SONATA ARCTICA – announce “The Raven still flies over Europe” tour

On September 6th, Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA will release their tenth studio album, called »Talviyö« (which means»Winter Night«),includingeleven new tracks.Today, the band proudly announce their “The Raven Still Flies Over Europe” tour, that is going to kick off on November 11th in Stockholm. On the tour, SONATA ARCTICA will be accompanied by EDGE OF PARADISE and TEMPLE BALLS.

“After working our asses off since last summer with our new album, we finally got it done and now is the time to go back out on the road with some exciting new material and new shenanigans and what have you. Last spring we had a really amazing time touring in Europe with the acoustic stuff and I’m sure it will be just as fun to come back once again and make some new memories together. We got a couple of killer support bands with us so there’s definitely some great nights ahead for all of us“, comments keyboard player Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg.

EMP, Metal Hammer, Musix, Rock It, Hardline,, Nuclear Blast & Dragon Productions present
The Raven still flies over Europe
+ Edge of Paradise
+ Temple Balls

11.11. SE Stockholm, Kraken

12.11. NO Oslo, Parkteatret

13.11. NO Trondheim, Byscenen

15.11. SE Trollhättan, Folkets Park

16.11. DK Aarhus, Train

17.11. DE Berlin, Bi Nuu

18.11. DE Mannheim, MS Connexion Complex

19.11. DE Leipzig, Hellraiser

21.11. SK Zvolen, Rates Arena

22.11. RO Cluj Napoca, Form Space

23.11. BG Sofia, Music Jam Club

25.11. HU Budapest, Barba Negra

26.11. AT Vienna, ((Szene))

27.11. CH Pratteln, Z7

29.11. IT Padova, Hall

30.11. IT Milan, Live Club

01.12. FR Lyon, Le Ninkasi Kao

02.12. FR Paris, La machine du Moulin Rouge

04.12. ES Madrid, La Riviera

05.12. ES Barcelona, Salamandra

06.12. FR Limoge, Cc John Lennon

07.12. BE Izegem, Cultuurhuis De Leest

08.12. FR Pagney, Chez Paulette

11.12. UK London, The Electric Ballroom

12.12. NL Tilburg, 013

13.12. DE Hamburg, Markthalle

14.12. DE Bochum, Matrix

The pre-order for tickets will start on July 11th on Eventim and on all other ticket seller pages on July 13th.


More SONATA ARCTICA – Live shows 2019

12.07.  FIN      Lahti – Rock in the City
13.07.  FIN      Tampere – Sauna Open Air
19.07.  FIN      Kouvola – Rock in the City
26.07.  FIN      Rovaniemi – Rock in the City
02.08.  FIN      Lappeenranta – Rock in the City
09.08.  FIN      Jyväskylä – Rock in the City
10.08.  FIN      Lieto – SmugglerRok
16.08.  FIN      Joensuu – Rock in the City
18.08.  BG       Varna – Rock Fest
06.09.  USA     Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
07.09.  USA     Orlando, FL – The Abbey
08.09.  USA     Charlotte, NC – The Underground
»The Shadow Tour – North America 2019«
10.09.  USA     Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
11.09.  USA     Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
13.09.  USA     Worcester, MA – Palladium
14.09.  USA     New York, NY – Terminal 5
15.09.  CDN     Montréal, QC – Club Soda
16.09.  CDN     Québec City, QC – Impérial Bell
18.09.  CDN     Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Concert Theatre
19.09.  USA     Detroit, MI – Harpos Concert Theatre
20.09.  USA     Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
21.09.  USA     Chicago, IL – Patio Theater
23.09.  USA     St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
24.09.  USA     Kansas City, MO – The Truman
25.09.  USA     Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
26.09.  USA     Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
28.09.  CDN     Edmonton, AB – The Ranch Roadhouse
29.09.  CDN     Calgary, AB – Marquee
01.10.  CDN     Vancouver, BC – Venue Nightclub
02.10.  USA     Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
04.10.  USA     San Francisco, CA – Palace of Fine Arts
05.10.  USA     Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
06.10.  USA     Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
08.10.  USA     Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
09.10.  USA     St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
11.10.  USA     Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
12.10.  USA     Tampa Bay, FL – Jannus Live
13.10.  USA     Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
14.10.  USA     Louisville, KY – The Tiger Room- Upstate Concert Hall
18.10.  USA     Hartford, CT –
16.10.  USA     Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
17.10.  USA     Clifton Park, NYWebster Theater
SONATA ARCTICA recently released their first single called ‘A Little Less Understanding’, along with a lyric video.
Watch it here:

“The song is lyrically somewhat a follow up for ”I Have A Right” and talks about the difficulty of making the right choices with the upbringing of a new human being”, explains Tony Kakko. 

Get the song digitally here:
Listen in NB New Releases playlist: /

»Talviyö« was recorded between September 2018 and May 2019, produced by Mikko Tegelman and SONATA ARCTICA in ‘Studio57’. Additional recordings took place in various other places. “Mikko produced the album and he really managed to push us to do our best, even with the more experimental stuff. Working with an outside producer was the biggest new thing we tried this time”, says Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg.
The mixing was done by Mikko Tegelman and Pasi Kauppinen and the mastering was handled by Svante Forsbäck for ‘Chartmakers’. 

More info:

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