Sonata Arctica announces November & December 2019 European Headlining Tour

Sonata Arctica EU Tour 2019 poster
On September 6th, Finnish melodic metal titans Sonata Arctica will release their tenth studio album, “Talviyö” (which means “Winter Night”), including eleven new tracks.

Today, the band are proud to announce a London show at The Electric Ballroom on December 11th, as part of their wider “The Raven Still Flies Over Europe” tour run, set to kick off on November 11th in Stockholm. On the road Sonata Arctica will be accompanied by Edge Of Paradise and Temple Balls.

Keyboard player Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg commented: “After working our asses off since last summer with our new album, we finally got it done and now is the time to go back out on the road with some exciting new material and new shenanigans and what have you. Last spring we had a really amazing time touring Europe with the acoustic stuff, and I’m sure it will be just as fun to come back once again and make some new memories together. We’ve got a couple of killer support bands with us so there’s definitely some great nights ahead for all of us”.

The pre-order for tickets will start on July 11th on Eventim and on all other ticket seller pages on July 13th.
European Tour Dates 2019:
11.11. SE Stockholm, Kraken
12.11. NO Oslo, Parkteatret
13.11. NO Trondheim, Byscenen
15.11. SE Trollhättan, Folkets Park
16.11. DK Aarhus, Train
17.11. DE Berlin, Bi Nuu
18.11. DE Mannheim, MS Connexion Complex
19.11. DE Leipzig, Hellraiser
21.11. SK Zvolen, Rates Arena
22.11. RO Cluj Napoca, Form Space
23.11. BG Sofia, Music Jam Club
25.11. HU Budapest, Barba Negra
26.11. AT Vienna, ((Szene))
27.11. CH Pratteln, Z7
29.11. IT Padova, Hall
30.11. IT Milan, Live Club
01.12. FR Lyon, Le Ninkasi Kao
02.12. FR Paris, La machine du Moulin Rouge
04.12. ES Madrid, La Riviera
05.12. ES Barcelona, Salamandra
06.12. FR Limoge, Cc John Lennon
07.12. BE Izegem, Cultuurhuis De Leest
08.12. FR Pagney, Chez Paulette
11.12. UK London, The Electric Ballroom
12.12. NL Tilburg, 013
13.12. DE Hamburg, Markthalle
14.12. DE Bochum, Matrix
(w/ Edge Of Paradise & Temple Balls)

“Talviyö” was recorded between September 2018 and May 2019, produced by Mikko Tegelman and Sonata Arctica in “Studio57”. Additional recordings took place in various other places. “Mikko produced the album and he really managed to push us to do our best, even with the more experimental stuff. Working with an outside producer was the biggest new thing we tried this time”, says Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg. The mixing was done by Mikko Tegelman and Pasi Kauppinen and the mastering was handled by Svante Forsbäck for “Chartmakers”.

Summer European Tour Dates 2019:
12.07.  FI   Lahti - Rock in the City
13.07.  FI   Tampere - Sauna Open Air
19.07.  FI   Kouvola - Rock in the City
26.07.  FI   Rovaniemi - Rock in the City
02.08.  FI   Lappeenranta - Rock in the City
09.08.  FI   Jyväskylä - Rock in the City
10.08.  FI   Lieto - SmugglerRok
16.08.  FI   Joensuu - Rock in the City
18.08.  BG   Varna - Rock Fest
North American Tour Dates 2019:
06.09.  USA  Margate, FL - O’Malley’s (w/ Battle Beast only)
07.09.  USA  Orlando, FL - The Abbey (w/ Battle Beast only)
08.09.  USA  Charlotte, NC - The Underground (w/ Battle Beast only)
10.09.  USA  Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
11.09.  USA  Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
13.09.  USA  Worcester, MA - Palladium
14.09.  USA  New York, NY - Terminal 5
15.09.  CDN  Montréal, QC - Club Soda
16.09.  CDN  Québec City, QC - Impérial Bell
18.09.  CDN  Toronto, ON - The Phoenix Concert Theatre
19.09.  USA  Detroit, MI - Harpos Concert Theatre
20.09.  USA  Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
21.09.  USA  Chicago, IL - Patio Theater
23.09.  USA  St. Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar & Hall
24.09.  USA  Kansas City, MO - The Truman
25.09.  USA  Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
26.09.  USA  Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
28.09.  CDN  Edmonton, AB - The Ranch Roadhouse
29.09.  CDN  Calgary, AB - Marquee
01.10.  CDN  Vancouver, BC - Venue Nightclub
02.10.  USA  Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
04.10.  USA  San Francisco, CA - Palace of Fine Arts
05.10.  USA  Anaheim, CA - City National Grove
06.10.  USA  Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
08.10.  USA  Dallas, TX - Canton Hall
09.10.  USA  St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
11.10.  USA  Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
12.10.  USA  Tampa Bay, FL - Jannus Live
13.10.  USA  Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall (w/ Battle Beast only)
14.10.  USA  Louisville, KY - The Tiger Room (w/ Battle Beast only)
16.10.  USA  Baltimore, MD - Soundstage (w/ Battle Beast only)
17.10.  USA  Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall (w/ Battle Beast only)
18.10.  USA  Hartford, CT - Webster Theater (w/ Battle Beast only)
(w/ Kamelot and Battle Beast)