Today, SABATON‘s limited-edition, live-in-concert, double DVD/Blu-Ray, “The Great Show”, “The 20th Anniversary Show”, plus “The Great Show Stage Collector’s Edition” box set are in stores and available online here.
Filmed during SABATON’s 2019-2020 “The Great Tour” world trek, the two-hour “20th Anniversary Show” captures the band’s extraordinary headline set in front of 75,000 fans at the 2019 Wacken Open Air Festival, performed on both of the festival’s Main Stages simultaneously. Joining the SABATON line-up of vocalist Joakim Brodén, bassist Pär Sundström, guitarists Chris Rörland and Tommy Johansson, drummer Hannes Van Dahl, the Wacken performance also features several guest performers: former SABATON band members Thobbe Englund and Rikard Sundén on guitars, keyboardist Daniel Mÿhr, and drummer Daniel Mulback, the 20-voice Great War Choir, and acclaimed GRAMMY-nominated virtuoso cellist Tina Guo.
Watch the band perform “Great War (Live from the 20th Anniversary Show at Wacken 2019)” on TWO stages here.
“The Great Show,” with a run-time of about 90-minutes, was shot at the band’s sold-out 02 Arena performance in Prague in early 2020 and reunited SABATON with Finland’s multi-Platinum cello-rockers Apocalyptica. Both discs’ setlists feature SABATON fan-favorites including ‘Ghost Division,’ ‘Bismarck,’ ‘To Hell and Back,’ ‘Primo Victoria,’ ‘Carolus Rex,’ ‘Great War,’ and ‘Fields Of Verdun,’ all performed on a stage setting forged as a World War 1 battlefield, with barbed-wire strung across the stage, piles of sandbag barricades, a two-ton military tank complete with a battery of rocket launchers and flame jets that doubles as a drum riser, and a keyboard built into the body of The Red Baron’s iconic blood-red tri-plane.
Both “The 20th Anniversary Show” and “The Great Show” discs capture the musically and visually electrifying in-concert experience that is a SABATON show, and are a must for anyone who is a fan of passionate, cinematic heavy rock’n’roll.
You can catch SABATON on tour in the UK next March. Tickets can be purchased here.
18.03 London, Wembley Arena
19.03 Leeds, First Direct Arena
20.03 Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
22.03 Glasgow, Hydro