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Xandria Announces First-Ever North American Headlining Tour

I love a good concert tour announcement and this one ranks high on my list since its bringing a few bands that we don’t see all that often around these parts and that is awesome. Check out the press release below.

The Press Release:
German Epic Symphonic Metal stalwarts XANDRIA have taken things to the next level with their seventh studio album Theater of Dimensionss. The album is a hyper-emotional affair that digs deep, lyrically speaking. It’s also an incredibly metallic effort. There is a soundtrack-like, orchestral finesse inherent to the compositions, echoed by pounding groove and sophisticated shredding. Now XANDRIA is ready to bring their breathtaking live show back to North America for a headline tour this May. Support on the tour will come from label mates Kobra And The Lotus and Once Human. The tour kicks off May 9th in New York, NY and runs through May 30th in Mesa, AZ. A complete list of dates can be found below.
The band cannot wait to tour North America:

“We are super excited to go on our first ever North American headline tour in May, playing east to west coast, along with the wonderful Kobra and the Lotus as well as Once Human. Let’s get these places rocked!”
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Win A Ticket To See Sonata Arctica @ Stage 48 On 9/4/2014

Poster - Sonata Arctica at Stage 48 - 2014

The Details: For many years Sonata Arctica has been one of my own personal favorites from the Finnish Metal scene and I have enjoyed release after release from this always energetic band and am glad thatthey are returning to the USA once more to deliver us Metal magic from their latest album “Pariah’s Child”. This Nuclear Blast Records opus belongs in your collection so be sure to pick up a copy on the bands current tour. With my now ten year allegiance to their efforts makes me excited to announce that I am once again holding a contest for their NYC show and this one comes care of the awesome folks at CEG Presents. This will be an amazing night of Metal based on not only the Sonata Arctica set but the music from Delain and Xandria as well. Read more on how to participate.
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Sonata Arctica Will Bring “Pariah’s Child” To The USA In 2014

The winter cold is in full sway and we are already getting more snow that we bargained for here on the East Coast but the news about Finland’s own Sonata Arctica returning to our shores for a tour just warms my Metal heart to its very core. Speaking personally, I have been a fan of Sonata Arctica’s music for a few years longer than I have been doing my Metal Music Scribe thing. They impressed me and when I finally met up with them for interview stuff during a performance at B.B. King Blues Club many moons ago, the level of support increased. Check out the press release below their logo.

Logo - Sonata Arctica

The Press Release:
Celebrating their 15th year in existence as a recording artist, Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA are proud to announce their 2014 North American tour in support of their upcoming eight studio album, Pariah’s Child, due out in the U.S. & Canada on April 1st. The 33-show trek launches in Teaneck, New Jersey on September 3rd, hits nine Canadian cities, and wraps up in Tampa, Florida on October 15th. Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN will be direct support; XANDRIA from Germany will open each night. SONATA ARCTICA keyboard player Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg checks in from the frozen tundras of Finland with a special message for North American fans:
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