SABATON Goes Gold and Platinum
Swedish war machine, SABATON, is currently touring the world in support of their latest studio record titled The Last Stand (August 19, 2016 via Nuclear Blast) and also holding #1 (The Last Stand), #7 (Carolus Rex; on the top for 248 (!) weeks in a row now), #9 (Heroes), and #17 (The Art Of War) in the Swedish Top 20 rock charts. After hitting the charts worldwide with The Last Stand last year (#6 World; #1 in Finland, Sweden, Switzerland and Germany among others), the band was recently honored with new plaques for their impressive album sales: The Last Stand achieved Gold in the band’s homeland Sweden and in Poland. Their previous studio album, Heroes, was even platinum-certified in Sweden! On March 4, the band had already been honored with golden plaques for The Last Stand‘s sales in the Czech Republic at Tipsport Arena, Prague.
Bassist Pär Sundström commented: “This is proof of two things – first, that we are still able to make music that fans want to listen to, and second, that we have fantastic fans who really care. Sure, the current tour is called “The Last Tour”, but as long as it is going like this we’ll be going strong for a long time.”
SABATON will kick off their North American “The Last Tour” headlining trek in just under one month! The band is touring in support of their highly-acclaimed eighth album, The Last Stand. SABATON will be joined by symphonic metal group Leaves’ Eyes and heavy power metal onslaught/labelmates Battle Beast.
If you’ve never witnessed SABATON live, make sure to take a sneak peek at the grandiose, epic onslaught that is the SABATON live experience! Watch the video posted below.
SABATON 2017 North American “The Last Tour” Date w/ Leaves’ Eyes & Battle Beast:
4/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
4/21 – New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
4/22 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – New England Metal & Hardcore Festival
4/23 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
4/25 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda – SOLD OUT!
4/26 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial De Quebec
4/27 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
4/28 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Ballroom
4/30 – Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub Concert Hall
5/1 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
5/2 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
5/3 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
5/5 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
5/6 – Calgary, AB @ The Palace
5/7 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
5/8 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon – SOLD OUT!
5/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
5/11 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
5/12 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
5/14 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
5/16 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
5/17 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo Music Hall
5/18 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
5/20 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
5/21 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
5/22 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
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