUCTION are confirmed as support act to present their sophomore record »Born From Fire« (released on November 25th, 2022 via Atomic Fire Records) but especially to make this touring package 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 lifetimeexperience...for the second time!"