MANOWAR Invite Youth Orchestra To Play Stavanger, Norway on Gods And Kings World Tour 2016

After the great success during their Essen (Germany) show in January 2015 where a 100-piece youth orchestra performed a set of classical and MANOWAR songs, MANOWAR will once again give young classical musicians their stage to play in front of the greatest fans in the world, the Manowarriors.

Norway’s RUSO orchestra (Rogaland Youth Symphony Orchestra) will open MANOWAR’s show on February 2nd, 2016 in Stavanger’s Konserthus.

“There is so much that unites true metal and classical music: The love for a massive, larger-than-live sound. An unparalleled passion for your music, no matter what others say! And the prejudice that these genres are often met with! Just look how many meanwhile celebrated classical composers were treated during their lifetime!” said Joey DeMaio. “We want to give new musicians confidence and show everybody that classical music is cool!” said DeMaio, who personally travelled to Stavanger to meet with representatives of the orchestra and kick off the project.

Members of the RUSO orchestra will play pieces from their repertoire, as well as some of MANOWAR’s classical songs.

“The RUSO orchestra was founded in 2004 with the goal to inspire and motivate children and young adults who play a classical instrument to play even more, and to let everybody feel the unique bond of playing in an orchestra – no matter if they want to become professionals, amateur musicians or just lovers of classical music,” explained Sindre Lyslo, co-founder of RUSO and an accomplished violin teacher and violinist himself. “We are very excited and honored about this opportunity to play for MANOWAR’s following!”

The “Gods And Kings World Tour 2016“ will celebrate Kings Of Metal MMXIV, which many fans haven’t had a chance to experience live yet, 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 fan favorites from both albums, plus many other classics and special surprises.

Tickets for MANOWAR’s “Gods And Kings World Tour 2016” in Stavanger, Norway are available at

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Gods And Kings World Tour 2016 – Confirmed Tour Dates:

Thu, January 14, 2016 – Ostrava Aréna (formerly named ČEZ Aréna) – Ostrava, Czech Republic
Fri, January 15, 2016 – DRFG Arena (formerly named Kajot Arena) – Brno, Czech Republic
Sat, January 16, 2016 – Torwar Hall – Warsaw, Poland
Mon, January 18, 2016 – Aegon Arena Bratislava, Slovakia
Tue, January 19, 2016 – Forum Karlín – Prague, Czech Republic
Wed, January 20, 2016 – Forum Karlín – Prague, Czech Republic
Fri, January 22, 2016 – Zenith – Munich, Germany
Sat, January 23, 2016 – Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany
Sun, January 24, 2016 – Thüringenhalle – Erfurt, Germany
Wed, January 27, 2016 – Tempodrom – Berlin, Germany
Fri, January 29, 2016 – Porsche Arena – Stuttgart, Germany
Sat, January 30, 2016 – ISS Dome – Düsseldorf, Germany
Sun, January 31, 2016 – SCC – Aarhus, Denmark
Tue, February 2, 2016 – Konserthus – Stavanger, Norway
Fri, February 5, 2016 – Nova Arena – Trollhättan, Sweden (new venue)
Sat, February 6, 2016 – Fryshuset Arenan – Stockholm, Sweden
Mon, February 8, 2016 – Rock Café – Tallinn, Estonia
Tue, February 9, 2016 – Palladium – Riga, Latvia
Wed, February 10, 2016 – Compensa Koncertų Salė – Vilnius, Lithuania
Fri, February 12, 2016 – Pakkahuone – Tampere, Finland
Sat, February 13, 2016 – The Circus – Helsinki, Finland
Tue, February 16, 2016 – Minsk Sports Palace – Minsk, Belarus
Fri, February 19, 2016 – Sala Polivalentă – Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Sun, February 21, 2016 – Romexpo – Bucharest, Romania

Photo (left to right): Bastien Ricquebourg (RUSO conductor), Joey DeMaio, Sindre Lyslo (CEO of RUSO orchestra)
Photo by Sebastian Konopka (c) 2015 Magic Circle Entertainment. All rights reserved

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