The Raven Still Flies Over Europe – tour announced for November/December 2019

On September 6th, Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA will release their tenth studio album, called »Talviyö« (which means »Winter Night«), including eleven new tracks. 

Today, the band proudly announce their “The Raven still flies over Europe” tour, that is going to kick off on November 11th in Stockholm. On the tour, SONATA ARCTICA will be accompanied by EDGE OF PARADISE and TEMPLE BALLS.

🇸🇪 Nov 11 Kraken, Stockholm, Sweden
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2LdS3aE
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2311887735794364/

🇳🇴 Nov 12 Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2Ju00F6
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/689836861438561/

🇳🇴 Nov 13 Byscenen, Trondheim, Norway
Tickets: SOLD OUT
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/482022995866794/

🇸🇪 Nov 15 Folkets Park, Trollhättan, Sweden
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2XZwHEI
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/708647092909045/

🇩🇰 Nov 16 Train, Aarhus, Denmark
Tickets: http://bit.ly/32fDetk
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2579863492032348/

🇩🇪 Nov 17 Bi Nuu, Berlin, Germany
Tickets: http://bit.ly/32jHh82
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/490606788356458/

🇩🇪 Nov 18 MS Connexion Complex, Mannheim, Germany
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2YLZ59v
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/335661073655703/

🇩🇪 Nov 19 Hellraiser, Leipzig, Germany
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2xFDuUp
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/533438927193704/

🇸🇰 Nov 21 Rates Arena, Zvolen, Slovakia
Tickets: http://bit.ly/30qx87B

🇷🇴 Nov 22 Form Space, Cluj Napoca, Romania
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2xI9xmB
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2781040651910971/

🇧🇬 Nov 23 Music Jam Club, Sofia, Bulgaria
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2S4ztlI
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/320054528946360/

🇭🇺 Nov 25 Barba Negra, Budapest, Hungary
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2xDLQM7
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2501456113283504/

🇦🇹 Nov 26 ((Szene)), Vienna, Austria
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2G5zEs8
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/326571068232729/

🇨🇭 Nov 27 Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2YQu0Si
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/832837710488232/

🇮🇹 Nov 29 Hall, Padova, Italy
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2JuS0Fn
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/497095051063772/

🇮🇹 Nov 30 Live Club, Milan, Italy
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2NNBGUk
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2357200301194741/

🇫🇷 Dec 01 Le Ninkasi Kao, Lyon, France
Tickets: http://bit.ly/32m0Uwj
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2418123948256525/

🇫🇷 Dec 02 La machine du Moulin Rouge, Paris, France
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2XDAnXF
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2500974406613514/

🇪🇸 Dec 04 La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2G8dkhH
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1159785730873126/

🇪🇸 Dec 05 Salamandra, Barcelona, Spain
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2YUZuGE
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2138365062957131/

🇫🇷 Dec 06 Cc John Lennon, Limoge, France
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2YtqV9u

🇧🇪 Dec 07 Cultuurhuis De Leest, Izegem, Belgium
Tickets: http://bit.ly/30sKu3q
Event info:

🇫🇷 Dec 08 Chez Paulette, Pagney, France
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2LJqGVn
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/562727797464996/

🇬🇧 Dec 11 The Electric Ballroom, London, United Kingdom
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2YMaMgm
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2087550948012952/

🇳🇱 Dec 12 013, Tilburg, Netherlands
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2G8aER9
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2374832326121749/

🇩🇪 Dec 13 Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2S70zJ8

🇩🇪 Dec 14 Matrix, Bochum, Germany
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2S7Jw9L
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/367876630554171/?ti=icl

The pre-order for tickets will start on July 11th on Eventim and on all other ticket seller pages on July 13th.

New Album announced, first single released

Sonata Arctica announce new studio album “Talviyö”, out September 6th and release new single and lyric video “A Little Less Understanding” today.
On September 6th, Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA will release their tenth studio album, called »Talviyö« (which means »Winter Night«), including eleven new tracks.

“We were talking about having an album cover made from a photo and luckily managed to find this award winning photographer Onni Wiljami who actually hails from a village not too far from our hometown and his pictures were just perfect for this album”, explains keyboardist Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg.“The idea was to create an album that is musically in line with at least the previous two albums”, says vocalist Tony Kakko and adds: “I am very happy with the songs and the general mood of the album. Some career highlights there, I feel.”“We recorded a bunch of kick ass songs and tried some new stuff as well. I’m really proud of how we managed to record the band sounding more live, playing together instead of just tracking everything one by one”, states Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg.

SONATA ARCTICA released their first single called ‘A Little Less Understanding’, along with a lyric video.
Watch it here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiM94N3FnQA

“The song is lyrically somewhat a follow up for ”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.

Get the song digitally here: http://nblast.de/SonataArcticaALLU 
Listen in NB New Releases playlist:http://nblast.de/SpotifyNewReleases / 
http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNewReleases

»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’.

More info: 
www.sonataarctica.info
www.facebook.com/sonataarctica
www.nuclearblast.de/sonataarctica

New Webshop coming soon!

Good news people! We are launching a new webshop very soon! And by ”we” we are talking about Sonata Arctica the band!We are actually going to be the ones overseeing all aspects of the new shop!This is a very exciting time for us and we are happy to tell you that things are going so well that we are designing exclusive merchandise for the upcoming albums’ pre-order campaign!So use this link to register at the new shop and we’ll let you know as soon as it’s open!

shop.sonataarctica.info

Headlining shows added to the North-American Tour 2019

Sonata Arctica will perform some selected headlining shows during their North-American Tour supporting Kamelot. Dates below:

September 6 O’Malleys, Margate, FL
September 7 The Abbey, Orlando, FL
September 8 The Underground, Charlotte, NC

October 13 Motorco, Durham, NC
October 14 Tiger Room, Luisville, KY
October 16 Soundstage, Baltimore, MD
October 17 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY
October 18 Webster Theater Hartford, CT

Here is the whole North American tour itinerary:

The Raven Still Flies Over North-America 2019 tour in September-October with KAMELOT and Battle Beast

Check your nearest city and get tickets below!

Sonata Arctica headlining shows with Battle Beast:

🇺🇸 Sep 06 O’Malleys, Margate, FL, United States
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2ZZF28b
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/259096854708980/

🇺🇸 Sep 07 The Abbey, Orlando, FL, United States
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2OSbPLj
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/505255263310033/

🇺🇸 Sep 08 The Underground, Charlotte, NC, United States
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2KMg2uI
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1122895391221302/

Sonata Arctica supporting Kamelot on their The Shadow Tour with Battle Beast:

🇺🇸 Sep 10 The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Tickets: https://livemu.sc/2Z1EBcj
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/258992148294667/

🇺🇸 Sep 11 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Tickets: https://livemu.sc/2Za5hfe
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/322314948581504/

🇺🇸 Sep 13 The Palladium, Worchester, MA, United States
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2OTFXGp
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/555506748230620/

🇺🇸 Sep 14 Terminal 5, New York, NY, United States
Tickets:  http://bit.ly/2MXaBf8
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/303957167002874/

🇨🇦 Sep 15 Club Soda, Montreal, QC, Canada
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2MfBknT
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/268011323919473/

🇨🇦 Sep 16 Imperial, Quebec, QC, Canada
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2yXGpIM
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/256655308528160/

🇨🇦 Sep 18 Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2yUQ3vB
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/358339901376494/

🇺🇸 Sep 19 Harpos, Detroit, MI, United States
Tickets: https://livemu.sc/303MyPu
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/324528894767453/

🇺🇸 Sep 20 Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, OH, United States
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2yVn0bx
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/541936946218917/

🇺🇸 Sep 21 Patio Theater, Chicago, IL, United States
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2MhQhWg
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/189093762009267/

🇺🇸 Sep 23 Amsterdam Bar and Hall, St.Paul, MN, United States
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2Z5ZmaE
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/651040791959589/

🇺🇸 Sep 24 The Truman, Kansas City, MO, United States
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2H5nIHx
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2044785082480445/

🇺🇸 Sep 25 Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO, United States
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2Tw6GHB
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1960922050877001/

🇺🇸 Sep 26 The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2N0SnJR
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/694166917650443/

🇨🇦 Sep 28 The Starlite Room, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Tickets: http://bit.ly/33pbHWS
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1917766728531113/

🇨🇦 Sep 29 Marquee, Calgary, AB, Canada
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2H6ubSF
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2125498221099112/

🇨🇦 Oct 01 Venue Nightclub, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2OU9krR
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/316163639199075/

🇺🇸 Oct 02 The Neptune, Seattle, WA, United States
Tickets: https://livemu.sc/2ZZKRT5
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/287241081914579/

🇺🇸 Oct 04 Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco, CA, United States
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2KvsUqm
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/455325864991231/

🇺🇸 Oct 05 City National Grove, Anaheim, CA, United States
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2z88OvX
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1950477695262019/

🇺🇸 Oct 06 The Marquee, Tempe, AZ, United States
Tickets: https://livemu.sc/2yYUtl6
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/303854476887370/

🇺🇸 Oct 08 Canton Hall, Dallas, TX, United States
Tickets: http://bit.ly/33wsVBP
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/251558048861437/

🇺🇸 Oct 09 The Ready Room, St.Luis, MO, United States
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2TtVmvo
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1975653709194633/

🇺🇸 Oct 11 The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA, United States
Tickets: https://livemu.sc/2yUJ7yv
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2243102989293023/

🇺🇸 Oct 12 Jannus Live, St.Petersburg, FL, United States
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2TvdiWG
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2259118317491937/

Sonata Arctica headlining shows with Battle Beast:

🇺🇸 Oct 13 Motorco, Durham, NC, United States
Tickets: http://bit.ly/300gPia
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/369145410296838/

🇺🇸 Oct 14 Music Farm, Charleston, SC, United States
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2yTQVka
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2411737168871380/

🇺🇸 Oct 16 Soundstage, Baltimore,MD, United States
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2TyXKBd
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/505361979961063/

🇺🇸 Oct 17 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY, United States
Tickets: http://bit.ly/31DnBLg
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/326058831509071/

🇺🇸 Oct 18 Webster Theater, Hartford, CT, United States
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2OTS4D2
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/320278605239838/