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Raskasta Joulua 2018 – artists and dates announced

Artists for Raskasta Joulua (Heavy Christmas) tour 2018 have been revealed! Next to many Finnish and international successful rock and metal artists, it will feature Tarja Turunen and Elize Ryd of Amaranthe again.


The 14th edition of the successful Christmas tour “Raskasta Joulua” starts November 16th and will feature a lot of Finnish and international superstars in rock and metal. Besides Tarja Turunen, Marco Hietala (Nightwish), Toni Kakko (Sonata Arctica) and Ville Tuis (Kyyria, Suburban Tribe) are going to represent the Finnish metal scene. Some of the international stars are Glenn Hughs (Deep Purple), Dee Sniders (Twisted Sister), Joe Lynn Turner (Ex-Rainbow & Deep Purple) and Elize Ryd (Amaranthe).

The project was founded by guitarist Erkka Korkonen in 2004 and had become a Christmas tradition. Raskasta Joulua is known for featuring the most successful Finnish metal artists, international successful metal musicians and their performances of heavy metal inspired Christmas songs. Also, expect a spectacular stage lighting, projections, and a lot of pyros.

Tickets are now available with 20.000 sold already. Last years Raskasta Joulua included 25 shows and sold 70.000 tickets worldwide. Their recorded sold-out show from Helsinki had over 1 million viewers in the Christmas holidays.

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Raskasta Joulua artists in 2017

RASKASTA JOULUA TOUR 2018 dates and artists for each show: 

6/11 Lahti halli: JP Leppäluoto, Tony Kakko, Antony Parviainen,  Kimmo Blom
17/11 Lappeenranta Ice Hall: JP Leppäluoto, Tony Kakko, Antony Parviainen, Kimmo Blom
18/11 Savonlinna Ice Hall: JP Leppäluoto, Tony Kakko,  Antony Parviainen, Kimmo Blom
21/11 Mikkeli, Saimaa Stadiumi: JP Leppäluoto, Tony Kakko, Tarja Turunen, Antti Railio
22/11 Turku, Logomo: JP Leppäluoto, Tarja Turunen, Antti Railio, Kimmo Blom
23/11 Vaasa, Botnia-halli: JP Leppäluoto, Tarja Turunen, Antti Railio, Kimmo Blo
24/11 Pori, Karhuhalli: JP Leppäluoto, Tarja Turunen, Antti Railio, Kimmo Blom
25/11 Hämeenlinna, Ritari-areena: JP Leppäluoto, Tony Kakko, Tarja Turunen, Antti Railio
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8/11 Tampere, Tampere-talo: Ville Tuomi, Tony Kakko, Tarja Turunen, Pasi Rantanen
29/11 Kajaanihalli: Ville Tuomi, Tony Kakko, Tarja Turunen, Tommi  ’Tuple’ Salmela
30/11 Joensuu Areena: Glenn Hughes, Ville Tuomi, Tony Kakko, Tarja Turunen, Tommi ’Tuple’ Salmela
1/12 Oulu, Energia-Areena: Glenn Hughes, Ville Tuomi, Tony Kakko, Tarja Turunen, Antony Parviainen
2/12 Rovaniemi, Lappi Areena: Ville Tuomi, Tony Kakko, Tarja Turunen, Antony Parviainen
3/12 Ylivieskan jäähalli: Ville Tuomi, Tony Kakko, Tarja Turunen, Antony Parviainen
4/12 Rauma, Kivikylä Areena: Dee Snider, Ville Tuomi, Tony Kakko, Tarja Turunen, Antony Parviainen
5/12 Turku, Logomo: Joe Lynn Turner,  Ville Tuomi, Tony Kakko, Tarja Turunen, Antony Parviainen
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2 Kouvola, Lumon Areena:  Joe Lynn Turner, JP Leppäluoto, Tony Kakko, Tarja Turunen, Antti Railio
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
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
12/12 Seinäjoki Areena: JP Leppäluoto, Tony Kakko, Elize Ryd, Pasi Rantanen
13/12 Kalajoki, Event Park Arena: JP Leppäluoto, Tony Kakko, Elize Ryd, Pasi Rantanen
14/12 Jyväskylä, Paviljonki: Ville Tuomi, Tony Kakko, Elize Ryd, Pasi Rantanen
15/12 Kuopio-halli: Ville Tuomi, Tony Kakko, Tommi ’Tuple’ Salmela, Elize Ryd
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6/12 Kokkola Ice Hall: Ville Tuomi, Tony Kakko, Tommi ’Tuple’ Salmela, Elize Ryd
18/12 Salohalli: Ville Tuomi, Marco Hietala, Tommi ’Tuple’ Salmela, Pasi Rantanen
20/12 Tallink / MS Silja Europa from Helsinki: Ville Tuomi, Marco Hietala, Tommi ‘Tuple’ Salmela, Pasi Rantanen

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