March 20, 2021
Photo: Martin Häusler

Due to the pandemic, the dates for HELLOWEEN’s European tour, that was originally scheduled for April/May 2021, have been postponed again. However, this is no reason to hang your head, as the newly rescheduled tour will be even more exciting.

We all have to stick together to make it through this agonising live music gap, and because extraordinary circumstances require extraordinary measures, HELLOWEEN have invited their friends from HAMMERFALL to join them on their rescheduled European tour, to create a tremendous metal-package. The UNITED FORCES TOUR 2022 will now not only feature the full HELLOWEEN experience, but fans will also get a taste of fine Swedish steel, straight out of the HAMMERFALL forge. Both bands will have brand-new albums in their arsenal, and it will be the first opportunity for European fans to experience these new songs live. The long–awaited end to this dry spell is finally in sight.

Andi Deris: “We are ‘hammered’ to have our friends from HAMMERFALL with us on tour! Back in 2002 the band produced their album Crimson Thunder in my studio in Tenerife and we had a lot of fun back then.” This mega-package is delivering the appropriate metal-spectacle to enter the stage with full power!

Oscar Dronjak can hardly wait: “We are so ridiculously excited about this! Not only do we get to go out on tour again after two looooooooong years of stage draught, but we get to do it with a band that we love and was a great inspiration to us in forming HAMMERFALL in the first place. The UNITED FORCES TOUR will be something truly special, you can count on that!”

In the meantime, HELLOWEEN is preparing to release their fantastic new album and with the unification of their three vocalists Kiske, Deris & Hansen the album encapsulates all eras of the band’s history. If that wasn’t enough, HAMMERFALL are also ready to release a brand-new record before the tour starts. The perfect warmup for the double dose of of live power that is the UNITED FORCES TOUR 2022.

HELLOWEEN & HAMMERFALL
UNITED FORCES TOUR 2022

Presented by Metal Hammer, Rockantenne, Piranha, Start, Rocks & Rock It

25-Mar-2022  NOR  Oslo – Sentrum Scene
26-Mar-2022  SWE  Gothenburg – Partille Arena  
28-Mar-2022  FIN  Helsinki – Black Box
29-Mar-2022  EST  Tallinn – Noblessneri Valukoda                                
01-Apr-2022  GER  Bamberg – Brose Arena
02-Apr-2022  GER  Hamburg – Sporthalle
03-Apr-2022  GER  Berlin – Verti Music Hall
04-Apr-2022  GER  Regensburg – Donau Arena                                  
08-Apr-2022  ES  Madrid – Wizink Center
09-Apr-2022  ES  Barcelona – St. Jordi Club                   
11-Apr-2022  IT  Milan – Lorenzini District
12-Apr-2022  GER  Kempten – Black Box
13-Apr-2022  CH  Zürich – Samsung Hall   
15-Apr-2022  LUX  Luxemburg – Rockhal
16-Apr-2022  NL  Tilbourg – 013                      
18-Apr-2022  PL  Katovice – MCK                    
20-Apr-2022  BG  Sofia – Arena Armeec                 
22-Apr-2022  AT  Vienna – Gasometer
23-Apr-2022  CZ  Prag -O2
24-Apr-2022  SK  Zvolen – Ice Stadium                     
26-Apr-2022  HU  Budapest – Papp Laszlo Sportarena                            
29-Apr-2022  GER  Bochum – Ruhrcongress
30-Apr-2022  GER  Stuttgart – Schleyerhalle
01-May-2022  GER  Frankfurt – Jahrhunderthalle                           
04-May-2022  UK  Manchester – Manchester Academy
05-May-2022  UK  London – Brixton Academy

19-May-2022  RU  St. Petersburg – A2*
21-May-2022  RU  Moscow – Adrenaline-Stadium*
23-May-2022  FR  Lyon – Transbordeur*
25-May-2022  FR  Paris – Olympia*
* without HAMMERFALL

TICKETS

HELLOWEEN will be released on June 18th and the album pre-order will kick off on March 26th.

HELLOWEEN has just revealed the outstanding cover artwork, created by Berlin based artist Eliran Kantor, which highlights the fact that the band cherishes all stages of their history.

Helloween track list

  1. Out For The Glory
  2. Fear Of The Fallen
  3. Best Time
  4. Mass Pollution
  5. Angels
  6. Rise Without Chains
  7. Indestructible
  8. Robot King
  9. Cyanide
  10. Down In The Dumps
  11. Orbit
  12. Skyfall

The first single Skyfall will be available on CD, digitally and in two different vinyl versions.

Skyfall cover
Single 1: Vinyl, CD, digital:
Skyfall (single edit) + Skyfall (exclusive alternative vocals mix). Both are exclusive single versions and will not be on the album. Around 20 minutes playing time.
Single 2: Vinyl only
Skyfall (single edit) + Indestructible (exclusive album track). This is a strictly limited version of the new single with one exclusive album track.

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