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SONATA ARCTICA & NIGHTWISH 2016 TOUR 6-20-15Finnish melodic metal heroes have announced their highly-anticipated 26-date North American tour for 2016 with headliners ! The trek launches in Sayreville, New Jersey on February 19th, hitting six Canadian cities plus Pittsburgh, Anaheim, and New Orleans, then closing out in Tampa, Florida on March 23rd.  Opening for the tour will be Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN.   keyboard player Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg checks in with a special message for their North American fans:  “It’s again been far too long since our last American tour, so we’re really happy to announce that we’re coming back once again…and with nevertheless. As we’ll be working on our next studio album in the spring of 2016, be ready to hear some surprises during the tour. Even if we prepared to be in the studio for the whole spring, this was an opportunity that we couldn’t pass on and we’re all looking forward to see our North American fans once again and kick some ass. Until then, take care and a big cheers!!”

Born in 1996 at the edge of the world in the northern Finnish town of Kemi, ,  humble music makers of melodic metal never tire of the sweet taste of victory.  Achieving gold status in their native Finland and securing their ninth career gold record with 2012’s Stones Grow Her Name just seven days after release,  also have a long-established history of global chart domination and sold-out shows around the world. Celebrating their 15th year in existence as a recording artist in 2014, unleashed their eighth studio album, Pariah’s Child, which debuted in Finland at #1. Later that year they released Ecliptica – Revisited; 15TH Anniversary Edition.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at EnterTheVault.com or at any other ticket service. Check online and buy your tickets today!

Confirmed dates for the upcoming NIGHTWISH 2016 tour with SONATA ARCTICA and Delain are:

2/19/2016  Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

2/20/2016  WebsterTheater – Hartford, CT

2/21/2016  Metropolis – Montreal, QCCANADA

2/22/2016  Music Hall – London, ONCANADA

2/24/2016  CarnegieMusic Hall – Pittsburgh, PA

2/25/2016  LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH

2/26/2016  Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI

2/27/2016  Rave – Milwaukee, WI

2/29/2016  First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN

3/01/2016  Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MBCANADA

3/02/2016  O’Briens EventsCenter – Saskatoon, SKCANADASONATA ARCTICA PROMO 6-20-15

3/03/2016  WinspearCenter – EdmontonABCANADA

3/05/2016  MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, ABCANADA

3/06/2016  WilmaTheatre –Missoula, MT

3/07/2016 Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA

3/08/2016  Knitting Factory – Boise, ID

3/10/2016  Knitting Factory – Reno, NV

3/11/2016  City National Civic of San Jose – San Jose, CA

3/12/2016  The Grove – Anaheim, CA

3/13/2016  Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ

3/15/2016  City Auditorium – Colorado Springs, CO

3/16/2016  Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MO

3/18/2016  Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK

3/19/2016  AztecMusic Hall – San Antonio, TX

3/20/2016  New Orleans Civic Theatre – New Orleans, LA

3/21/2016  IronCity Live – Birmingham, AL

3/23/2016  The Ritz – Tampa, FL

Watch the videos for their cover of Genesis’ classic “I Can’t Dance,” “Kingdom For A Heart,” and the album trailers for Ecliptica – Revisited  on the Nuclear Blast Youtube channel:

You can order your copy of Ecliptica – Revisited at the Nuclear Blast Webshop:  http://goo.gl/VuOMyB

SONATA ARCTICA members include:

·         Tony Kakko – Vocals & Keyboards

·         Elias Viljanen – Guitar

·         Tommy Portimo – Drums

·         Henrik Klingenberg – Keyboards

·         Pasi Kauppinen – Bass

Visit SONATA ARCTICA online at  www.SONATAARCTICA.info

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