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"Sabaton put the fire power back into metal, while delivering bombastic anthems of sacrifice, heroism and determination, across nine studio albums and two decades of unforgettable live performances.”  — Kerrang!

LOS ANGELES, CA - Friday, July 2, 2021 - Emerging from COVID lockdown, multi-Gold and Platinum Swedish metal band SABATON will tour North America as main support on Judas Priest’s 35-city, “50 Years of Metal” trek that starts on September 8 in Reading, PA.  The U.S. and Canadian dates will mark Sabaton’s first time sharing a stage with Judas Priest and its first North American tour since 2018.  Prior to the Judas Priest tour, Sabaton will top the bill at two major European festivals:  July 9 at Exitfest, held at the Petrovaradin Fortress, Serbia, and the Czech Republic's Rock Castle on August 20.  The Spring of 2022 will see Sabaton bring its ground-breaking and breathtaking live shows to 26 cities in 17 European countries - "The Tour To End All Tours."  The complete itinerary is below; for all ticket purchasing info, visit


“Bigger, better, and more metal than ever,” said Sabaton’s bassist Pär Sundström.  “We are joining Judas Priest for an eight-week tour in North America this autumn, and guess if we are excited…Until then, COVID-19 can go to hell.”


On the upcoming North American dates with Judas Priest, Sabaton - Sundström, vocalist Joakim Brodén, guitarists Tommy Johansson and Chris Rörland, and Hannes Van Dahl on drums - the three-time winner of Metal Hammer’s Golden Gods Award as Best Live Band - will focus the setlist on their most recent album, 2019’s The Great War, fan-favorites such as “Primo Victoria,” “To Hell and Back,” “Carolus Rex,” “The Last Stand,” and some surprises.  Sabaton is known for its high-intensity, operatic heavy metal, juxtaposed with narratives that recount the harrowing yet epic tales of real-life historical battles and the brave men and women who fought in them. 


"History can be very boring because it’s far away and detached,” said vocalist Brodén.  “But everybody loves a good story, so what we do is tell stories, personal and true stories.  We paint pictures with our lyrics and music, and our live shows, and try to bring history to life.” 


Sabaton's confirmed tour dates are as follows:



 9  Exitfest, Petrovaradin Fortress, Serbia



20  Rock Castle, Moravsky Krumlov, Czech Republic



North America, Judas Priest’s “50 Years of Metal"


 8   Santander Arena, Reading, PA

11  Warlando Festival, Central FL Fairgrounds, Orlando, FL

13  PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC

14  Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC

16  Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI

17  Covelli Center, Youngstown, OH

19  Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI

20  Rosemont Theatre, Chicago, IL

22  Miller High Life Theatre, Milwaukee, WI

23  The Armory, Minneapolis, MN

25  Saint Louis Music Park, St. Louis, MO

26  Louder Than Life Festival, Louisville, KY

29  The Mission Ballroom, Denver, CO

30  Maverik Center, West Valley City, UT



 2  Angel of the Winds Arena, Everett, WA

 3  Moda Center, Portland, OR

 5  Fox Theater, Oakland, CA

 6  Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA

 8  Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, NV

 9  Arizona Federal Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

12  Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX

13  HEB Center, Austin, TX

15  Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Dallas, TX

16  The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK

19  Cable Dahmer Arena, Independence, MO

21  Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN

22  Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, Alpharetta, GA

24  Charleston Civic Center Coliseum, Charleston, WV

25  The Met, Philadelphia, PA

27  Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

28  MGM Casino, Washington, DC

30  Foxwoods Casino Arena, Mashantucket, CT

31  Tsongas Center at UMass, Lowell, MA



 2   Scotiabank Centre, Halifax, NS  CANADA

 4   Place Bell, Montreal, QC  CANADA

 5   FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton, ON  CANADA





29-date headline tour of Sweden


Europe, "The Tour To End All Tours"


 4   Spektrum, Oslo, Norway

 5   Avicii Arena, Stockholm, Sweden

 6   Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark

 8   Barclays Arena, Germany, Hamburg

 9   Rockhal, Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg

11  Mercedes Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany

12  O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic

13  Arena, Budapest, Hungary

15  Lorenzini District, Milan, Italy

16  Arena, Geneva, Switzerland

18  Wembley Arena, London, UK

19  First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK

20  Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK

22  Hydro, Glasgow, UK

24  Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium

25  Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands

26  Quarterback Immo Arena, Leipzig, Germany

28  La Seine Musicale, Paris, France

30  Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria

31  Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany



 1  Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany

 2  ZAG Arena, Hannover, Germany

 4  Tauron Arena, Krakow, Poland

 6  Saku Arena, Tallinn, Estonia

 8  Kuopio Hall, Kuopio, Finland

 9  Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland



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In the more than two decades since their launch, Swedish metallers Sabaton have gained a legion of loyal fans across the globe by carving out a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the business, an assessment shared by the UK’s Guardian:  “Other than veterans Iron Maiden, Sabaton is the biggest heavy metal band in Europe.”  Since the band’s debut album in 2005, Sabaton has been combining standout stage design and production with epic concept albums, linking real-life historical war events with classic kick-ass metal.  Sabaton has released nine studio albums, amassed six GOLD, one PLATINUM, and one four-times-PLATINUM awards, seen eight of its albums score Top 10 international chart status, and six claim the Top 5.  The band has earned eight Metal Hammer/Golden Gods Awards nominations, taking home the award for “Breakthrough Artist” in 2011 and “Best Live Band” in three different years, and a Grammis nomination (Swedish equivalent to the U.S. Grammys) as Best Heavy Metal band.  Sabaton has also accumulated more than three billion total streams.


Since 2008, Sabaton has hosted its own annual concert festival, the “Sabaton Open Air” at Hårdrocksstadion at Lugnet in Sweden, and launched its yearly - and always sold out - Sabaton Cruise that sails out of Stockholm for epic sea adventures, rocking the ship with fellow metalheads, and lots of SABATON.  Twenty-nineteen saw the launch of the band's own YouTube channel, "Sabaton History Channel." The channel combines the power of YouTube, music and storytelling to dive into the true-life stories behind every Sabaton song, bringing history to life in an informative and entertaining way.  Sabaton's Pär Sundstöm and Joakim Brodén are joined by Indy Neidell, of "The Great War" and "WW Two in Real Time" fame.


Combining soaring power riffs with vocalist Joakim Brodén’s instantly-recognizable 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 grueling campaigns and dazzling acts of bravery, magnificent victories and touching personal struggles, true stories more fantastic than any fiction. Over its 11 year touring history, Sabaton has headlined major festivals and sold-out arena concerts around the world.


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