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War Historians SABATON to play Detroit on May 13th
· Toddstar on April 12 2012 23:45:45
Tour News



Swedish heavy metal war historians SABATON are returning to North America for their 2nd headlining tour of the U.S. & Canada in support of their latest studio album, Carolus Rex, due out in North America on May 22nd!

SABATON are best known for singing almost exclusively about historical wars & battles, a direction they decided upon after watching the 1999 Academy Award-winning film Saving Private Ryan.  The band thoroughly researches their topics to ensure the songs paint accurate & objective portraits of the historical event they’re singing about, which are narrated from an omniscient point-of-view or in first-person as a soldier caught in the line of fire.

Did you know?
*SABATON performed on the battlefield of Wizna (the place their song “40:1” refers to) in Poland on the 70th anniversary of that battle.
*10,000 audience members witnessed the staged military re-enactment, complete with battlefield explosions and World War II tanks.
*SABATON’s video for “Uprising” (an emotional tribute to the men, women, and children who lost their lives in 1944’s Warsaw Uprising) has reached over one million views on YouTube.
*“Uprising” features the “Radoslaw” Reenactment Group, the Wizna 1939 Association, and a special appearance by General Waldemar Skrzypczak of the Polish Army.
*SABATON fans are famous for attending live concerts dressed in authentic war regalia.
*Plans are already in the works for SABATON to play on Normandy Beach on that battle’s 70th anniversary.

Carrying on with the tradition of their anthemic music & the triumph of the human spirit with Carolus Rex, SABATON teamed up with well-known Swedish historian Bengt Liljegren for a themed album about the Kingdom of Sweden between the years of 1561 and 1721.

SABATON’s “Swedish Empire” tour dates are:
04/15/12  Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX
04/17/12  Wreckers - Lubbock, TX
04/18/12  Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
04/19/12  The Beaumont Club - Kansas City, MO
04/20/12  Spicoli´s Grill and the Reverb Rock Garden - Waterloo, IA
04/22/12  The Firebird - St Louis , MO
04/23/12  The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
04/25/12  The Casbah - Charlotte, NC
04/27/12  Bogie´s - Albany, NY
04/28/12  Broadway Joe´s - Buffalo, NY
04/29/12  Peabody´s - Cleveland, OH
04/30/12  Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
05/02/12  The Loft - Poughkeepsie, NY
05/03/12  The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
05/04/12  The Gramercy Theatre – New York City, NY
05/05/12  The Palladium - Worcester, MA
05/07/12  Petit Campus - Montreal, QC – CANADA
05/08/12  Imperial de Quebec - Quebec City, QC - CANADA
05/10/12  Wreck Room - Toronto, ON - CANADA
05/11/12  Music Hall - London, ON - CANADA
05/12/12  Alrosa’s Villa - Columbus, OH
05/13/12  Blondie´s - Detroit, MI
05/15/12  Station 4 - St Paul, MN
05/16/12  Reggie Rock Club - Chicago, IL
05/18/12  Vernon Club - Louisville, KY
05/19/12  Kingdom - Richmond, VA
05/20/12  Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
05/21/12  Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
05/23/12  Key Club – Hollywood, CA *OFFICIAL RELEASE PARTY*
05/25/12  Circo Volador - Mexico City, D.F. - MÉXICO

SABATON’s last studio album, Coat Of Arms debuted at #124 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and #87 on the Top Hard Music chart and was achieved Gold status in Poland for sales in excess of 10,000 copies.  Worldwide first-week chart entries for Coat Of Arms included: Sweden #4; Poland #9; Finland #17; Germany #19; Switzerland #33 and Austria #71.  The band‘s first live album, World War Live: Battle of the Baltic Sea, was released in September, 2011.

Joakim Brodén - Vocals
Pär Sundström - Bass
Chris Rörland - Guitars
Tobbe Englund - Guitars
Robban Beck - Drums

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