Swedish metal heroes SABATON will return next year for a North American "The Last Tour" headlining trek. The tour will kick off on April 20 at The Trocadero in Philadelphia, hit seven Canadian cities plus Chicago, Anaheim, Dallas, and conclude at the The Fillmore in Silver Springs, Maryland on May 22.
"Finally, after four tours in a row supporting other bands, the time is right for us to turn the tables and headline," comments SABATON bassist Pär Sundström. "We have seen the fans reactions and now we feel confident that we cannot just pull this off, but we can do it in great style!"
Tickets are now available for purchase exclusively at EnterTheVault.com. Also available are a very limited number of VIP post-show meet-and-greets which include a poster and a shirt. All other outlets will have general admission tickets available on November 12.
Confirmed dates for the SABATON 2017 North American tour are as follows:
Apr. 20 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 21 - Playstation Theatre - New York, NY
Apr. 23 - Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY
Apr. 25 - Club Soda - Montreal, QUE, Canada
Apr. 26 - Imperial de Quebec - Quebec City, QUE, Canada
Apr. 27 - Opera House - Toronto, ON, Canada
Apr. 28 - Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
Apr. 30 - Diamond Pub and Billiards -Louisville, KY
May 01 - Concord Music Hall - Chicago, IL
May 02 - The Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
May 03 - Park Theatre - Winnipeg, MB, Canada
May 05 - Union Hall - Edmonton, AB, Canada
May 06 - The Palace - Calgary, AB, Canada
May 07 - Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC, Canada
May 08 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
May 10 - Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
May 11 - City National Grove - Anaheim, CA
May 12 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
May 14 - Gothic Theater - Englewood. CO
May 16 - Trees - Dallas, CA
May 17 - Alamo Music Hall - San Antonio, TX
May 18 - Scout Bar - Houston, TX
May 20 - Orpheum - Tampa, FL
May 21 - The Underground - Charlotte, NC
May 22 - The Filmore - Silver Spring, MD
SABATON's eighth album, "The Last Stand", was released on August 19 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Heroes" was once again produced by Peter Tägtgren (PAIN, LINDEMANN, HYPOCRISY) and it "marks a brand new chapter in SABATON history," according to a press release.
The artwork for "The Last Stand" was created by Peter Sallaí, who has worked with SABATON since "Carolus Rex".
SABATON recently parted ways with guitarist Thobbe Englund and replaced him with Tommy Johansson (GOLDEN RESURRECTION, REINXEED).
Thobbe stated about his decision to exit SABATON: "I have in recent years become more aware of what would make me feel real happiness and content, and that is to expand my own creativeness in combination with a somewhat stiller life, where I will not tour all year round at the speed of light."