KREATOR & SABATON Announce 2018 Co-Headlining Tour Of North America

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer,

German old-school thrash metal titans Kreator and Swedish heavy power metal heroes Sabaton are joining forces.   

The pair of bands have just announced their planned 2018 co-headlining tour of North America.  The 24-date tour kicks off on Thursday, February 8, at The Van Buren in Phoenix, Arizona and will make stops in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Philadelphia, before concluding at Jannus Landing in Tampa, Florida on March 10.


Sabaton‘s Par Sundström comments:  “We are excited to return to American grounds after the last successful tour.  Teaming up with our friends in Kreator, we are able to play larger venues which allows us to bring a bigger production than we ever brought into America.


Kreator‘s Mille Petrozza states: “Hordes!  We return back to North America alongside the mighty Sabaton!  It’s a true European invasion and we can’t wait to be back!  We’re looking forward to sharing this bill with Sabaton and playing our full headline set for Kreator fans old and new.

General admission tickets go on sale on Friday, November 3 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Dates for the 2018 SABATON and KREATOR North American co-headlining tour are:

Feb. 08 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
Feb. 09 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 10 – The UC Theater – San Francisco, CA
Feb. 12 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
Feb. 13 – Showbox – Seattle, WA
Feb. 14 – The Vogue Theater – Vancouver, BC, Canada
Feb. 16 – Union Hall – Edmonton, AB, Canada
Feb. 17 – The Palace – Calgary, AB, Canada
Feb. 19 – Revolution – Boise, ID
Feb. 21 – The Gothic Theater – Denver, CO
Feb. 22 – The Truman – Kansas City, MO
Feb. 23 – The Myth – Minneapolis, MN
Feb. 24 – Orpheum – Madison, WI
Feb. 26 – 20 Monroe – Grand Rapids, MI
Feb. 27 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Mar. 01 – The Phoenix – Toronto, ON, Canada
Mar. 02 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC, Canada
Mar. 03 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
Mar. 04 – The Paramount Theater – Huntington, NY
Mar. 06 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
Mar. 07 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
Mar. 08 – The Ritz – Raleigh, NC
Mar. 09 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
Mar. 10 – Jannus Landing – Tampa, FL