DRAGONFORCE bassist Frédéric Leclercq will play with SABATON – but only for their World War Tour 2011. SABATON explain the situation as follows: "Our old friend and companion from the band DRAGONFORCE will take over on guitars from Rikard during the upcoming World War Tour in Europe. This is since Rikard has decided to multiply himself and will have his first kid at this time. Of course its the highest wish of SABATON to tour with all six members but this time Rikard wanted to pass and to ensure that the fans that come to these shows will get a good show we wanted to bring in a person with both great musical talent as well as a great stage act together with a chemistry that we know fits in SABATON. We are sure that Frédéric is that person. This is of course a temporary situation, Frédéric is still a full member of DRAGONFORCE and Rikard is still the guitar player of SABATON. For the American tour that starts in April Rikard will be on stage again, ready to rock and hopefully a bit richer in life." World War Tour 2011: 03.03.2011 LU - Esch-Sur-Alzette, Rockhall 04.03.2011 FR - Eloyes, Centre Culturel 05.03.2011 FR - Paris, Trabendo 06.03.2011 ES - Bilbao, RockStarLive 08.03.2011 PT - Lisbon, Cine Teatro de Corroios 09.03.2011 ES - Madrid, Ritmo y Compas 10.03.2011 ES - Barcelona, Salamandra 11.03.2011 FR - Lyon, Ninkasi Kao 12.03.2011 IT - Bruneck, Ufo 14.03.2011 SI - Ljubljana, Kino Siska 15.03.2011 IT - Treviso, New Age Club 16.03.2011 DE - Lindau, Club Vaudeville 18.03.2011 DE - Bremen, Aladdin 19.03.2011 UK - Prestatyn, Hammerfest