UK fans are the first to catch new Stratovarius live

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UK fans are the first to catch new Stratovarius live

Post by JensJohansson » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:21 am

A long, long time, fans all over the world have eagerly waited for Stratovarius to return to the stage. They will finally be back on the road this year, with new guitar player Matias Kupiainen. We are happy to announce that Stratovarius will rock England, Scotland and Ireland for a couple of exclusive European shows before digging into the festival season 2009.

Yes, you got it right: fans there will be the very first to see them live in 2009 and witness Matias's introduction onto stage with the band. Come be a part of it!

Here are the dates:

Stratovarius North Atlantic Isles Tour 2009

Friday, 15 May 2009 -- Wolverhampton, England, UK / Wulfrun Hall
Saturday, 16 May 2009 -- Nottingham, England, UK / Rock City
Sunday, 17 May 2009 -- Glasgow, Scotland, UK / Cathouse
Monday, 18 May 2009 -- London, England UK / Islington O2 Academy (aka Carling Academy)
Tuesday, 19 May 2009 -- Manchester, England UK / Academy 2
Wednesday, 20 May 2009 -- Dublin Ireland / Button Factory

For each of these six shows, four VIP tickets will be given away to competition winners. More details about this you can find here

http://www.stratovarius.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8956

We are also happy to announce two more shows in May after Wacken Rocks: one in Warsaw, Poland on May 24 at the Progresja music club http://www.progresja.com/ and one in St. Petersburg, Russia on May 30, 2009 at the Glavclub (http://www.glavclub.com). As usual, confirmed Stratovarus live shows can be found here: http://www.stratovarius.com/tour

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Post by Noxica » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:08 am

W00t!


*does a happy dance*


Just need to find out which date/s I can drag my usual gig-partner to, poke various people to sort things out , et voila!


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Post by NeonVomit » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:21 am

Right, well I'll be at the London gig whatever happens! Maybe a couple of the others too :D :D

Fantastic news.
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Post by Noxica » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:03 am

Wolverhampton is go!


Now to talk him into the Manchester gig as well... :twisted:
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Post by icecab21 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:53 am

6. One of the songs on the next Stratovarius album is called:

a) But I poop from there!
b) King of Nothing
c) Darmstadt, 4:38 AM
d) Padraig O'Hanrahan's Jig


it's a shame it's not a trick question with all 4 songs being on the album.

I'm sure "but i poop from there!" would hit the fan and be a hit with the fans

hopefully we get some vids to hear king of nothing live

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Post by MetalAngel » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:14 am

Great new, Jens!!! :)
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Post by black death » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:21 am

Happy UK fans! :)
We are happy to announce that Stratovarius will rock England, Scotland and Ireland for a couple of exclusive European shows before digging into the festival season 2009.
Will there be a regular tour in Europe later this year? Or only festivals??

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Post by StratoTimo » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:43 pm

To Finland Perkele :party:... It would be better that you guys make few club gigs (Also here in Lahtis) :P
And of course at summer few festival gigs... It's called PARTY :D
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Post by Kiryl-L » Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:16 pm

StratoTimo
Just come to Moscow :wink:

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Post by nefertari » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:02 pm

Or to Sauna Open Air this June! :)

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Post by NeonVomit » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:48 am

Come to Cyprus! Do it! I'll put you guys in touch with promoters ;)
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Post by StratoTimo » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:28 pm

nefertari wrote:Or to Sauna Open Air this June! :)
there i am going... :P
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Post by Noxica » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:01 pm

NeonVomit wrote:Come to Cyprus! Do it! I'll put you guys in touch with promoters ;)

And I'll inform my dad that we have to go on holiday to Cyprus around the same time...no ifs, no buts :lol:


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Post by nepi » Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:09 pm

Though UK is not around the corner, it's great to hear they are hitting the road again!

I just hope (and almost be sure) they will come to Switzerland Z7 8)
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Post by stratobabius » Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:54 am

I read that Firewind's gonna be the supporting act for the English/Scottish/Irish dates. That's a way too powerful duo. :D I hope this continues for the rest of the European dates, when they come out. :P

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Post by dirge » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:20 pm

None of the gigs even remotely near Wales!
Jens... :(
Did you not think of me when sorting these gigs out? lol! :lol:
Will try to make London or Manchester then. :)

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