The waiting is over: Blind Guardian will return! As of today Hansi Kürsch & Co. have announced the first dates for their highly anticipated European tour, that will see the band en route through nine different countries in April and March 2015.
Kicking off on April 10, 2015 in the Netherlands (Eindhoven - Effenaar), shows in Belgium, England, France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy and Greece will follow, concluding the run on May 10, 2015 in Athens. From April 23 to May 02, the Metalheads will be in Germany, with shows in Trier, Frankfurt, Bamberg, Munich, Leipzig, Stuttgart, Hamburg and as a highlight the "home show" at Düsseldorf "Mitsubishi Electric Halle" (former Philipshalle) on April 25, 2015.
Tickets for all shows are available at Eventim, Metaltix and all pre-sale ticket providers.
Those who can't wait that long, will have the chance to see Blind Guardian perform live at the "70.000 Tons of Metal" cruise that will be taking place January 22. to 26, 2015 and will take off at Miami to the Caribbean Sea.
Blind Guardian will also appear at a few chosen shows this year, the first of which will be at Saarbrücken "Garage" on Mai 30, and the very next day, May 31, 2014 Blind Guardian will be headlining at "Out & Loud Festival" in Geiselwind. Furthermore, the band has been confirmed to play at "Seerock Festival" in Graz on August 02 and at "Metal Hammer Awards" at Berlin "Kesselhaus" on September 12, 2014.
"The last time we were on stage was at "Rock Harz Festival" 2012," vocalist Hansi Kürsch explains. "After that we had to take a pause from touring in order to work on our ninth studio album. Now that the production is almost done, we are really eager to go on tour again and to introduce the new songs live and to celebrate the old hits with the fans in 2015."
The next and long awaited new studio album will be released in the beginning of 2015.