Win A Ticket For Sonata Arctica @ Stage 48 On 4/3/2016

Poster - Sonata Arctica at Stage 48 - 2016

The Details: It seems like only yesterday that I first heard the Metal sonic power that is Sonata Arctica and no matter how often I see them, I am impressed again and again. Many years ago they became one of my very favorite of the Metal bands that were coming out of Finland and my first ever listen was with “Winterheart’s Guild”. I must have played those songs a hundred times since then. Recently, the band celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the album “Ecliptica” and have just finished a tour supporting the mighty Nightwish. Now that this tour has ended I am glad to find the band being able to offer fans some headlining dates that will surely impress the masses. That being said I am happy to announce that the band will once again be returning to the Stage 48 club in NYC and thanks to the promoters, some of the PiercingMetal readers are going to get to enjoy the show for free. Joining them at this NYC stop will be several local acts if you should feel like arriving early to check it all out. Read more below on how this works.

When and Where: Sunday, April 3rd at Stage 48 – 7:30pm (605 West 48th Street NYC)

To Participate: There are so many powerful releases from Sonata Arctica so the ardent fans are very likely to have at least three favorite works from them. Those readers should list three of their absolute favorites for me and some reasons about why they are so high on their musical library playlist to be selected for this show. Feel free to throw in some extra credit about having seen them in concert for good measure and brownie points. The newbies don’t have the same luxuries but that doesn’t preclude them from needing three reasons. Convince me to add you to this least with three cool notations as well. Make them solid to read more than just a plain old “because they rock man” because that is just too un-original and boring. I’ll be responding to the comments that I like most right below their answer. This is for a single ticket only and no plus one requests will be honored. Sorry.

– Enter only enter once. The comments are moderated and will not appear immediately after submission.
– Number them for ease of knowing if you followed the instructions or not if I’ve asked for a list.
– Please enter your full real name in the comment form along with an email address that you can be reached at if you win. This is necessary for listing purposes. Please do NOT put this information in the comment itself out of privacy concerns.
– Only enter if you can and will attend the show should you win and it’s logistically possible for you to do so. Essentially if you live a couple of hundred miles away we don’t think you’re coming here for a show in NYC.
– Subscribe to the comments and check back to see the responses so you know if you won or not.
– Make sure you are entering a NEW comment and not replying to another contestant’s entry as that makes notifying you difficult should you be marked as a winner.

Based on the timing, this contest will close in the early afternoon on Friday, April 1st since this show is a Sunday and the list must be received before the end of business that day. Should supply deplete before then it might close earlier. Go.

Restrictions: All of the PiercingMetal contests are open to our loyal readers, Facebook Page likers and Twitter Followers but that being said we are still looking for the new names first. Don’t let that stop you from entering of course but we do keep track based on the overall demand for this stuff at this point. We want EVERYONE to have a chance to enjoy a show on the provider and PiercingMetal but if you just won you will likely not have a chance for this one. Please note that Anonymous or Guest comments will not be approved.

If You Win This Contest: If you are marked as one of the winners for this contest, here is how to claim the ticket. On the night of the show go to the venue box office and ask for the House Guest List, there might be a PiercingMetal Contest reference as well. Please bring proper identification (driver’s license, passport, NYC ID card, school ID) and your name will be checked off that list for you to enter. If you encounter any difficulty, please politely ask for an onsite manager and cite how this contest was done in coordination with venue Marketing and I suggest arriving early to allow some time just in case. Once the list is in there is nothing more I am able to do. You can also expect an email to the provided address reminding you of the win so make sure that is listed as a safe domain to receive notes from.

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10 thoughts on “Win A Ticket For Sonata Arctica @ Stage 48 On 4/3/2016”

  1. Sonata Arctica is one of my favorite European power metal bands. I first heard them from their debut, Ecliptica, which is still my favorite of theirs. I’ve never heard a band combine the hard and fast power metal rhythms with smooth happy vocals quite like them. Not so serious or dark as some fellow power metallers, but still pretty technical and shred happy on both guitar and keyboards. I also liked the follow up EP, Successor, mainly for the way they turn Scorpions classic ballad Still Loving you into the galloping rocker. After that I admit I kind of lost track of them but got back on board with excellent Stones Grow Her Name album. Singer seems to have improved a lot and the new guy on guitar shreds ! I saw them at Gramercy Theatre a few years ago and they were fantastic. Would love to see them again 🙂

    1. Glad to find them to be one of your favorites Steve, they won me over very early on as well. Congrats on winning one of our tickets for the show on Sunday at Stage 48. Please refer to the section of the contest post marked “If You Win This Contest” for the full on details on how you claim this at the show.

  2. I have listened Sonata arctica since Silence. I like almost every song of sonata but the most loved ones are: Last drop falls my first touch with Sonata, it always brings memories to my mind. Broken is the second one, it reminds me of love in my teens. Love from the Pariah´s child the most beutiful love song. And the best part of this is that im coming to New York for the very first time on saturday 2th april and to see the Sonata Arctica in New York would make all my dreams com true. I don´t know anything better 🙂

    1. Wow that is awesome Susanna and let me not only say “Welcome to NYC” but also “Congrats on winning one of our tickets for the show on Sunday at Stage 48”. Please refer to the section of the contest post marked “If You Win This Contest” for the full on details on how you claim this at the show.

  3. It started with the first time we heard them 9/27 /2008 My daughters first concert!! The Nokia Theatre NYC Times Square Sonata Arctica and Nightwish because of Annette’s illness Nightwish wasn’t playing. Tony and the Band came on not missing a beat.They played Don’t Say a Word . You start listening to a Band for the first time and you hear something you never heard before and there is a musical connection . The talent of these guys is amazing. The keyboard guitars vocals choral background ,They are truly great musicians and they project it right into you ,and that is a priceless feeling .We also love Till the last drop and Shamandalie they are fantastic songs Tonys vocals Lyrics melody are beautiful powerful inspiring as well . Seeing them in NYC again would be unbelievable and bring back some great memories !! They are a true outstanding band and GREAT genuine guys too!!!!!

    1. That works for me Karl so “Congrats on winning one of our tickets for the show on Sunday at Stage 48”. Please refer to the section of the contest post marked “If You Win This Contest” for the full on details on how you claim this at the show.

  4. I first heard of Sonata Arctica in 2007 when they were on tour with Nightwish. Since I was not familiar with their music I did not really know what to expect so you can imagine how totally blown away I was when I finally heard them for the first time. I had not seen a live band this great in ages so immediately fell in love with their music, vocals, poetic lyrics. I started to listen to the band more, bought CDs and now they are one of my favorites. Top ten in fact! Each band member has a unique talent they bring to the show that makes it an unforgettable experience. Best live band ever!!!
    So my favorite songs (so hard to choose just 3):

    Graven Image, Ain’t Your Fairy-tale, and White Pearl Black Ocean.

    1. Elisabeth we are going to keep your love of the band in full swing. Congrats on winning one of our tickets for the show on Sunday at Stage 48. Please refer to the section of the contest post marked “If You Win This Contest” for the full on details on how you claim this at the show.

  5. Alright my friends, this contest is 100% officially closed so congratulations to all of our winners who were each notified below their submission. Since we had plenty of tickets, each of you has won a spot at this show so like I said in my replies, please refer to the section of the contest marked “If You Win This Contest” as it lines out all you need to do to claim the prize. I’m going to be there for sure supporting my Finnish faves so if you see me running around please don’t be afraid to say hello. Just make sure I am not shooting pictures or anything. Let’s rock this show.

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