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
(read more)

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 !!

North-American Tour update: Montreal & Hartford sold out, Venue change in Luisville, KY.

Hi there:
The shows supporting Nightwish in Montreal, Canada and Hartford, CT, USA are now SOLD OUT. The venue for the headlining show in Luisville, KY on March 25th has been changed to Diamond Pub Concert Hall.

See you on the road !!

RockFels Open Air confirmed for 2016

Sonata Arctica will perform at the RockFels Open Air festival in Loreley, Germany. The show
will be on Friday 10th of June, 2016.

Happy Holidays everyone !!

Happy Holidays everyone!

New Christmas single “Christmas Spirits” announced !!!

SONATA ARCTICA - to release Christmas single »Christmas Spirits« on December 18th!
Finnish melodic metal heroes SONATA ARCTICA are set to release a very special Christmas gift for their fan base: A new single called »Christmas Spirits«.
This year the handing out of presents will happen six days early as the single will be released on December 18th via Nuclear Blast.
It will be released via digital (read more)

RockHarz festival confirmed for 2016

Sonata Arctica will perform at the RockHarz festival on the 07-09.07.2016 in Ballenstedt, Germany.

Out and Loud Festival Confirmed for 2016

Sonata Arctica will perform at the Out and Loud Festival in Geiselwind, Germany
on the 8-10.07.2016

More Than Fest (Slovakia) - August 21st

Sonata Arctica are going to play at More Than Fest in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia on August 21st.

Tickets are available here.

North American Headlining Shows 2016

USA & Canada: We have some very special headlining dates coming after the tour with Nightwish next spring!

Check the full tour dates in the tour section.


Finnish melodic metal heroes SONATA ARCTICA have announced their highly-anticipated 26-date North American tour for 2016 with headliners NIGHTWISH! The trek launches in Sayreville, New Jersey on February 19th, hitting six Canadian cities plus Pittsburgh, Anaheim, and New Orleans, then closing out in Tampa, Florida on March 23rd. Opening for the tour will be Dutch symphonic (read more)

Announcing the Last show of the Pariah’s Child World Tour


The last show of the Pariah’s Child World Tour will be at Pakkahuone in Tampere on the 22nd of August. This will be a special
one with no support band. After this we’re taking a couple of months off so this is definitely the last chance to see us live in 2015.

Cheers !!


Two more shows for the summer confirmed !!

Sonata Arctica has announced two more shows for this summer: 13.7.2015 Szene, Vienna, Austria and 14.8.2015 Runnirock, Iisalmi. See ya there !!

The show in Utrecht, The Netherlands @ Tivoli Pandora is SOLD OUT !!!

The show on May 3rd in Utrecht is SOLD OUT, the second one to sell out
on this tour. Thank you all for your support !!

Get your tickets in advance so your won’t miss out on these special
shows !

Tony featured in the KARMAFLOW Rock Opera Videogame !

KARMAFLOW : The Rock Opera Videogame is here!

Join Tony and other well known artists, musician and singers all alike, on
a great adventure on the worlds first Rock Opera Videogame Karmaflow! An
amazing cross-over between music, gaming and theater!

“It was a long and fun project I was, as a game enthusiast, really excited
to get into! I was put in a role of… well, maybe it is better (read more)

The show in London, UK @ 02 Academy Islington is SOLD OUT !!

The show on May 1st in London is SOLD OUT, the first one to sell out
on this tour. Thank you all for your support !!

Get your tickets in advance so your won’t miss out on these special
shows !

Sonata Arctica to perform in Bucharest on the 15th of July

Sonata Arctica will play in Bucharest, Romania @ Arenele Romane
on the 15th of July, see you there !

Tony Kakko featured in new Dark Sarah music video

Check out the Dark Sarah video of the song Light in you, featuring Tony
as the Moon.

Enjoy !

Savonlinna show poster (26.07.2015)

RockCock confirmed for 2015 !

Sonata Arctica will perform @ RockCock, Kuopio on August the 1st, 2015 !!
See you there !