Finnish melodic metallers Sonata Arctica are a band with a unique sound, touched by a hint of melancholy. Today, the band announces the release of their first acoustic album, Acoustic Adventures – Volume One, to be released in October 2021 through Nuclear Blast Tonträger Produktions.
Acoustic Adventures – Volume One will be followed by a second acoustic record, to be released in 2022.
Vocalist Tony Kakko explains, “This acoustic form of Sonata Arctica has been slowly brewing for years. The first manifestation of it, besides the few acoustic versions of songs released throughout the years, was the Acoustic Adventures Tour in 2019, which proved to be a great success, sparking an idea to get these songs recorded and on an album.
Our songs have always been based on beautiful melodies, which makes it very easy to transform and rearrange them perfectly into the acoustic form as well. I should mention that many of the songs work so well dressed in acoustic garments.
I hope you love these albums as much as we do. There are many, many songs we had to leave out of these Volume One and Volume Two albums, so nothing would please me more than adding a few more volumes in the future. Looking forward to seeing you on tour again as soon as possible!”
This tour is due to take place this autumn, titled the Acoustic Adventures MMXXI tour. To promote their Acoustic Adventures – Volume One release, the band will embark on a journey through 17 European countries, including a date at London’s Islington Assembly Hall on November 1st. Support will be provided by Swedish band Eleine, who will also be presenting an acoustic set.
Tickets are on sale now via the below link.
SONATA ARCTICA – Acoustic Adventures MMXXI Tour 2021
Special Guests: ELEINE
Keyboardist Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg comments, “Since our Talviyö World Tour is more or less over, it’s time to look ahead for the next challenge and since we’ve had so much fun with the acoustic stuff we decided to make an album as well, and of course we will hit the road immediately after that to celebrate the release of it.
As of now we have managed to set up an extensive European Tour and we’re really looking forward to getting out there an play some music for all of you.