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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

SABATON Announce 2nd North American Headlining Tour - Tour Dates Available!

Swedish Heavy Metal war historians SABATON are returning to North America for their 2nd headlining tour of the U.S. & Canada in support of their latest studio album, 'Carolus Rex', due out in North America on May 22nd!

SABATON are best known for singing almost exclusively about historical wars & battles, a direction they decided upon after watching the 1999 Academy Award-winning film "Saving Private Ryan". The band thoroughly researches their topics to ensure the songs paint accurate & objective portraits of the historical event they're singing about, which are narrated from an omniscient point-of-view or in first-person as a soldier caught in the line of fire.

Did you know?

- SABATON performed on the battlefield of Wizna (the place their song "40:1" refers to) in Poland on the 70th anniversary of that battle.

- 10,000 audience members witnessed the staged military re-enactment, complete with battlefield explosions and World War II tanks.

- SABATON's video for "Uprising" (an emotional tribute to the men, women, and children who lost their lives in 1944's Warsaw Uprising) has reached over one million views on YouTube.

- "Uprising" features the "Radoslaw" Reenactment Group, the Wizna 1939 Association, and a special appearance by General Waldemar Skrzypczak of the Polish Army.

- SABATON fans are famous for attending live concerts dressed in authentic war regalia.

- Plans are already in the works for SABATON to play on Normandy Beach on that battle's 70th anniversary.

Carrying on with the tradition of their anthemic music & the triumph of the human spirit with Carolus Rex, SABATON teamed up with well-known Swedish historian Bengt Liljegren for athemed album about the Kingdom of Sweden between the years of 1561 and 1721. 

SABATON's "Swedish Empire" tour dates are:

- 04/17/12:  Wreckers in Lubbock, TX
- 04/18/12:  Bluebird Theater in Denver, CO
- 04/19/12:  The Beaumont Club in Kansas City, MO
- 04/20/12:  Spicoli´s Grill and the Reverb Rock Garden in Waterloo, IA
- 04/22/12:  The Firebird in St Louis , MO
- 04/23/12:  The Rave in Milwaukee, WI
- 04/25/12:  The Casbah in Charlotte, NC
- 04/27/12:  Bogie´s in Albany, NY
- 04/28/12:  Broadway Joe´s in Buffalo, NY
- 04/29/12:  Peabody´s in Cleveland, OH
- 04/30/12:  Altar Bar in Pittsburgh, PA
- 05/02/12:  The Loft in Poughkeepsie, NY
- 05/03/12:  The Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA
- 05/04/12:  The Gramercy Theatre in New York City, NY
- 05/05/12:  The Palladium in Worcester, MA
- 05/07/12:  Petit Campus in Montreal, QC - CANADA
- 05/08/12:  Imperial de Quebec in Quebec City, QC - CANADA
- 05/10/12:  Wreck Room in Toronto, ON - CANADA
- 05/11/12:  Music Hall in London, ON - CANADA
- 05/12/12:  Alrosa's Villa in Columbus, OH
- 05/13/12:  Blondie´s in Detroit, MI
- 05/15/12:  Station 4 in St Paul, MN
- 05/16/12:  Reggie Rock Club in Chicago, IL
- 05/18/12:  Vernon Club in Louisville, KY
- 05/19/12:  Kingdom in Richmond, VA
- 05/20/12:  Soundstage in Baltimore, MD
- 05/21/12:  Empire in West Springfield, VA
- 05/23/12:  Key Club in Hollywood, CA *OFFICIAL RELEASE PARTY*
- 05/25/12:  Circo Volador in Mexico City, D.F. - MÉXICO

SABATON's last studio album, Coat Of Arms debuted at #124 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and #87 on the Top Hard Music chart and was achieved Gold status in Poland for sales in excess of 10,000 copies.  Worldwide first-week chart entries for Coat Of Arms included: Sweden #4; Poland #9; Finland #17; Germany #19; Switzerland #33 and Austria #71.  The band'sfirst live album, World War Live: Battle of the Baltic Sea, was released in September, 2011.


- Joakim Brodén: Vocals
- Pär Sundström: Bass
- Chris Rörland: Guitars
- Tobbe Englund: Guitars
- Robban Beck: Drums

Related links:
SABATON's Official Site 
SABATON on Facebook 
SABATON on Twitter.

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