Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA are a band with a unique sound, driven by different emotions and a touch of melancholy. Today, the band announces the new release date of their first acoustic album, perfectly entitled ”Acoustic Adventures – Volume One”, to be released on January, 21st 2022. Also the panned acoustic tour had to be postoned into next year and will start in October 2022.

“Despite of the circumstances slowly getting better, we will unfortunately have to postpone our ”Acoustic Adventures European Tour” that was supposed to happen this fall. This is not a light decision by any means but right now we cannot go forward with the tour as planned.

However we will be back in 2022, postponed doesn’t mean canceled. Our ”Acoustic Adventures Vol. One” album will also be released a few months later than orginally planned but rest assured, it will be worth the wait. We’re really looking forward to getting out there again and play for you all, rather sooner than later. Meanwhile, take care”, says keyboard player Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg.

”This acoustic form of SONATA ARCTICA has been slowly brewing for years”, comments vocalist Tony Kakko and explains: ”The first manifestation of it, besides the few acoustic versions of songs released throughout the years, was the ”Acoustic Adventures Tour” in 2019, which proved to be a great success, sparking an idea to get these songs also recorded and out on an album. Or two albums, at least for starters. Our songs have always been based on beautiful melodies, which makes it very easy to transform and rearrange them perfectly into the acoustic form as well. I should mention that many of the songs work so well dressed in acoustic garments.” ”Acoustic Adventures – Volume One” will be the first part, followed by a second acoustic record, to be released in October 2022. ”I hope you love these albums as much as we do. There are many, many songs we had to leave out of these ”Volume One” and ”Volume Two” albums, so nothing would please me more than adding few more volumes in the future”, says vocalist Tony Kakko.

The postponed tour is going to happen in autumn 2022 now, entitled the ”Acoustic Adventures MMXXII” tour. To promote both ”Acoustic Adventures” releases, the band will embark on a journey through 17 European countries! Support will be provided by Swedish hopefuls ELEINE, who will also be presenting an acoustic set.


Acoustic Adventures MMXXII Special Guests: ELEINE presented by Metal Hammer (Ger), Rock It (Ger), Musix (Ger), Rock Hard (F), Power (ES), Rocksverige (S) and Scream (NO) 20.10.2022 SE – Stockholm, Södra Teatern

21.10.2022 SE – Östersund, Gamla Teatern

22.10.2022 NO – Trondheim, Byscenen

23.10.2022 NO – Oslo, Parkteatret 24.10.2022 SE – Gothenburg, Valand (Ordensalen)

25.10.2022 DE – Hamburg, Fabrik 27.10.2022 NL – Tilburg, 013 KZ 28.10.2022 DE – Bochum, Christuskirche

29.10.2022 NL – Utrecht, Pandora 31.10.2022 UK – London, Islington Assembly Hall

02.11.2022 FR – Paris/Vaureal, Le Forum

03.11.2022 FR – Lyon, Le CCO 04.11.2022 ES – Barcelona, Salamandra

05.11.2022 ES – Bilbao, Stage Live 06.11.2022 ES – Madrid, Copérnico 08.11.2022 ES – Sevilla, Custom 09.11.2022 ES – Murcia, Garaje 10.11.2022 ES – Pamplona, Totem 11.11.2022 FR – Toulouse, Le Metronum

12.11.2022 FR – Nantes, Le Ferrailleur 13.11.2022 BE – Sint-Niklaas, De Casino

15.11.2022 DE – Nürnberg, Hirsch 16.11.2022 CH – Pratteln, Z7 17.11.2022 IT – Milan, Live Club 18.11.2022 SL – Ljubljana, Orto Bar 20.11.2022 BG – Sofia, Joy Station 21.11.2022 RO – Bukarest, Quantic Club

22.11.2022 RO – Cluj-Napoca, FORM Space 24.11.2022 AT – Wien, Szene 25.11.2022 HU – Budapest, Akvarium 26.11.2022 CZ – Ostrava, Club Garage

27.11.2022 PL – Warsaw, Proxima 28.11.2022 DE – Berlin, Columbia Theater

29.11.2022 DE – München, Backstage Werk

01.12.2022 DE – Köln, Essigfabrik 02.12.2022 DE – Passau, Zauberberg 03.12.2022 DE – Speyer, Halle 101

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