Finnish melodic metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA has started to work on the follow-up album to the successful Pariah’s Child record. Beyond that, the band will tour North America as direct support for NIGHTWISH starting February 19th!


“At the moment we’re taking a break from the recording of our 9th studio album and heading out with NIGHTWISH for a couple of months in North America. When we get back we’re more or less going straight into the studio to continue working on the album”, comments keyboard player Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg.


As with Pariah’s Child, the currently untitled upcoming ninth studio album will be recorded at “Studio 57”. “As far as the musical direction of the album, it’s really too early to say how it will turn out. Having said that, I expect the usual SONATA ARCTICA trademarks to be found on it. We will however get this album done in time for a fall release and we’ll tell you all more as things progress…”


Watch the lyric video for “Cloud Factory,” the track-by-tracks for Pariah’s Child as well as the video for “The Wolves Die Young” on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel!




Finnish melodic metal heroes SONATA ARCTICA will be the direct support for the highly anticipated 26-date North American NIGHTWISH tour. The trek launches in Sayreville, New Jersey on February 19th, hitting six Canadian cities plus Pittsburgh, Anaheim, and New Orleans, then closing out in Tampa, Florida on March 23rd.  Opening for the tour will be Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN.


Confirmed dates for the upcoming NIGHTWISH 2016 tour with SONATA ARCTICA and DELAIN are:


2/19/2016  Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

2/20/2016  Webster Theater – Hartford, CT

2/21/2016  Metropolis – Montreal, QC CANADA

2/22/2016  Music Hall – London, ON CANADA

2/24/2016  Carnegie Music Hall – Pittsburgh, PA

2/25/2016  LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH

2/26/2016  Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI

2/27/2016  Rave – Milwaukee, WI

2/29/2016  First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN

3/01/2016  Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB CANADA

3/02/2016  O’Briens Events Center – Saskatoon, SK CANADA

3/03/2016  Winspear Center – Edmonton AB CANADA

3/05/2016  MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB CANADA

3/06/2016  Wilma Theatre –Missoula, MT

3/07/2016 Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA

3/08/2016  Knitting Factory – Boise, ID

3/10/2016  Knitting Factory – Reno, NV

3/11/2016  City National Civic of San Jose – San Jose, CA

3/12/2016  The Grove – Anaheim, CA

3/14/2016  Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ

3/15/2016  City Auditorium – Colorado Springs, CO

3/16/2016  Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MO

3/18/2016  Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK

3/19/2016  Aztec Music Hall – San Antonio, TX

3/20/2016  New Orleans Civic Theatre – New Orleans, LA

3/21/2016  Iron City Live – Birmingham, AL

3/23/2016  The Ritz – Tampa, FL


Following the NIGHTWISH tour, SONATA ARCTICA will headline 6 dates with German-Norwegian symphonic metallers LEAVES EYES and Finnish melodic death metallers OMINIUM GATHERUM.


Confirmed dates for SONTA ARCTICA’s headlining dates with LEAVES EYES and OMINIUM GATHERUM are:


3/25/2016  Diamond Pub Music Hall – Louisville, KY

3/26/2016  Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

3/27/2016  Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL

3/29/2016  Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH

3/31/2016  Opera house – Toronto, Ontario CANADA

4/01/2016  Imperial De Quebec – Quebec City, QC CANADA

4/02/2016  The Palladium – Worcester, MA

4/03/2016  Stage 48 – New York City, NY


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