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Nordic Power Metal titans SONATA ARCTICA and STRATOVARIUS on a joint tour this autumn!

 Live in November in BRNO!

SONATA ARCTICA, STRATOVARIUS, Induction – BRNO, Sono Centrum, 9.11.2023

 "Nordic Power Metal Titans" is the apt name of the tour announced by SONATA ARCTICA and STRATOVARIUS, which will also come to the Czech Republic on November 9th in BRNO, Sono Centrum, on its way through autumn Europe!

The Finnish melodic metal storm SONATA ARCTICA still has many fans and their ranks are expanding, not only thanks to their tireless release of a diverse range of music (ten studio albums, two acoustic albums, etc.), but also by playing countless shows. The quintet - singer Tony Kakko, guitarist Elias Viljanen, bassist Pasi Kauppinen, Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg on keyboards and drummer Tommy Portimo - are the standard-bearers of contemporary power-metal and are still riding the wave of success. After visiting European clubs as part of their "Acoustic Adventures" tour last winter, SONATA ARCTICA now returns to the stages and will present itself in their classic metal concept alongside their compatriots STRATOVARIUS. STRATOVARIUS (so-called "Kings Of Power Metal") will play this autumn, in addition to many classic songs, new songs from their latest album "Survive" (2022).

The special guest of the tour is the international symphonic power metal band INDUCTION, who will present their second album "Born From Fire" (2022).

SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg states: "We're very excited to be back on the road playing power metal and on top of that we get to co-headline with our friends from STRATOVARIUS! The first tour SONATA ARCTICA did back in 2000 was with those same guys, so it will be amazing to do it once again 23 years later, especially for those of us who weren't there the first time around. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience...for the second time!"

STRATOVARIUS comment: "We are super excited to do this autumn tour together with SONATA ARCTICA and INDUCTION. We toured together with SONATA ARCTICA and RHAPSODY back in 2000 when "The New Wave of Power Metal" had just been unleashed, and this will be a great opportunity to show how strong power metal still is and how it's evolved, adapted and survived!"

INDUCTION guitarist Tim Kanoa Hansen adds: "Our latest album »Born From Fire« has been received very positively during its release tour at the end of last year, but this was just the beginning. We can't wait to present it to many more power metal hungry fans around Europe in autumn. Warming up the crowds for such influential giants of the scene will make it an even more special experience for sure. INDUCTION are already starting their high-power engines - and you better do the same. Get your tickets and we'll see you on the road!"

This tour is an absolute must for all melodic/power-metal fanatics, so don't hesitate and get your tickets early for this autumn musical adventure!

Tickets, at a super introductory price, valid until the end of August, can be ordered at this website or in the Ticketportal network!

The tickets can be purchased at the following resellers: