SONATA ARCTICA To Return To Europe In Early 2017!

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Finnish melodic metal giants, SONATA ARCTICA, finished their European tour with Swedish adventure metallers TWILIGHT FORCE last Saturday with a sold out show at Zeche in Bochum, Germany. On this tour, the Finns presented their latest record titled »The Ninth Hour« (#2 Finland, #7 Sweden (Rock/Metal), #18 Switzerland, #22 Germany, #43 Austria among others – find all chart entries below!) live on European soil for the first time. After SONATA ARCTICA‘s forthcoming North American tour with LEAVES’ EYES and OMNIUM GATHERUM, the band will hit European stages once more from February 20th, 2017. Support on this leg will come from Norwegian metallers TRIOSPHERE (February 20th – March 20th), also Finland-based heavy metallers THUNDERSTONE (March 22nd – April 9th) and Canadian heavy metallers STRIKER. See below for all dates!

Keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg commented:
“Since our latest European tour was merely a blip on the radar, albeit a strong one at that, we decided that we had to come back and make sure we hit all the places we missed on the first run. So, here it is: 2 months of shows in Europe, including a lot of new places and a whole bunch of cities we haven’t had the chance to visit in years. See you out there!”

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»The Ninth Hour World Tour 2017«

w/ TRIOSPHERE, STRIKER
20.02.  D         Nuremberg – Hirsch
21.02.  CZ        Zlin – Masters Of Rock Café
22.02.  A          Vienna – Szene
23.02.  D         Munich – Backstage
24.02.  I           Modena – Vox Club
25.02.  I           Rome – Orion
27.02.  CH       Zurich – Dynamo
28.02.  CH       Solothurn – Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
01.03.  CH       Lausanne – Les Docks
03.03.  F          Marseille – Le Moulin
04.03.  E          Barcelona – Bikini
05.03.  E          Madrid – La Riviera
06.03.  E          Sevilla – Custom
07.03.  P          Lisbon – Lisboa Ao Vivo
09.03.  E          Pamplona – Totem
10.03.  F          Bordeaux – Barbey Theatre
11.03.  F          Toulouse – Le Metronum
12.03.  F          Lyon – Le Ninkaso Kao
14.03.  F          Besancon – La Rodia
15.03.  F          Nancy – L’Austre Canal
16.03.  F          Rennes – Antipode
17.03.  UK       Southampton – Engine Rooms
18.03.  UK       Bristol – Marble Factory
19.03.  UK       Cardiff – Tramshed
20.03.  UK       Nottingham – Rescue Rooms

w/ THUNDERSTONE, STRIKER
22.03.  UK       Manchester – Club Academy
23.03.  UK       Sheffield – Corporation Room 1
24.03.  UK       Glasgow – The Classic Grand
25.03.  UK       Belfast – Limelight 2
26.03.  IRL       Dublin – The Academy
28.03.  UK       Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
29.03.  F          Lille – Le Splendid
30.03.  D         Herford – X
31.03.  D         Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
01.04.  NL        Eindhoven – Effenaar
02.04.  NL        Utrecht – Tivoli Pandora
04.04.  D         Cologne – Essigfabrik
05.04.  D         Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
06.04.  D         Leipzig – Hellraiser
07.04.  S          Malmo – KB
08.04.  S          Orebro – Frimis Salonger
09.04.  S          Gothenburg – Pustervik

Booking: www.dragon-productions.com

More SONATA ARCTICA dates:

w/ LEAVES’ EYES, OMNIUM GATHERUM
06.11.  USA     Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
07.11.  USA     Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
08.11.  USA     Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
09.11.  USA     Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
11.11.  USA     Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
12.11.  USA     Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
13.11.  CDN     Montreal, QC – Club Soda
14.11.  CDN     Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
16.11.  CDN     Kitchener, ON – Dallas
17.11.  USA     Columbus, OH – Park Street Saloon
18.11.  USA     Westland, MI – Token Lounge
19.11.  USA     Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
21.11.  USA     Milwaukee, WI – Rave
22.11.  USA     Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
24.11.  CDN     Regina, SK – The Exchange
25.11.  CDN     Calgary, AB – Dickens
26.11.  CDN     Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
28.11.  CDN     Vancouver, BC – The Venue
29.11.  USA     Seattle, WA – El Corazon
30.11.  USA     Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
02.12.  USA     San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
03.12.  USA     San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
04.12.  USA     Anaheim, CA – The Grove
05.12.  USA     Tempe, AZ – Club Red
06.12.  USA     El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
08.12.  USA     Englewood, CO – Gothic Theater
09.12.  USA     Lawrence, KS – Granada
10.12.  USA     Dallas, TX – Trees
11.12.  USA     McAllen, TX – Cine El Rey
13.12.  USA     San Antonio, TX – Alamo Music Hall
14.12.  USA     Houston, TX – Scout Bar
16.12   USA     Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues
17.12.  USA     Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

18.01.  FIN       Jyväskylä – Lutakko
19.01.  FIN       Seinäjoki – Rytmikorjaamo
20.01.  FIN       Oulu – Terminaaliareena
27.01.  FIN       Helsinki – The Circus
28.01.  FIN       Turku – Apollo
03.02.  FIN       Kouvola – House Of Rock
04.02.  FIN       Joensuu – Kerubi
03.-05.08. D    Wacken – Wacken Open Air

SONATA ARCTICA‘s »The Ninth Hour« hit the charts in several countries all over the globe:

#2 Finland
#7 Sweden (Rock/Metal)
#18 Switzerland
#22 Germany
#43 Austria
#53 Belgium (Wallonie)
#60 Sweden
#67 Hungary
#68 Italy
#86 Spain
#112 Belgium (Vlanders)
#125 Canada
#163 Netherlands

USA
#7 Heatseeker
#12 Hard Music
#15 Hardcharts
#48 Rock Album
#113 Billboard Top 200

Order »The Ninth Hour« here:  http://nblast.de/SonataTheNinthHour
Order the album digitally: http://nblast.de/SonataArcticaDownloads

More on »The Ninth Hour«:
‘We Are What We Are’ OFFICIAL TRACK & LYRICS:

‘Life’ OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzoGtRxo_JE
‘Closer To An Animal’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:


More info:
www.sonataarctica.info
www.facebook.com/sonataarctica
www.nuclearblast.de/sonataarctica