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Post by JensJohansson » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:53 am

Stratovarius will return to North America for a short tour this fall. They will also take part in a once-in-a-lifetime pre-concert meet-and-greet which will take place prior to doors opening. With a purchase of the VIP ticket, you gain access to the venue at least one hour early for the meet-and-greet.

This is available for all shows and will be on sale until all VIP tickets are sold out (limited to 100 per night). You can purchase these VIP tickets at <a href="http://enterthevault.com">EnterTheVault.com</a>; you will then be automatically registered to win four tickets to a show of your choice between May 27 and December 31, 2009. Each city will have one winner and they will be notified via e-mail on May 19.

Tickets for all shows are on sale via <a href="http://enterthevault.com">http://EnterTheVault.com </a> exclusively until March 20 at which point they will become available through all normal ticketing outlets.

Stratovarius North American tour dates:

September 16, 2009: <a href="http://www.enterthevault.com/moreInfo.p ... 766">Nokia Theater, NYC, NY, USA</a>
September 18, 2009: <a href="http://www.enterthevault.com/moreInfo.p ... 767">Opera House, Toronto, ON, Canada</a>
September 19, 2009: <a href="http://www.enterthevault.com/moreInfo.p ... ">Imperial de Quebec, Quebec City, Q, Canada</a>
September 20, 2009: <a href="http://www.enterthevault.com/moreInfo.p ... 68">Medley, Montreal, QC, Canada</a>
September 21, 2009: <a href="http://www.enterthevault.com/moreInfo.p ... 70">Middle East, Boston, Mass, USA</a>
September 23, 2009: <a href="http://www.enterthevault.com/moreInfo.p ... 771">Sonar, Baltimore, MD , USA</a>
September 24, 2009: <a href="http://www.enterthevault.com/moreInfo.p ... >Peabody's, Cleveland, OH , USA</a>
September 25, 2009: <a href="http://www.enterthevault.com/moreInfo.p ... 773">pearl Room, Mokena, IL, USA</a>
September 27, 2009: <a href="http://www.enterthevault.com/moreInfo.p ... 4">Garrick Centre, Winnipeg, MB, Canada</a>
September 28, 2009: <a href="http://www.enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=2775">The Riddell at University, Regina, SK, Canada</a>
September 29, 2009: <a href="http://www.enterthevault.com/moreInfo.p ... >Warehouse, Calgary, AB, Canada</a>
September 30, 2009: <a href="http://www.enterthevault.com/moreInfo.p ... ">Starlite Room, Edmonton, AB, Canada</a>
October 2, 2009: <a href="http://www.enterthevault.com/moreInfo.p ... 778">Plaza Club, Vancouver, BC, Canada</a>
October 3, 2009: <a href="http://www.enterthevault.com/moreInfo.p ... 779">Sugar, Victoria, BC, Canada</a>
October 4, 2009: <a href="http://www.enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=2780">El Corazon, Seattle, WA, USA</a>
October 6, 2009: <a href="http://www.enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=2781">The Grand Ballroom @ the Regency, SF, CA, USA</a>
October 7, 2009: <a href="http://www.enterthevault.com/moreInfo.php?id=2782">Key Club, Los Angeles, CA, USA</a>

As usual, the most updated gig list can be found at <a href="http://www.stratovarius.com/tour">http: ... om/tour</a>.

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Post by icecab21 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:25 am

FUCK YES THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU :party:

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Post by hiro23 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:53 am

This is awesome, though I may have to travel across two states to see them as I'm located in southern utah, it's alright though cause it would definatly be worth it.
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Post by NeverendingAbyss » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:40 am

And so, the man speaks of North American tours...

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Post by icecab21 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:55 am

Since the VIP tickets in Seattle costs 2.6 times the normal ticket, I will probably go just go to 2 concerts and have a nice trip to Vancouver. That will be really cool for the people that get the VIP though. Although if 100 people do buy the tickets, how much quality of meet and greet can they have in 60 minutes?

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Post by Beast_Pete » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:13 am

Go to hear these news. :)
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Post by AGAG » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:34 am

Great news! :D

But what about latinamerica... :cry:
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Post by ttisaguitargod » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:29 am

This is a dream come true! :P

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Post by Malteada » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:08 am

what about México? :(

will Stratovarius come to Mexico someday?...
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Post by icecab21 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:24 am

I just hope that into eternity is not on the tour. I don't know how, but they manage to be on every European metal bands tour that hits Seattle. Being in the front row at those little club concerts is awesome. Hopefully I can get a second drumstick this time. I had such amazing time at that concert. It was really fun to follow the fingers of the guitar work for the solos.

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Post by Malteada » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:50 am

AAAAAAAAAA wrote:
Malteada wrote:what about México? :(

will Stratovarius come to Mexico someday?...
Never, they made it quite clear. "Too much guacamole"

WTF???!!! O_O
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Post by RazielSR » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:14 pm

The tour list is growing and growing...that's really fantastic. Really really fantastic. GREAT.
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Post by eagledreamr » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:25 pm

Great news!

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Post by RycheMaiden666 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:02 pm

WHAT??? I move from NJ to Florida and there's no Florida dates??? :cry: Looks like i'm traveling somewhere for one of these shows as I will not miss you guys!!!
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Post by Burning Reflection » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:28 pm

Holy fucking christ on a bike I just yelled out loud in excitement!

I will get tickets now if they are on sale :0

Edit: Can I get the VIP tickets through a local ticketbastard?

Double Edit: ticketbastard isn't releasing the tickets until 3/20 :?

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Post by f1canada2000 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:38 pm

I already ordered my VIP tickets for the Toronto show. Can't wait!

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Post by Rebel » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:43 am

Jens? No Michigan Shows?

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Post by icecab21 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:07 am

So how is the meet and greet structured?
With 5 members of the band, 100 ticket holders, and 1 hour, I wonder how much time and oppertunity VIP will have to meet and greet the band at a conversation level.

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Post by hiro23 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:36 am

I wonder if it will be like a convention where the audience sits down and the band answers questions
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Post by JensJohansson » Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:16 pm

hiro23 wrote:I wonder if it will be like a convention where the audience sits down and the band answers questions
Probably not, those "Q&A" type things are more useful for press meetings. I think how it's done will depend on the venue size.

A 1hr meet-and-greet with 100 guests is not a problem.

The concept is something new for the past year or so, and with the state of the music business at the moment, you will see more of it.

According to people who have already done this in the US (like Nightwish and CoB) it's quite nice. And (to my surprise) it seems everybody says fans in general love it. I wouldn't personally pay a dime extra to hang out with a bunch of musicians, but maybe that's because I have been doing exactly that for 20 years... :lol:

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Post by Aldaron » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:30 pm

Well, this is most excellent news! Wow, the Nokia on Times Square. That's awesome for sure. Congrats. Do you know yet about support bands? Guess it's a bit premature.
AAAAAAAAAA wrote:I've already seen Stratovarius once in Seattle (at Studio Seven). That place was a total dump! Probably only 20 people came. I was so far up front, I got to shake hands with some of the members in the middle of one of the songs Very Happy I also remember Lauri played one hell of a bass-solo...
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RycheMaiden666 wrote:WHAT??? I move from NJ to Florida and there's no Florida dates??? Crying or Very sad Looks like i'm traveling somewhere for one of these shows as I will not miss you guys!!!
What were you thinking? Everyone knows Florida is a metal dead zone. Jersey is the hot spot. You better move back.
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Post by bashoofd » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:25 pm

awesome, awesome! :D
hope that they annouce the European dates real soon ;)
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Post by browneyedgirl » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:46 pm

WOW! Seven months away! As unpredictable as life is, I'm almost afraid of making a reservation that far in advance. ???
I think I'll just stick to the CDs&Videos, and leave the concerts to you youngsters.... knowing my luck I'll fall and break a leg the day before the show! :D

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Post by metalmaiden » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:05 pm

browneyedgirl wrote:WOW! Seven months away! As unpredictable as life is, I'm almost afraid of making a reservation that far in advance. ???
I think I'll just stick to the CDs&Videos, and leave the concerts to you youngsters.... knowing my luck I'll fall and break a leg the day before the show! :D
That's funny....I was leaving work early one day a couple years ago to go see Apocalyptica for the first time. I was soooo excited. I had a bunch of things in my hands and while going down the stairs, caught the tip of my shoe in my other pant leg and fell down the stairs! I got up, went out to my husband's waiting car, and went directly to the emergency room instead of the concert. Yup, I broke my arm!


I did finally get to see Apocalyptica this last year...coincidently at the same venue in Boston that Statovarius will be playing at in September!!

I bought tickets. (an anniversary present for my husband) I want to support the group and their tour. If I can't make it I know someone will want them.

I didn't buy VIP ticket though. I'm too shy. It wouldn't be worth my while. (I usually hang back and watch or silently get autographs. I'm always too chicken to ask for pictures. I only have one of me with anybody. It's with Tony from Sonata Arctica and I'm making a horrible face in it because....he has his arm around me and he's SQUEEZING MY BROKEN ARM!!) I can take the $$$ I save and buy new Statovarius CDs. :) And in the past I was disappointed by Strat meet & greets that were promised but never happened but I'm sure it's different now; the dynamics of the band are different and it's a paid obligation not a complimentry nicety.

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Post by Rebel » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:35 pm

JensJohansson wrote:
hiro23 wrote:I wonder if it will be like a convention where the audience sits down and the band answers questions
Probably not, those "Q&A" type things are more useful for press meetings. I think how it's done will depend on the venue size.

A 1hr meet-and-greet with 100 guests is not a problem.

The concept is something new for the past year or so, and with the state of the music business at the moment, you will see more of it.

According to people who have already done this in the US (like Nightwish and CoB) it's quite nice. And (to my surprise) it seems everybody says fans in general love it. I wouldn't personally pay a dime extra to hang out with a bunch of musicians, but maybe that's because I have been doing exactly that for 20 years... :lol:
I've already begun my plans for a road trip to the Cleveland Show, but I really wish you would have done a show in Detroit.

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Post by icecab21 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:23 pm

El Corazon is a bit bigger than studio 7. Out of the Seattle venues that I’ve been to so far, showbox sodo had the clearest sound. Both el Corazon and studio 7 let you get right up in the front row while the showbox venues have one of those blockades with bouncers on the other side. el corazon is sort of above studio 7 and below the showboxes in capacity.

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Post by icecab21 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:03 pm

i found a concert review of nightwish where the band decided to stay for 2 hours and meet and greet. the reviewer said everyone loved it and how the fans were treated. now if only we could get a 3 hour setlist. course if im going that far might as well wish for a acoustic set or a set where they play through their albums like manowar did at magic circle 2

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