Magnum Opum Rockestra (under conductor Marcel Heijnen), a 32-strong orchestra accompanied by the METALFORCE 1 rock band and led by singers/vocalists which influenced the metal scene in recent years and decades, are set to embark on the “Christmas Metal Symphony European tour”.
The following guest stars are so far confirmed:
Joey Belladonna (ANTHRAX)
Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT)
Joacim Cans (HAMMERFALL)
Udo Dirkschneider (UDO, ex-ACCEPT)
Floor Jansen (REVAMP, NIGHTWISH, ex-AFTER FOREVER)
Michael Kiske (UNISONIC, ex-HELLOWEEN)
Musical director of the production is Joost van den Broek. The tour starts in December 2013, and leads the production in addition to Germany to Sweden, Belgium, Holland, Italy and the Czech Republic.
Dec. 12 – Brielpoort (Deinze, Belgium)
Dec. 13 – Älvhögsborg (Trollhättan, Sweden)
Dec. 14 – Kristianstad Arena (Kristianstad, Sweden)
Dec. 17 – Royal Event Center (Würselen, Germany)
Dec. 18 – Ruhrkongress (Bochum, Germany)
Dec. 19 – Mala Sportovni Hala (Prague, Czech Republic)
Dec. 20 – Airport – Great Hall (Oberstraubing, Germany)
Dec. 21 – Volksbank Fair (Balingen, Germany)
Dec. 22 – Live Club (Milan, Italy)
To learn more and for more information, visit the official website here.