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Sonata Arctica

More shows in Brazil added to the Latin-American Tour 2017

Sonata Arctica added the following shows in Brazil to the Latin-American Tour itinenary:

16.5. Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Gran Finos
17.5. Juiz de Fora, Brazil - Cultural Bar
18.5. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Circo Voador

See you at the shows !

First shows for Latin-American Tour 2017 announced

Sonata Arctica will once again tour in Latin-America in 2017 in May & June, here are the first confirmed shows:

4.5. Rosario, Argentina-Teatro Vorterix
5.5. Buenos Aires, Argentina - Teatro Vorterix
7.5 Santiago, Chile - Teatro Cariola (this show will be filmed !!)
9.5.Porto Alegre, Brazil - Teatro Amrigs
10.5. Curitiba, Brazil - Music Hall
12.5. Recife, Brazil - Clube Internacional do Recife
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The 9th Hour nominated for Best Metal Album in Finnish Emma-gaala

The latest Sonata Arctica studio album The 9th Hour, has been nominated for an Emma (Finnish Grammy) in the Best Metal Album - Category:

Tornio date added to Finnish Tour 21.1.2017

Sonata Arctica will play at Teatria, Tornio, Finland on the 21st of January, 2017 as part of their Finnish Tour.

Sonata Arctica confimed for Pioneerifestivaali, Kouvola

Sonata Arctica will perform @ Pioneerifestivaali, Kouvola, Finland. 14-15.7.2017.

Sonata Arctica confirmed for Summer Breeze 2017

Sonata Actica will play at the Summer Breeze Festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany 16-19.8.2017

Show in Lahti added to the Finnish Tour

Sonata Arctica will play @Katu-Klubi, Lahti on the 2nd of February 2017. Check here for

Show in Charlotte, NC cancelled

Due to circumstances that the band could not affect, the show in Charlotte, NC is cancelled. We’re very sorry for any inconvenience.

Announcing The 9th Hour World Tour Europe 2017

Sonata Arctica to return to Europe in early 2017!

Finnish melodic metal giants, SONATA ARCTICA, finished their European tour with Swedish adventure metallers Twilight Force last Saturday with a sold out show at Zeche in Bochum, Germany. On this tour, the Finns presented their latest record titled »The Ninth Hour« (#2 Finland, #7 Sweden (Rock/Metal), #18 Switzerland, #22 Germany, #43 Austria among (read more)

The show in Borlänge, Sweden, is SOLD OUT !!!

We’re happy to announce that the show @ Liljan in Borlänge, Sweden on October the 8th is SOLD OUT !! Thanks for the support & cheers !!

Music video for 2nd single ‘Life’ released !!

Finnish melodic metal titans, SONATA ARCTICA, will unleash their new studio album called »The Ninth Hour« on October 7th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band have released the music video for the brand-new song ‘Life’. Watch the clip directed by Ville Juurikkala here:

Pre-order »The Ninth Hour« now:
Pre-order the (read more)

Sonata Arctica release digital single and teaser for ‘Life'

Finnish melodic metal titans, SONATA ARCTICA, will unleash their new studio album called »The Ninth Hour« on October 7th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band releases their second single and a teaser to the video clip for the song ‘Life’.
Purchase the digital single here:

Watch a teaser for the upcoming video (to be revealed next week) (read more)

Sonata Arctica to play Wacken Open Air in 2017 !!

We’re happy to announce that we’ll be performing at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany. 3-5.8.2017 , See you there !!

Announcing ‘The 9th Hour World Tour’ - Finland shows in 2017


Lokakuussa uuden ”The Ninth Hour”-albumin julkaiseva iskeytyy Suomen keikkalavoille alkuvuodesta. ”The Ninth Hour” on järjestyksessään yhdeksäs Sonata Arctica -albumi ja levyn on jälleen tuottanut yhtye itse.

Tulevan albumin ensimmäinen single ”Closer To An Animal” julkaistiin äskettäin ja meiningin voi tsekata oheisesta linkistä: (read more)

The show in 013,Tilburg, Netherlands in October is SOLD OUT !!

013, Tilburg on October the 14th, 2016 , is SOLD OUT !! This is already the second show on this tour to sell out. Thanks a lot and a big cheers !!!

The second trailer for the upcoming album ‘The Ninth Hour’ is available now !!

Finnish power metal titans, SONATA ARCTICA, will unleash their new studio album called »The Ninth Hour« on October 7th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band have released the second trailer in support of this upcoming record:

You missed part one? Click here:

More on »The Ninth Hour«:
‘Closer To An Animal’ (read more)

Sonata Arctica releases first trailer for the new album !!

»The Ninth Hour« is approaching and Finnish power metal Titans SONATA ARCTICA are ready to celebrate it with you on October 7th. Today, the band releases the first trailer for their upcoming ninth album that you can check out here:

If you missed the first lyric video, you can watch'Closer To An Animal'here:

Order (read more)

First single ‘Closer to an animal’ released, album tracklist revealed !!

After announcing the new album »The Ninth Hour«, due on October 7th, the Finnish melodic metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA now presents its first single and lyric video ‘Closer To An Animal’.

“‘Closer to an animal’ was a song that our vocalist Tony sent to the studio somewhere around the middle of the sessions with the words: ‘This will be the album (read more)

Sonata Arctica announces New Album, Cover artwork !

Only two years after the release of »Pariah’s Child« and a massive world tour, the Finnish Melodic Metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA are already back for more – their ninth masterpiece entitled »The Ninth Hour« will see the light of day on October 7th.

Once again, the album was produced by SONATA ARCTICA themselves and mixed by Pasi Kauppinen, to create a typical yet refreshing sound that defines (read more)

Trondheim Show on 7.10.2016 - SOLD OUT

The show in Trondheim on 7th of October @ Byscenen already sold out within 24 hours!

Some changes to the Trondheim Show on 7.10.2016

As some of you probably already know, the Trondheim Metal Fest is cancelled, you can read more about it here:

Not to worry though, Sonata Arctica will perform in Trondheim on the 7th of October @ Byscenen. The Support act will be Twilight Force

Hell Rock announced !!

Sonata Arctica will perform in Spain this summer: Ciudad Real @ Hell Rock on the
3rd of September. See you there !!

Octopode festival announced !

Sonata Arctica will perform at the Octopode Festival in Geneva, Switzerland. The showdate is August 26th. See you there !!

2 more shows for the summer 2016 announced !!

Sonata Arctica will perform a show in Tuiskula,Nivala (Finland) on the 17.6.2016 and once again support Nighwish in HimosPark, Jämsä (Finland) on the 20.8.2016. The NW show will be an acoustic performance as part of the Acoustic Summer Tour and the Nivala one will be a normal headlining show.

More Festival Shows for 2016 announced !!

Here are some more Summer Festivals that Sonata Arctica will perform on this
upcoming summer:

11.6.2016 Vaakuna Piknik, Kouvola, Finland (Acoustic Show)
18.6.2016 JääliCityRock, Jääli, Finland
16.7.2016 Rockmaraton, Szalki-Ziget, Hungary
22.7.2016 John Smith Rock Festival, Laukaa, Finland ( Acoustic Show)
5.8.2016 Pyhä Unplugged, Pyhätunturi, Finland (Acoustic Show)
6.8.2016 Satama Open Air, Kemi, Finland
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North-American Fall Tour 2016 announced !!

Finnish melodic metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA has started to work on the follow-up album to the successful Pariah’s Child record. To top off the already great news, the band has announced they will return this fall for a 33-date headlining tour of North America. The kick-off show is slated for November 6th at The Fillmore in (read more)

Acoustic performance @Qstock, Oulu confirmed !!

Sonata Arctica will perform acoustically at the Qstock festival in Oulu, Finland. The showdate is 30.7.2016 See you there !!

New Jersey SOLD OUT !!!

The show tonight with Nightwish and Delain at the Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ is SOLD OUT !!!

European Tour 2016 announced !!

Hi there,
we will embark on our next European Tour this fall, the support
band will be Twilight Force.

Cheers !!