Raskasta Joulua 2018

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Raskasta Joulua 2018 tour features an impressive list of Finnish and international superstars

The 14th edition of Raskasta Joulua (“Heavy Christmas”) tour will take off from Lahti on the 16th of November. Yet again the tour features a long and impressive list of Finnish and international metal and rock vocalists. This year Christmas songs get a heavier makeover from, among others, symphonic metal pioneer Tarja Turunen, Nightwish bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala, Sonata Arctica frontman Tony Kakko and ex Suburban Tribe and Kyyria singer Ville Tuomi. International artistry will be delivered by classic 70s Deep Purple legend Glenn Hughes, Twisted Sister vocalist Dee Snider, ex Rainbow and Deep Purple frontman Joe Lynn Turner and Amaranthe starlet Elize Ryd. Find all nearly 30 tour dates and towns with complete performer listing below. The tickets are available now – and over 20 000 have already been sold!

Last year’s Raskasta Joulua tour included 25 shows most of which were sold out with nearly 70 000 tickets purchased nationwide. In addition to that, the TV recording of the sold out Helsinki show had over one million spectators during the Christmas holidays. The tour has earned itself a position as a new national Christmas tradition. The concept was spawned in 2004 by guitarist Erkka Korhonen. Gaining more popularity each year, the tour is now well-known for featuring top domestic and international metal and rock vocalists performing heavy metal inspired versions of Christmas songs. The massive show includes impressive use of stage lighting and projections as well as great amounts of pyro.

RASKASTA JOULUA TOUR 2018

Fri 6/11 Lahti halli: JP Leppäluoto, Tony Kakko, Antony Parviainen, Kimmo Blom

Sat 17/11 Lappeenranta Ice Hall: JP Leppäluoto, Tony Kakko, Antony Parviainen, Kimmo
Blom

Sun 18/11 Savonlinna Ice Hall: JP Leppäluoto, Tony Kakko,  Antony Parviainen, Kimmo Blom

Wed 21/11 Mikkeli, Saimaa Stadiumi: JP Leppäluoto, Tony Kakko, Tarja Turunen, Antti Railio

Thu 22/11 Turku, Logomo: JP Leppäluoto, Tarja Turunen, Antti Railio, Kimmo Blom

Fri 23/11 Vaasa, Botnia-halli: JP Leppäluoto, Tarja Turunen, Antti Railio, Kimmo Blom

Sat 24/11 Pori, Karhuhalli: JP Leppäluoto, Tarja Turunen, Antti Railio, Kimmo Blom

Sun 25/11 Hämeenlinna, Ritari-areena: JP Leppäluoto, Tony Kakko, Tarja Turunen, Antti Railio

Wed 28/11 Tampere, Tampere-talo: Ville Tuomi, Tony Kakko, Tarja Turunen, Pasi Rantanen

Thu 29/11 Kajaanihalli: Ville Tuomi, Tony Kakko, Tarja Turunen, Tommi  ’Tuple’ Salmela

Fri 30/11 Joensuu Areena: Glenn Hughes, Ville Tuomi, Tony Kakko, Tarja Turunen, Tommi ’Tuple’ Salmela

Sat 1/12 Oulu, Energia-Areena: Glenn Hughes, Ville Tuomi, Tony Kakko, Tarja Turunen, Antony Parviainen

Sun 2/12 Rovaniemi, Lappi Areena: Ville Tuomi, Tony Kakko, Tarja Turunen, Antony Parviainen

Mon 3/12 Ylivieskan jäähalli: Ville Tuomi, Tony Kakko, Tarja Turunen, Antony Parviainen

Tue 4/12 Rauma, Kivikylä Areena
: Dee Snider, Ville Tuomi, Tony Kakko, Tarja Turunen, Antony Parviainen

Wed 5/12 Turku, Logomo: Joe Lynn Turner,  Ville Tuomi, Tony Kakko, Tarja Turunen, Antony Parviainen

Fri 7/12 Kouvola, Lumon Areena:  Joe Lynn Turner, JP Leppäluoto, Tony Kakko, Tarja Turunen, Antti Railio

Sat 8/12 Helsinki, Hartwall Arena: Joe Lynn Turner, Dee Snider, JP Leppäluoto, Tony Kakko, Tarja Turunen, Antti Railio, Tommi ’Tuple’ Salmela, Kimmo Blom, Elize Ryd, Ville Tuomi, Antony Parviainen, Pasi Rantanen

Sun 9/12 Tampere-talo (concerts at 15:00 and 19:00)
15:00 JP Leppäluoto, Tony Kakko, Elize Ryd, Antti Railio
19:00 JP Leppäluoto, Tony Kakko, Tommi ’Tuple’ Salmela, Kimmo Blom

Wed 12/12 Seinäjoki Areena: JP Leppäluoto, Tony Kakko, Elize Ryd, Pasi Rantanen

Thu
13/12 Kalajoki, Event Park Arena: JP Leppäluoto, Tony Kakko, Elize Ryd, Pasi Rantanen

Fri 14/12 Jyväskylä, Paviljonki
: Ville Tuomi, Tony Kakko, Elize Ryd, Pasi Rantanen

Sat 15/12 Kuopio-halli: Ville Tuomi, Tony Kakko, Tommi ’Tuple’ Salmela, Elize Ryd

Sun 16/12 Kokkola Ice Hall: Ville Tuomi, Tony Kakko, Tommi ’Tuple’ Salmela, Elize Ryd

Tue 18/12 Salohalli: Ville Tuomi, Marco Hietala, Tommi ’Tuple’ Salmela, Pasi Rantanen

Thu 20/12 Tallink / MS Silja Europa from Helsinki: Ville Tuomi, Marco Hietala, Tommi ‘Tuple’ Salmela, Pasi Rantanen

Tickets:
Ticketmaster, Lippu.fi and Lipputoimisto.
Cruise tickets: www.matkavekka.fi/raskastajoulua

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