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02 November 2011
Arch Enemy: team up with Amnesty International for upcoming “Khaos Over Europe” tour
Arch Enemy:  team up with Amnesty International for upcoming “Khaos Over Europe” tour
Swedish Metal legend ARCH ENEMY have teamed up with the non-governmental Human Rights organisation Amnesty International for their upcoming “Khaos Over Europe” tour. The tour will kick off in Sweden on November 8th and brings the band back to the European clubs after playing many high profile festivals this summer as well as an extensive North American tour and a blistering show at the Loudpark Festival in Japan. Following up on the successful collaboration on the band’s recent North American tour, both parties are looking forward to spread the word about Amnesty International’s campaign “Expression Of Freedom”.

Amnesty International will be attending selected shows during the tour and will offer additional information for interested fans at the venues.

Angela Gossow comments: “We have Amnesty International with us again on the European leg of our ‘World Khaos’ tour to support their ‘Expression Of Freedom’ campaign and raise awareness. Many people sacrifice their lives to fight against terror, crime and oppression. They are being brutally murdered or imprisoned for simply communicating the truth. In honour of their outstanding courage and to bring justice to them (and the generations to come) it is important to support the cause and keep fighting for freedom! Each one of us can do something: Spread the word amongst your social network (sites), sign petitions, donate money, join peaceful demonstrations - pick your activism of choice! End repression. Allow expression!”

Jo Metcalf (Head of Art For Amnesty): “We’re thrilled that ARCH ENEMY are supporting our work on freedom of expression. We’re lucky to have the support of musicians and other artists who fully appreciate the value of being able to express their creativity without fear of arrest or worse. In some parts of the world, pursuing a creative goal - or just speaking freely - can lead to harassment, loss of freedom and even torture. I hope that everyone who comes to an ARCH ENEMY gig - not least to witness Arch Enemy’s amazing show - gets involved in supporting Amnesty’s work in this area.”

ARCH ENEMY would like to amplify Amnesty International’s campaigning for individuals whose right to Freedom of Expression has been repressed. Below is a selection of cases Amnesty International is campaigning on:

Investigation into the murder of human rights defender Natalia Estemirova, Russia: http://bit.ly/sjuLbb

Jabbar Savalan, currently imprisoned for criticism of the Azerbaijani government on Facebook: http://bit.ly/szCaWG

Women's rights organisation Women of Zimbabwe Arise, suffering oppression in Zimbabwe: http://bit.ly/ub53Ld

Fatima Hussein Badi, facing the death penalty in Yemen after an unfair trial: http://bit.ly/sTOI1L
For general information on the campaign, please head over to http://www.amnesty.org/en/50/campaigns/freedom-of-expression
Amnesty International has more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in over 150 countries whose main goal is to campaign for internationally recognized human rights to be respected and protected. Make sure to also visit your local Amnesty International sites to learn more about their fantastic work to protect human rights: http://www.amnesty.org

28. Okt 2011 - MetaLmorphosiS 2011, Cyprus
05. Nov 2011 - Aalborg Metal Festival, Denmark

Swedish Khaos 2011
+ special guests: Engel + local support band

08. Nov 2011 - Folkets Park, Huskvarna, Sweden
09. Nov 2011 - Tyrol, Stockholm, Sweden
11. Nov 2011 - Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden
12. Nov 2011 - Trädgårn, Göteborg, Sweden

Khaos Over Europe 2011
+ special guests: Warbringer & Chthonic + local support band

presented by Metal Hammer (Germany), Guitar (Germany), Metal.de (Germany)
06. Dec 2011 – Sheperd’s Bush Empire, London, UK
07. Dec 2011 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
09. Dec 2011 - 013, Tilburg, Netherlands
10. Dec 2011 - Christmas Metal Meeting, Geiselwind, Germany
11. Dec 2011 - Rosenhof, Osnabrueck, Germany
13. Dec 2011 - Essigfabrik, Cologne, Germany*
14. Dec 2011 - Le Cartonnerie, Reims, France
16. Dec 2011 - Le 106, Ruen, France
17. Dec 2011 - L’Echonova, Vanesse, France
18. Dec 2011 - CC John Lennon, Limogese, France
20. Dec 2011 - Backstage Werk, Munich, Germany
21. Dec 2011 - Garage, Saarbruecken, Germany
22. Dec 2011 - Z 7, Pratteln, Switzerland
*the show in Cologne will be filmed for a future DVD release