Umea ENERGI AREA VIND in Sweden entirely. Fans had to be cleared out during the last song of ACCEPTs Set. It was either the show so hot, that the fire alarm went off or – the smoke machines too much! The fans stayed cool and left orderly! No Panik broke out and after 30 min everybody was allowed to get back in! Cause of the fire alarm : SMOKE! Damned…said Wolf – I thought it has been us! Just kiddin’ .. we are very grateful that this was ONLY the smoke machines. All kinds of things are running through our head at that moment. We remember the terrible accidents caused by fire in venues. Sorry, guys! Sorry, for the inconvenience! SABATON – with a minor delay – could present their show as planned. (Photographs: Nat Enemede)
A behind the scenes peek from last night in Oberhausen! Great show!
Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON have announced the first dates for their massive European tour 2017. THE LAST TOUR is the biggest tour of SABATON yet and scheduled to kick off January 7th at König Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. Very special guests are none other than heavy metal legends ACCEPT.
Says SABATON‘s bass player Pär Sundström: „We have just finished our new album, which is titled THE LAST STAND and we know we have done a great album, which all fans of SABATON can appreciate for many years. If it is the best album of us, time will tell… But what we can tell for sure is that THE LAST TOUR will be the biggest and best tour of SABATON ever. It is the tour we have been looking forward to do for all these years!“
Added ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann: „Accepting a tour with SABATON is the result of a very cool relationship we have with the band. It was a great pleasure to tour with them in USA and we followed their career with respect over the years. We have not seen a band who has such a clear vision where they want to go and it is rare that bands can translate their visions into real action. SABATON are a hard working band and are a serious role model for aspiring musicians and young bands. We are looking forward to have an exciting tour – especially after we have been in the studio for a while and sure feel some kind of cabin fever…“
SABATON w/ Accept
- 07.01.2017 DE – Oberhausen, Konig Pilsener Arena
- 08.01.2017 BE – Antwerp, Lotto Arena
- 10.01.2017 IE – Dublin, Vicar Street
- 11.01.2017 UK – Glasgow, o2 Academy
- 13.01.2017 UK – Manchester, o2 Apollo
- 14.01.2017 UK – London, o2 Brixton Academy
- 28.01.2017 DE – Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena
- 29.01.2017 NL – Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall
- 31.01.2017 DE – Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle
- 01.02.2017 DE – Saarbrucken, Saarlandhalle
- 04.02.2017 DE – Bamberg, Brose Arena
- 05.02.2017 DE – Munich, Zenith
- 15.03.2017 DE – Berlin, Columbiahalle
Tickets for all shows will be available on May 31st at 10:00am CET and can be purchased here: http://www.sabaton.net/tour
Additional shows to be announced at a later date.