Swedish metal heroes SABATON have revealed their special guests for the UK and European leg of their upcoming ‘Tour To End All Tours’. Japanese dance metal sensation BABYMETAL will appear as very special guests, marking their first international shows in over three years. Finnish Eurovision winners LORDI will open all shows.
“We are extremely happy to welcome BABYMETAL to our already much anticipated tour in Europe 2023” says bass player Pär Sundström. “The energy and power of this band will for sure make each night something special.”
“If there ever was a band that would break all the rules, it’s BABYMETAL with the power and precision to deliver a full on heavy metal show!” echoes frontman Joakim Brodén. “It’s not our first rodeo together, expect nothing but excellence from BABYMETAL!”
Joakim participated as a guest on “Oh! MAJINAI (feat. Joakim Brodén)” on BABYMETAL’s third album METAL GALAXY released on October 11th, 2018. He also made a guest appearance at BABYMETAL’s headline show in October 2018 “BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN EXTRA SHOW ‘DARK NIGHT CARNIVAL’”.
SABATON – THE TOUR TO END ALL TOURS
Special Guest: BABYMETAL
14.04. UK Leeds – First Direct Arena
15.04 UK London – OVO Arena Wembley
16.04. UK Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
18.04. UK Glasgow – OVO Hydro
21.04. FR Paris – Zenith
22.04. DE Frankfurt – Festhalle
24.04. DE Hamburg – Barclays Arena
25.04. LU Esch / Alzette – Rockhal
28.04. SE Stockholm – Avicii Arena
29.04. NO Oslo – Spektrum
30.04. DK Copenhagen – Royal Arena
02.05. DE Hannover – ZAG Arena
03.05. NL Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome
05.05. DE Berlin – Mercedes Benz Arena
06.05. DE Leipzig – Quarterback Immobilien Arena
07.05. AT Vienna – Stadthalle
09.05. PL Lodz – Atlas Arena
10.05. CZ Ostrava – Arena Ostrava
12.05. DE Cologne – Lanxess Arena
13.05. BE Antwerp – Sportpaleis
15.05. DE Munich – Olympiahalle
18.05. EE Tallinn – Saku Arena
19.05. FI Helsinki – Ice Hall
20.05. FI Kuopio – Kuopio Hall
Tickets for European shows are available here.
Tickets for the UK shows will be on sale from 10am Friday 21st October here.
SABATON recently announced an EP trilogy titled Echoes Of The Great War. Continuing the theme of their last two albums, the Falun fivesome dive deeper into the fascinating stories of WW1. The first in the series, Weapons Of The Modern Age, is OUT NOW. Check out latest single ‘Father’ here: https://youtu.be/DxkeOkaVRLo
BABYMETAL last week revealed that they will release their first concept album THE OTHER ONE on Friday, March 24th, 2023. Leading up to this concept album release, five pre-release digital singles will be available worldwide for download and streaming, each respectively scheduled to release in October, November, January, February, and March.
SABATON is a five-piece heavy metal band from Falun, Sweden. Since the band’s formation in 1999, SABATON has achieved quadruple Platinum sales and performed colossal concerts in over fifty countries.
SABATON, signed to the world’s biggest heavy metal label, Nuclear Blast Records, has played at major European festivals and throughout North America and Eastern Europe.
As you might guess… There’s no end in sight for this unstoppable war machine anytime soon!