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Stratovarius and Sonata Arctica announce European Tour

Author Benedetta Baldin - 15.5.2023

For melodic and power metal fans, this is a can’t-miss opportunity to witness a co-headline tour with Stratovarius and Sonata Arctica. These two Finnish bands, popular and appreciated now all over the world, will join forces this fall to tour in Europe with Induction as support act.

Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg states:

“We’re very excited to be back on the road playing power metal and on top of that, we get to co-headline with our friends from Stratovarius! The first tour Sonata Arctica did back in 2000 was with those same guys, so it will be amazing to do it once again 23 years later, especially for those of us who weren’t there the first time around. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience…for the second time!”

Stratovarius comments instead:

“We are super excited to do this autumn tour together with Sonata Arctica and Induction. We toured together with Sonata Arctica And Rhapsody back in 2000 when ‘The New Wave of Power Metal’ had just been unleashed, and this will be a great opportunity to show how strong power metal still is and how it’s evolved, adapted and survived!”

“Nordic Power Metal Titans 2023” – Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius & Induction tour dates:

Oct. 14 – SE Umeå – Northern Rockfest @ Energi Arena
Oct. 15 – SE Borlänge – Cozmoz Arena
Oct. 16 – NO Oslo – Vulkan Arena
Oct. 17 – SE Gothenburg – Trädgår’n
Oct. 19 – SE Stockholm – Slaktkyrkan
Oct. 20 – DK Roskilde – Gimle
Oct. 21 – DE Hamburg – Kulturpalast
Oct. 22 – DE Leipzig – Hellraiser
Oct. 24 – NL Utrecht – TivoliVredenburg (Ronda)
Oct. 25 – DE Saarbrücken – Garage
Oct. 26 – FR Paris – Bataclan*
Oct. 27 – CH Pratteln – Konzertfabrik Z7
Oct. 28 – IT Milan – Alcatraz
Oct. 30 – DE Munich – Backstage
Oct. 31 – AT Vienna – Szene
Nov. 01 – HU Budapest – Barba Negra
Nov. 03 – GR Athens – Fuzz Club
Nov. 04 – GR Thessaloniki – Principal Club Theater
Nov. 06 – RO Cluj-Napoca – FORM Space
Nov. 07 – RO Bucharest – Quantic
Nov. 10 – DE Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
Nov. 12 – DE Bochum – Matrix