US tour - Chicago show added

Another show for the USA tour has been confirmed. Sonata Arctica (supporting Nightwish) will play at House of Blues in Chicago on September 6th. Presale tickets for this show are now available at www.enterthevault.com. Regular tickets will go on sale on June 21st.

See the complete list of all shows below. All shows confirmed now.

28.08.2008 Jaxx, Springfield (VA) - (Headline show)
29.08.2008 The Trocadero, (read more)

European tour 2008 (with Pagan’s Mind/Vanishing Point)

Sonata Arctica will do another headlining tour in Europe this autumn together with Pagan’s Mind (Norway) as the main support act and Vanishing Point (Australia) as the opening support act.

The first confirmed dates of the tour can be found below:

05.11.2008 - Elysée Montmartre, Paris (F)
07.11.2008 - Razzmatazz 1, Barcelona (E)
08.11.2008 - La Riviera, Madrid (E)
09.11.2008 - (read more)

Ankkarock (Finland) confirmed

Sonata Arctica have been confirmed to play at this year’s Ankkarock in Vantaa (Finland) on August 3rd.

Sonata Arctica are NOT playing at Adria Rock Festival (Serbia)

Despite rumours and announcements to the contrary, Sonata Arctica are NOT going to play at Adria Rock Festival in Niš/Serbia on May 29th 2008.

Note: All officially announced gigs can be found at www.sonataarctica.info as soon as they are confirmed. If the band is announced to play anywhere and you cannot find the information on the official website, don’t believe it.

2 shows in Canada confirmed

In addition to the already announced US dates, two shows in Canada have been confirmed. Sonata Arctica (supporting Nightwish) will play at Metropolis in Montreal on September 1st and at The Docks in Toronto on September 2nd. Presale tickets for these two shows are now available at www.enterthevault.com. Regular tickets go on sale on June 10th.

See the complete list of all confirmed shows below. More dates for (read more)

New York show confirmed

Another show for the USA tour has been confirmed. Sonata Arctica (supporting Nightwish) will play at Nokia Theatre in New York on September 27th. See the complete list of all confirmed shows below. More dates for this tour will be announced later.

28.08.2008 Jaxx, Springfield (VA) - (Headline show)
29.08.2008 The Trocadero, Philadelphia (PA)
30.08.2008 The Palladium, Worcester (MA)
31.08.2008 The Chance, (read more)

New USA tour dates / headline shows

More dates for the upcoming Nightwish/Sonata Arctica USA tour have been confirmed, all of these being Sonata Arctica headline shows without Nightwish. See the list of the confirmed shows below, new additions marked bold.

Internet presale tickets for the new shows are available at http://www.enterthevault.com. Regular tickets will be on sale from May 28th on.

28.08.2008 Jaxx, Springfield (VA) - (Headline (read more)

Gig in Eindhoven (NL) on June 18th

A new show has been confirmed for June 18th at Effenar, Eindhoven (NL).

Kobetasonik Festival (Spain) confirmed

Sonata Arctica have been confirmed for Kobetasonik Festival in Bilbao, Spain on June 20th, 2008.
See the updated summer festival schedule of 2008 below:

07.06. - Sauna Open Air / TAMPERE (FI)
20.06. - Kobetasonik Festival / BILBAO (E)
21.06. - Hellfest / CLISSON (F)
29.06. - Tuska Open Air / HELSINKI (FI)
28.06. - Graspop Metal Meeting / DESSEL (B)
04.07. - Ruisrock / TURKU (FI)
06.07. - Simerock / (read more)

Gig confirmed in Kavarna (Bulgaria)

Sonata Arctica will be playing at City Square in Kavarna (Bulgaria) on May 6th, 2008.

Presale tickets for USA tour supporting Nightwish available now

Presale tickets for the Nightwish/Sonata Arctica USA tour this fall are now available for the following shows at http://www.enterthevault.com. Regular tickets will be on sale from May 10th on.

29.08.2008 The Trocadero, Philadelphia (PA)
30.08.2008 The Palladium, Worcester (MA)
04.09.2008 Agora Theater, Cleveland (OH)
05.09.2008 Harpo’s Concert Theatre, Detroit (MI)
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New show confirmed (June 4th, Oulu, Finland)

Sonata Arctica will perform as headliners at Radio Mega’s 20th anniversary in Oulu @ Club Teatria. The concert will take place on the 4th of June. Other performers are Graham Bonnet & Joe Lynn Turner, Zero Nine and Kolera.

Simerock confirmed

Sonata Arctica have been announced to play at Simerock, the world’s northernmost rock festival, in Rovaniemi (Finland) on July 6th 2008.

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).