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13 July 2011
In Flames: announce two new shows in Sweden!
In Flames:  announce two new shows in Sweden!
In Flames have just announced two new shows in their home country Sweden on their upcoming headlining tour in November:

18.11 Stockholm – Hovet – Sweden
19.11 Gothenburg – Scandinavium - Sweden

Support will come from Trivium, Ghost, Rise To Remain & Insense and the tickets will be on sale from July 25th! Please see below for more confirmed shows this year!

The band comments: ”The last time we played headline shows back home was December 2009 and we had such a blast. Playing at home is something really special for us so this is something we really, really look forward too. Is it November yet?”

A few weeks ago In Flames released their new album ”Sounds Of A Playground Fading” which was produced by Roberto Laghi and recorded in IF Studios in Gothenburg. The album landed on the official album charts in various countries around the world with the highest entry being the number one on the official German Media Control album charts:

Germany # 1
Sweden #2
Finland # 4
Austria # 6
Norway #10
Canada # 12
Switzerland # 12
Japan # 24
Denmark # 25
USA Billboard # 27
France # 34
UK -Debuted at # 39
UK Rock Chart # 6
Czech Republic #37
Spain # 41
Belgium # 55
Italy # 67

The album is getting raving feedback in the press all over the globe. Just to mention the most striking results so far:

“’Sounds Of A Playground Fading’ is a stunning return to form. Sounding absolutely immense, the record wields the perfect balance of melody and muscle, light and shade, heartache and hatred, every track providing an important piece of the overall picture“4K Dan Slessor / Kerrang (UK)

”Sounds…is ultimately the sound of a band who’s presence is growing stronger still” - Metal Hammer (UK)

"The Swedes earn the full respect for holding for the pressure after so many successful albums on their shoulders and for how easily they compensated Jesper Strömblad's drop out with flying colours. SOUNDS OF A PLAYGROUND FADING is proof of that. Applause!" - (6/7) Metal Hammer (GER)

"Beating riffs and aggressive growls interplaying with clear melodies and floating vocal lines, all without ever neglecting the classic contrast of lead and rhythm guitar – match that if you can!" (8/10) Slam (AT)

"With this record the band proves they are in control of their own destiny, that's why they do the music they like, and that makes them even bigger than they've ever been" - Metal Hammer (ES)

"’Sounds Of A Playground Fading’ is, to put it simply, a perfect album" - Metal Hammer (IT)

"’Sounds Of A Playground Fading’ is undeniably the most emotional album yet and certainly seems to be In Flames' most successful outing to date. In Flames has grown into a metal monster"- Metallian (F)

“’Sounds Of A Playground Fading’ is the best thing that In Flames has produced in a long time” - (92/100)
Rock Tribune (BE)


“A solid mature album” - (88/100) UP Magazine (NL)

Headline dates fall/winter 2011 (please note that more shows will be announced soon):

September 2011 (Headline shows – Support TBC)
13.09 Porto – Hard Club – Portugal
14.09 Santiago – Sala Capitol - Spain
16.09 Madrid – Riviera – Spain
17.09 Bilbao – Rockstar Live – Spain
18.09 Barcelona – Razzmatazz – Spain
20.09 Lausanne – Les Docks – Switzerland
21.09 Zurich – Komplex 457 – Switzerland
22.09 Hohenems – Event Centre – Austria
24.09 Vienna – Gasometer – Austria
25.09 Budapest - Petofi Hall – Hungary
26.09 Zagreb – Boogaloo Club – Croatia
27.09 Milan – Alcatraz – Italy
28.09 Ljubljana – Kino Siska – Slovenia
30.09 Sofia – Hristo Botev Hall – Bulgaria

October 2011 (Headline shows – Support TBC)
01.10 Bucharest – Arnele Romane – Romania
03.10 Bratislava – Majestic Music Club – Slovakia
04.10 Zlin – Masters Of Rock Club – Czech Republic
05.10 Krakow – Klub Studio – Poland
06.10 Warsaw – Stodola Club – Poland
07.10 Prague – Factory Meet - Czech Republic
26.10 St Petersburg – Glavclub – Russia
27.10 Moscow – Milk Club – Russia
28.10 Yekaterinburg – Tele Club – Russia
30.10 Kiev – DK Nau - Ukraine

November 2011
18.11 Stockholm – Hovet – Sweden**
19.11 Gothenburg – Scandinavium – Sweden**
21.11 Ludwigsburg – Arena – Germany**
22.11 Offenbach – Stadthalle Offenbach – Germany**
23.11 Munich – Zenith – Germany**
25.11 Oberhausen – Turbinhalle – Germany**
26.11 Hamburg – Sporthalle – Germany**
27.11 Brussels – AB – Belgium**
28.11 Paris – Olympia – France*
30.11 Tilburg – 013 – Holland*
** Headline show with Trivium as special guests + Ghost, Rise To Remain & Insense
* Headline show with Trivium as special guest (the rest of the line up to be announced shortly)

IN FLAMES online
http://www.inflames.com