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

SONATA ARCTICA CANCELS TOMORROW’S SHOW IN ZLIN, CZECH REPUBLIC

Dear fans,
Sonata Arctica regrets to inform a band member has fallen ill and unable to travel by doctors orders. It’s nothing serious, but enough to make travelling and performing currently impossible.

This unfortunately means, that Sonata Arctica is forced to cancel their tomorrows show in the Winter Masters of Rock 2021, Zlín, Czech Republic.

Sorry for all and any inconvenience this may cause.

Hope to see you all soon again in full health!

Have a rocking weekend, WINTER MASTERS OF ROCK! 🤘

SONATA ARCTICA ACOUSTIC ADVENTURES 2022 FINLAND

Sonata Arctica will embark on an extensive, 15 date acoustic Finnish tour in February / March 2022. The band is exstatic to lift their Acoustic Adventures -concept to a new level.

”We have come a long way with our Acoustic Adventures project; now it’s time to put out a couple of records from it, the first one to be released in early 2022. Naturally, we’ll be hitting the road in February / March to celebrate the new release. We’ll be playing in places we haven’t been to in ages and it’s amazing to be able to play our acoustic set which of course includes new material as well as the hits.”

Tickets for Acoustic Adventures 2022 tour are available now.

Sonata Arctica Acoustic Adventures 2022 -concerts:

4.2.2022 Kulttuurikeskus Akustiikka, Ylivieska https://www.lippu.fi/eventseries/3013210

5.2.2022 Madetojan sali, Oulu
https://www.ticketmaster.fi/artist/sonata-arctica-lippuja/40250

6.2.2022 Raahesali, Raahe
www.tiketti.fi

11.2.2022 Lappeenranta-sali, Lappeenranta https://www.lippu.fi/eventseries/3013210

12.2.2022 Carelia Sali, Joensuu
https://www.ticketmaster.fi/artist/sonata-arctica-lippuja/40250

13.2.2022 Eino Säisä -sali, Iisalmi
https://www.lippu.fi/eventseries/3013210

19.2.2022 Raumasali, Rauma
https://www.ticketmaster.fi/artist/sonata-arctica-lippuja/40250

20.2.2022 Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki
https://www.lippu.fi/eventseries/3013210

24.2.2022 Logomo, Turku
https://www.lippu.fi/eventseries/3013210

25.2.2022 Verkatehdas, Hämeenlinna https://www.ticketmaster.fi/artist/sonata-arctica-lippuja/40250

26.2.2022 Kuusaasali, Kouvola
https://www.ticketmaster.fi/artist/sonata-arctica-lippuja/40250

27.2.2022 Lutakko, Jyväskylä
jelmu.net
https://www.lippu.fi/eventseries/3013210

3.3.2022 Poleenin sali, Pieksämäki
https://www.ticketmaster.fi/event/302855

4.3.2022 Kuopion Musiikkikeskus, Kuopio https://www.lippu.fi/eventseries/3013210

5.3.2022 Kuhmotalo, Kuhmo
https://www.lippu.fi/eventseries/3013210

TAVASTIA SHOW II ADDED TO 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR FINNISH LEG

Sonata Arctica 25th anniversary:
🇫🇮 Oct 04 Tavastia Show I, Helsinki, Finland
🇫🇮 Oct 04 Tavastia Show II, Helsinki, Finland
🇫🇮 Oct 05 Sibeliustalo, Lahti, Finland
🇫🇮 Oct 07 Tullisali, Oulu, Finland
🇫🇮 Oct 08 Sawohouse, Kuopio, Finland
🇫🇮 Oct 09 Unholy Winter Fest, Joensuu, Finland
🇫🇮 Oct 10 Lutakko, Jyväkylä, Finland
🇫🇮 Oct 11 Kulttuurikeskus, Espoo, Finland
🇫🇮 Oct 14 Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki, Finland
🇫🇮 Oct 15 Pakkahuone, Tampere, Finland
🇫🇮 Oct 16 Hyvinkääsali, Hyvinkää, Finland
🇫🇮 Oct 17 Mikaeli, Mikkeli, Finland

www.sonataarctica.info/tour

“ACOUSTIC ADVENTURES – VOLUME ONE” AND ACOUSTIC ADVENTURES MMXXII TOUR POSTPONED TO 2022

Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA are a band with a unique sound, driven by different emotions and a touch of melancholy. Today, the band announces the new release date of their first acoustic album, perfectly entitled “Acoustic Adventures – Volume One”, to be released on January, 21st 2022. Also the panned acoustic tour had to be postponed into next year and will start in October 2022.

“Despite of the circumstances slowly getting better, we will unfortunately have to postpone our “Acoustic Adventures European Tour” that was supposed to happen this fall. This is not a light decision by any means but right now we cannot go forward with the tour as planned. However we will be back in 2022, postponed doesn’t mean canceled. Our “Acoustic Adventures – Volume One” album will also be released a few months later than originally planned but rest assured, it will be worth the wait. We’re really looking forward to getting out there again and play for you all, rather sooner than later. Meanwhile, take care”, says keyboard player Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg. 

“This acoustic form of SONATA ARCTICA has been slowly brewing for years”, comments vocalist Tony Kakko and explains: “The first manifestation of it, besides the few acoustic versions of songs released throughout the years, was the “Acoustic Adventures Tour” in 2019, which proved to be a great success, sparking an idea to get these songs also recorded and out on an album. Or two albums, at least for starters. Our songs have always been based on beautiful melodies, which makes it very easy to transform and rearrange them perfectly into the acoustic form as well. I should mention that many of the songs work so well dressed in acoustic garments.”

“Acoustic Adventures – Volume One” will be the first part, followed by a second acoustic record, to be released in October 2022. “I hope you love these albums as much as we do. There are many, many songs we had to leave out of these ”Volume One” and ”Volume Two” albums, so nothing would please me more than adding few more volumes in the future”, says vocalist Tony Kakko.

The postponed tour is going to happen in autumn 2022 now, entitled the “Acoustic Adventures MMXXII” tour. To promote both “Acoustic Adventures” releases, the band will embark on a journey through 17 European countries! Support will be provided by Swedish hopefuls ELEINE, who will also be presenting an acoustic set.

Metal Hammer (DE), Rock It (DE), Musix (DE), Rock Hard (FR), Power (ES), Rocksverige (SE), Scream (NO) & Dragon Productions present

SONATA ARCTICA
Acoustic Adventures MMXXII
Special Guests: ELEINE

🇸🇪 20.10.2022 SE – Stockholm, Södra Teatern
🇸🇪 21.10.2022 SE – Östersund, Gamla Teatern
🇳🇴 22.10.2022 NO – Trondheim, Byscenen
🇳🇴 23.10.2022 NO – Oslo, Parkteatret
🇸🇪 24.10.2022 SE – Gothenburg, Valand (Ordensalen)
🇩🇪 25.10.2022 DE – Hamburg, Fabrik
🇳🇱 27.10.2022 NL – Tilburg, 013 KZ
🇩🇪 28.10.2022 DE – Bochum, Christuskirche
🇳🇱 29.10.2022 NL – Utrecht, Pandora
🇬🇧 31.10.2022 UK – London, Islington Assembly Hall
🇫🇷 02.11.2022 FR – Paris/Vaureal, Le Forum
🇫🇷 03.11.2022 FR – Lyon, Le CCO
🇪🇸 04.11.2022 ES – Barcelona, Salamandra
🇪🇸 05.11.2022 ES – Bilbao, Stage Live
🇪🇸 06.11.2022 ES – Madrid, Copérnico
🇪🇸 08.11.2022 ES – Sevilla, Custom
🇪🇸 09.11.2022 ES – Murcia, Garaje
🇪🇸 10.11.2022 ES – Pamplona, Totem
🇫🇷 11.11.2022 FR – Toulouse, Le Metronum
🇫🇷 12.11.2022 FR – Nantes, Le Ferrailleur
🇧🇪 13.11.2022 BE – Sint-Niklaas, De Casino
🇩🇪 15.11.2022 DE – Nürnberg, Hirsch
🇨🇭 16.11.2022 CH – Pratteln, Z7
🇮🇹 17.11.2022 IT – Milan, Live Club
🇸🇮 18.11.2022 SL – Ljubljana, Orto Bar
🇧🇬 20.11.2022 BG – Sofia, Joy Station
🇷🇴 21.11.2022 RO – Bukarest, Quantic Club
🇷🇴 22.11.2022 RO – Cluj-Napoca, FORM Space
🇦🇹 24.11.2022 AT – Wien, Szene
🇭🇺 25.11.2022 HU – Budapest, Akvarium
🇨🇿 26.11.2022 CZ – Ostrava, Club Garage
🇵🇱 27.11.2022 PL – Warsaw, Proxima
🇩🇪 28.11.2022 DE – Berlin, Columbia Theater
🇩🇪 29.11.2022 DE – München, Backstage Werk
🇩🇪 01.12.2022 DE – Köln, Essigfabrik
🇩🇪 02.12.2022 DE – Passau, Zauberberg
🇩🇪 03.12.2022 DE – Speyer, Halle 101

Tickets: https://www.dragon-productions.eu/sonata-arctica/

LATIN AMERICAN TOUR POSTPONED TO APRIL 2022

Due to the current situation, and for the safety of everyone involved, we have to postpone our Latin American tour to April 2022.

Check out the new dates:

🇧🇷 Apr 01 Belo Horizonte, Brazil
🇧🇷 Apr 02 Brasília, Brazil
🇧🇷 Apr 03 Curitiba, Brazil
🇧🇷 Apr 05 Porto Alegre, Brazil
🇧🇷 Apr 06 Florianópolis, Brazil
🇧🇷 Apr 08 Limeira, Brazil
🇧🇷 Apr 09 São Paulo, Brazil
🇧🇷 Apr 10 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
🇦🇷 Apr 12 Buenos Aires, Argentina
🇨🇱 Apr 14 Santiago, Chile
🇨🇱 Apr 15 Puerto Montt, Chile
🇨🇴 Apr 17 Bogotá, Colombia
🇨🇴 Apr 18 Medelín, Colombia
🇨🇷 Apr 20 San José, Costa Rica
🇸🇻 Apr 23 San Salvador, El Salvador
🇬🇹 Apr 24 Cidade de Guatemala, Guatemala

We look forward to this moment! See you there!