Timo Tolkki is a well known and highly revered musician with hundreds of thousand of fans across the world. Best known as the creative force, behind some seventeen Stratovarius releases and as a member of super groups such as Revolution Renaissance (alongside members of Helloween, Edguy/Avantasia and Thunderstone) and Symfonia (with members of Helloween, Sonata Arctica, Angra and Avantasia).
Timo is also highly regarded for his two Avalon albums, where he really gathered the crème de la crème, of international metal talent including : Michael Kiske (Helloween, Unisonic, Avantasia), Sharon Den Adel (Within Temptation), Elize Ryd (Amaranthe, Kamelot), Rob Rock (Impellitteri, Avantasia), Russell Allen (Symphony X), Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica), Jens Johansson (Dio, Stratovarius, Yngwie Malmsteen), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Planet X,) and Alex Holzwarth (Sieges Even, Rhapsody) to participate, receiving great commercial and popular acclaim.
In 2011, Guitar World magazine included Tolkki in the all-time top fifty list of fastest guitar players in the world as well as counting him among the hundred most influential ever!
Timo Tolkki in now embarking on a 2017 tour where he will be exclusively performing ‘Songs from his Career’ including Stratovarius favourites Black Diamond , Hunting High and Low , Father Time and Against the Wind … This “best of show” should bring back fond memories to all those who were there during Visions of Europe, but will also include a few deeper cuts for good measure..
Joining him on stage will be Keyboard player Mikko Harkin (ex Sonata Arctica, Symfonia) following their collaboration on the Symphonia albums; Santtu Lehtiniemi on Bass, a highly skilled professional player and academic; Alex Landenburg (Rhapsody and many others) – one of the most exciting new drummers; and finally vocalist Mike Livas, well known for covering Angra and Queensrÿche. Timo handpicked Mike having discovered his faithful but also quite passionate renditions of some old Strato favourites!
First Confirmed Shows:
Madrid: Thursday 27 April: Lemon Music Live
Zaragoza: Friday 28 April: Centro Cívico Delicias
Valencia: Sunday 30 April: Valencia – Paberse Club