Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON have announced the first dates for their massive European tour 2017.
'THE LAST TOUR' is the biggest tour of SABATON yet and scheduled to kick off January 7th at König Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. Very special guests are none other than heavy metal legends ACCEPT.
Says SABATON's bass player, Pär Sundström: "We have just finished our new album, which is titled 'THE LAST STAND' and we know we have done a great album, which all fans of SABATON can appreciate for many years. If it is the best album of us, time will tell... But what we can tell for sure is that THE LAST TOUR will be the biggest and best tour of SABATON ever. It is the tour we have been looking forward to do for all these years!"
ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann: "Accepting a tour with SABATON is the result of a very cool relationship we have with the band. It was a great pleasure to tour with them in USA and we followed their career with respect over the years. We have not seen a band who has such a clear vision where they want to go and it is rare that bands can translate their visions into real action. SABATON are a hard working band and are a serious role model for aspiring musicians and young bands. We are looking forward to have an exciting tour - especially after we have been in the studio for a while and sure feel some kind of cabin fever."
Full dates as follows:
SABATON w/ Accept
07.01.2017 DE - Oberhausen, Konig Pilsener Arena
08.01.2017 BE - Antwerp, Lotto Arena
10.01.2017 UK - Dublin, Vicar Street
11.01.2017 UK - Glasgow, o2 Academy
13.01.2017 UK - Manchester, o2 Apollo
14.01.2017 UK - London, o2 Brixton Academy
28.01.2017 DE - Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena
29.01.2017 NL - Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall
31.01.2017 DE - Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle
01.02.2017 DE - Saarbrucken, Saarlandhalle
04.02.2017 DE - Bamberg, Brose Arena
05.02.2017 DE - Munich, Zenith
15.03.2017 DE - Berlin, Columbiahalle
Tickets for all shows will be available on May 31st at 09:00am BST and can be purchased here: http://www.sabaton.net/tour
Additional shows to be announced at a later date.
SABATON's highly awaited 8th album, 'THE LAST STAND', will be released worldwide on August 19th through NUCLEAR BLAST. ACCEPT'S eminent guitarist Wolf Hoffmann will be releasing his second solo album, 'Headbangers Symphony', on 1st July via Nuclear Blast.