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Sonata Arctica Comment On Billboard Chart Debut
October 13, 2009
The members of Sonata Arctica have checked in from their current North American tour with Dragonforce in support of their latest release, 'The Days Of Grays', which recently debuted on the Billboard Top New Artist “Heatseeker’s” chart at #19 the week following its release date. This industry chart lists the best-selling albums by new artists who have never appeared on the Top 100 of the Billboard 200.

States the band:

“Thank you all who bought 'The Days Of Grays' already and made it out to be our biggest chart success in the U.S. so far! You're the best! Simply amazing for the small town boys from northern Finland. We're so proud! We're touring North America at the moment, spreading the Arctic sounds and having a blast, as always! This kinda news is just the thing to give us the extra boost to continue on the path we've chosen. See ya around, folks! Rawk!”

'The Days Of Grays' also charted the following European first week positions:

· Finland: #2 (Certified Gold the day of release for sales over 15,000 copies)
· Germany: #24
· Sweden: #31
· Norway: #46
· Netherlands: #50

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video for “Flag In The Ground” is available for viewing here. View the “Making Of…” video here.

For remaining North American tour dates and headlining shows, visit www.sonataarctica.info & www.myspace.com/sonataarctica.
 
 
 
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DragonForce Announce Fall North American Tour
June 23, 2009
DragonForce will be back to administer another ‘Ultra Beatdown’ upon American venues. The band will embark on a month-long, headlining tour this Fall, which kicks off on September 18 in Hollywood and runs through October 11 in Philadelphia. This will probably be the band’s final US tour in support of their most recent album, 'Ultra Beatdown'.

Sonata Arctica, as well as DragonForce labelmates Taking Dawn, will serve as support. The band’s latest power-riff fueled opus, 'Ultra Beatdown', was unleashed upon the world last August and the momentum around the band is still going strong.

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Tour Dates:
09/18 - House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
09/19 - Regency Center @ The Grand Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
09/20 - Roseland - Portland, OR
09/21 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
09/23 - Edmonton Events Centre - Edmonton, ALB
09/24 - MacEwan Hall - Calgary, ALB
09/25 - Odeon, The - Saskatoon, SAS
09/26 - Burton Cummings Theatre - Winnipeg, MAN
09/28 - The Beaumont - Kansas City, MO
09/29 - Cabooze On The West Bank - Minneapolis, MN
09/30 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
10/02 - Sound Academy - Toronto, ONT
10/03 - Le Medley - Montreal, QUE
10/04 - Theatre Imperial - Quebec City, QUE
10/06 - The Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza - New York, NY
10/07 - Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
10/09 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
10/10 - Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
10/11 - Theater of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
 
 
 
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