April 1, 2021

Finnish melodic metallers Sonata Arctica are a band with a unique sound, touched by a hint of melancholy. Today, the band announces the release of their first acoustic album, Acoustic Adventures – Volume One, to be released in October 2021 through Nuclear Blast Tonträger ProduktionsAcoustic Adventures – Volume One will be followed by a second acoustic record, to be released in 2022.

Vocalist Tony Kakko explains, “This acoustic form of Sonata Arctica has been slowly brewing for years. 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 recorded and on an album. 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. 

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 a few more volumes in the future. Looking forward to seeing you on tour again as soon as possible!”

This tour is due to take place this autumn, titled the Acoustic Adventures MMXXI tour. To promote their Acoustic Adventures – Volume One releasethe band will embark on a journey through 17 European countries, including a date at London’s Islington Assembly Hall on November 1st. Support will be provided by Swedish band Eleine, who will also be presenting an acoustic set. 

Tickets are on sale now via the below link.

Acoustic Adventures MMXXI

Special Guests: ELEINE  

21.10.2021 SE – Uppsala, Katalin
22.10.2021 SE – Östersund, Gamla Teatern
23.10.2021 NO – Trondheim, Byscenen
24.10.2021 NO – Oslo, Parkteatret
26.10.2021 SE – Gothenburg, Valand (Ordensalen)
27.10.2021 DE – Hamburg, Fabrik
28.10.2021 NL – Tilburg, 013
29.10.2021 DE – Bochum, Matrix
30.10.2021 NL – Utrecht, Pandora
01.11.2021 UK – London, Islington Assembly Hall
03.11.2021 FR – Paris/Vaureal, Le Forum
04.11.2021 FR – Lyon, CCO
05.11.2021 ES – Barcelona, Salamandra
06.11.2021 ES – Bilbao, Santana 27
07.11.2021 ES – Madrid, Shoko
09.11.2021 ES – Sevilla, Custom
10.11.2021 ES – Murcia, Garaje
11.11.2021 ES – Pamplona, Totem
12.11.2021 FR – Toulouse, Le Metronom
13.11.2021 FR – Nantes, Le Ferrailleur
14.11.2021 BE – Sint-Niklaas, De Casino
16.11.2021 DE – Nürnberg, Hirsch
17.11.2021 CH – Pratteln, Z7
18.11.2021 IT – Milan, Live Club
19.11.2021 SLO – Ljubljana, Orto Bar
21.11.2021 BG – Sofia, Music Jam
22.11.2021 RO – Bukarest, Quantic Club
23.11.2021 RO – Cluj-Napoca, FORM Space
25.11.2021 AT – Wien, Szene
26.11.2021 HU – Budapest, Akvarium
27.11.2021 CZ – Zlin, Winter Masters of Rock
28.11.2021 PL – Warsaw, Proxima
29.11.2021 DE – Berlin, Columbia Theater
01.12.2021 DE – München, Technikum
02.12.2021 DE – Köln, Essigfabrik
03.12.2021 DE – Passau, Zauberberg
04.12.2021 DE – Speyer, Halle 101

Keyboardist Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg comments, “Since our Talviyö World Tour is more or less over, it’s time to look ahead for the next challenge and since we’ve had so much fun with the acoustic stuff we decided to make an album as well, and of course we will hit the road immediately after that to celebrate the release of it. As of now we have managed to set up an extensive European Tour and we’re really looking forward to getting out there an play some music for all of you.”


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