According to a posting on the B.B. Kings Blues Club web site, Finland's SONATA ARCTICA will open for OVERKILL at the New York City venue on Thursday, April 14. This is just three days before SONATA ARCTICA kick off their North American tour in Canada. SONATA ARCTICA will play B.B. Kings again 11 days later supporting NIGHTWISH.

As previously reported, SONATA ARCTICA have been nominated in the "Best Hard Rock/Metal Album" category at the Emma-Gaala (Finnish Grammy Awards-equivalent), along with MOKOMA, NIGHTWISH and TIMO RAUTIAINEN & TRIO NISKALAUKAUS. The band will also perform one song live at the awards ceremony, which is scheduled to be held on February 26 at Kulttuuritalolla in Helsinki.

SONATA ARCTICA's fourth studio album, "Reckoning Night", was released last year via Nuclear Blast Records.

(Thanks: Steve Bauer)


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