Announcing The 9th Hour World Tour Europe 2017

Sonata Arctica to return to Europe in early 2017!

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!”

»The Ninth Hour World Tour 2017«

w/ Triosphere, Striker (CAN)
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

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