Finland’s SONATA ARCTICA will be returning to North America next month and cranking their melodic metal to “11” for eleven shows! Debuting new material off their seventh studio album Stones Grow Her Name, the tour will launch in New York City on December 6th and close with a raucous party on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood on December 20th. Direct support will be provided by melodic tech-deathsters and label mates ARSIS.
Confirmed dates for SONATA’s “Stones Grow Her Name North American Tour 2012”are:
12/06/12 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
12/07/12 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
12/08/12 The Note – West Chester, PA
12/09/12 Empire – West Springfield, VA
12/11/12 The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
12/12/12 The Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
12/13/12 Peabody´s – Cleveland, OH
12/14/12 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
12/15/12 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
12/17/12 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
12/20/12 Whisky A Go Go – Hollywood, CA
Stones Grow Her Name achieved “Highest 1st Week Sales” status for the band in North America and debuted at #9 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart this past May. In Canada, the album debuted at #74 on the Top 200 and #7 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart. In Europe, Stones Grow Her Name debuted at #9 on the English rock album charts. In SONATA’s native Finland, the new album achieved Gold status in seven days.
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