Sabaton Singer Joakim Brodén Talks Judas Priest Tour & New Studio Album 'War To End All Wars'
Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon from Canada's The Metal Voice recently spoke to lead singer of Sabaton Joakim Brodén about the upcoming tour opening for Judas Priest and their new upcoming studio album plus a whole lot more.
When asked about their upcoming Tour with Judas Priest and how it came about "I don't know exactly how but we played with Priest the first time in 2010 in Berlin. We have run into each other at festivals and it's all about timing. When we were kids one of our first favorite band was Judas Priest. Obviously we wanted to tour with them even before they knew we existed. It was supposed to be last year but finally we managed to get the timing right with album releases and when we were able to tour. I am really really looking forward to it. Doubly so since we have not been touring much lately and also to be touring with one of our favorite bands of all time, can't be better huh?"
When asked about the upcoming new Sabaton studio album "It's a Sabaton Album, we have been an evolutionary band not a revolutionary band. There is always surprises on a Sabaton album but we are never going to flip the coin and do something totally different on every song on a new album. There is going to be surprises on every album. I am actually listening and approving the master for the new album right now. A new album is always subjective and I think it's pathetic when an artist says, this is our best album we ever made and they keep promoting the same tired line. I say it's up to the listen to decide. But I know for a fact that everybody in the band, without even sitting in the same room together cause I shipped out the pre mixes to everyone and this is the only time in our history that everybody came back with F*** that sounds great! Everybody is super happy with the production. We were always happy before but maybe this maybe that but now wow we are really happy with the sound. I can't reveal the exact topic but we are doing modern warfare 20th century."
Will the songs that you released during the pandemic be on the new album "No they are totally separate from the new album. Those are not on the album we have a complete album, plus those tracks plus a bit more."
Aug 14 2021 post on Sabaton's Social media
Announcing new album: THE WAR TO END ALL WARS! ------ For almost two decades we have been singing about historical battles and wars from all over the world.
Two years have passed since the release of our latest album The Great War, a concept album telling stories from World War I.
Since then we've all been trying to decide on the next chapter of our storytelling. Will it again be Swedish history? The American Civil War, the story of Napoleon, or maybe the Crusades? No dear friends.. We will focus once again on the beginning of the 20th century.
We give you: THE WAR TO END ALL WARS!
We believe there's more to discover in this particular moment of history. There are still so many stories from World War One to be told.
In time we will learn them all...
JUDAS PRIEST chose Sabaton as main support on their "50 Heavy Metal Years" tour of North America, scheduled for September and October 2021. The group will kick off 2022 with an unprecedented 29-city tour of their home country.
SABATON announced its "Tour To End All Tours" in spring 2022, SABATON will be visiting 26 cities in 17 countries, bringing their ground-breaking modern metal to the people and delivering breathtaking live shows in a setting that will once again set new bars for concerts of this kind. SABATON will be supported by Mongolian rock band THE HU and Finnish heavy metal veterans LORDI
2021 * North America, Judas Priest's "50 Years of Metal" SEPTEMBER 8 Santander Arena, Reading, PA 9 Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, VA (Sabaton festival date) 11 Warlando Festival, Central FL Fairgrounds, Orlando, FL 13 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC 14 Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC 16 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI 17 Covelli Center, Youngstown, OH 19 Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI 20 Rosemont Theatre, Chicago, IL 22 Miller High Life Theatre, Milwaukee, WI 23 The Armory, Minneapolis, MN 25 Saint Louis Music Park, St. Louis, MO 26 Louder Than Life Festival, Louisville, KY (Sabaton festival date) 29 The Mission Ballroom, Denver, CO 30 Maverik Center, West Valley City, UT OCTOBER 2 Angel of the Winds Arena, Everett,WA 3 Moda Center, Portland, OR 5 Fox Theater, Oakland, CA 6 Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA 8 Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, NV 9 Arizona Federal Theatre, Phoenix, AZ 12 Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX 13 HEB Center, Austin, TX 15 Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Dallas, TX 16 The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK 19 Cable Dahmer Arena, Independence, MO 21 Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN 22 Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, Alpharetta, GA 24 Charleston Civic Center Coliseum, Charleston, SC 25 The Met, Philadelphia, PA 27 Prudential Center, Newark, NJ 28 MGM Casino, Washington, DC 30 Foxwoods Casino Arena, Mashantucket, CT 31 Tsongas Center at UMass, Lowell, MA NOVEMBER 2 Scotiabank Centre, Halifax, NS CANADA 4 Place Bell, Montreal, QC CANADA 5 First Ontario Centre, Hamilton, ON CANADA