Joey Belladonna, Chuck Billy, Michael Kiske, And More Team Up For Christmas Metal Symphony

Tuesday, 16th July 2013

Heavy metal luminaries Joey Belladonna, Chuck Billy, Michael Kiske, and more have been tapped to perform in Magnum Opum Rockestra’s (under conductor Marcel Heijnen) 32-strong orchestra accompanied by the METALFORCE 1 rock band in the Christmas Metal Symphony European tour.

The following guest stars are so far confirmed:

* Joey Belladonna (ANTHRAX)
* Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT)
* Joacim Cans (HAMMERFALL)
* Udo Dirkschneider (UDO, ex-ACCEPT)
* Floor Jansen (REVAMP, NIGHTWISH, AFTER FOREVER)
* Michael Kiske (UNISONIC, ex-HELLOWEEN)

Musical director of the production is Joost van den Broek. The tour starts in December 2013, and leads the production in addition to Germany to Sweden, Belgium, Holland, Italy and the Czech Republic.

The dates are as follows:

Dec. 13 – Trollhättan, Sweden – Älvhögsborg
Dec. 14 – Kristianstad, Sweden – Kristianstad Arena
Dec. 17 – Würselen, Germany – Royal Event Center
Dec. 18 – Bochum, Germany – Ruhrkongress
Dec. 19 – Prague, Czech Republic – Mala Sportovni Hala
Dec. 20 – Oberstraubing, Germany – Airport – Great Hall
Dec. 21 – Balingen, Germany – Volksbank Fair
Dec. 22 – Milan, Italy – Live Club