SONATA ARCTICA - acoustic album and tour!
Posted: March 31, 2021
Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA are a band with a unique sound, driven by different emotions and a touch of melancholy. Today, the band announces the release of their first acoustic album, perfectly entitled "Acoustic Adventures - Volume One", to be released in October 2021 through Nuclear Blast Tonträger Produktions- und Vertriebs GmbH. "This acoustic form of SONATA ARCTICA has been slowly brewing for years", comments vocalist Tony Kakko and explains: "The first manifestation of it, besides the few acoustic versions of songs released throughout the years, was the "Acoustic Adventures Tour" in 2019, which proved to be a great success, sparking an idea to get these songs also recorded and out on an album. Or two albums, at least for starters. Our songs have always been based on beautiful melodies, which makes it very easy to transform and rearrange them perfectly into the acoustic form as well. I should mention that many of the songs work so well dressed in acoustic garments." "Acoustic Adventures - Volume One" will be the first part, followed by a second acoustic record, to be released in 2022. "I hope you love these albums as much as we do. There are many, many songs we had to leave out of these ”Volume One” and ”Volume Two” albums, so nothing would please me more than adding few more volumes in the future", smiles Tony Kakko and adds: "Looking forward to seeing you on tour again as soon as possible!" And this tour is hopfully going to happen in autumn, entitled the "Acoustic Adventures MMXXI" tour. It’s been a while since SONATA ARCTICA toured Europe, the last time being in 2019. To promote their "Acoustic Adventures - Volume One" release, the band will embark on a journey through 17 European countries! Support will be provided by Swedish hopefuls ELEINE, who will also be presenting an acoustic set. Keyboardist Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg comments: "Since our Talviyö World Tour is more or less over, it's time to look ahead for the next challenge and since we've had so much fun with the acoustic stuff we decided to make an album as well, and of course we will hit the road immediately after that to celebrate the release of it. As of now we have managed to set up an extensive European Tour and we're really looking forward to getting out there an play some music for all of you." SONATA ARCTICA Acoustic Adventures 2021 Special Guests: ELEINE presented by Metal Hammer (Ger), Rock It (Ger), Musix (Ger), Rock Hard (F), Power (ES), Rocksverige (S) and Scream (NO) 21.10.2021 SE - Uppsala, Katalin 22.10.2021 SE - Östersund, Gamla Teatern 23.10.2021 NO - Trondheim, Byscenen 24.10.2021 NO - Oslo, Parkteatret 26.10.2021 SE - Gothenburg, Valand (Ordensalen) 27.10.2021 DE - Hamburg, Fabrik 28.10.2021 NL - Tilburg, 013 29.10.2021 DE - Bochum, Matrix 30.10.2021 NL - Utrecht, Pandora 01.11.2021 UK - London, Islington Assembly Hall 03.11.2021 FR - Paris/Vaureal, Le Forum 04.11.2021 FR - Lyon, CCO 05.11.2021 ES - Barcelona, Salamandra 06.11.2021 ES - Bilbao, Santana 27 07.11.2021 ES - Madrid, Shoko 09.11.2021 ES - Sevilla, Custom 10.11.2021 ES - Murcia, Garaje 11.11.2021 ES - Pamplona, Totem 12.11.2021 FR - Toulouse, Le Metronom 13.11.2021 FR - Nantes, Le Ferrailleur 14.11.2021 BE - Sint-Niklaas, De Casino 16.11.2021 DE - Nürnberg, Hirsch 17.11.2021 CH - Pratteln, Z7 18.11.2021 IT - Milan, Live Club 19.11.2021 SLO - Ljubljana, Orto Bar 21.11.2021 BG - Sofia, Music Jam 22.11.2021 RO - Bukarest, Quantic Club 23.11.2021 RO - Cluj-Napoca, FORM Space 25.11.2021 AT - Wien, Szene 26.11.2021 HU - Budapest, Akvarium 27.11.2021 CZ - Zlin, Winter Masters of Rock 28.11.2021 PL - Warsaw, Proxima 29.11.2021 DE - Berlin, Columbia