SABATON partner up with Veteran Tickets Foundation, also known as Vet Tix, for select 2019 U.S. dates of “The Great Tour.”
Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON are proud to announce that they have partnered up with Veteran Tickets Foundation, also known as Vet Tix, for select 2019 U.S. dates of “The Great Tour.”
Vet Tix is the number one nonprofit working to provide free tickets to currently serving military and veterans of all eras, including immediate family of troops killed in action. SABATON are honored to support U.S. service members and vets by providing them with an avenue to create long-lasting memories through the live concert experience. A limited number of will call tickets are available at VetTix.org for select U.S. dates this October – November.
To receive tickets, military personnel and veterans apply at VetTix.org and are verified by a third party. Members can then set their event interests and are notified when tickets to an event meeting their criteria are available. Members then request tickets and Vet Tix distributes tickets at times using a lottery.
Vet Tix is a national non-profit, founded in 2008, whose mission is to secure and distribute tickets to sporting events, concerts, performing arts, educational and family activities across the nation to military and veteran families. Their goal is to help reduce stress, make events affordable, minimize post-traumatic stress, strengthen family bonds and encourage VetTixers to re-engage with local communities and American life. To date, Vet Tix has given out over 7.8 million tickets in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON will make their triumphant return to North America this fall for “The Great Tour.” The headline excursion will feature support from special guest HAMMERFALL, and will begin in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on October 4th and will end in Silver Spring, MD on November 3rd.
“NORTH AMERICA, prepare for a Swedish invasion! We will reach your shores in early October with our new album The Great War, a bigger production than before & the templars of steel in Hammerfall as special guests! Get ready for a damn good dose of Swedish heavy metal!” – SABATON
SABATON’s trek to North America coincides with the band’s upcoming 20th Anniversary and their ninth full-length record, The Great War, which is out worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records. Keeping with their tradition of metallic battle hymns about the feats of man in wartime, the new record is a concept album dedicated entirely to the World War I.
SABATON TOUR DATES (w/ HAMMERFALL): Oct 4 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Oct 5 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing Oct 6 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage – SOLD OUT Oct 8 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues – SOLD OUT Oct 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren Oct 11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern Oct 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency – SOLD OUT Oct 14 – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom – SOLD OUT Oct 15 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO – SOLD OUT Oct 16 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theater Oct 18 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall Oct 19 – Calgary, AB – The Palace Theater Oct 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex Oct 23 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater – SOLD OUT Oct 25 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater Oct 26 – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre – SOLD OUT Oct 27 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora Ballroom – SOLD OUT Oct 29 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall – SOLD OUT Oct 30 – Montreal, QC – M Telus – SOLD OUT Nov 1 – Worcester, MA – Palladium Nov 2 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater – SOLD OUT Nov 3 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore – SOLD OUT
The Great War is available in these editions and formats:
STANDARD EDITION The full album, available on CD Jewelcase, colored vinyl and digitally.
HISTORY EDITION (Watch Presentation Video) The full album including narrated parts introducing each song. These narrations are merged, not as separate tracks. The History edition is available on CD Digipak, vinyl and digitally.
THE SOUNDTRACK TO THE GREAT WAR EDITION Instrumental versions of The Great War, available digitally (full album) + exclusively as part of THE GREAT BOX EDITION on CD (full album) and vinyl (10 tracks).
EARBOOK EDITION (SOLD OUT) Features a 36 pages booklet and includes the STANDARD EDITION & HISTORY EDITION on CD.
THE GREAT BOX EDITION (SOLD OUT) (Limited to 1000 pieces) Includes: -Earbook with 36 pages booklet -STANDARD EDITION – CD -HISTORY EDITION – CD -THE SOUNDTRACK TO THE GREAT WAR EDITION – CD -STANDARD EDITION – vinyl [180g] -HISTORY EDITION – vinyl [180g] -THE SOUNDTRACK TO THE GREAT WAR EDITION – vinyl [180g] (10 tracks) -One out of 11 Great War posters (chosen at random) -Postcards -Lyric poem -Limited, numbered and individualized certifications
The Great War tracklist: 01. The Future Of Warfare 02. Seven Pillars Of Wisdom 03. 82nd All The Way 04. The Attack Of The Dead Men 05. Devil Dogs 06. The Red Baron 07. Great War 08. A Ghost In The Trenches 09. Fields Of Verdun 10. The End Of The War To End All Wars 11. In Flanders Fields
The band started the recordings exactly 100 years after the end of the First World War (11/11/1918) and took 3 months of intensive work to complete the album together with their long term producer and partner Jonas Kjellgren at Black Lounge studios. Furthermore, the album has been mastered by Maor Appelbaum and the artwork was once again created by Peter Sallaí.
“This is not the first time we have sung about stories from this period in time, but now we felt the timing was right to make a full concept album about this war,” explain the band.
Alongside the album, the Swedes have worked hard to make their 20th year anniversary a very exciting year, and also started the SABATON History Channel – a unique collaboration between the band themselves and multimedia historians Indy Neidell and Timeghost -capturing the power of social media to tell stories about the wars, battles and heroes behind SABATON’s songs.
“This is the biggest album we have taken on so far. There is more depth and story around the songs that we have ever had before,” Pär Sundström announces. “Expect many surprises as we have tried new things and we also went back in time to a concept we know a lot of you love. The Great War has been created side by side with the Sabaton History Channel to make 2019 the most exciting year in our 20 year history.”
About Sabaton In the nearly two decades since their launch, Swedish metallers SABATON have carved out a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the business – gaining a legion of loyal fans across the globe, delivering nine highly-rated studio albums (including two certified platinum-sellers), and scoring multiple industry award wins and nominations… not to mention launching their own annual festival and cruise.
Combining soaring power riffs with vocalist Joakim Brodén’s instantly-recognisable gruff baritone, the band refuses to be simply slotted into a genre. Fans need only know them as SABATON: the heavy metal band that sings of real life wars and the people who played a part in them – of gruelling campaigns and dazzling acts of bravery, of magnificent victories and touching personal struggles – true stories more fantastic than any fiction.
SABATON are perhaps best known for their electrifying live concerts, combining accomplished musical performances and a finely-crafted stage show – including their full-sized tank drum-riser – with energy and laughter. The band has headlined as far afield as North America, Australia and Japan, and regularly fills arenas and takes top-billed slots at festivals across Europe.
About Veteran Tickets Foundation Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix), a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provides free tickets to sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities to currently serving military, National Guard and Reserves, veterans of all eras, immediate family of those killed in action, and VetTixers’ caregivers. Since 2008, Vet Tix has provided approximately 7.8 million free event tickets to more than 1.3 million members. In 2018 Vet Tix launched 1st Tix, which provides the same service to our nation’s current and retired law enforcement officers, firefighters, and EMTs. These events help veterans and first responders reduce stress, strengthen family bonds, build lifelong memories, and encourage them to stay engaged with American life and their local communities. Vet Tix spends over 95 percent of its revenue on programs, ensuring that we give back to those who have given so much. Visit VetTix.org and 1stTix.org to learn more, and follow Vet Tix on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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