SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the band's official web site:
"Just a little update on the festivals for this summer. Some of the festivals got confirmed pretty late and we had big trouble finding flight tickets for a reasonable price for [drummer] Dirk [Verbeuren]. Therefore Peter Wildoer (DARKANE) will fill in for Dirk on three shows (Festimad, Piteå and Malmö). We really appreciate Peter's help and being able to step in with such short notice!
Anyways, we've never played this many festivals and it's covering up most of Europe, so whatever you do, don't miss us!!!
"We're really psyched about playing in Spain at the big Festimad festival next weekend. It's been a while since we gave our Spanish fans a fix, so it will be exciting for sure. It's of course also a great honor to be one of the headliners together with ALICE IN CHAINS... can't wait to see them live."
Upcoming SOILWORK festival appearances:
May 28 - Festimad Festival - Madrid, SPA
Jun. 3 - Rock Hard Festival - Gelsenkirchen, GER
Jun. 9-11 - Download Festival - Donnington, UK
Jun. 15-17 - Hultsfred Festival - Hultsfred, SWE
Jul. 07 - Metal Town Festival - Gothenburg, SWE
Jul. 08 - Peace & Love Festival - Borlänge, SWE
Jul. 09 - Ruisrock - Kansanpuistossa, FIN
Jul. 15 - Tivolirock - Kristianstad, SWE
Jul. 21 - Eartshaker Festival - Kreuth, GER
Jul. 22 - Metal Camp Fest - Tolmin, SLO
Aug. 3-5 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, GER
Aug. 25 - Malmö Festivalen - Malmö, SWE
SOILWORK's latest CD, "Stabbing the Drama", is available now on Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Figure Number Five" was recorded at Fascination Street studios in Örebro and Dug-Out Productions in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO).