ACOUSTIC ADVENTURES – VOLUME TWO

»Acoustic Adventures – Volume Two« due out on September 30th

Finnish five-piece SONATA ARCTICA need no introduction: besides significantly influencing the power/melodic metal scene, they’re a band that’s not only famous for consistently delivering studio albums of high quality but also for experimenting and breaking out of their musical comfort zone. Foremost resulting in some aptly called »Acoustic Adventures« touring cycles, but also in the release of »Volume One« of their very first acoustic album which saw the light of day in early 2022. Today, SONATA ARCTICA are very pleased to announce that the continuation and second chapter of the aforementioned record is set to be unleashed on the world on September 30th, 2022 via Atomic Fire – to complete this special saga and to finally celebrate the kick-off of their next, multiply postponed »Acoustic Adventures« trip in order to lift up the Corona-shaken Finnish and European mainland minds. All dates can be found at www.sonataarctica.info/tour

»Acoustic Adventures – Volume Two« – Track Listing:



  1. I Have A Right
  2. Black Sheep
  3. Half A Marathon Man
  4. Broken
  5. Letter To Dana
  6. FullMoon
  7. Shamandalie
  8. San Sebastian
  9. Gravenimage
  10. Flag In The Ground
  11. My Land
  12. Victoria’s Secret

Like the first part, the new offering was recorded and produced by Mikko Tegelman alongside the band at Studio57, Finland while the cover artwork was designed by Janne Pitkänen.

Pre-orders as well as the first digital single, the acoustic version of fan favourite ‘I Have A Right,’ will become available in one week, on Friday, August 12th. Pre-save the track now, here: https://sonataarctica.afr.link/IHaveARightPR.

LATIN AMERICAN TOUR POSTPONED TO 2023

ENGLISH: Despite being as careful as possible, we are now in the situation where several members of the tour party unfortunately have contracted the covid-virus. We spent time together rehearsing for the tour and that’s how it spread among us. This unfortunately means that we are not allowed to fly next week and therefore cannot start the planned Latin-American Tour.  We will have to reschedule the tour to March/April 2023. This is a truly horrible situation and we´re devastated but hope that you understand that this is out of our hands, support our promoter, and stick with your ticket while looking forward to see you in march/april 2023.

PORTUGUESE: Apesar de sermos os mais cuidadosos dentro do possível, estamos agora na situação em que vários membros da turnê, infelizmente testaram positivo para Covid-19. Passamos um tempo juntos ensaiando e assim aconteceu a transmissão entre nós. Infelizmente, por conta disso, não conseguiremos voar na próxima semana e iniciar a nossa mais nova turnê pela América Latina. Teremos que remarcar a turnê para março/abril de 2023. Esta é uma situação realmente horrível e estamos devastados, mas espero que vocês compreendam, apoiem nossos promoters e mantenham seus ingressos até que possamos nos encontrar entre março/abril de 2023.

SPANISH: A pesar de haber sido lo más cuidadosos posible, estamos atravesando una situación donde varios integrantes de la gira han contraído coronavirus. Hemos estado ensayando juntos para la giras y fue así cómo nos contagiamos. Lamentablemente, esto significa que no podremos tomar el vuelo la semana que viene y comenzar con la gira latinoamericana. Tendremos que reprogramar la gira para marzo/abril del 2023. Es una situación verdaderamente espantosa y estamos todos devastados, pero esperamos que comprendan, apoyen a su promotor y sigan con sus tickets mientras esperamos vernos en marzo/abril 2023.

THE SHOW IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL POSTPONED

The show in Tel Aviv, Israel postponed, new date is May 22nd.

Unfortunately we will have to postpone our show in Tel Aviv once again. This is because everyone couldn’t get a negative PCR test and therefore are not allowed to fly at the moment. This information just came to light during our final rehearsals before the show and we are devastated. There are really no words to describe this.

MEXICO SHOWS ADDED TO THE LATIN AMERICAN TOUR

E para a felicidade de vocês, mais 3 cidades incluídas na turnê do Sonata Arctica!!

  • 26/04 Monterrey
  • 28/04 Guadalajara
  • 29/04 Cidade do México

Estamos ansiosos para encontra-los nessa turnê de celebração de aniversário de 25 anos da banda, que será inesquecível!! 🔥🤘🏽

And for your happiness, 3 more cities included in the Sonata Arctica tour!!

  • 04/26 Monterrey
  • 04/28 Guadalajara
  • 04/29 Mexico City

We look forward to meeting you on this band’s 25th anniversary celebration tour, which will be unforgettable!! 🔥🤘🏽

SONATA ARCTICA REVEAL MUSIC VIDEO ‘FOR THE SAKE OF REVENGE’ – »ACOUSTIC ADVENTURES – VOLUME ONE» IS OUT TODAY


The time has come to crawl to your couch and hide from the cold darkness outside: Finnish melodic metal icons SONATA ARCTICA deliver the perfect soundtrack to those cozy hours in front of your fireplace with the first part of their two-piece »Acoustic Adventures« album, available today.

With 12 tracks that lead through SONATA ARCTICA’s extensive discography, »Acoustic Adventures – Volume One« was recorded and produced by Mikko Tegelman and the band at Studio57, Finland; and today, the band reveals the video for the acoustic version of their hit classic ‘For The Sake Of Revenge’ that you can watch here


Keyboardist Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg comments: “Originally recorded for ‘Unia’ back in 2007, ‘For The Sake Of Revenge’ was a bit of an odd-ball — actually, the whole album was — nevertheless we somehow managed to look at this song in a different light and present the essence of it in a totally new way. It turned out so good that we even had to make a video for it. We were incredibly lucky to get to work with one of the most internationally acclaimed Finnish directors Joonas Berghäll. With his handpicked dream team, he shot us out in the woods, on deserted roads and even under water, back here in our hometown, Kemi. We’re really happy with how this single and video turned out, enjoy!”

In case you missed the previous single, ‘The Rest Of The Sun Belongs To Me’, check the lyric video out here

»Acoustic Adventures – Volume One« – Track Listing:
01. The Rest Of The Sun Belongs To Me
02. For The Sake Of Revenge
03. A Little Less Understanding
04. Alone In Heaven
05. Tallulah
06. Don’t Say A Word
07. As If The World Wasn’t Ending
08. Paid In Full
09. Tonight I Dance Alone
10. The Wolves Die Young
11. Wolf & Raven
12. On The Faultline

SONATA ARCTICA TOUR MOVED TO SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2022

Sonata Arctica Acoustic Adventures 2022 tour that was planned for February / March will be moved to September / October due to challenges arising from the pandemic. Unfortunately, new dates could not be found for all shows: Oulu, Joensuu, Iisalmi, Kouvola and Jyväskylä shows will be unfortunately cancelled.

Bought tickets for the moved shows will be valid as such for the autumn 2022 dates. If the new date does not work for you, bought tickets can be returned to the place of purchase by 20.3.2022.

For the cancelled shows (Oulu, Joensuu, Iisalmi, Kouvola, Jyväskylä) tickets can be returned to the place of purchase also by 20.3.2022.

TuskaLive and the Artist apologize for the inconvenience.

New dates for Sonata Arctica Acoustic Adventures 2022:

30.9.2022 Kuhmo, Kuhmo-talo
Tickets from 38,50€ (+ order fee from 1€)
No agelimit | 19:00 hrs
Presales: Lippu.fi

1.10.2022 Lappeenranta, Lappeenranta-sali
Tickets from 38,50€ (+ order fee from 1€)
No agelimit | 19:00 hrs
Presales: Lippu.fi

2.10.2022 Kuopio, Kuopion Musiikkikeskus
Tickets from 38,50€ (+ order fee from 1€)
No agelimit | 19:00 hrs
Presales: Lippu.fi

6.10.2022 Helsinki, Kulttuuritalo
Tickets from 42,50€ (+ order fee from 1€)
No agelimit | 19:00 hrs
Presales: Lippu.fi

7.10.2022 Hämeenlinna, Verkatehdas
Tickets from 38,00€
No agelimit | 19:00 hrs
Presales: Ticketmaster

8.10.2022 Pieksämäki, Poleenin sali
Tickets from 38,00€
No agelimit | 19:00 hrs
Presales: Ticketmaster

12.10.2022 Raahe, Raahesali
Tickets from 37,50€
No agelimit | 19:00 hrs
Presales: Tiketti

13.10.2022 Ylivieska, Kulttuurikeskus Akustiikka
Tickets from 38,50€ (+ order fee from 1€)
No agelimit | 19:00 hrs
Presales: Lippu.fi

14.10.2022 Turku, Logomo
Tickets from 38,50€ (+ order fee from 1€)
No agelimit | 19:00 hrs
Presales: Lippu.fi

15.10.2022 Rauma, Raumasali
Tickets from 38,00€
No agelimit | 19:00 hrs
Presales: Ticketmaster

SONATA ARCTICA LAUNCH LYRIC VIDEO FOR ‘THE REST OF THE SUN BELONGS TO ME’ FROM THE UPCOMING »ACOUSTIC ADVENTURES – VOLUME ONE» ALBUM

 Artwork by Janne Pitkänen

 Photo Credit: Jarkko Piipari

Finnish melodic metal icons SONATA ARCTICA should be closing their »Acoustic Adventures« European tour this week. Unfortunately, it had to be postponed to late 2022 due to obvious reasons. But fans need not worry as the band are bringing some cozy living room concert atmosphere to their homes in the form of the first part of their two-piece »Acoustic Adventures« album, due out on January 21st, 2022 via Atomic Fire.Comprising acoustic adaptions of twelve tracks leading through SONATA ARCTICA’s discography, »Acoustic Adventures – Volume One« was recorded and produced by Mikko Tegelman and the band at Studio57, Finland; Tegelman was also responsible for the album’s mix and mastering alongside bass player Pasi Kauppinen. The artwork by the quintet’s longtime collaborator and fellow countryman, Janne Pitkänen (NIGHTWISH, AURI etc.) rounds off the total experience charmingly.

The record’s first single, ‘The Rest Of The Sun Belongs To Me’, is available today and can be enjoyed alongside a lyric video over on YouTube, here.

States keyboardist Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg: “‘The Rest Of The Sun Belongs To Me’ was a song that first appeared as a bonus track for Japan back in 2003, just around the time I joined the band. When we started to arrange songs for the second »Acoustic Adventures« tour in 2019, this song somehow kept popping up and we decided to give it a go. Our dear friend Masi Hukari who joined us on stage for the tour did a lot of the work on this particular arrangement and I think that his input was really important in how this song turned out. For this record, we used the live arrangement as a starting point and I don’t think the song changed that much, so what you hear is a slightly refined version of the 2019 tour arrangement. We decided to use this song as the first single since it’s really different from the original studio version and as always, we prefer to offer something new and interesting for our fans and for ourselves as well.

“Pre-order the album physically (CD-digipak, various colored vinyls), pre-save it or pre-order it digitally to receive ‘The Rest Of The Sun Belongs To Me’ instantly now, here and at The Official Sonata Arctica Webshop with exclusive march bundles.

»Acoustic Adventures – Volume One« – Track Listing:

  1. The Rest Of The Sun Belongs To Me
  2. For The Sake Of Revenge
  3. A Little Less Understanding
  4. Alone In Heaven
  5. Tallulah
  6. Don’t Say A Word
  7. As If The World Wasn’t Ending
  8. Paid In Full
  9. Tonight I Dance Alone
  10. The Wolves Die Young
  11. Wolf & Raven
  12. On The Faultline