2012-04-19 - When summarizing the past few years, the Swedes of SABATON can look back on a triumphal march: sold out shows, fantastic albums chock-full of epic power metal, thrilled fans worldwide! On May 25th, another glorious chapter will be added to their success story: “Carolus Rex” is the seventh SABATON studio album and boasts plenty of future metal anthems plus a sophisticated lyrical concept about the Swedish king Carl XII.
You can be assured that energetic front man Joakim Brodén and his kinsmen will unleash another gigantic live experience in a club near you, because they’ll embark on an extensive headliner run in September! SABATON will be joined by Swiss act ELUVEITIE who can rightfully be called the leaders of the “New Wave Of Folk Metal”! Their latest opus magnum “Helvetios” (2012) saw them walk on new paths in the folk/pagan metal sector and lets them shine as magnificent songwriters.
This varied package will be rounded off by Hungary’s WISDOM who serve us hymnic and melodic power metal.
SABATON have been nominated for several Metal Hammer (GER) awards: Best international band / best live band / metal-anthem
Vote here: http://www.metal-hammer.de/news/article288313/metal-hammer-awards-2012-eure-stimmen-zaehlen.html
On September 14, SABATON and ELUVEITIE will perform at the Award show in Berlin.
„SWEDISH EMPIRE TOUR 2012“
Presented by Metal Hammer, Noizeletter, Heavy, Rock It, Musix, Piranha, Metalnews.de, Metallian, BLAST!
07.09.2012 DE - Hannover, Capitol
09.09.2012 NL - Tilburg, O13
10.09.2012 DE - Osnabrück, Hyde Park
12.09.2012 LU - Luxembourg, Rockhal
13.09.2012 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
14.09.2012 DE - Berlin, Metal Hammer Awards (without Wisdom)
15.09.2012 DE - Gießen, Hessenhalle
17.09.2012 CH - Lausanne, Rocking Chair
18.09.2012 CH - Pratteln, Z7
19.09.2012 IT - Milano, Alcatraz
21.09.2012 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall
22.09.2012 DE - Munich, Backstage
23.09.2012 DE - Lindau, Club Vaudeville
26.09.2012 AT - Wien, Arena
27.09.2012 AT - Wörgl, Komma
28.09.2012 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser
30.09.2012 FR - Paris, Alhambra
02.10.2012 FR - Lyon, CCO
03.10.2012 ES - Barcelona, Razmatazz
04.10.2012 ES - Pamplona, Totem/Barakaldo
05.10.2012 ES - Madrid, Arena
06.10.2012 PO - Porto, Hard Club (without Eluveitie)
09.10.2012 FR - Rennes, Letage
10.10.2012 FR - Strasbourg, Laiterie
12.10.2012 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
13.10.2012 DE - Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit
14.10.2012 NL - Amsterdam, Melkweg
15.10.2012 BE - Brussels, AB Club
More dates to be announced soon!
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