DVD Show in Milan to be postponed to February 27th, 2011

SONATA ARCTICA regret to inform their Italian fans that the announced show in Milan at the Alcatraz on September 30th, 2010 needs to be postponed.

Reason: while doing his daily exercise routine Elias Viljanen (guitar) broke his right hand. Due to this accident he will not be able to play guitar for the next 5 or 6 weeks.

The new date for the show will be now Sunday, February 27th, 2011 also at the Alcatraz. Of course all tickets for the show September 30th remain valid for the new date.

Sonata Arctica comment: 

“It was pretty shocking to hear from Elias about his accident. We are really sorry we need to postpone the show to a later date and want to excuse for any inconveniences this might cause to our fans in Italy and to all fans who had made travel plans from around the world. We really hope to see you all again in February at the Alcatraz”.

Update: There are, however, good news for those that are worried whether the South American tour is at stake.

Elias will be able to play all South American dates: his doctor at the hospital informed him after a second medical examination that his hand will be recovered after 6 weeks, so no problem for him to be on the tour starting October 16th in Mexico.