PDA

View Full Version : Sonata Arctica North America Tour?


Spiner202
01-08-2014, 04:22 PM
I just saw Tormenter (thrash band from Cali) mention that they are almost confirmed to be opening for Sonata Arctica in September. First (tentative) date:

Grove of Anaheim Sunday September 14, 2014.

PVH5150
01-08-2014, 04:27 PM
One date on Songkick.

September 13th
Sonata Arctica, Delain & Xandria
Baltimore Soundstage

Coma323
01-08-2014, 04:31 PM
Something tells me one of those dates is wrong.

TehBr00tulz
01-08-2014, 05:00 PM
Whatever date is right, if it is true, I hope for Ecliptica played in full for the anniversary or at least set consisting of more songs pre-Unia.

Spiner202
01-08-2014, 05:30 PM
Whatever date is right, if it is true, I hope for Ecliptica played in full for the anniversary or at least set consisting of more songs pre-Unia.

If they were able to play Ecliptica in full, I would go for sure.

I just acquired my third SA album a couple of days ago (Silence), and now I have the first three. The first one is the only truly great one. The others have a few interesting songs but aren't that good. I've heard it only gets worse from there.

I'm actually kind of surprised Sonata Arctica is as big as they are. I would say they're miles below any other power metal bands at their size in terms of quality.

justinm4bama
01-08-2014, 06:34 PM
One date on Songkick.

September 13th
Sonata Arctica, Delain & Xandria
Baltimore Soundstage

This would be amazing. Doesn't Xandria have a new vocalist now?

rjturtle9
01-09-2014, 12:11 AM
There is no way they are gonna pack The Grove. They didn't even sell out the clubs they play here.

gabo03
01-09-2014, 06:56 AM
In the mexican tour they are goin to play ECLIPTICA in full.

markrz
01-09-2014, 08:44 AM
I still love Sonata, but I've seen them enough times that I don't need to go back for them alone. If those three bands really are the package, I might be there.

Spiner202
01-10-2014, 01:45 PM
Sonata Arctica
Delain
Xandria

onsale NOW

Sept
3 Mexicali Live Teaneck , NJ
4 Stage 48 NYC, NY
5 Trocadero Philadelphia , PA
6 The Palladium Worcester, MA
8 Club Soda Montreal , QC
9 Imperial Quebec City,QC
10 Mavericks Ottawa, ON
11 MOD Club Toronto , ON
13 Soundstage Baltimore , MD
14 Altar Bar Pitt,PA
16 Agora Ballroom Cleveland , OH
17 Mojoes Joliet , IL
19 Park Theater Winnipeg , MB
20 The Exchange Regina , SK
21 Starlite Edmonton , AB
22 Republik Calgary,AB
24 the Venue Vancouver , BC
25 El Corazon Seattle, WA
26 Hawthorne Theater Portland , OR
28 Regency Center SF,CA
29 House of Blues West Hollywood , CA
30 The Grove Anaheim,CA

Oct
1 Club Red Tempe , AZ
4 Bluebird Theater Denver,CO
5 Granada Theater Lawrence , KS
7 Tricky Falls El Paso , TX
8 Backstage Live San Antonio , TX
9 Trees Dallas , TX
10 Scout Bar Houston , TX
12 Diamonds Louisville , KY
13 Masquerade Atlanta , GA
14 House of Blues Lake Buena Vista , FL
15 Orpheum Tampa , FL

mankvill
01-10-2014, 01:51 PM
They were really fun when I saw them open for DForce. I'll try and catch em here!

TheWildAndTheYoung
07-13-2014, 11:03 AM
This would be super fun to see. I know Ecliptica is a great album, but I seriously think Reckoning Night is their best and I have know clue why it gets less attention then Ecliptica and even Silence. I mean come on, Misplaced, Blinded No More, Don't Say A Word, My Selene, Wildfire, White Pearl Black Oceans, Reckoning Day, Reckoning Night, all those are definitely in the top Sonata Arctica songs. To some degree I think I might even like Winterheart's Guild better than Ecliptica. Silence is about equal with it to me though. Even though it's a long way away from their best stuff, I still like Unia, and even The Days Of Grays has some good songs on it. The only out right bad record they have is Stones Grow Her Name. The new one is fantastic though.

markrz
07-13-2014, 01:52 PM
I'm largely in agreement with your whole take. I think the first four SA albums are generally regarded about equally though. My personal favorite is Silence, but it's by a hair - those four each have their classic songs. I like their Unia-present stuff too, those albums are good in a different way. Scratches a different musical itch, so to speak.

TheWildAndTheYoung
07-13-2014, 02:40 PM
I'm largely in agreement with your whole take. I think the first four SA albums are generally regarded about equally though. My personal favorite is Silence, but it's by a hair - those four each have their classic songs. I like their Unia-present stuff too, those albums are good in a different way. Scratches a different musical itch, so to speak.

Silence is good, I just haven't had as much time with it as Reckoning and Winterheart were the first two records I discovered by them.

My album list would look something like this:

1.Reckoning Day, Reckoning Night
2.Winterheart's Guild
3.Silence
4.Ecliptica (really a tie between this and Silence)
5.Pariah's Child
6.Unia
7.The Days Of Grays
8.Stones Grow Her Name