Helloween have added a British date to their 'Pumpkins United' reunion tour. The German metal legends, who have added former members Kai Hansen and Michale Kiske to their current line-up, will play London's Brixton Academy on the 14th November, as part of an extensive European run.
The full band line-up for the show will see Hansen and Kiske joining guitarist Michael Weikath, bassist Markus Grosskopf, singer Andi Deris, guitarist Sascha Gerstner and drummer Dani Loble.
Talking about the London show, the band commented: "The only Pumpkins United concert in the U.K. has been confirmed! British Helloween maniacs, let us rock the O2 Brixton Academy in London together on the 14th of November 2017 and make this evening something unique! Tickets will be on sale next Monday!"
Helloween are one of Germany’s most respected metal exports and considered the founders of German melodic speed metal. As godfathers of the genre, they have grown to become one of the most influential metal bands of the planet. In an unbelievable career reaching back as far as 1984, Helloween have performed at innumerable metal festivals around the globe such as Rock in Rio, Loudpark, Wacken, and Woodstock in Poland, which they headlined in front of over 500,000 fans.
Including genre masterpieces 'Keeper of the Seven Keys' Part I & II, Helloween have released fifteen studio, and three live albums to date, selling over eight million records and earning fourteen gold and six platinum awards. For 30 years, Helloween have been delighting their fans with fantastic riffs, great songs, and haunting melodies – three decades of a global career they officially celebrated with the 'Hellbook' in 2015.
Commenting on performing with the band he parted ways with in 1993, Michael Kiske says; "Rocking with the original line-up and Andi will be something really special. The time has come!'
The tour’s first confirmed date is October 28, 2017 in Sao Paulo and takes the full Pumpkins entourage across selected cities and venues in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the US.
Tickets for the London show on the 14th November are on-sale now.