Praised by the L.A. Weekly for the “over-the-top symphonic sounds and boundless energy” they brought to the stage when they opened for IRON MAIDEN at the sold-out Battle of San Bernardino show in September, Swedish heavy metal superstars SABATON are returning to the U.S. and Canada in 2014 as direct support to American metallers ICED EARTH on their “Worldwide Plagues” North American tour. Opening each show of the six-week trek on their maiden North American tour will be Dutch heavy metallers REVAMP. Checking in from Sweden, SABATON bass player Pär Sundström states: “We are really looking forward to return for the first SABATON full North American run since 2011. Three great bands on tour together, this will for sure be fantastic!” SABATON will be out supporting their Swedish Empire Live DVD release - the band’s largest live production to date – which hit North America on October 29th. Filmed in front of 600,000+ enthusiastic fans at their headlining festival appearance at Poland’s Woodstock Festival in 2012, Swedish Empire Live captures the band’s spine-tingling, soul-soaring, high-energy live stage show saturated with fist-pumping anthems celebrating the triumph of the human spirit. Fans can order the DVD from the Swedish Empire Live Landing Page: SABATON tour dates for the “Worldwide Plagues” North American tour with ICED EARTH and REVAMP are: 04/04/14 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI 04/05/14 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI 04/06/14 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL 04/07/14 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN 04/09/14 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA 04/10/14 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH 04/11/14 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH 04/12/14 St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI 04/14/14 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON – CANADA 04/15/14 Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC – CANADA 04/16/14 Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC – CANADA 04/17/14 Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA 04/18/14 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY 04/19/14 The Palladium – Worcester, MA 04/21/14 Empire – West Springfield, VA 04/23/14 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA 04/24/14 House Of Blues – Orlando, FL 04/25/14 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL 04/26/14 State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL 04/28/14 Scout Bar – Houston, TX 04/29/14 Trees – Dallas, TX 05/01/14 Club Red – Tempe, AZ 05/02/14 House Of Blues – West Hollywood, CA 05/03/14 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA 05/05/14 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA 05/06/14 El Corazon – Seattle, WA 05/07/14 The Venue – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA 05/09/14 The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA 05/10/14 Republik – Calgary, AB – CANADA 05/11/14 Riddell Centre – Regina, SK – CANADA 05/12/14 Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA 05/14/14 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO 05/15/14 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM 05/16/14 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK Come out and experience first-hand why SABATON are one of the most popular up-and-coming bands in heavy metal. View the live video clip for the track “Uprising” on YouTube: Watch “Ghost Division” live here: ABOUT SABATON: Formed in Falun, Sweden in 1999, the band is best known for singing almost exclusively about historical wars & battles, a direction SABATON members decided to take on after watching the 1999 Academy Award-winning film Saving Private Ryan. “For us it means a lot more to write about historical events than to make up stories,” says bassist Pär Sundström, one of the main songwriters. The band thoroughly researches their topics to ensure the songs paint accurate & objective portraits of the historical event they’re singing about, which are narrated from an omniscient point-of-view or in first-person as a soldier caught in the line of fire. Like their home country, SABATON aims to remain politically neutral in their role as musical war historians. Visit SABATON online at Like: