Ghost will be haunting European stages again next year with a new tour in support of their Popestar EP released this year. The Swedes released the EP as a bridge between their third album Meliora launched in 2015 and their upcoming fourth full-length work, expected in 2017.
Iconic rockers KISS are returning to Europe in 2017 for some shows! The group announced a series of Arena shows across Europe in May 2017. So far, the band has confirmed shows in Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Czech Republic and the UK.
After a busy festival summer in 2016, Rammstein will continue their streak of concerts by undertaking the world's stages again in 2017. The first shows for the summer of 2017 have been confirmed and will happen in Europe. See the dates below if you want to check out the band live. Will they release a new album in 2017? The Germans have been performing the new song "Ramm 4" at their most recent shows.
Les Discrets just announced a European headline tour for January 2017! The French duo released the EP Virée Nocturne this year. Furthermore, their new album and third full-length Prédateurs will be released in early 2017. So, maybe they will play some new songs on this tour.
One of Dream Theater's most beloved and acclaimed albums, Images And Words (1992) is about to turn 25 and the band has announced details of a monumental European headline tour to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Each performance will see the progressive metallers delivering an unparalleled live set of Images And Words in its entirety along with fan favorites from their catalogue. See the confirmed shows below. Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
Rockers Aerosmith are returning to Europe for a massive tour! The Americans have just announced the AeroVederci Baby 2017 tour, their "farewell" European tour. See the dates below if you want to attend! It might be their last.
It's been a long time since Necrophagia hit the road in Europe but fans will get a chance to watch them live this December. The cult death metallers have announced European headlining dates that will take place in the final days of this year. The American band will embark on their hellish road-trip on December 2nd in support of their latest masterpiece, WhiteWorm Cathedral. A full list of confirmed shows can be found below.
Shortly after releasing their fresh new album, The Ninth Hour, the Finns Sonata Arctica announce that they will return to Europe for another trek in 2017. The band finished their European tour with Swedish adventure metallers Twilight Force last Saturday with a sold out show in Bochum, Germany. After their forthcoming North American tour, the band will hit European stages once again starting on February 20th, 2017. Support on this leg will come from Norwegian metallers Triosphere (February 20th - March 20th), also Finland-based heavy metallers Thunderstone (March 22nd - April 9th) and Canadian heavy metallers Striker. See all the dates below!
Deftones are returning to Europe for a tour in support of their latest album, Gore, released in April this year. The trek is called Gore Tour 2017 and will happen in April/May next year. The group will play in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, England and Scotland. Deftones had cancelled their previous European shows following the Paris terrorist attacks.
After their Wake Up The Souls Tour 2015 and some festival appearances, System Of A Down will return to Europe for a few summer festivals and select headline dates in 2017. The group will play summer dates across Europe in 2017, including Download festivals in Paris and Madrid.
Belgium's own Oathbreaker are currently on tour now in the U.S. with Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, and more. Their new album Rheia is available now and you can hear it via Bandcamp if you still haven't. Furthermore, the band will be touring in Europe with WIFE in November/December.
The touring doesn't stop for Fleshgod Apocalypse. The Italian symphonic death metal masters are currently touring Italy in support of their latest record entitled King. But in early 2017, it will be time for the band to embark on their very first European headline tour. Support will come from Dutch horror metallers Carach Angren and also Italian-based symphonic death metallers in Nightland.
U.S. death metallers Possessed are joining forces with Belphegor for a co-headliner tour in Europe. They are also taking Absu with them for the ride. One of the most extreme tours of the year, Evil Over Europe will see Belphegor and Possessed rotating each night playing 1 hour sets. See the dates below.
Progressive metal heavyweights Fates Warning just announced their new European tour. The trek happens in support of their newest acclaimed album, Theories Of Flight, released this year. The tour will be taking place in January/February 2017 and will feature Armored Dawn in the opening slot and one further band to be announced soon.
The Dillinger Escape Plan just announced a run of shows to take place in early 2017, their final European tour. The New Jersey outfit recently announced they'll go on indefinite hiatus following the tour cycle for upcoming sixth album, Dissociation, which is due out on October 14th via guitarist Ben Weinman's Party Smasher Inc. label. The end is near, so go and bid them farewell.