“Next year, it’s been 15 years since we released our debut album Ecliptica back in 1999. To honour this milestone we will play some special shows in Finland and Latin-America. These gigs will be extended shows with songs from the bands entire catalog. We might even throw in a couple of new songs from the (read more)
Sonata Arctica will play some shows in Finland at the beginning of 2014 to celebrate 15 years as a recording artist. The shows will be special extended shows with songs from the bands’ whole recording career. There might even be some new stuff from the upcoming 8th studio album (to be released in April 2014).
29.01.2014 - The Circus, Helsinki, Finland 30.01.2014 - (read more)
Sonata Arctica will once again play at the Radio Rock Cruise between Helsinki and Tallinn. The cruise will take place between February 8th and 9th, 2014 and more information - in Finnish - can be found here. Tickets will go on sale on September 23rd.
It’s with much sadness and heavy hearts that we have to announce that our bass player for the past decade Marko Paasikoski is no longer in the band. States Marko:
“I have come to a situation in my life where being a part of a touring band is not an option for me anymore and it’s time to explore other things. I wish to thank all the fans and my bandmates (read more)
While Sonata Arctica has a few weeks off, Henrik will be joining his bandmates in Silent Voices for a short UK-Tour at the end of May. The progressive metal outfit has been together since 1995 and has released 3 albums. Check out www.silentvoices.net for soundclips and the tourschedule.
“I’ve been playing with these guys since we were kids, but naturally we (read more)
We are collecting interesting stories connected to Sonata Arctica. So if you have – or you know anybody who has – an interesting story that somehow relates to Sonata Arctica we are willing to hear it. The story can be anything; a love story connected to a SA song, a SA song at a funeral/wedding, SA tattoos, a song that saved someone’s life… Anything, you name it.
Elias will be signing autographs for ESP Guitars at Frankfurt Musikmesse on Saturday, April 13th at 1 pm. Also, Eliass signature series guitars will be revealed for the public at the Messe. You can find the ESP booth from the hall 4.0 (booth C.45).
Sonata Arctica will be headlining the first day of this year’s SATAMA OPEN AIR in Kemi (Finland) on August 1st. Tickets available now ( online) or from April 1st in Kemi and Tornio. For more information about the festival and other bands, check satamaopenair.fi.
Nearly two years have passed since SONATA ARCTICA headlined the UK, so we are extremely excited to announce their return in April 2013, bringing their ‘STONES GROW HER NAME’ album, released last May, to the UK.
Henrik Klingenberg (Keyboard / Vocals) comments:
It’s been about two years since we last hit the UK and I’m very excited to announce that we’ll be back in April. Looking forward to having a (read more)