SABATON – the heavy metal sextet from Sweden specializing in war metal – recently played the final show of their 200+ date World War Tour in Antwerp, Belgium. Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em5J7n3lVCk to view lead singer Joakim Brodén’s “thank you” video message shot from the side of the stage. The video also features live footage of the last show and guest appearances by former Iron Maiden frontman Blaze Bayley and Santa Claus. Fans are encouraged to vote for SABATON in the “Best Group/Artist” & “Best Live Act” categories in Sweden’s Bandit Rock Awards poll at http://goo.gl/iRNlG. Voting ends January 25th, 2012. SABATON’s upcoming North American “Swedish Empire” tour will coincide with the release of their sixth studio album, due out on Nuclear Blast in Spring 2012. 04/10/12 Brass Mug - Tampa, FL 04/12/12 Scout Bar - Houston, TX 04/13/12 Trees - Dallas, TX 04/15/12 Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX 04/17/12 Wreckers - Lubbock, TX 04/18/12 Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO 04/19/12 The Beaumont Club - Kansas City, MO 04/20/12 Spicoli´s Grill and the Reverb Rock Garden - Waterloo, IA 04/22/12 The Firebird - St Louis , MO 04/23/12 The Rave - Milwaukee, WI 04/25/12 The Casbah - Charlotte, NC 04/27/12 Bogie´s - Albany, NY 04/28/12 Broadway Joe´s - Buffalo, NY 04/29/12 Peabody´s - Cleveland, OH 04/30/12 Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA 05/02/12 The Loft - Poughkeepsie, NY 05/03/12 The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA 05/04/12 The Gramercy Theatre – New York City, NY 05/05/12 The Palladium - Worcester, MA 05/07/12 Petit Campus - Montreal, QC – CANADA 05/08/12 Imperial de Quebec - Quebec City, QC - CANADA 05/10/12 Wreck Room - Toronto, ON - CANADA 05/11/12 Music Hall - London, ON - CANADA 05/12/12 The Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH 05/13/12 Blondie´s - Detroit, MI 05/15/12 Station 4 - St Paul, MN 05/16/12 Reggie Rock Club - Chicago, IL 05/18/12 Vernon Club - Louisville, KY 05/19/12 Kingdom - Richmond, VA 05/20/12 Soundstage - Baltimore, MD 05/21/12 Jaxx - West Springfield, VA 05/25/12 Circo Volador - Mexico City, D.F. - MÉXICO