Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Picture Update: Summer & Fall 2017

Here are some pics from the Sonata Arctica travels in the Summer & Fall of 2017:

Up in the Puijon Torni in Kuopio, Finland...

...even managed to capture an airplane while up there.

Backstage @ Wacken Open Air, Germany

Our BS door @ Wacken

..the special Wacken edition of Becks.

Hotelroom view in Sweden.

Our dear friend Kristian got these tattoos, cool as hell !!!

The backstage/dinner/breakfast-whathaveyou at the hotel in Iisalmi, Finland.

Random airplanewindowpic #09854399

In the van, somewhere in Europe.

Summerbreeze, Germany.

The smurftrail to get to our rooms in a hotel somewhere.

Backstage in the Czech republic.

Alestorm helped us out by making the setlist for the show ;-) 

Airport shopping in Moscow, Russia.

On the first morning in Tel Aviv, Israel we went for a walk and this dude just
brutally photobombed idea who he is/was...

Tel Aviv random pics...

...with Pasi in it ;-) 

...walking to the beach...

....selfie time, again...

the beer boys ;-) 

This rug really tied my riser together !!

Preparing to rock before a sold out crowd in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Still in Israel, on our way to the tourist-day stuff in Jerusalem.


...more of the same.

one of the alleys in the old town, Jerusalem.

I was here as well.

Getting ready to go back to the hotel after swimming in the dead sea.
Fashion statement of September 2017 !

Time for a final swim at the beach in front of the hotel in Tel Aviv, Israel.

That's about it !!!



  1. Hello Henrik! Thank you for sharing your travelling experience with us. This has been an amazing year full of shows, interviews and adventures and you've always kept your performance at a very high level.All of you are great professionals and I admire your passion for playing live music! It's really exciting to know that you're doing this very special Winter Chapter Tour in Finland. Please consider other parts of the world as well (such as Russia, for example :) )! Best wishes for the holiday season!

    1. At the moment the plan is to do this Winter Chapter Tour only in Finland but I'm sure we'll be back in Russia at some point...with another tour or something..

    2. Really looking forward to seeing all of you! Good luck with the tour in Finland and '70000 Tons of Metal'!

  2. Henkka, I`d like to ask if you could record a little sample of the sounds you`ve used to use on The end of This Chapter? It`s my favorite song, and was trying to play it, but my sounds just doesn`t sound quite right, and the keyboard lines are not very clear(for my amateur ears) on the album version, and on the DVD. Thank you, that would mean a lot to me.

    1. I'm just trying to figure out that song myself at the moment, let's see how that turns out ;-)

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