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Helloween back with “classic lineup” members for tour, potential new album


German power metal OGs Helloween haven’t been with “classic lineup” vocalist Michael Kiske since ’93 or guitarist Kai Hansen since ’89, though they’ve stayed active for decades with Michael’s replacement Andi Deris fronting the band. They’re now finally back with Michael and Kai for a world tour that began this year, the new single “Pumpkins United,” and possibly a new album. In an interview with Spark TV (transcribed by Blabbermouth), Kai said, “Let’s do this tour first, that’s what we said. Of course, the ideas are there, for sure. But, now we want to focus on doing this. It will go until the end of next year on and off, but I think from the middle of next year we can be more definite about making an album. We’ll see.” Michael added, “If we [record an album], we wouldn’t want it to be half-baked in any way. There’s not going to be a fucking filler track.” Stay tuned, and stream “Pumpkins United” below.

Helloween have already done some dates in Europe, South America, and Mexico with the revamped lineup (which still has Andi Deris in tow), and you can get a taste of that from a recently-filmed live video below. They’ll take their show over to North America in 2018.

The North American tour includes a date at NYC’s Irving Plaza on September 15. Tickets are on sale. All dates are listed below.

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Helloween – 2017/2018 Tour Dates
Dec 14 Sports Hall “Arena Armeec Sofia” Sofia, Bulgaria
Dec 15 Romexpo Bucharest, Romania
Mar 16 EX Theater Roppongi Tokyo, Japan
Mar 18 Zepp Sapporo, Japan
Mar 21 Zepp Bayside Osaka, Japan
Mar 23 Zepp Tokyo, Japan
Mar 24 Zepp Tokyo, Japan
Mar 25 Zepp Nagoya Shi, Japan
Apr 07 Stadium Moscow, Russia
Apr 09 Dvorets Sporta Kiev, Ukraine
Sep 07 House of Blues Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
Sep 08 Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles, CA
Sep 10 Concord Music Hall Chicago, IL
Sep 12 MTELUS Montreal, Canada
Sep 14 Palladium Worcester, MA
Sep 15 Irving Plaza New York, NY
Dec 22 Sporthalle Hamburg, Germany

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