Finnish melodic metallers Sonata Arctica have announced select "off-night" U.S. headline dates this fall during their tour in support of Nightwish.
The dates are on sale now exclusively through EnterTheVault.com until May 28 when they will be made available through all normal ticketing systems.
Tour dates are as follows:
08/28 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
08/31 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
09/07 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
09/11 - Boise, ID @ The BIg Easy
09/25 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
09/28 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
Sonata Arctica's latest album, "Unia", was certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 15,000 copies. This brings the band's total number of gold albums to seven, with their debut LP, "Ecliptica", and "best-of" compilation, "The Collection", reaching gold status in the past few weeks.
Recorded and mixed at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, "Unia" which has been available in North America since May 22 landed on the following international album charts: Finland - #1; Japan - #7; Sweden - #27; Germany - #35; Switzerland - #40; Austria - #62. The "Paid in Full" single also secured the #1 single position in the band's native land.
Thanks for the info to MetalFromFinland.com.