SABATON Announces 2020 European Tour With APOCALYPTICA And AMARANTHE
June 28, 2019
Swedish metallers SABATON will embark on "The Great Tour" in January 2020. The European trek, which will feature support from APOCALYPTICA and AMARANTHE, will kick off on January 17 in Zürich, Switzerland and will run through February 17 in Oslo, Norway.
Says SABATON: "Finally, we are bringing with us our biggest touring production we have ever done… and we promise to deliver a show you could have never imagined. And the biggest announcement regarding this tour is still to come."
Tickets will be available from July 3 (U.K.: July 5) for all shows.
Jan. 17 - Zurich - Switzerland - Hallenstadion Jan. 18 - Stuttgart - Germany - Schleyer-Halle Jan. 19 - Munich - Germany - Olympiahalle Jan. 21 - Vienna - Austria - Gasometer Jan. 22 - Budapest - Hungary - Arena Jan. 24 - Warsaw - Poland - Arena COS Torwar Jan. 25 - Berlin - Germany - Max-Schmeling-Halle Jan. 26 - Prague - Czech Republic - 02 Arena Jan. 28 - Milano - Italy - Alcatraz Jan. 31 - Frankfurt - Germany - Festhalle Feb. 01 - Oberhausen - Germany - König-Pilsener-ARENA Feb. 02 - Antwerp - Belgium - Lotto Arena Feb. 04 - Barcelona - Spain - Palau Sant Jordi Feb. 05 - Madrid - Spain - Vistalegre Feb. 07 - Paris - France - Zénith Feb. 08 - London - UK - Wembley Arena Feb. 09 - Amsterdam - Netherlands - AFAS Live Feb. 11 - Hamburg - Germany - Sporthalle Feb. 12 - Copenhagen - Denmark - Forum Black Box Feb. 14 - Gothenburg - Sweden - Scandinavium Feb. 15 - Stockholm - Sweden - Hovet Feb. 17 - Oslo - Norway - Spektrum
SABATON's ninth full-length album, "The Great War", is due on July 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's 20th-anniversary record is a concept effort covering stories from the First World War.
The official video for the song "Great War" can be seen below.
SABATON started recording "The Great War" exactly 100 years after the end of the First World War (November 11, 1918) and took three months of intensive work to complete the album with longtime producer and collaborator Jonas Kjellgren at Black Lounge studios. The disc was mastered by Maor Appelbaum and the artwork was once again created by Peter Sallaí.
SABATON's new disc is the group's first with guitarist Tommy Johansson (GOLDEN RESURRECTION, REINXEED),who replaced Thobbe Englund in 2016.