In January 2020, Sabaton rocked the Olympic Hall for the first time - as one of the last bands before the big pandemic-related shutdown. The five musicians from Falun in southern Sweden used the break to record their new album, which was released in March 2022 and lifted the band to No. 1 in the German album charts for the second time. The concept album is considered a direct successor to 2019's "The Great War", as it also deals with stories from the First World War. The opening song "Sarajevo" and the final track "Versailles" provide the chronological framework. From the war-triggering assassination of heir to the throne Franz Ferdinand in 1914 to the peace treaty in June 1919.
Although the subject matter has always revolved around the two world wars since the band was founded more than two decades ago, the band around the two figureheads Joakim Brodén and Pär Sundström explicitly rejects any glorification of war. Rather, their lyrics are based on long research, and on their own Youtube channel "Sabaton History" they give detailed insights into the historical facts behind their songs. How impressive the sound sounds live can be experienced on 15 May 2023 in the Olympic Hall.
Opening Act - LORDI
Special Guest - BABYMETAL