Stratovarius to play Wacken, start work on new album in 2010

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Stratovarius to play Wacken, start work on new album in 2010

Post by JensJohansson » Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:49 am

Here is a news update from the band:

"We're still in the middle of the Polaris world tour, but we do have a bit of news.

The European summer festivals earlier this year were nice and relaxing as always, and then we embarked on a long three-month leg which covered the Far East, North and South America, and Finland. One highlight was Beijing, a place none of us in the band had played or visited before.

Some of Lauri's video blogs from the past year are at http://www.stratovarius.com/blog.

After a break for the holidays, the caravan will roll on in 2010, and we will do a long tour of Europe in January and February (see dates below). You can always check an up-to-date list of any upcoming dates at this address:
http://www.stratovarius.com/tour.

We have some more good news: we just confirmed to play Wacken in August 2010, which is always great fun. It's the biggest metal festival in the world, and has a great crowd, but also since there are so many bands there, you can always reconnect with many old friends backstage and in the VIP bar. This gig will mark the end of the "Polaris" would tour which spanned four continents with close to a hundred gigs. Wacken's website is at http://www.wacken.com/.

We have finally made available the remaining stock some of the band's older merch. It's available for sale now at the "treasure chest" on Stratovarius' official webshop at Fanzone. Some of these classic items are pretty unlikely that we will reprint, ever. The information about the old "treasure chest' merch you can find here (pdf). The main webshop with all the stock you can find at this address: http://www.fanzone.fi/stratovarius/.

We have also confirmed an appearance on the '70,000 tons of metal' Caribbean cruise in late January, 2011. You can find details about this very nice cruise here: http://www.70000tons.com.

We saved the best piece of good news for last: next year we will start work on a new full-length record, a follow-up to 2009's 'Polaris.'

Best regards, happy holidays and have a great new 2010!"


--Stratovarius

Remaining confirmed live dates:

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Post by emperor_black » Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:54 am

yay! these are great news!

wish you luck, guys. can't wait

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Post by NeverendingAbyss » Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:58 am

:shock: Working for new album in 2010?!

Is it New Year's Eve yet? 8)

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Post by VictorTDD » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:23 am

Thanks for your great performance in Beijing. :D

Can't wait for the new album... :headbang: :headbang:

And hope you come to Mainland China again! :lol:

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Post by HinatAArcticA » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:03 am

New album! :shock:
Will it recover some of the non used songs for Polaris?
Or totally not? xD
Or maybe it's to early to be asking such questions XD
Anyway *-* I can't wait for it
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Post by finnlandia » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:04 am

Great news!! :D :D

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Post by palarmux » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:16 am

Fantastic news! :)

There were many fantastic news.

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Post by LukeTheDuke » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:42 pm

Looking forward to see you in Milan & Wacken!

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Post by Arkash » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:08 pm

Great news!!! See you guys in Toulouse!!!!

And I know that what I'm going to say is completely ridiculous, but, well, I do it anyway: I've made a lot of my friends listen to Strato, non-metal friends, and they'll all come with me at the gig in Toulouse (France), so, just a request that I know will never come true, but... the song that definitly took them into Strato is a song you do not usually play live, and it would be really amazing for us if you'd play it: it's Coming Home, well, so I just ask, we never know! ^^

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Post by Plisken » Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:41 pm

great news! looking forward to that next album! I hope jens writes more of the songs. My favorite songs on polaris were the ones he wrote.

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Post by life-l » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:13 pm

Oh, great news!!!!! See you at Wacken! waiting for the new album............. :roll: :spin2: :w00t:
sorry for my english)))

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Post by browneyedgirl » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:09 am

Great news! I am going to check out the Treasure Chest, and the other shop. One cannot have too much StratoStuff! :bigok:

OMG! The Angel Tshirt is so pretty! :)

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Post by palarmux » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:15 am

Plisken wrote:great news! looking forward to that next album! I hope jens writes more of the songs. My favorite songs on polaris were the ones he wrote.
1+ but Forever is today was killer song by lauri! :)

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Post by palarmux » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:19 am

browneyedgirl wrote:Great news! I am going to check out the Treasure Chest, and the other shop. One cannot have too much StratoStuff! :bigok:

OMG! The Angel Tshirt is so pretty! :)
Yea they are! :) I bought earthcrisis T-shirt from there.

Let's wait for good!

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Post by HinatAArcticA » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:43 am

I hope to see more songs by Matias, my favorite by a real long distance was Deep Unknown... so fresh, so powerfull...
And idiots in Mexico City didn't know the lyric ¬¬
It seemed to me I was the only idiot sining as loud as I could as a mad lunatic in Circo Volador :?
I just love that song so much...
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Post by RazielSR » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:31 am

:) :)

And there it is, new album in 2010. G-R-E-A-T.
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Post by mayhem-for-all » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:01 pm

I think there should be a nice long epic this time and I will propably enjoy it if it does go proggier like Jens thought it would.

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Post by eagledreamr » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:47 pm

Thank you for those news!

I'm so sad not to be able to come to see you in January... :(
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Post by RazielSR » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:27 pm

mayhem-for-all wrote:I think there should be a nice long epic this time and I will propably enjoy it if it does go proggier like Jens thought it would.
I think that's one of the few paths nowadays Stratovarius should take. And not just because of Jens. Because of Lauri and mainly Matias, too.
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Post by Kmasters » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:46 pm

WACKEN 2010 AMAZING OPPORTUNITY FOR RECORD A LIVE DVD THE LAST SHOW OF THE TOUR IN THE BEST METAL FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD.

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Post by RazielSR » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:47 pm

Kmasters wrote:WACKEN 2010 AMAZING OPPORTUNITY FOR RECORD A LIVE DVD THE LAST SHOW OF THE TOUR IN THE BEST METAL FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD.
TRUE AND +100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
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Post by Rebel » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:57 pm

Wacken shows would be too short.
Strato needs to organize their own festival ala Blind Guardian Open Air

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Post by Ragehead91 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:00 pm

RazielSR wrote:
Kmasters wrote:WACKEN 2010 AMAZING OPPORTUNITY FOR RECORD A LIVE DVD THE LAST SHOW OF THE TOUR IN THE BEST METAL FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD.
TRUE AND +100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Only if they get enough time. If not, than it is worthles. Maybe as an extra for the new album.

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Post by RazielSR » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:54 pm

I agree, but you know!! at least something!! For an extra or whatever.
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Post by Kmasters » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:16 am

Maybe they should do the same as Rage they record the Wacken 2007 and 2009 and use as Bonus DVD of their new studio Cd's


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Post by life-l » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:56 am

Rebel wrote: Strato needs to organize their own festival ala Blind Guardian Open Air
heh... good idea, but... that's fantastic :( :roll:
sorry for my english)))

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Post by Ragehead91 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:05 am

life-l wrote:
Rebel wrote: Strato needs to organize their own festival ala Blind Guardian Open Air
heh... good idea, but... that's fantastic :( :roll:
If they do it in their homecountry, it would work. I think they have a bigger audience there as in any other country.

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Post by mayhem-for-all » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:53 am

Ragehead91 wrote:
life-l wrote:
Rebel wrote: Strato needs to organize their own festival ala Blind Guardian Open Air
heh... good idea, but... that's fantastic :( :roll:
If they do it in their homecountry, it would work. I think they have a bigger audience there as in any other country.
I on the other hand don't think so.
I guess they have bigger audiences in South America I guess.
This country may offer nice big shows for PM bands with an army of Fangirls (Sonata Arctica, Nightwish...) but Strato has a bit more quality fanbase (which isn't represented by this forum)

But Sonata did their own Open Air this year and filmed it for their DvD.

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Post by Ragehead91 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:04 am

mayhem-for-all wrote:
Ragehead91 wrote:
life-l wrote:
Rebel wrote: Strato needs to organize their own festival ala Blind Guardian Open Air
heh... good idea, but... that's fantastic :( :roll:
If they do it in their homecountry, it would work. I think they have a bigger audience there as in any other country.
I on the other hand don't think so.
I guess they have bigger audiences in South America I guess.
This country may offer nice big shows for PM bands with an army of Fangirls (Sonata Arctica, Nightwish...) but Strato has a bit more quality fanbase (which isn't represented by this forum)

But Sonata did their own Open Air this year and filmed it for their DvD.
I have a question: Do Timo Kotipelto and other members of the band frequently appear in TV or other media in Finland? Are they considered to be a popular band by the media in Finland? Or are they seen as a mere afterthough of the 90s? A Band that had a few hits once and releases an Album every now and then? I'd like to know. When it comes to germany, the only bands that get mentioned relatively often are Scorpions, Rammstein and Oomph. I'd like to know how stratos status in the finnish media is.

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Post by stratoleo » Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:17 am

OOOOOOOOH YEEEEEEEES HELL YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!! :D
Stratovarius is the best band in the world

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