TIMO TOLKKI (ex Stratovarius) – 2017 TOUR: Songs from my Career / First Dates Announced

March 6th, 2017
by EvilG

Timo Tolkki is a well known and highly revered musician with hundreds of thousand of fans across the world. Best known as the creative force, behind some 17 Stratovarius releases and a member of super groups such as Revolution Renaissance (members of Helloween, Edguy/Avantasia and Thunderstone) and Symfonia (members of Helloween,  Sonata Arctica, Angra and Avantasia).

Timo is also highly regarded for his two Avalonalbums, where he really gathered the crème de la crème, of international metal talent including : Michael Kiske (Helloween, UnisonicAvantasia), Sharon Den Adel (Within Temptation), Elize Ryd (Amaranthe, Kamelot), Rob Rock (Solo, Impelliterri, Avantasia),Russell Allen (Symphony X), Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica), Jens Johansson (Dio, Stratovarius, Yngwie Malmsteen), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Planet X, Solo) and Alex Holzwarth (Sieges Even, Rhapsody) to participate, receiving great commercial and popular acclaim.

In 2011, Guitar World magazine, included Tolkki in theall-time top 50 list of fastest guitar players in the worldas well as counting him among the 100 most influential ever!

Timo Tolkki in now embarking on a 2017 tour where he will be exclusively performing ‘Songs from his Career’ including Stratovarius favourites “Black Diamond” , “Hunting high and Low” , “Father Time” , “Against the Wind” … This “best of show” should bring back fond memories to all those who were there during Visions of Europe, but will also include a few deeper cuts for good measure..

Joining him on stage will be Keyboard playerMikko Harkin (ex Sonata Arctica, Symfonia) following their collaboration on Symphonia albums; Santtu Lehtiniemi on Bass, a highly skilled professional player and academic; Alex Landenburg (Rhapsody and many others) – one of the most exciting new drummers; and finally vocalist Mike Livas, well known for covering Angra and Queensryche. Timo handpicked Mike having discovered his faithful but also quite passionate renditions of some old Strato favourites.

First Confirmed Shows:

Madrid: Thursday 27 April:  Lemon Music Live
Event Link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1048243301946239/
Tickets: https://www.ticketea.com/entradas-concierto-timo-tolkkis-s/?published=true
Price:  In Advance – 20€ (+expenses) /  Box Office 25€
Tickets in shops and pubs:
Escridiscos​ / Rebel Yell Rock Bar​ / Bar On Rock

Zaragoza: Friday 28 April:  Centro Cívico Delicias
Event Link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1254812447937125/
Price:  In Advance – 20€ /  Box Office 24€
Tickets in shops and pubs: Infiernos Rock Sisters,PubUtopia, Pub Trilogy, Leyenda Rock.

Valencia: Sunday 30 April: Valencia – Paberse Club
Booking tickets online: xmasmetalfest@hotmail.com
Price: In advance 18€ – 20€ (Box Office)
Tickets in shops and pubs: HARMONY DISCOS, HOUSE OF ROCK – METAL SHOP

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