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Nightwish - Announce North American Tour With Kamelot

Finnish symphonic metallers Nightwish will embark on a North American headlining tour in September with support from Kamelot.

The band commented: "Prepare your voices for screaming and your heads for dreaming! We are bringing Imaginaerum over to North America! This will be the one and only North American leg during the Imaginaerum World Tour, so make sure you'll be there!"


Band profile: Nightwish
Event: Nightwish: Imaginaerum North American Tour 2012
Posted: 21.04.2012 by ShadowedFire88 | Comments (19)

Helloween - New Video Available

Helloween have released a video for the new version of the song "Dr. Stein". The clip was shot with Oliver Sommer from AVA Studios. According to a press release, the clip is described as "a comical video where the guys don't take themselves too serious and intentionally present the band in a very self-ironic way!"

Helloween's upcoming Unarmed - Best Of 25th Anniversary compilation album will be released in Europe on January 29, 2010. A US release date has yet to be announced.


Band profile: Helloween
Posted: 06.01.2010 by ShadowedFire88 | Comments (24)

Stratovarius - New Year, New Tour, New Album

Stratovarius have issued the following update from the road, revealing details on future tour and album endeavours:

"We're still in the middle of the Polaris world tour, but we do have a bit of news.

The European summer festivals earlier this year were nice and relaxing as always, and then we embarked on a long three-month leg which covered the Far East, North and South America, and Finland. One highlight was Beijing, a place none of us in the band had played or visited before. Some of bassist Lauri Porra's video blogs from the past year can be found at this location.

After a break for the holidays, the caravan will roll on in 2010, and we will do a long tour of Europe in January and February. You can always check an up-to-date list of any upcoming dates at this address.

We have some more good news: we just confirmed to play Wacken Open Air in August 2010, which is always great fun. It's the biggest metal festival in the world, and has a great crowd, but also since there are so many bands there, you can always reconnect with many old friends backstage and in the VIP bar. This gig will mark the end of the Polaris would tour which spanned four continents with close to a hundred gigs.

We have also confirmed an appearance on the 70,000 tons of metal Caribbean cruise in late January, 2011. You can find details about this very nice cruise here.

We saved the best piece of good news for last: next year we will start work on a new full-length record, a follow-up to 2009's Polaris."

(Also thanks to -Mayhem-)


Band profile: Stratovarius
Posted: 29.12.2009 by ShadowedFire88 | Comments (12)

Metallica - Latin American Tour Dates

Metallica have announced the following Latin American tour dates:

Jan. 19 - Lima, Peru - Estadio San Marcos
Jan. 21 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - River Plate Stadium
Jan. 26 - Santiago, Chile - Club Hipico
Jan. 28 - Porto Alegre, Brazil - Zequinha Stadium
Jan. 30 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Morumbi Stadium

Mar. 07 - San Jose, Costa Rica - Saprissa Stadium
Mar. 08 - Panama City, Panama - Plaza Figal
Mar. 10 - Bogota, Colombia - Park Simon Bolivar
Mar. 12 - Caracas, Venezuela - La Rinconada

Metallica have also announced the following shows in April:

Apr. 13 - Oslo, Norway - Telenor Arena
Apr. 24 - Moscow, Russia - SK Olimpiisky
Apr. 25 - Moscow, Russia - SK Olimpiisky

Ticket info can be found here.

(news updated thanks to 35519)


Band profile: Metallica
Event: Metallica: Latin American Tour
Posted: 20.11.2009 by ShadowedFire88 | Comments (6)

Metallica - N. American Tour Dates

Metallica have issued the following statement:

"European Summer Vacation, part 2,347 will end on August 2, so that can only mean one thing... more dates in the U.S. and Canada! We just rocked Austin at SXSW and are super psyched that we'll be back in North America visiting our friends in the Fall as the World Magnetic Tour keeps rolling on. We had an amazing time on the last run in '08 and early '09 and we are so ready to do it again!

Tickets go on sale either April 4 or April 11 - please see dates below and keep watching here for more information about on sale times and support acts. Met Clubbers can check for more info on pre-sales."

Sep. 14 - Nashville, TN - Sommet Center
Sep. 15 - Cincinnati, OH - US Bank Arena
Sep. 17 - Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse
Sep. 19 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Sep. 28 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
Sep. 29 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
Oct. 01 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Bank Atlantic Center
Oct. 03 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
Oct. 04 - Atlanta, GA - Phillips Arena
Oct. 12 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
Oct. 13 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
Oct. 15 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
Oct. 17 - Charlottesville, VA - JPJ Arena
Oct. 18 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Bobcats Arena
Oct. 26 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
Oct. 29 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
Oct. 31 - Quebec City, QC - Colisee Pepsi
Nov. 09 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
Nov. 10 - Buffalo, NY - HSBC Arena
Nov. 12 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center
Nov. 14 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Dec. 05 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay
Dec. 07 - Boise, ID - Idaho Center
Dec. 08 - Sacramento, CA - ARCO Arena
Dec. 10 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
Dec. 12 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavillion


Band profile: Metallica
Event: Metallica
Posted: 24.03.2009 by ShadowedFire88 | Comments (4)