WITHERFALL Confirmed as Special Guests on Sonata Arctica’s ‘Acoustic Adventures’ European Tour


After releasing their much-celebrated second studio album “A Prelude To Sorrow” on 02 November via Century Media Records, US dark melodic metal masters WITHERFALL now have been confirmed as special guest on Sonata Arctica’s “Acoustic Adventures” tour kicking off on 13 March 2019.

This will the first chance to see WITHERFALL live in Europe!

Speaking about the tour, the band says: “We are extremely pleased to finally announce our first European tour as support for the enigmatic Sonata Arctica. As with everything else WITHERFALL, this one will be a bit different. This tour will be featuring a special acoustic set to coincide with Sonata Arctica’s stripped down theme. There will be many surprises in store to make this a memorable tour. It is with pleasure that we can come bring “A Prelude to Sorrow” and “Nocturnes and Requiems” to the European audiences in this unique way.” 

WITHERFALL’s 2019 acoustic line-up will consist of:
Joseph Michael – Vocals/Guitar
Jake Dreyer – Guitar
Anthony Crawford – Bass
Steve Bolognese – Percussion
Alex Nasla – Keyboards

SONATA ARCTICA “Acoustic Adventures” with special guests WITHERFALL
Presented by Rock Hard, Rocks, musix, Rock It!,

13.03.  N  Oslo  –  Parkteatret
14.03.  S  Stockholm  –  Södra  Teatern
15.03.  S  Malmö  –  Palladium
16.03.  D  Hamburg  –  Fabrik
17.03.  NL  Eindhoven  –  Effenaar
19.03.  UK  London  –  Islington  Assembly  Hall
20.03.  NL  Haarlem  –  Patronaat
21.03.  D  Aschaffenburg  –  Colos-Saal
22.03.  F  Paris  –  Le  Trabendo
23.03.  F  Lyon  –  Ninkasi  Kao
24.03.  I  Mailand  –  Teatro  Dal  Verme
26.03.  CH  Pratteln  –  Z7
27.03.  D  Nürnberg  –  Hirsch
28.03.  CZ  Prag  –  Roxy
29.03.  D  Stuttgart  –  Im  Wizemann  (Club)
30.03.  D  Bochum  –  Christuskirche

WITHERFALL’s album “A Prelude to Sorrow” is now available as a Limited Edition Digipak, jewelcase CD (US only), gate-fold 2LP plus poster and etching on Side D, as well as digital album.

Pick up your copy here: 


“Simply outstanding.” (9.5/10). Soundcheck #3 – DEAF FOREVER (Ger)

“Joseph Michael’s powerful voice belongs to the best of the genre.” (8.5/10). Soundcheck #9 – ROCK HARD (Ger)

 Soundcheck #3 – AARDSCHOK (NL)

“This kind of music can hardly be presented any more exciting, persistent and captivating.” (9/10) – ROCKS (Ger)

“…a thought provoking journey into darkness using music to light your way.” (9.5/10) – METALWANI.COM

“Magnificent!” (9/10) – ROCK TRIBUNE (B)


Jake Dreyer – Guitars
Joseph Michael – Vocals/Keyboards
Anthony Crawford – Bass
Fili Bibiano – Guitar
Steve Bolognese- Drums



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