Amon Amarth Reveals 2009 Touring Schedule
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Amon Amarth has issued the following year end update and 2009 touring plans:
2008 has been one hell of a year for Amon Amarth. The year has been filled with one exciting event after another. We started the year with our first ever Australia/New Zealand tour - one more continent conquered. It was great to finally meet some of our Australian and New Zealand fans and experience an authentic Aussie barbie.
Our new album, Twilight of the Thunder God was a tremendous success. Not only debuting #48 on the US Billboard, #10 and #11 in Finland and Sweden as well as an amazing #6 in Germany! But also being part of the top 10 of many albums of the year lists. We had a very successful North American tour with Ensiferum, Belphegor and The Absence in early fall. We're looking forward to heading back across the ocean for another tour in 2009.
It's impossible to talk about 2008 without mentioning Unholy Alliance Tour Chapter III. It's been a great honor to share the stage with our heroes, Slayer. We ended the year with a bang. Bloodshed over Bochum was more successful than we expected. 4 sold out shows with fans coming from all corners of the world. 4 memorable nights and a hell of a way to spend New Years Eve surrounded by friends and fans, thank you all!
2009 is already filling up with plans...
After a well deserved vacation, we'll be heading out on the road again. Begining with a short tour in Spain and playing for the very first time in Russia. The European tour with Obituary, Legion of the Damned and Keep of Kalessin is set for March and a number of summer festival appearances have been confirmed. We are going to be busy and we like it that way.
A huge thank you to our all of our amazing fans. Without your support, we would've never been able to have such a successful year and would've never come this far.
Hope to see you at at least one of our shows or festival appearances.
Happy New Year to you all, Cheers!
Confirmed tour dates so far for 2009:
23.01.2009 (E) BILBAO / Santana 27
24.01.2009 (E) BARCELONA / Bikini
25.01.2009 (E) MADRID / Heineken
30.01.2009 (RUS) ST. PETERSBURG / Orlandia Club
31.01.2009 (RUS) MOSCOW / Tochka Club
27.02.2009 (SE) UMEÅ / House Of Metal
05.03.2009 (NL) HEERHUGOWAARD / Waerdse Tempel
06.03.2009 (D) ERFURT / Stadtgarten
07.03.2009 (D) HAMBURG / Grosse Freiheit
08.03.2009 (B) ANTWERPEN / Hof Ter Loo
09.03.2009 (GB) LONDON / Forum
10.03.2009 (F) PARIS / La Locomotive **
11.03.2009 (D) KÖLN / Palladium
12.03.2009 (D) SAARBRÜCKEN / Garage
13.03.2009 (D) DESSAU / Hangar *
14.03.2009 (D) MÜNCHEN / Tonhalle *
16.03.2009 (D) STUTTGART / LKA Longhorn
17.03.2009 (CH) PRATTELN / Z7
18.03.2009 (I) BOLOGNA / Estragon
19.03.2009 (A) INNSBRUCK / Hafen
20.03.2009 (A) LINZ / Posthof
21.03.2009 (A) WIEN / Gasometer
22.03.2009 (HR) ZAGREB / Boogaloo
23.03.2009 (SLO) MARIBOR / Stuk
24.03.2009 (CZ) PRAGUE / Abaton
25.03.2009 (D) HANNOVER / Capitol
26.03.2009 (D) BERLIN / Postbahnhof
27.03.2009 (D) LICHTENFELS / Stadthalle *
28.03.2009 (D) OBERHAUSEN / Turbinenhalle *
29.03.2009 (NL) ENSCHEDE / Atak
Support: Obituary, Legion of the damned & Keep of Kalessin
* Extended Show
** without Obituary
03-06/JUN/09 (S) SÖLVESBORG / Sweden Rock Festival
21/JUN/09 (FR) CLISSON / Hellfest
03-04/JUL/09 (DE) ROITSCHJORA / With Full Force Open Air
18/JUL/09 (A) SPITAL/SEMMERING Kaltenbach Open Air
19/JUL/09 (TR) ISTANBUL Unirock Festival
24/JUL/09 (CZ) OSTRAVA Unholy Fest
30/JUL-01/AUG/09 (D) WACKEN / Wacken Open Air
13-15/AUG/09 (D) DINKELSBÜHL / Summer Breeze
16/AUG/09 (UK) CATTON HALL DERBY / Bloodstock Open Air
29/AUG/09 (D) LOSHEIM / Rock Area Festival
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