Kobetasonik Festival (Spain) confirmed

Sonata Arctica have been confirmed for Kobetasonik Festival in Bilbao, Spain on June 20th, 2008.
See the updated summer festival schedule of 2008 below:

07.06. – Sauna Open Air / TAMPERE (FI)
20.06. – Kobetasonik Festival / BILBAO (E)
21.06. – Hellfest / CLISSON (F)
29.06. – Tuska Open Air / HELSINKI (FI)
28.06. – Graspop Metal Meeting / DESSEL (B)
04.07. – Ruisrock / TURKU (FI)
06.07. – Simerock / ROVANIEMI (FI)
13.07. – Masters of Rock / VIZOVICE (CZ)
11.07. – Evolution Festival / MILAN (I)
31.07. – 02.08. – Wacken Open Air / WACKEN (D)

Please note that in some cases the dates can change if the festival takes longer than one day and no specific date has been announced for the band, yet.

Presale tickets for USA tour supporting Nightwish available now

Presale tickets for the Nightwish/Sonata Arctica USA tour this fall are now available for the following shows at http://www.enterthevault.com. Regular tickets will be on sale from May 10th on.

29.08.2008 The Trocadero, Philadelphia (PA)
30.08.2008 The Palladium, Worcester (MA)
04.09.2008 Agora Theater, Cleveland (OH)
05.09.2008 Harpo’s Concert Theatre, Detroit (MI)
09.09.2008 Showbox SoDo, Seattle (WA)
10.09.2008 Roseland Theatre, Portland (OR)
12.09.2008 The Fillmore, San Francisco (CA)
13.09.2008 The Wiltern, Los Angeles (CA)
14.09.2008 Marquee Theatre, Phoenix (AZ)
16.09.2008 Palladium Ballroom, Dallas (TX)
17.09.2008 La Zona Rosa, Austin (TX)
19.09.2008 Meridian, Houston (TX)
20.09.2008 House of Blues, New Orleans (LA)
21.09.2008 Jannus Landing, St. Petersburg (FL)
23.09.2008 Valarium, Knoxville (TN)
24.09.2008 Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte (NC)
26.09.2008 Rams Head Live, Baltimore (MD)

More dates for this tour will be announced later.

New show confirmed (June 4th, Oulu, Finland)

Sonata Arctica will perform as headliners at Radio Mega’s 20th anniversary in Oulu @ Club Teatria. The concert will take place on the 4th of June. Other performers are Graham Bonnet & Joe Lynn Turner, Zero Nine and Kolera.

USA Tour supporting Nightwish

Sonata Arctica will support Nightwish on the third U.S. leg of their Dark Passion Play tour. Sonata Arctica will be touring in support of their latest album, Unia.

The trek is tentatively scheduled to begin at the end of August and run through the end of September. Final details, including on-sale dates, will be officially announced in early April.

Tony Kakko at ‘Sing The Classics And Classic Rock’ (19.04.2008)

Singlive UK have invited Tony Kakko to perform two of his songs with 320 singers at THE SAGE Gateshead on Saturday 19th April 2008.

‘Sing The Classics And Classics Rock’ will be performed at 3:00 pm and a second show at 7:30 pm.
For more information please check www.singliveuk.com
This event takes place prior to Sonata Arctica’s upcoming UK tour.

21.04.2008 – London, Carling Academy Islington (UK)
22.04.2008 – Leeds, Rio’s (UK)
23.04.2008 – Glasgow, Garage (UK)
25.04.2008 – Sheffield, Corporation (UK)
26.04.2008 – Dublin, Button Factory (Ireland)
27.04.2008 – Dudley, JB’s (UK)

Sonata Arctica confirmed for Ruisrock 2008.

Another Finnish festival has been confirmed. Sonata Arctica will play at Ruisrock, Turku on July 4th.
See the complete summer festival schedule of 2008 below:

07.06. – Sauna Open Air / TAMPERE (FI)
21.06. – Hellfest / CLISSON (F)
22.06. – Fields of Rock / BIDDINGHUIZEN (NL)
27.06. – 29.06. – Tuska Open Air / HELSINKI (FI)
28.06. – Graspop Metal Meeting / DESSEL (B)
04.07. – Ruisrock / TURKU (FI) *new*
13.07. – Masters of Rock / VIZOVICE (CZ)
11.07. – Evolution Festival / MILAN (I)
31.07. – 02.08. – Wacken Open Air / WACKEN (D)

Please note that in some cases the dates can change if the festival takes longer than one day and no specific date has been announced for the band, yet. More festivals will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.