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10th April 2017


The German Manowarriors demanded an additional show after all floor tickets for the previously announced Manowar gig in Stuttgart on December 15th 2017 recently sold out.

Manowar answered and the additional show in Stuttgart will take place on Saturday 16th December 2017 also at Porsche Arena.

The Metal Kings will ride into their greatest battle yet with their final ever tour packed with hits and fan favourites and a production full of surprises.


Joey DeMaio told us: "Southern Germany has always been one of our strongholds. This second show will give our fans a chance to get an extra dose of Manowar that runs through their veins!"

Here's the tour dates so far with more countries to be announced soon, including what could well be Manowar's very last appearance in England.


The Final Battle World Tour 2017

Friday 24th November 2017: Zenith – Munich, Germany
Monday 27th November 2017: Messehalle – Erfurt, Germany
Tuesday 28th November 2017: Tempodrom – Berlin, Germany
Friday 1st December 2017: Grugahalle – Essen, Germany
Sunday 3rd December 2017: Sparkassen Arena – Kiel, Germany
Tuesday 5th December 2017: Palladium – Cologne, Germany
Friday 8th December 2017: Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany
Saturday 9th December 2017: Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany
Tuesday 12th December 2017: Arena Trier – Trier, Germany
Friday 15th December 2017: Porsche Arena – Stuttgart, Germany
Saturday 16th December 2017: Porsche Arena – Stuttgart, Germany


Manowar co-founder Ross The Boss was special guest on Steve Göldby Talks Metal on MetalTalk Radio last week and you can check it out right here.

Photos: Sebastian Konopka (c) 2016 Magic Circle Entertainment. All rights reserved.




Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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