SABATON ANNOUNCES MASSIVE POST-PANDEMIC CONCERT SCHEDULE
NORTH AMERICAN TREK WITH JUDAS PRIEST,
MAJOR EURO FESTIVALS
AND 2022's EUROPEAN "THE TOUR TO END ALL TOURS"
"Sabaton put the fire power back into metal while delivering bombastic anthems of sacrifice, heroism, and determination,across nine studio albums and two decades of unforgettable live performances." - Kerrang!
L-R: Joakim Brodén, Tommy Johansson, Pär Sundström, Hannes Van Dahl, Chris Rörland Photo Credit: Tallee Savage
LOS ANGELES, CA - Friday, July 2, 2021 - Emerging from COVID lockdown, multi-Gold and Platinum Swedish metal band SABATON will tour North America as main support on Judas Priest's 36-city, "50 Years of Metal" trek that starts on September 8 in Reading, PA. The U.S. and Canadian dates will mark Sabaton's first time sharing a stage with Judas Priest and its first North American tour since 2018. Prior to the Judas Priest tour, Sabaton will top the bill at two major European festivals: July 9 at Exitfest, held at the Petrovaradin Fortress, Serbia, and the Czech Republic's Rock Castle on August 20. The Spring of 2022 will see Sabaton bring its ground-breaking and breathtaking live shows to 26 cities in 17 European countries - "The Tour To End All Tours." The complete itinerary is below; for all ticket purchasing info, visit https://www.sabaton.net/tour/ "Bigger, better, and more metal than ever," said Sabaton's bassist Pär Sundström. "We are joining Judas Priest for an eight-week tour in North America this autumn, and guess if we are excited...Until then, COVID-19 can go to hell." On the upcoming dates with Judas Priest, Sabaton - Sundström, vocalist Joakim Brodén, guitarists Tommy Johansson and Chris Rörland, and Hannes Van Dahl on drums - the three-time winner of Metal Hammer's Golden Gods Award as Best Live Band - will focus the setlist on their most recent album, 2019's The Great War, fan-favorites such as "Primo Victoria," "To Hell and Back," "Carolus Rex," "The Last Stand," and some surprises. Sabaton is known for its high-intensity, operatic heavy metal, juxtaposed with narratives that recount the harrowing yet epic tales of real-life historical battles and the brave men and women who fought in them. "History can be very boring because it's far away and detached," said vocalist Brodén. "But everybody loves a good story, so what we do is tell stories, personal and true stories. We paint pictures with our lyrics and music, and our live shows, and try to bring history to life."
Sabaton's confirmed tour dates are as follows: JULY 9 Exitfest, Petrovaradin Fortress, Serbia
AUGUST 20 Rock Castle, Moravsky Krumlov, Czech Republic
2021 * North America, Judas Priest's "50 Years of Metal" SEPTEMBER 8 Santander Arena, Reading, PA 9 Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, VA (Sabaton festival date) 11 Warlando Festival, Central FL Fairgrounds, Orlando, FL 13 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC 14 Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC 16 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI 17 Covelli Center, Youngstown, OH 19 Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI 20 Rosemont Theatre, Chicago, IL 22 Miller High Life Theatre, Milwaukee, WI 23 The Armory, Minneapolis, MN 25 Saint Louis Music Park, St. Louis, MO 26 Louder Than Life Festival, Louisville, KY (Sabaton festival date) 29 The Mission Ballroom, Denver, CO 30 Maverik Center, West Valley City, UT OCTOBER 2 Angel of the Winds Arena, Everett,WA 3 Moda Center, Portland, OR 5 Fox Theater, Oakland, CA 6 Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA 8 Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, NV 9 Arizona Federal Theatre, Phoenix, AZ 12 Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX 13 HEB Center, Austin, TX 15 Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Dallas, TX 16 The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK 19 Cable Dahmer Arena, Independence, MO 21 Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN 22 Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, Alpharetta, GA 24 Charleston Civic Center Coliseum, Charleston, SC 25 The Met, Philadelphia, PA 27 Prudential Center, Newark, NJ 28 MGM Casino, Washington, DC 30 Foxwoods Casino Arena, Mashantucket, CT 31 Tsongas Center at UMass, Lowell, MA NOVEMBER 2 Scotiabank Centre, Halifax, NS CANADA 4 Place Bell, Montreal, QC CANADA 5 FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton, ON CANADA 2022 JANUARY 7 - FEBRUARY 12 29-date headline tour of Sweden Europe, "The Tour To End All Tours" MARCH 4 Spektrum, Oslo, Norway 5 Avicii Arena, Stockholm, Sweden 6 Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark 8 Barclays Arena, Germany, Hamburg 9 Rockhal, Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg 11 Mercedes Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany 12 O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic 13 Arena, Budapest, Hungary 15 Lorenzini District, Milan, Italy 16 Arena, Geneva, Switzerland 18 Wembley Arena, London, UK 19 First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK 20 Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK 22 Hydro, Glasgow, UK 24 Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium 25 Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands 26 Quarterback Immo Arena, Leipzig, Germany 28 La Seine Musicale, Paris, France 30 Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria 31 Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany APRIL 1 Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany 2 ZAG Arena, Hannover, Germany 4 Tauron Arena, Krakow, Poland 6 Saku Arena, Tallinn, Estonia 8 Kuopio Hall, Kuopio, Finland 9 Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland * * * ABOUT SABATON: In the more than two decades since their launch, Swedish metallers Sabaton have gained a legion of loyal fans across the globe by carving out a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the business, an assessment shared by the UK's Guardian: "Other than veterans Iron Maiden, Sabaton is the biggest heavy metal band in Europe." Since the band's debut album in 2005, Sabaton has been combining standout stage design and production with epic concept albums, linking real-life historical war events with classic kick-ass metal. Sabaton has released nine studio albums, amassed six GOLD, one PLATINUM, and one four-times-PLATINUM awards, seen eight of its albums score Top 10 international chart status, and six claim the Top 5. The band has earned eight Metal Hammer/Golden Gods Awards nominations, taking home the award for "Breakthrough Artist" in 2011 and "Best Live Band" in three different years, and a Grammis nomination (Swedish equivalent to the U.S. Grammys) as Best Heavy Metal band. Sabaton has also accumulated more than three billion total streams. Since 2008, Sabaton has hosted its own annual concert festival, the "Sabaton Open Air" at Hårdrocksstadion at Lugnet in Sweden, and launched its yearly - and always sold out - Sabaton Cruise that sails out of Stockholm for epic sea adventures, rocking the ship with fellow metalheads, and lots of SABATON. Twenty-nineteen saw the launch of the band's own YouTube channel, "Sabaton History Channel." The channel combines the power of YouTube, music and storytelling to dive into the true-life stories behind every Sabaton song, bringing history to life in an informative and entertaining way. Sabaton's Pär Sundstöm and Joakim Brodén are joined by Indy Neidell, of "The Great War" and "WW Two in Real Time" fame. Combining soaring power riffs with vocalist Joakim Brodén's instantly-recognizable gruff baritone, the band refuses to be simply slotted into a genre. Fans need only know them as Sabaton, the heavy metal band that sings of real-life wars and the people who played a part in them; of grueling campaigns and dazzling acts of bravery, magnificent victories and touching personal struggles, true stories more fantastic than any fiction. Over its 11 year touring history, Sabaton has headlined major festivals and sold-out arena concerts around the world.