Sabaton & Kreator Announce 2018 North American Co-Headlining Tour!

Halloween is just around the corner but that doesn’t mean a couple of the treats can’t come earlier and this one is not going to satisfy your sweet tooth but will assist in the quelling of your ravenous desire for Heavy Metal. Yes, a new tour is heading our way and it’s a co-headlining run with Sabaton and Kreator. Read on down below and know that I will come back to close it all up.

The Press Release:
Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON are uniting with German thrash titans and label mates KREATOR for the ultimate North American co-headlining trek. The 24-date tour kicks off on Thursday, February 8. 2018 at The Van Buren in Phoenix, Arizona and will make stops in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Philadelphia before concluding at Jannus Landing in Tampa, Florida on March 10th.

SABATON’s Par Sundström comments, “We are excited to return to American grounds after the last successful tour. Teaming up with our friends in KREATOR, we are able to play larger venues which allows us to bring a bigger production than we ever brought into America.”

KREATOR’s Mille Petrozza states, “Hordes! We return back to North America alongside the mighty SABATON! It’s a true European invasion and we can’t wait to be back! We’re looking forward to sharing this bill with Sabaton and playing our full headline set for KREATOR fans old and new”.

Nuclear Blast’s Symphonic and Thrash metal artists collide for an unforgettable experience filled with high energy and extradorniary musicianship.
SABATON will be touring in support of their highly-acclaimed eighth album, The Last Stand. Check out the the lyric video for “Sparta” which chronicles the story of the most iconic last stands battle of Thermopylae. Listen to it here:

KREATOR is touring in support of Gods Of Violence which entered the world charts at #16. Watch the music video for ‘Satan Is Real’ on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:

Citi® Cardmember will have the opportunity to purchase advance tickets from Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 10:00 AM local time until Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10:00 PM local time and their mobile app will give its customers the opportunity to purchase advance tickets from Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM local time until Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10:00 PM local time. (Use the password: BEATS)

Ticketmaster will have advance tickets available from Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at10:00 AM local time until Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10:00 PM local time. (Use the password: SABATOR)

All other outlets will have general admission tickets available on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 10:00 AM local time!

The Tour Dates:
02/08/2018: The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
02/09/2018: The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
02/10/2018: The UC Theater – San Francisco, CA
02/12/2018: Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
02/13/2018: Showbox – Seattle, WA
02/14/2018: The Vogue Theater – Vancouver, BC CANADA
02/16/2018: Union Hall – Edmonton, AB CANADA
02/17/2018: The Palace – Calgary, AB CANADA
02/19/2018: Revolution – Boise, ID
02/21/2018: The Gothic Theater – Denver, CO
02/22/2018: The Truman – Kansas City, MO
02/23/2018: The Myth – Minneapolis, MN
02/24/2018: Orpheum – Madison, WI
02/26/2018: 20 Monroe – Grand Rapids, MI
02/27/2018: House of Blues – Chicago, IL
03/01/2018: The Phoenix – Toronto, ON CANADA
03/02/2018: Metropolis – Montreal, QC CANADA
03/03/2018: House of Blues – Boston, MA
03/04/2018: The Paramount Theater – Huntington, NY
03/06/2018: The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
03/07/2018: The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
03/08/2018: The Ritz – Raleigh, NC
03/09/2018: Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
03/10/2018: Jannus Landing – Tampa, FL

ABOUT KREATOR: One thing‘s for sure: There aren‘t many bands with a history as long and eventful as KREATOR‘s, who fascinatingly succeed in exploring new horizons while challenging and reinventing themselves time and again, resulting in high impact results – as is perfectly illustrated by their new record Gods Of). With this 14th studio album of their impressive career, the thrashers from Essen, Germany have crafted a work of art of utmost vigor, drawing its unfailing power from the pounding heart of one of the greatest, most versatile metal bands of all time. Gods Of Violence lives and breathes!

About SABATON: Formed in Falun, Sweden in 1999, SABATON thoroughly researches their battle topics to ensure the songs paint accurate and 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 of Sweden, SABATON aims to remain politically neutral in their role as musical war historians. SABATON have reached their unshaken position as heavy metal’s AAA-torchbearer after releasing ingenious studio recordings and playing endless amount of unforgettable live shows with massive live production. The Last Stand is another unquestionable and bulletproof evidence of SABATON’s top class abilities.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Clearly this is a pairing of most epic proportions and is a night that few Metal Legions will soon forget and that leads me to the outcry of “WHERE THE EFF IS THE NYC DATE!?!?!?” Sure, we get the solo headlining shows by both of these bands but for the co-headlining run to bypass this Metal Metropolis of ours seems unfair. There isn’t even a NJ Show on this run so it looks like as far as my area is concerned there is a haul to Long Island in our future. I’ll close this up now with the always inquiry of what do you readers think about this tour. You can let me know down in the comments section below and if for some reason you have yet to catch either of these bands then do not miss out on this one. These are two of the most exciting Metal groups that you can see on the live concert stage and if the poster is to be trusted there are no other bands being featured. That is awesome since who needs the terrible local act on something like this. Okay I’m out and getting ready for Halloween now.

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