Helloween postpone release of new album to early 2021 and European Tour 2020 to April-June 2021
German power metal rockers Helloween consisting of lead vocalists Andi Deris and Michael Kiske; guitarists Michael Weikath, Kai Hansen and Sascha Gerstner; bassist Markus Grosskopf and drummer Dani Löble have announced that they are delaying the release of their yet to be titled new studio album until early 2021 and they are also postponing their United Alive Part II European Tour 2020 from September-November 2020 to April-June 2021.
The following message was posted on Helloween‘s Facebook page earlier today (with slight edits):
“🎃 With a heavy heart we herewith announce that we are forced to postpone our United Alive Part 2 European Tour 2020. Initially scheduled to take place from the end of September until mid of November 2020, we now rescheduled the tour from April to June 2021. Tickets will remain valid, please see the new dates below.
This never seen before pandemic challenges all of us, and we feel the risk of a contamination is still way too high. Besides, the national regulations of the individual countries make the execution of the tour in its entity very uncertain.
A Helloween concert should be a gathering of all fans having fun, enjoying themselves by celebrating the music we all love. The current situation worldwide does not allow such an unconcerned manner yet. We also decided to shift the release of our yet untitled new album to early next year. The production is on the home stretch: The mixing, by Ronald Prent in New York, is working to the fullest.
🗯 Andi Deris: “We are super proud of the result and can ́t wait to celebrate the new songs together with our fans live – but we all need to be a bit more patient. Health comes first!!”
Please be safe and stay healthy – obeying the rules will get us through these surreal times.
United Alive World Tour Part II – Europe 2021:
16.04.2021 RUS 🇷🇺 St. Petersburg, A2
18.04.2021 RUS 🇷🇺 Moscow, Adrenaline–Stadium
24.04.2021 ES 🇪🇸 Barcelona, St.Jordi Club
25.04.2021 ES 🇪🇸 Madrid, WiZink Center
27.04.2021 IT 🇮🇹 Milan, Lorenzini District
28.04.2021 CH 🇨🇭 Zurich, Samsung Hall
30.04.2021 DE 🇩🇪 Hamburg, Sporthalle
01.05.2021 DE 🇩🇪 Stuttgart, Schleyer-Halle
03.05.2021 HU 🇭🇺 Budapest, Papp Laszlo Sportarena
04.05.2021 AT 🇦🇹 Vienna, Gasometer
05.05.2021 CZ 🇨🇿 Prague, O2 Arena
07.05.2021 PL 🇵🇱 Katowice, MCK
08.05.2021 SK 🇸🇰 Zvolen, Ice Stadium
11.05.2021 EE 🇪🇪 Tallinn, Noblessneri Valukoda
13.05.2021 FI 🇫🇮 Helsinki, Black Box
15.05.2021 SE 🇸🇪 Gothenburg, Partille Arena
22.05.2021 UK 🇬🇧 Manchester, Manchester Academy
23.05.2021 UK 🇬🇧 London, Brixton Academy
24.05.2021 FR 🇫🇷 Paris, Olympia
26.05.2021 FR 🇫🇷 Lyon, Le Transbordeur
28.05.2021 LU 🇱🇺 Luxembourg, Rockhal
29.05.2021 DE 🇩🇪 Bochum, Ruhrcongress
10.06.2021 BG 🇧🇬 Sofia, Arena Armeec
12.06.2021 GR 🇬🇷 Athens, Olympic Complex
(…to be continued in the rest of the pumpkin world)”
Helloween‘s “Pumpkins United” video: