USA Tour supporting Nightwish

Sonata Arctica will support Nightwish on the third U.S. leg of their Dark Passion Play tour. Sonata Arctica will be touring in support of their latest album, Unia.

The trek is tentatively scheduled to begin at the end of August and run through the end of September. Final details, including on-sale dates, will be officially announced in early April.

Fields of Rock (NL) cancelled

The Fields of Rock festival in Biddinghuizen (NL) has been cancelled.
Read the official statement on the Fields of Rock website.

Tony Kakko at ‘Sing The Classics And Classic Rock’ (19.04.2008)

Singlive UK have invited Tony Kakko to perform two of his songs with 320 singers at THE SAGE Gateshead on Saturday 19th April 2008.

‘Sing The Classics And Classics Rock’ will be performed at 3:00 pm and a second show at 7:30 pm.
For more information please check www.singliveuk.com
This event takes place prior to Sonata Arctica’s upcoming UK tour.

21.04.2008 - (read more)

Sonata Arctica confirmed for Ruisrock 2008.

Another Finnish festival has been confirmed. Sonata Arctica will play at Ruisrock, Turku on July 4th.
See the complete summer festival schedule of 2008 below:

07.06. - Sauna Open Air / TAMPERE (FI)
21.06. - Hellfest / CLISSON (F)
22.06. - Fields of Rock / BIDDINGHUIZEN (NL)
27.06. - 29.06. - Tuska Open Air / HELSINKI (FI)
28.06. - Graspop Metal Meeting / DESSEL (B)
04.07. - Ruisrock / TURKU (read more)

Fields of Rock (NL) confirmed

Sonata Arctica has been confirmed to play at Fields of Rock (NL) on June 22nd.
See the complete summer festival schedule of 2008 below:

07.06. - Sauna Open Air / TAMPERE (FI)
21.06. - Hellfest / CLISSON (F)
22.06. - Fields of Rock / BIDDINGHUIZEN (NL) *new*
27.06. - 29.06. - Tuska Open Air / HELSINKI (FI)
28.06. - Graspop Metal Meeting / DESSEL (B)
13.07. - Masters of Rock / VIZOVICE (CZ)
11.07. - Evolution (read more)

More summer festivals (2008)

In addition to the already announced Wacken Open Air, several further summer festivals have been confirmed for Sonata Arctica.

See the complete summer festival schedule of 2008 below:

07.06. - Sauna Open Air / TAMPERE (FI)
21.06. - Hellfest / CLISSON (F)
27.06. - 29.06. - Tuska Open Air / HELSINKI (FI)
28.06. - Graspop Metal Meeting / DESSEL (B)
10.07. - 13.07. - Masters of Rock / VIZOVICE (CZ)
11.07. - (read more)

New mobile blog

There is a new mobile blog online here which will be regularly updated by the band.
http://www.royalartistclub.com/sonata_arctica/

UK tour confirmed (April 2008)

Sonata Arctica will be touring the UK & Ireland in April 2008. See the complete list of tour dates below:

21.04.2008 - London, Carling Academy (UK)
22.04.2008 - Leeds, Rio’s (UK)
23.04.2008 - Glasgow, Garage (UK)
25.04.2008 - Sheffield, Corporation (UK)
26.04.2008 - Dublin, Button Factory (Ireland)
27.04.2008 - Dudley, JB’s (UK)

Two shows in Mexico confirmed

The last two shows (Mexico) have been added to the South American tour in February/March 2008. See the complete list of shows for this tour below:

22.02.2008 - Santiago - Caupolican (Chile)
23.02.2008 - Valparaiso - El Huevo (Chile)
26.02.2008 - São Paulo - Citibank Hall (Brazil)
28.02.2008 - Curitiba - Hellooch (Brazil)
01.03.2008 - Buenos Aires - Obras (Argentina)
03.03.2008 - Lima - Stadium Club Lawn (read more)

Information about tickets for Finnish tour

There have been many questions about where to buy tickets for the upcoming Finnish tour. www.lippupalvelu.fi sells tickets to all the shows except for the one in Haparanda. Tickets for that show are available at www.tiketti.fi.

Tiedoksi teille jotka olette kyselleet lipuista keikoille. www.lippupalvelu.fi osoitteesta saa liput kaikille suomen keikoille. Haaparannan keikan liput myydään (read more)

Tony on MTV Finland’s Headbanger’s Ball 16.12.2007

Tony will be as a guest on MusicTelevision FINLAND’s Headbanger’s Ball on Sunday 16.12. starting at 23:00. The same program will be broadcasted on Wednesday 19.12. starting at 24:00.

Tony vieraana MusicTelevision Finlandin Headbanger’s Ball -ohjelmassa! Ohjelma lähetetään sunnuntaina 16.12. kello 23:00. Ja uusintana keskiviikkona 19.12. kello 24:00.

Sonata Arctica / Radio Rock Finlandia televisiossa 5.12.

Sonata Arctica esintyy Helsingin Jäähallissa 5.12. osana Radio Rock Finlandia -tapahtumaa. Tilaisuus nähdään Nelosella klo. 21:00 alkaen. Tarkemmat tiedot löytyy täältä

More South American tour dates confirmed

The following dates for Sonata Arctica’s South American tour in February/March 2008 have been confirmed:

22.02.08 Santiago - Caupolican (Chile)
23.02.08 Valparaiso - El Huevo (Chile)
26.02.08 São Paulo - Citibank Hall (Brazil)
28.02.08 Curitiba - Hellooch (Brazil)
01.03.08 Buenos Aires - Obras (Argentina)
03.03.08 Lima - Stadium Club Lawn Tennis (Peru)

2 shows in Chile confirmed

The first two dates of the upcoming South American tour in 2008 have been confirmed.

22.02. Santiago - Caupolican (Chile)
23.02. Valparaiso - El Huevo (Chile)

More dates will be announced soon.

Venue change in Barcelona & tickets available again!

Sonata Arctica’s show in Barcelona, Spain on November 17th has been moved to a bigger venue ‘Razzmatazz I’. This also means that tickets are available again and the show is NOT sold out anymore!

Tickets for North American tour 2008

Tickets for all Sonata Arctica tour dates for February 2008 tour are available through ENTERTHEVAULT.COM which offers the lowest service fees found anywhere. |

Shows in France sold out: Paris (13.11.) & Lyon (14.11.)

Yet again two shows of the current European tour are sold out. Those are the two shows in France (Paris, 13.11. @ Elysée Montmartre and Lyon, 14.11. @ Transbordeur).

Antwerpen (24.11.) - SOLD OUT

The show in Antwerpen, Belgium @ Hof Ter Lo (24.11.) is also sold out now.

Pratteln (9.11.) & Barcelona (17.11.) SOLD OUT!

Two more shows of the upcoming European tour are sold out. Those shows are Z7 @ Pratteln (Switzerland) on November 9th and Razzmatazz II @ Barcelona (Spain) on November 17th.

Venue change for Oslo show (01.11.2007)

The show in Oslo, Norway on November 1st has been changed to the following venue: Sentrum Scene.

Sonata Arctica -dokumentti esitetään Joensuussa 17.11.

Lauluja pohjoisesta tai muuta sellaista -dokumenttielokuva esitetään Joensuun Rokumentti-festivaaleilla lauantaina 17.11. kello 16:20.
Samassa näytöksessä Zaida Bergrothin ohjaama, palkittu elokuva Heavy Metal.
Lisätietoja: http://www.rokumentti.com/2007/ohjelma/heavymetal.php
Näytöspaikkana on Elokuvateatterikeskus Tapio, sali 4, Kauppakatu 27, Joensuu. Lipun hinta 6 , kesto n. 65 (read more)

Show in London @ Electric Ballroom (UK) - Sold out

Sonata Arctica’s show at Electric Ballroom in London, UK (12.11.2007) is officially sold out.

More North American tour dates

The remaining tour dates of Sonata Arctica’s upcoming North American (Support: Visions of Atlantis) tour in February 2008 have been confirmed. Check this link to see the updated list.

Tickets for this tour can be ordered at The Vault.
Furthermore, the dates for a subsequent South American tour will be announced soon.

Show in Tilburg @ 013 (NL) - Sold out

Sonata Arctica’s show at 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands (25.11.2007) is officially sold out. |

Sonata Arctica -dokumentti esitetään Helsingissä 25.9.

Sonata-dokumentti “Lauluja pohjoisesta tai muuta sellaista” esitetään Helsingin Rakkautta & Anarkiaa -festivaaleilla.

Esitys on tiistaina 25.9. klo 16.30 Andorran Koff-sali Dubrovnikissa, Eerikinkatu 11. Ikäraja 18 vuotta.
Kaikki kynnelle kykenevät paikalle!

Second Leg of North American Tour in February 2008

Sonata Arctica are going to do another North American tour in February 2008.
Below you can find the first confirmed tour dates. More dates to follow as soon as possible.

08.02.2008 (CDN) WINNIPEG; MB / West End
09.02.2008 (CDN) REGINA; SK / The Exchange
10.02.2008 (CDN) EDMONTON; AB / Starlite Room
11.02.2008 (CDN) CALGARY; AB / The Warehouse
12.02.2008 (CDN) VANCOUVER; BC / Plaza Club
(read more)

Suomen kiertue joulukuussa / Finnish tour in December

Sonata Arctica kotimaan kiertueelle vuoden viimeisinä päivinä.

Kesän festivaaleilla yleisöä villinnyt Sonata Arctica aloittaa kotimaan kiertueensa tällä kertaa poikkeuksellisesti Ruotsin maaperältä. Haaparannan Aspen-urheiluhalli saa todistaa ensimmäisenä Kemin metallijättien keikkakunnon tapaninpäivänä 26.12. 2007.

Sonata Arctican kaikki studioalbumit ovat myyneet Suomessa kultalevyyn (read more)

Unia documentary / Oulu music video festival

Dokumentti Sonata Arctican levynteosta “Lauluja Pohjoisesta tai muuta sellaista” saa ensi-iltansa Oulun Musiikkivideofestivaaleilla perjantaina 7.9. klo 19. Esityspaikka on NUKU, Hallituskatu 7. Toinen näytös on lauantaina 8.9. klo 17. liput maksavat 4 . Elokuvan pituus on 28 minuuttia.
Website ( Finnish | English)

Official statement concerning Jani

As many already know, our guitarist Jani Liimatainen has been absent from the line-up this spring and summer.

The reason was his messing around with his compulsory military/civil/prison duty, or rather,
complete failure to take care of it.

This matter, and everything that goes with it, caused a split between Jani and the other band members.
This split was impossible to mend without Jani’s help (read more)

Gold for Unia as well!

Even more gold news. Less than 2 months after its release, Sonata Arctica’s new album “Unia” reached Gold status in Finland as well now. That was the fastest Gold award they’ve achieved so far and now the band has 7 Gold records in total.