Helloweenilta uusi studiolevy ja Pumpkins United -livepaketti

Menestyksekkään “Pumpkins United” –kiertueen vuonna 2017 aloittanut Helloween on julkistanut tulevaisuuden suunnitelmansa. Bändi jatkaa kiertuetta vuoden 2018 loppuun ja nähdään Pohjois- Etelä- ja Väli-Amerikassa syksyllä. Kreator ja Arch Enemy toimivat osalla keikoista lämmittelijöinä. Bändi palaa Eurooppaan joulukuussa ja esiintyy Tukholmassa 18.12.2018. Viimeinen konsertti toteutuu yhtyeen kotikaupungissa Hampurissa 22.12.2018. Kiertueelta on odotetusti luvassa BluRay/DVD- ja CD-livepaketti vuoden 2019 alussa, mutta fanien iloksi yhtye aikoo myös levyttää uuden studioalbumin Michael Kisken sekä Kai Hansenin vahvistaman seitsemän hengen kokoonpanon kanssa. Levy julkaistaan vuonna 2020.

Yhtyeen tiedote kiertueesta, livejulkaisusta sekä studiolevystä katsottavissa alla:

Fortunately the tour is by no means over, and dates in the US and Canada are next on the schedule – there will also be, due to the tremendous demand, additional dates in Latin America to follow: And as first class support, no other than KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY will be firing up the stages for the Pumpkins! Final shows with the full UNITED cast will take place at the end of 2018 with a right royal farewell blast: In Hamburg, right where all the madness started in 1984, PUMPKINS UNITED will burn down the house with the tour‘s last show in the legendary Sporthalle on December 22nd.

For those, who mysteriously missed the tour – but also for everyone, who has been a part of it and would love to revisit those unique nights, the boys have recorded the very best moments. Goose bump inducing footage of the PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR, which has been reveled as “tour of the year” by fans and press everywhere, will be released as a live CD as well as on DVD and Blu-ray at the beginning of 2019, so that those nights can be celebrated over and over without even having to leave the sofa. For now, you can make the wait a bit more bearable with a stream of the full Wacken show at Magenta Music 360 right here:


As we are reeling from Wacken and preparing for the upcoming show in Bamberg, those maniacs are already launching the next sensation: For starters, Nuclear Blast has insisted to keep the band on their roster for a few more years, and – double bass drum roll – there will be a brand-new STUDIO ALBUM with KISKE AND HANSEN. With the band‘s songwriting trio of Weikath, Hansen and Deris retreating to the studio together with these two exceptional singers in 2019, it‘s clear that the album scheduled for 2020 will be no less than epic. If this news doesn‘t get your blood pumping then maybe your proper rock baptism hasn‘t happened yet – the rest of us are over the moon, because:


Tulevat kiertuepäivämäärät alla:

07. Sep USA / Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
08. Sep USA / Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium
10. Sep USA / Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
12. Sep CAN / Montreal, QUE – Metropolis
14. Sep USA / Worcester, MA – Palladium
15. Sep USA / New York City – Irving Plaza
16. Sep USA / New York City – Irving Plaza

26. Okt COL / Bogota – Knot Fest
28. Okt SVL / San Salvador – CIFCO
31. Okt CHI / Santiago – Movistar Arena **
02. Nov MEX / Mexico City – Arena CDMX **
04. Nov MEX / Guadalajara – Foro Alterno
08. Nov ARG / Buenos Aires Luna Park **

** special guests: KREATOR & ARCH ENEMY

06. Dez POR / Lissabon – Sala TEJO
08. Dez ESP / Sant. de Compostela – Fontes do Sar B.E.C
14. Dez GER / Ravensburg – Oberschwabenhalle
15. Dez GER / Karlsruhe – Knockout Festival
18. Dez SWE / Stockholm – Arenan
21. Dez GER / Bamberg – Brose Arena
22. Dez GER / Hamburg – Sporthalle

Kuva: Hannu Juutilainen ©Metalliluola
Lähde: Nuclear Blast


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