Helloween - Michael Kiske, Kai Hansen Rejoining For World Tour


Helloween have surprised fans with big news today! 2017 and 2018 will see them tour with Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen again. The fans asked for it and now is the time. Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen will once again mount a Helloween stage together and resurrect the band's legendary original line-up. Weikath, Kiske, Hansen, Grosskopf are going to play Helloween classics live and on a joint tour. But that's not all of it! Under the flag Pumpkins United, all pumpkin heads will step up, meaning Andi and Michi on vocals, Kai, Weiki and Sascha on guitars, and Markus and Dani in the rhythm section.




Helloween officially celebrated their career with the Hellbook in 2015. This is when the idea for Pumpkins United was born: The 'Anniversary Bible' as well as touring with Kai made them realize that this band's story is demanding its next chapter. Or, as Michael Kiske describes it: "Playing an original Helloween track with Unisonic was quite a flashback already, but rocking with the original line-up and Andi will be something really special. The time has come!"

The super tour's first confirmed date is October 28, 2017 in São Paulo and takes the full Pumpkins entourage across selected cities and venues in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the US. Including a few secret surprises, it will present almost three hours of the biggest hits from three decades of Helloween as the band will obviously insist on performing a full-speed trip through their repertoire. "We already had an awesome time on the Hellish Rock part 1 & 2, but this time we'll definitely double down on it," says Kai Hansen, and Markus Grosskopf adds: "There'll for sure be songs that we haven't played in a very long time or even ever before."




Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Helloween
 
Posted: 14.11.2016 by BloodTears


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14.11.2016 - 14:15
Jope of Steele
Well, I'm gonna say it: no Ingo Schwichtenberg = no Helloween. This could be a good cover band though.
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14.11.2016 - 14:35
Imraghil
Written by Jope of Steele on 14.11.2016 at 14:15

Well, I'm gonna say it: no Ingo Schwichtenberg = no Helloween. This could be a good cover band though.



Yeah well, that's not very possible...
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14.11.2016 - 15:21
Jope of Steele
Written by Imraghil on 14.11.2016 at 14:35

Written by Jope of Steele on 14.11.2016 at 14:15

Well, I'm gonna say it: no Ingo Schwichtenberg = no Helloween. This could be a good cover band though.



Yeah well, that's not very possible...


As not possible as listening to post Hansen and post Schwichtenberg Helloween to me. Irreplaceable musicians IMO (not to mention the songwritings).
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14.11.2016 - 23:08
Necrodamus
Dream come true for power metal fans. Can't wait for this!!
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14.11.2016 - 23:35
Gopherhawk
Best news in awhile.
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14.11.2016 - 23:55
CWA
Please come to Toronto, Ontario, Canada!!!
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15.11.2016 - 12:56
Cy Nide
Can't wait for this
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15.11.2016 - 15:14
Metal Invader
I hope to see you here in Croatia and if not then somewhere close!!
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15.11.2016 - 15:46
The Shape 1973
Please record an album as well.
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15.11.2016 - 16:34
Metal Invader
Written by The Shape 1973 on 15.11.2016 at 15:46

Please record an album as well.

I also wish they do that but i think that only thing we will get is live DVD from this world tour!
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15.11.2016 - 16:35
The Shape 1973
Written by Metal Invader on 15.11.2016 at 16:34

Written by The Shape 1973 on 15.11.2016 at 15:46

Please record an album as well.

I also wish they do that but i think that only thing we will get is live DVD from this world tour!

Think you are right. Be worth a look though.
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15.11.2016 - 16:52
Metal Invader
Written by The Shape 1973 on 15.11.2016 at 16:35

Written by Metal Invader on 15.11.2016 at 16:34

Written by The Shape 1973 on 15.11.2016 at 15:46

Please record an album as well.

I also wish they do that but i think that only thing we will get is live DVD from this world tour!

Think you are right. Be worth a look though.

Oh definitely especially if you have that luck and you were present at the place where they were filming
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18.11.2016 - 01:50
Sr Tumnus
Reborn of the powermetal????

return to the very roots!!!! is a try!
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