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 PiercingMetal.com. 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 @piercingmetal.com is listed as a safe domain to receive notes from.
Sonata Arctica: http://www.sonataarctica.info