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Helloween – postponed German shows with Stratovarius

The power metal band Helloween is forced to postpone five German shows on their European tour, together with special guest Stratovarius. Vocalist Andi Deris suffers from a serious vocal chord infection. The cancelled dates are:
01. Feb D – Saarbrücken
02. Feb D – Bonn
04. Feb D – Hannover
05. Feb D – Oberhausen
06. Feb D – Osnabrück

The tickets stay valid and the shows are postponed to April, after the Japanese part of this tour package. The new dates are:
Fr    08. Apr.  Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle
Mo  11. Apr.  Hannover / Capitol
Di   12. Apr.  Saarbrücken / Garage

The concerts from Bonn and Osnabrück will be replaced when a good date is found in cooperation with the venues. The other German dates still stand and the shows continue as scheduled. Soon update on: http://www.helloween.org/home.html

Timo Kotipelto, the vocalist from Stratovarius also suffers from a flue infection. He posted a few days ago on the Stratovarius forum: Due to a recent bacterial infection my voice isn’t what it should be. The infection dried out my vocal chords, and I’m still struggling to recover. Although canceling the tour was discussed, we decided to not let you down but to play for all of you great people out there who have been with you through thick and thin and continue to support Stratovarius no matter what.

I want to thank all of you who have sung with me on the gigs, you guys keep me going on! I’ll keep you posted about my condition and everything directly related to me on <a href=”http://www.facebook.com/ officialkotipelto”>my facebook page</a>. I hope you’ve enjoyed the shows as much as we have and like our new album, Elysium. See you at the gig!

More information about this tour from both bands on Twisted Talent concerts.

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