During a press conference held in Bochum (Germany) Joey DeMaio unveiled to German and international journalists and to special guests the stage designs for MANOWAR’s upcoming “Gods And Kings World Tour 2016” that will kick off on January 14, 2016.
“This new production is packed with everything a MANOWAR fan can dream of: Massive sound, sensational visuals, and all of the anthems our fans love!” said Joey DeMaio. “We are extremely excited to bring this monumental world of fantasy to life on stage for our fans!”
“Monumental” is not only the motto of the tour but also the scope of the production:
300,000 Watts for bombastic sound and over 150 m² of high resolution 6k LED panels for visual indulgence will power MANOWAR’s most expansive indoor production to date, making it a feast for eyes and ears. The production will travel with 6 trucks and 5 busses more than 8,000 km through 12 countries. Over 100 specialized crewmembers will participate behind the scenes to present a spectacular show, night after night.
The press event in Bochum was also the stage for the world premiere of three music videos celebrating MANOWAR’s worldwide loyal following: ‘The Heart Of Steel MMXIV’, ‘Warriors Of The World United’ and ‘The Dawn Of Battle’ were presented, the latter two tracks were recorded live at Monsters Of Rock Brazil 2015, in front of 40,000 fans during MANOWAR’s most recent show in 2015.
“These videos are a thank you to our fans; the greatest fans in the world!” said Joey DeMaio. “For those who have not been to a MANOWAR show yet, these videos will give them an idea of the unparalleled love we feel when we get on stage, and the electricity that burns between the band and the greatest fans in the world. There is no better inspiration, no better reward for everything we do!”
MANOWAR’s metal hymns and trademark sound – loud, yet crystal clear, will be celebrated on a tour across Europe, from the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, to Lithuania, Finland and, for the first time ever, Belarus.
“This tour is a real multimedia experience!” explained DeMaio. “For months we have worked tirelessly with our creative teams and production designers creating exclusive audio and video pieces which we will premier. The motto, both musically and visually, is “Gods and Kings” and that’s what you will get! The show will catapult the audience into a different time and place: There’ll be ancient monuments, demons, kings and … Well, I can’t reveal it all! It’ll be like the set of an epic movie. Or better yet, for the length of our concert you will be living in ancient Rome, Greece and Valhalla”.
The “Gods And Kings World Tour 2016” will celebrate “Kings Of Metal MMXIV” as well as the upcoming anniversary of “Gods Of War”, which was unleashed on the world in 2007. The set list will be packed with highlights from both albums, plus many other anthems and special surprises in a magnificent new stage production inspired by the theme of the tour – Gods and Kings.
MANOWAR have recently announced ULTIMATE FAN PACKAGE UPGRADES for this tour. These upgrades to the general admission tickets offer most passionate fans an array of special treats for an enhanced show experience. Upgrade tickets are available in limited quantities for all shows on the “Gods And Kings World Tour 2016”, exclusively on thekingdomofsteel.eu
For Ultimate Fan Steel Package Upgrades go to http://bit.ly/1SRWVw7
For Ultimate Fan Bronze Package Upgrades go to http://bit.ly/1Yc1Evt
Links for general admission tickets and further information are available on manowar.com/tour.
Preview photo: Sebastian Konopka (c) 2015 Magic Circle Entertainment