European Tour 2014!

Another upcoming tour for Sonata Arctica has been confirmed.

The band will tour through Europe in April/May 2014.
Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, Dec. 14th 2013 at 10:00 am (CET).

10.04.2014 - NL - Effenaar, Eindhoven
11.04.2014 - BE - Durbuy Rock Festival, Bormal-Sur-Ourthe
13.04.2014 - NL - Melkweg, Amsterdam
14.04.2014 - DE - Markthalle, Hamburg
16.04.2014 - DE - Meier Music Hall, Braunschweig
17.04.2014 - DE (read more)

Sonata Arctica announces special shows in Latin-America to celebrate the bands first 15 years as an recording artist

“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 announces 15th anniversary shows in Finland

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).

15th Anniversary Tour Finland

29.01.2014 - The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
30.01.2014 - (read more)

Durbuy Rock Festival (Belgium) confirmed

Sonata Arctica have been confirmed to play at Durbuy Rock Festival (B) on April 11th, 2014. For more information check: https://www.facebook.com/durbuyrock/

Radio Rock Cruise 2014 announced

The first gig for 2014:

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.

‘Alone In Heaven’ Videoclip released

SONATA ARCTICA have just published a video clip to their divine track ‘Alone In Heaven’, taken from their most current output »Stones Grow Her Name«.

Click here to watch ‘Alone In Heaven’:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1RxUyzSLvs&feature=youtu.be

Commented vocalist and keyboardist Tony Kakko:

“‘Alone In Heaven’ got sparked lyrically after I had suffered few personal losses in (read more)

Sonata Arctica parts ways with bass player, announces replacement

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)

New single: Alone In Heaven - out soon! Pre-order signed edition now!

Sonata Arctica’s new single ALONE IN HEAVEN will be available soon. Get your copy from the Sonata Arctica Webshop. The webshop edition is strictly limited to 500 pcs - signed by the band!

Also available as a digital release on 30th of August 2013.

Tracklist:

  1. Alone In Heaven
  2. Somewhere Close To You (acoustic reprise)

Alone In Heaven

Vagos Open Air (PT) confirmed

Sonata Arctica will return to Portugal to play at Vagos Open Air on August 9th, 2013.
For more information check Vagos Open Air website.

Henrik to hit UK with his other band Silent Voices

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.

Comments Henrik:

“I’ve been playing with these guys since we were kids, but naturally we (read more)

Torin Rytmit confirmed

Sonata Arctica have been confirmed to play at Torin Rytmit (Hyvinkää, Finland) on July 10th 2013. For more information see Torin Rytmit website.

For all Sonata Arctica Fans…

For all Sonata Arctica Fans!

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.

It is extremely (read more)

Elias at Frankfurt Musikmesse next week!

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).

See you there!

Festival de la Foire aux Vins (France) confirmed

Sonata Arctica will be playing at Festival de la Foire aux Vins in Colmar/France on August 15th.
More information (in French & German) here www.foire-colmar.com

Vaski Areena -13, Lieksa (Finland) confirmed

Sonata Arctica have been confirmed to play at Vaski Areena -13 at Lieksa (Fin) on July 28th along with Far n Beyond, Nerve End, Battle Beast.

Headbangers’ Weekend, Istanbul (TR) - May 4th, 2013

Sonata Arctica are going to play at Headbangers’ Weekend in Istanbul (Turkey) on May 4th, 2013.
Headbangers Weekend

2nd show in Buenos Aires added!

A second show for Buenos Aires has been added on the 16th of March. See the complete list for the Latin American Tour below.

02.03.2013 - Auditorio BlackBerry, Mexico City (Mexico)
04.03.2013 - Peppers Club, San José (Costa Rica)
06.03.2013 - Teatro Metropolitano, Medellín (Colombia)
07.03.2013 - Teatro Jorge Isaacs, Cali (Colombia)
08.03.2013 - Teatro Ecci, Bogotá (Colombia)
10.03.2013 - Via Marques, Sao (read more)

Loud Park ‘12 Special

Loud Park 12 Special will be aired on WOWOW, on February 15th 9:10pm (Japanese time)!
Check out the performance from Loud Park!
http://www.wowow.co.jp/music/metal/

Show in Costa Rica added

A show in Costa Rica has been added - see the updated tour dates below.

02.03.2013 - Auditorio BlackBerry, Mexico City (Mexico) [Tickets]
04.03.2013 - Peppers Club, San José (Costa Rica) Tickets]
06.03.2013 - Auditorio ADIDA, Medellín (Colombia)
07.03.2013 - Teatro Jorge Isaacs, Cali (Colombia)
08.03.2013 - Teatro Ecci, Bogotá (Colombia)
10.03.2013 - Via Marques, Sao Paulo (Brazil) [Tickets]
11.03.2013 - Teatro (read more)

South American Tour in March 2013!

Sonata Arctica are going to tour South America in March 2013! Find all confirmed tour dates below.

02.03.2013 - Auditorio BlackBerry, Mexico City (Mexico) [Tickets]
06.03.2013 - Auditorio ADIDA, Medellín (Colombia)
07.03.2013 - Teatro Jorge Isaacs, Cali (Colombia)
08.03.2013 - Teatro Ecci, Bogotá (Colombia)
10.03.2013 - Via Marques, Sao Paulo (Brazil) [Tickets]
11.03.2013 - Teatro Rival Petrobras, Rio (read more)

Show in Utrecht (NL) confirmed

Just before the start of the UK tour in April another show at Tivoli/Utrecht (NL) has been confirmed for April 12th. Tickets are available here.

Support for UK tour

The support bands for the UK tour will be:

Pythia and Neonfly.

Poster

Satama Open Air in Kemi confirmed!

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.

UK Tour in April

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)

Hexentanz Open Air (D) confirmed

Sonata Arctica have been confirmed for Hexentanz Open Air 2013 at Losheim am See (Germany) on April 26th. More information about the festival.

Metal Fest Open Air Czech Republic confirmed!

Another festival has been confirmed: Metal Fest Open Air at Plzen (CZ) on June 1st 2013.

Helsinki show (31.01.2013) @ Virgin Oil Co.

Sonata Arctica are going to play at Virgin Oil Co. in Helsinki (FIN) on January 31st 2013. For more upcoming tour dates check here.

Tickets available now!

METALDAYS 2013 confirmed!

Sonata Arctica will play at Metaldays Festival in Tolmin (Slovenia) taking place between July 22-24, 2013. The correct show date will be announced as soon as it’s confirmed.

Japan Tour - February 2013

Sonata Arctica will play three shows in Japan in February 2013. See the tour dates below:

Feb 6th 2013 - Tokyo, O East
Feb 7th 2013 - Osaka, Big Cat
Feb 8th 2013 - Nagoya, Club Quattro

SWEDEN ROCK confirmed

Sonata Arctica have been confirmed for SWEDEN ROCK Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden.

Please note that the correct show date is not confirmed yet and will be updated later. The festival takes place between June 5th and June 8th 2013.