SONATA ARCTICA | announces London show in December
Written by JayRock on 11th July 2019
On September 6th, Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA will release their tenth studio album, Talviyö (which means Winter Night), including eleven new tracks.
Today, the band are proud to announce a London show at The Electric Ballroom on December 11th, as part of their wider ‘The Raven Still Flies Over Europe’ tour run, set to kick off on November 11th in Stockholm. On the road SONATA ARCTICA will be accompanied by Edge Of Paradise and Temple Balls.
Keyboard player Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg commented: “After working our asses off since last summer with our new album, we finally got it done and now is the time to go back out on the road with some exciting new material and new shenanigans and what have you. Last spring we had a really amazing time touring Europe with the acoustic stuff, and I’m sure it will be just as fun to come back once again and make some new memories together. We’ve got a couple of killer support bands with us so there’s definitely some great nights ahead for all of us.”
Tickets are on sale now via the below link:
The Raven still flies over Europe
+ Edge of Paradise + Temple Balls
11.11. SE Stockholm, Kraken
12.11. NO Oslo, Parkteatret
13.11. NO Trondheim, Byscenen
15.11. SE Trollhättan, Folkets Park
16.11. DK Aarhus, Train
17.11. DE Berlin, Bi Nuu
18.11. DE Mannheim, MS Connexion Complex
19.11. DE Leipzig, Hellraiser
21.11. SK Zvolen, Rates Arena
22.11. RO Cluj Napoca, Form Space
23.11. BG Sofia, Music Jam Club
25.11. HU Budapest, Barba Negra
26.11. AT Vienna, ((Szene))
27.11. CH Pratteln, Z7
29.11. IT Padova, Hall
30.11. IT Milan, Live Club
01.12. FR Lyon, Le Ninkasi Kao
02.12. FR Paris, La machine du Moulin Rouge
04.12. ES Madrid, La Riviera
05.12. ES Barcelona, Salamandra
06.12. FR Limoge, Cc John Lennon
07.12. BE Izegem, Cultuurhuis De Leest
08.12. FR Pagney, Chez Paulette
11.12. UK London, The Electric Ballroom
12.12. NL Tilburg, 013
13.12. DE Hamburg, Markthalle
14.12. DE Bochum, Matrix
SONATA ARCTICA recently released their first single called ‘A Little Less Understanding’, along with a lyric video. Watch it here:
“The song is lyrically somewhat a follow up to ”I Have A Right” and talks about the difficulty of making the right choices with the upbringing of a new human being”, explains Tony Kakko.
Talviyö was recorded between September 2018 and May 2019, produced by Mikko Tegelman and SONATA ARCTICA in ‘Studio57’. Additional recordings took place in various other places. “Mikko produced the album and he really managed to push us to do our best, even with the more experimental stuff. Working with an outside producer was the biggest new thing we tried this time”, says Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg.
The mixing was done by Mikko Tegelman and Pasi Kauppinen and the mastering was handled by Svante Forsbäck for ‘Chartmakers’.