Timo and Matias performing to D.Medvedev!

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Timo and Matias performing to D.Medvedev!

Post by Korppi- » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:20 pm

Just read from a finnish tabloid that TK, MK and Jani Liimatainen are performing to the president of Russia this evening as Medvedev is having dinner with the finnish president Tarja Halonen! :D

Would be interesting to know what songs they've been doing? Maybe Timo or Matias could enlighten us :)

btw. the article in finnish is found here http://www.iltasanomat.fi/uutiset/kotim ... id=1676845
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Post by Summpi sika » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:27 pm

Daamn :o . That's so,... great honor. Hey. How many metal musicians have played for Two presidents and politicions ? I wonder who have booked Tk, Matias and Jani :)

Edit: yes. And Matias. Come and tell us !!! :D
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Re: Timo and Matias performing to D.Medvedev!

Post by Mormegil » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:36 pm

Whoa, that's really an honor.
I heard Medvedev is actually a fan of metal/hard rock bands, such as Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. :lol:

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Post by _Pepe_ » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:56 pm

wowwww , what a honor!!

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Post by The Enigma » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:13 am

Translation of the Iltasanomat article linked above:

Timo Kotipelto will perform at the official dinner for Medvedev
20.04.2009 19:38, updated 20.04. 21:06

The President of the Republic Tarja Halonen and her spouse doctor Pentti Arajärvi will serve an official dinner at the Presidentinlinna residence to honour the official visit of The President of Russia Dmitri Medvedev and his spouse Mrs. Svetlana Medvedeva to Finland.

During the dinner will vocalist Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius), guitarist Matias Kupiainen (Stratovarius), and guitarist Jani Liimatainen perform accompanied with the Kaartin soittokunta military band lead by conductor Elias Seppälä.

The honorary dinner will be served for 130 attendants.

Besides the Presidents and their companies among the invited are Finnish political leaders, a number of high rank officials, diplomats, and representatives of finance and culture.




Now, metal artists performing at an official state dinner party for two presidents!

How cool is that?!!! 8)

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Post by Irinia » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:18 am

Amazing!

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Post by Moony » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:08 am

According to The Voice they played Hunting High and Low, Black Diamond, Burn (Deep Purple) and – as an encore after Mr. Medvedev had demanded one :D – I Surrender (Rainbow). TK told that he received an invitation 1½ weeks ago and decided he’d do it if he found a guitarist. Instead of one he brought two!

Seems like TK is making friends all around. :)

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Post by Beast_Pete » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:13 am

Good news. Way to go. :D
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Post by eagledreamr » Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:27 pm

That's really amazing news!
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Post by Hellovarius the Simp » Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:28 pm

:shock: lol :lol:
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Post by mayhem-for-all » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:17 pm

:lol:
I just thought that the competition is still on.
just yesterday Tolkki had announced to perform woth Fabio Lione of Rhapsody (of Fire)
The next day TK comes and says hey I'm performing for the president of Russia
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Post by Mormegil » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:22 pm

Kotipelto performed to president of Russia - president demanded more!

Singer Timo Kotipelto performed yesterday to an influential audience. Renowned metal-fan, Russian president Dmitri Medvedev listened to Kotipelto's gig with excitement and according to Ilta-Sanomat -magazine didn't let the man off the stage after three songs.

Kotipelto says, that an adjutant grapped his sleeve, when he was leaving the stage and asked for one more song. By then Kotipelto had already played Stratovarius-hits Hunting High And Low and Black Diamond and Deep Purple's Burn. According to Kotipelto the president wanted an encore and got Rainbow's song I Surrender as an extra.

Timo Kotipelto got an invitation to perform for the president a week and a half ago. He committed to the unusual gig, if he only found a guitarist to accompany him. Kotipelto joined with former Sonata Arctica -guitarist Jani Liimatainen and Matias Kupiainen from Stratovarius: "I thought, that lets do this special thing and play with two guitars."


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I would pay money to see a recording of that gig. Was Medvedev headbanging and singing along to the songs? :lol:

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Post by Irinia » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:27 pm

I would also love to see/hear that :D
The president has a fantastic taste in music 8)

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Post by Mormegil » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:30 pm

They should've played Iron Maiden's Mother Russia as well. :P

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Post by Syren.S » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:22 pm

when I read this news in the morning I actually thought: let's play 'the land of ice and snow' :lol:

anyway, Finland is such a miracle country - and this is not the first time. Tarja Turunen was invited to President Palace for a dinner party 6 years ago. :wink:
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Post by AMBR@BEC » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:11 pm

Wow, what a cool gig, and quite the honor. WTG, Timo and company. Medvedev made a good choice for the encore; Timo does a kick-ass version of "I Surrender." Would love to see that live some day.

Kudos to all the guys. Gotta be kind of nice to be appreciated at such "lofty" levels.
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Post by NeverendingAbyss » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:41 pm

The Presidents will be headbanging to METAL!
President of Russia-- :headbang:
President of Finland-- :headbang:
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Post by Ragehead91 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:22 pm

Okay, I'm a but stunned. At least Putin 2.0 has a good taste of music :huh:

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Post by hiro23 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:33 pm

it goes to show that metal is gaining a bit more acceptance these days
metal feeds the beast

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Post by Ragehead91 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:34 pm

hiro23 wrote:it goes to show that metal is gaining a bit more acceptance these days
At least Power Metal. I can't imagine a Band like Immortal playing for the russian president XD

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Post by hiro23 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:35 pm

Well I don't think Death or black metal will ever be mainstream
metal feeds the beast

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Post by Polaris » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:59 pm

Summpi sika wrote: I wonder who have booked Tk, Matias and Jani :)

Edit: yes. And Matias. Come and tell us !!! :D
I wonder if those presidents like heavy metal songs :twisted: :lol:

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Post by Ragehead91 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:01 pm

Polaris wrote:
Summpi sika wrote: I wonder who have booked Tk, Matias and Jani :)

Edit: yes. And Matias. Come and tell us !!! :D
I wonder if those presidents like heavy metal songs :twisted: :lol:
Well, I think they woldn't have invited them if they don't like it.

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Post by Polaris » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:03 pm

Moony wrote:According to The Voice they played Hunting High and Low, Black Diamond, Burn (Deep Purple) and – as an encore after Mr. Medvedev had demanded one :D – I Surrender (Rainbow). TK told that he received an invitation 1½ weeks ago and decided he’d do it if he found a guitarist. Instead of one he brought two!

Seems like TK is making friends all around. :)

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Ow yes this is cool! Kotipelto for president! :twisted: :D

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Post by Ragehead91 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:14 pm

I would love to see both presidents bang their Heads!

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Post by Polaris » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:15 pm

Ragehead91 wrote:I would love to see both presidents bang their Heads!
That would be fun :lol:

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Post by fernandotcl » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:42 am

:lol:

Now Medvedev is my favorite president! Screw human rights, screw Chechenia, he's one of us! :lol:

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Post by NightScreamer » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:46 am

Ragehead91 wrote:I'm a but stunned.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by finnlandia » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:57 am

:D

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Post by icecab21 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:03 am

here is bush banging his head

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