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Friday, March 8, 2013

STRATOVARIUS Premiere Music Video For "Halcyon Days"; European Tour Starts Today!

Melodic Metal legends STRATOVARIUS are pleased to unleash their “Halcyon Days” video from the band’s latest full-length, “Nemesis”, released via earMUSIC. Hailed by the media as, “the best STRATOVARIUS album since many, many years,” by Metal Hammer Germany, “a collection of the band’s greatest hits that you never heard until now,” by Metal Underground in the US and, “the strongest STRATOVARIUS album since the beginning of the century,” by KaaosZine in Finland, STRATOVARIUS were once again able to live up to their reputation as one of the leading names of the metal genre, once again exceeding fans’ and critics’ expectations and charting all over the world: Finland: # 3, Czech Republic # 12, Switzerland # 30, Spain # 32, Germany # 41, Sweden # 44, France # 56, Norway # 56, Austria # 62, Canada # 126.

Coinciding with the band’s European tour, set to commence in Helsinki, Finland, the band today proudly reveals the video for their second single. The footage for “Halcyon Days” was shot in Lithuania by Pekka Hara, and perfectly captures the song’s theme of finding one’s peace of mind.

The band explains: “It was a really nice experience working with Pekka and his team, and Lithuania was a pleasant surprise, very friendly people there and everything worked out great. This video sets the mood of the song perfectly. And the fact is: a band is nothing without the fans."

Prior to the video shoot, the band had launched a fan competition asking their supporters to send a picture of their most prized STRATOVARIUS item. Over 100 items were sent, of which the band handpicked the 10 most original objects, which are now featured in the video. Over the course of the next weeks, STRATOVARIUS will also launch a special fan item version of the video on their official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/stratovarius.


08.03. Helsinki – Tavastia (FIN)
09.03. Kauhava – Tiikeri (FIN)
15.03. St. Petersburg – Aurora Hall (R)
20.03. München – Backstage Halle (GER)
21.03. Erfurt – Stadtgarten (GER)
22.03. Zlin – Masters of Rock Café (CZ)
23.03. Budapest – Club 202 (H)
24.03. Bratislava – Majestic Club (SK)
26.03. Vienna – Szene (A)
27.03. Nürnberg – Hirsch (GER)
28.03. Bochum – Matrix (GER)
29.03. Hamburg – Grünspan (GER)
30.03. Uden – De Pul (NL)
31.03. Paris – Cigale (F)
02.04. Strassburg – La Laiterie (F)
03.04. Lyon – Le Kao (F)
05.04. Barcelona – Razzmatazz (E)
06.04. Madrid – Arena (E)
07.04. Bilbao – Rock Star (E)
09.04. Pratteln – Z7 (CH)
10.04. Milan – Alcatrazz (I)
11.04. Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik (GER)
12.04. Aschaffenburg  - Colos-Saal (GER)
13.04. Mons – PPM Fest (Festival) (B)
14.04. Osnabrück – Rosenhof (GER)
16.04. Copenhagen – Amager Bio (DK)
17.04. Malmö – KB (S)
18.04. Stockholm – Klubben (S)
19.04. Lahti – Finlandia-klubi (FIN)
20.04. Tampere – Pallahuone (FIN)
26.04. Mikkeli – Vaakuna (FIN)
27.04. Jyväskylä – Lutakko (FIN)
30.04. Helsinki – Virgin Oil (FIN)
18.05. Sao Paulo – Carioca Club (BRA)
24.05. Santiago – Blondie (CHI)
15.06. Kaarina – Saaristo Open 2013 (FIN)

Related links:
Stratovarius' Official Site
Stratovarius on Facebook
Stratovarius on MySpace
Eagle Rock Entertainment

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