Fall tour announced

HammerFall has announced their fall tour “European Outbreak 2011” and now confirms American metal icons RIOT as special guests on the first leg of dates. Also the new Swedish metal sensation Amaranthe is confirmed as support on the whole tour.

Joacim Cans, vocalist and frontman of HammerFall comments: “For thirty years I have been a true and devoted Riot fan. Albums like “Fire Down Under” and “Thundersteel” have inspired me immensely, both as a singer and a songwriter, and the honest truth is that I would probably not be here today if it wasn’t for Riot. As a homage to the band we also covered their classic song “Flight of the Warrior” on the album “Masterpieces” in 2008. I am totally psyched about having Riot as our special guest for the first leg of the European tour and I can assure you that I will be in the audience banging my head and singing along in every song…every single night! Hell Yeah! ”

RIOT’s founder member Mark Reale is equally enthusiastic: “This tour is going to blow a lot of cobwebs away. We’ve been dying to get the band back over the Europe where we’ve always had such a loyal following. This is like a dream come true for all of us, and the timing, with the new album ready to roll, couldn’t be better.”

This will be the first time the legendary ‘Thundersteel’ and ‘The Privilege Of Power’ line-up of Tony Moore (vocals), Mark Reale (guitar), Mike Flyntz (guitar), Don Van Stavern (bass) and Bobby Jarzombek (drums) has played in Europe on a full tour, after the band’s celebrated one-off show at Sweden rock festival in 2009. Having signed with SPV worldwide except for Japan where they are signed to Avalon Marquee, RIOT are currently finalizing their new album Immortal Soul which is due in October. The dates with Hammerfall will therefore also be an opportunity for fans to hear new material from the band’s upcoming – and long-awaited – fourteenth album.

Newcomers Amaranthe just recently released their debutalbum which charted #1 in Japan is set as main support at “European Outbreak 2011”. Olof Mörck, founder of Amaranthe comments: “All of us in Amaranthe are mighty proud to go tour with our metal brothers from Gothenburg, the legendary HammerFall! To take part on this huge tour that will take us to every corner in Europe is sure to be a pleasure, and we hope their fans will receive us kindly! We are sure to do our best to deliver as good of a show as possible, every single night from October through November! See all of you on tour this fall!”

** Headline shows with special guests RIOT and support Amaranthe (Opener to be announced)
* Headline shows with support Amaranthe (Rest of line-up to be announced)

10/28/11 Gothenburg @ Lisebergshallen (Sweden) **
10/29/11 Stockholm @ Arenan (Sweden) **
10/31/11 Hamburg @ Grosse Freiheit 36 (Germany) **
11/01/11 Antwerp @ Trix (Belgium) **
11/02/11 Filderstadt @ Filharmonie (Germany) **
11/04/11 Oberhausen @ Turbinenhalle (Germany) **
11/05/11 Paris @ Bataclan (France) **
11/06/11 Esch-Sur-Alzette @ Rockhal (Luxembourg) **
11/07/11 Zurich @ Volkhaus (Switzerland) **
11/09/11 Vienna @ Arena (Austria) **
11/10/11 Graz @ Orpheum (Austria) **
11/11/11 Milan @ Magazinni Generali (Italy) **
11/12/11 München @ Teaterfabrik (Germany) **
11/13/11 Prague @ Kd Vitavska (Czech Republic) **
11/15/11 Warzaw @ Stodola (Poland) **
11/16/11 Berlin @ Huxley’s Neue Welt (Germany) **
11/17/11 Tilburg @ 013 (Netherlands) **
11/18/11 Köln @ Essigfabrik (Germany) **

11/25/11 Lichtenfels @ Christmas Metal Festival (Germany)
11/27/11 Trencin @ Piano (Slovakia) *
11/28/11 Budapest @ Petöfi Hall (Hungary) *
11/30/11 Bucharest @ Hard Rock Café (Romania) *
12/01/11 Belgrade @ SKC (Serbia) *
12/02/11 Zagreb @ Boogaloo (Croatia) *
12/03/11 Siska @ Ljubljana (Slovenia) *
12/04/11 Passau @ Dreiländerhalle (Germany) *
12/06/11 Barcelona @ Salamandra 1 (Spain) *
12/07/11 Madrid @ Sala Heineken (Spain) *
12/08/11 Seville @ Fanatic (Spain) *
12/09/11 Porto @ Hard Club (Portugal) *
12/10/11 Bilbao @ Santana 27 Gold (Spain) *

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  1. is there any chance of adding Moscow, Russia?

  2. I hope to watch you in Spain with a very special friend :D
    I’d love to hear your theme “One More Time”.

  3. have you guys consider comming to Mexico and Latin America ??

  4. All the big ones alrady came expept you !!!

  5. coming to Costa Rica PLEASE!!!!!

  6. YEAH!


    i really liked redemption

  7. Hey guys,
    Any chance of comming again in Sofia,Bulgaria?Your previous shows here were superb.

  8. Guys! When u come to Finland (Turku)?

  9. Only ONE date in France in… Paris… all right, really nice…

    HF seems to have forgotten that when they came in Lyon in 2005, 2007 and 2009, lots of fans were here to support them, and enjoyed the shows…
    It’s a great disappointment to see these dates
    Down with Germany !

  10. Hope to see you in latin American Tour, specially in Venezuela

  11. Hammerfall in my city!!!
    Please guys promise me you throw some pics and drumsticks to the visitors \m/

  12. Can anyone put the setlist please?

  13. What are the chances you are coming to israel?
    please please please?

  14. Finland…?

  15. 12/01/11 Belgrade @ SKC (Serbia)
    Cya there !!

  16. Please … come to the Brazil
    HammerFall Forever

  17. hey guy’s.
    best wishes with the tour and really looking forward to your gig with saxon in belfast this december.
    as usuall the saxon faithfull will be travelling fron derry city so it was a huge bonus when we found out you were also on the bill.
    keep the faith.

  18. Come to the Brazil…PLASEEEEEEEEEEE


  19. Come to America, come to Argentina!!!!

  20. Hi guys!
    I like your One More Time so much, hope you will play it at Prague (tickets are at home, so see you later :-D)

  21. Come to CHILE please!!!!!

  22. Please please come to Argentina!!!

  23. when will you guys come to California. Me and my brothers are huge fans:D… you know the US is not that bad!:)

  24. Warsaw, not Warzaw. I’ll be there. :)

  25. Hey HAMMER-guys!!
    …… still missing KAUFBEUREN on the tour dates ……
    it is more than a tradition to come here……. we are very very very disappointed and sad……

  26. Please Hammerfall, come to Greece !

  27. OH MY GOD NOOO!!
    I’m in Rome when your finally in Belgium, omg, i wanted to see this soo bad :’( my heart is filled with grief :s

  28. Vad nu då? En Hammerfall turné utan en sväng till norra delen av Sverige? Inte Umeå, Luleå, Ö-vik, Skellefteå eller något??
    Skulle väldigt gärna se er här igen. Bra tag sen nu :/

  29. Please come to America. I live in Dallas and would love to see you in concert.

  30. HammerFriends: Come to my country, come to Argentina!!! We´re waiting for you



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