Finnish melodic metal giants, SONATA ARCTICA, finished their European tour with Swedish adventure metallers TWILIGHT FORCE last Saturday with a sold out show at Zeche in Bochum, Germany. On this tour, the Finns presented their latest record titled »The Ninth Hour« (#2 Finland, #7 Sweden (Rock/Metal), #18 Switzerland, #22 Germany, #43 Austria among others) live on European soil for the first time. After SONATA ARCTICA's forthcoming North American tour with LEAVES' EYES and OMNIUM GATHERUM, the band will hit European stages once more from February 20th, 2017. Support on this leg will come from Norwegian metallers TRIOSPHERE (February 20th - March 20th), also Finland-based heavy metallers THUNDERSTONE (March 22nd - April 9th) and Canadian heavy metallers STRIKER. See below for all dates! Keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg commented: "Since our latest European tour was merely a blip on the radar, albeit a strong one at that, we decided that we had to come back and make sure we hit all the places we missed on the first run. So, here it is: 2 months of shows in Europe, including a lot of new places and a whole bunch of cities we haven't had the chance to visit in years. See you out there!" »The Ninth Hour World Tour 2017« Order »The Ninth Hour« here: http://nblast.de/SonataTheNinthHour Order the album digitally: http://nblast.de/SonataArcticaDownloads