Helloween To Release New Single “Skyfall” In April

Helloween’s “Pumpkins United” lineup, Michael Kiske, Kai Hansen, Andi Deris, Michael Weikath, Sascha Gerstner, Markus Grosskopf, and Daniel Löble, will be releasing a new single titled “Skyfall” on April 2. Pre-orders for that track can be found HERE. The band commented:

“The epic 12 minute song, written by Kai Hansen, will be released in two versions: The A-side features the 7 minute single edit and the B-side explodes with a 12 minute alternative version of the album track with a new mix and a different singer allocation – available only on this very single! The second edition will offer “INDESTRUCTIBLE” as the B-side, another precursor from the album. Limited availability, on vinyl only with premium packaging. The upcoming album will follow in summer 2021.”

Helloween Postpone Fall European Tour

Helloween have been forced to postpone their fall “United Alive European Tour Part II” due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled to take place in spring 2021.

Tour Dates:

04/16 St. Petersburg, Russia – A2
04/18 Moscow, Russia – Adrenaline–Stadium
04/24 Barcelona, Spain – St.Jordi Club
04/25 Madrid, Spain – WiZink Center
04/27 Milan, Italy – Lorenzini District
04/28 Zurich, Switzerland – Samsung Hall
04/30 Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle
05/01 Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyer-Halle
05/03 Budapest, Hungary – Papp Laszlo Sportarena
05/04 Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
05/05 Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
05/07 Katowice, Poland – MCK
05/08 Zvolen, Slovakia – Ice Stadium
05/11 Tallinn, Estonia – Noblessneri Valukoda
05/13 Helsinki, Finland – Black Box
05/15 Gothenburg, Sweden – Partille Arena
05/22 Manchester, England – Manchester Academy
05/23 London, England – Brixton Academy
05/24 Paris, France – Olympia
05/26 Lyon, France – Le Transbordeur
05/28 Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal
05/29 Bochum, Germany – Ruhrcongress
06/10 Sofia, Bulgaria – Arena Armeec
06/12 Athens, Greece – Olympic Complex

The band commented:

“With a heavy heart we herewith announce that we are forced to postpone our United Alive Part 2 European Tour 2020. Initially scheduled to take place from the end of September until mid of November 2020, we now rescheduled the tour from April to June 2021. Tickets will remain valid.

This never seen before pandemic challenges all of us, and we feel the risk of a contamination is still way too high. Besides, the national regulations of the individual countries make the execution of the tour in its entity very uncertain.

A Helloween concert should be a gathering of all fans having fun, enjoying themselves by celebrating the music we all love. The current situation worldwide does not allow such an unconcerned manner yet. We also decided to shift the release of our yet untitled new album to early next year. The production is on the home stretch: The mixing, by Ronald Prent in New York, is working to the fullest.”

Singer Andi Deris added:

“We are super proud of the result and can ́t wait to celebrate the new songs together with our fans live — but we all need to be a bit more patient. Health comes first!!”

Helloween Announce 2020 European/UK Leg Of “United Alive World Tour Part II”

Helloween have announced the 2020 European/UK leg of their “United Alive World Tour Part II.” With this news, the group have also confirmed that the “Pumpkins United” lineup are working on a new album, which will be released in August or September 2020.

Tour Dates:

09/26 Zvolen, SLO – Ice Stadium
09/27 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
09/29 Zurich, SWI – Samsung Hall
09/30 Milan, ITA – Lorenzini District
10/02 Stuttgart, GER – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
10/04 Manchester, UK – Academy
10/05 London, UK – Brixton Academy
10/07 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
10/08 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
10/09 Lyon – FRA – Le Transbordeur
10/11 Madrid, SPA – WiZink Center
10/12 Barcelona, SPA – Sant Jordi Club
10/15 Prague, CZE – TBA
10/16 Bochum, GER – RuhrCongress
10/17 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
10/19 Budapest, HUN – Papp László Sportaréna
10/20 Katowice, POL – Międzynarodowe Centrum Kongresowe
10/23 Moscow, RUS – Adrenaline Stadium
10/25 St. Petersburg, RUS – A2 Green Concert
10/27 Tallinn, EST – Noblessneri valukoda
10/29 Helsinki, FIN – Black Box
10/31 Gothenburg, SWE – Partille Arena

The band commented:

“Looking back to the legendary PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR – named by the press the “tour of the year” – everyone still has a big smile on his face. Even if CD, DVD and Blu-ray present stunning contemporary documents – nobody wants to imagine that this is all there is…


‘The Pumpkins United World Tour 2017 – 2019 forged us into a real band – we are all very keen in recording a new studio album now. Artistically it´s extremely thrilling.’

– Andi Deris

The PUMPKINS UNITED lineup entered the HOME studios in Hamburg to work on brand new song material. The same recording console used for albums such as “Master of The Rings”, “Time of the Oath” or “Better than Raw” is now being used to record a new legendary STUDIO ALBUM – analogue and deliberately “back to the roots“. With Michael Kiske, Kai Hansen and Dani Löble drumming on Ingo Schwichtenberg’s original drum kit, one thing is for sure: a stronger Helloween-Vibe won’t be possible! Produced by Charlie Bauerfeind and Dennis Ward, the new & yet untitled album will see the light of day end of August / beginning of September 2020.

The UNITED ALIVE WORLD TOUR PART II is coming up! In September 2020, the legendary UNITED-Lineup will be unleashed again: Stronger, with the new song material and a ton of horsepower – simply the ultimate HELLOWEEN PARTY!”

Helloween Share “Pumpkins United'” Live Video From “United Alive” DVD/Blu-Ray

Helloween have shared a new live video for “Pumpkins United.” The footage is taken from the band’s new DVD/Blu-ray “United Alive,” which will be released on October 4.

Helloween To Release “United Alive” Live Album And DVD/Blu-Ray In October

Helloween have announced that they will be releasing a new live album and DVD/Blu-ray titled “United Alive” on October 4. You can find more info on that HERE.

The band posted the following about the release:

The PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR with 69 shows in front of more than one million people in 32 countries on three continents ended in December 2018 with a highly emotional finale in Hamburg, where it all began in 1984. – Unforgettable metal nights that we’d love to experience again and again.

“𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘫𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘺 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 ‘𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘤 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴’ 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘯’𝘵 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘣𝘦 – 𝘪𝘵 𝘴𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵: 𝘮𝘦𝘦𝘵 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦, 𝘨𝘰 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘏𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘺 𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳.” Andi Deris

From October 4, 2019, that’s finally possible: With the release of UNITED ALIVE & UNITED ALIVE IN MADRID you can transport yourselves to the tour anytime, and dive into every detail with hellish tracking shots, breathless close-ups, and intimate interviews. The artwork was created by Martin Hausler once again and offers plenty of unreleased live images:

“𝘐𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴𝘯’𝘵 𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘶𝘯𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘪𝘵 𝘧𝘦𝘭𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘶𝘴 – 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘺 𝘸𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘢 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘪𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘭 𝘨𝘪𝘨, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘢 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘣 𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘦.” Michi Kiske

📀The DVD/BLU-RAY nails the tour with recordings from Wacken in front of 75,000 metal heads and 14,000 fans in the Madrid arena – and as a bonus, the show in the Espaço das Américas, gathering 8,000 in São Paulo. Altogether it offers over three hours of live material in stereo and premium 5.1 surround sound, plus backstage material, tons of surprises, and a very personal band interview about the past, present, and future. The LIVE-CD/VINYL presents a whopping 2 hours 20 of pure audio material from the concert in Madrid plus four bonus tracks from the shows in Prague, São Paulo, Wacken, and Santiago de Chile. – There honestly was no way, we could’ve fit more on the discs.

Helloween Planning New Live Release For 2019, New Album To Follow In 2020

Helloween have announced that they will be releasing a new live CD/DVD/Blu-ray in early 2019. The effort will feature “the very best moments” from the band’s “Pumpkins United” tour, which sees former members Michael Kiskse and Kai Hansen performing alongside the band’s current lineup, Michael Weikath, Markus Grosskopf, Andi Deris, Sascha Gerstner, and Dani Löble. Furthermore, the group are also planning to release a new album with Kiske and Hansen in 2020.

The band posted the following:


Among the massive PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR’s absolute open air highlights were, of course, the headliner slots at Wacken, Barcelona’s Rock Fest and Masters of Rock – but also the mega gigs with Iron Maiden at Sweden Rock Festival and Florence’s Firenze Rocks in June definitely were shows for all eternity.

For those, who mysteriously missed the tour, goosebumps footage of the PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR, will be released as a live CD as well as on DVD and Blu-ray beginning of 2019!!! As of now, the wait until the release can be shortened with a stream of the full Wacken show at Magenta Music 360 right here:



As we are still indulging in the Wacken encore or preparing for the show in Las Vegas/ USA, those maniacs are already launching the next sensation: For starters, Nuclear Blast has insisted to keep the band on their roster for a few more years, and – double bass drum roll – there’ll actually be a brand-new STUDIO ALBUM with KISKE AND HANSEN. When the band around songwriting trio Weikath, Hansen and Deris will be retreating to the studio together with these two exceptional singers in 2019, it’s clear that the album scheduled for 2020 will be no less than EPIC. If this news doesn’t make you go all dewy, your proper rock baptism might not have happened yet – the rest of us are way over the moon as of now, because:


Thanks to everyone who has been with us until now!

Photo: Patricia Patah


07. Sep USA / Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
08. Sep USA / Los Angeles, CA The Palladium
10. Sep USA / Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
12. Sep CAN / Montreal, QUE Metropolis
14. Sep USA / Worcester, MA Palladium
15. Sep USA / New York City Irving Plaza
16. Sep USA / New York City Irving Plaza

26. Okt COL/ Bogota Knot Fest
28. Okt SVL/ San Salvador CIFCO
31. Okt CHI / Santiago Movistar Arena **
02. Nov MEX / Mexico City Arena CDMX **
04. Nov MEX / Guadalajara Foro Alterno
08. Nov ARG / Buenos Aires Luna Park **

** special guests: KREATOR & ARCH ENEMY

06. Dez POR / Lissabon Sala TEJO
08. Dez ESP / Sant. de Compostela Fontes do Sar B.E.C
14. Dez GER / Ravensburg Oberschwabenhalle
15. Dez GER / Karlsruhe Knockout Festival
18. Dez SWE / Stockholm Arenan
21. Dez GER / Bamberg Brose Arena
22. Dez GER / Hamburg Sporthalle”

Helloween Add North American Dates To “Pumpkins United” Tour

Helloween have added some North American shows to their “Pumpkins United” world tour, which features the band performing with former members Michael Kiskse and Kai Hansen along with the current lineup, Michael Weikath, Markus Grosskopf, Andi Deris, Sascha Gerstner, and Dani Löble. Here’s the dates:

09/07 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
09/08 – Los Angeles, CA – Palladium
09/10 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
09/12 – Montreal, QC – MTELUS
09/14 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
09/15 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

Helloween Premiere “Pumpkins United” Lyric Video

Helloween have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Pumpkins United.” This track features former members Michael Kiskse and Kai Hansen along with the band’s current lineup, Michael Weikath, Markus Grosskopf, Andi Deris, Sascha Gerstner, and Dani Löble.

This lineup of the band will soon kickoff a tour as well:

10/19 – Escena – Monterrey, Mexico
10/21 – Arena Ciudad De Mexico – Mexico City, Mexico
10/23 – Bn Arena – San Jose, Costa Rica
10/25 – Gran Carpa de las Américas – Bogota, Colombia
10/28 – Espaço das Américas – São Paulo, Brazil (Sold Out)
10/29 – Espaço das Américas – São Paulo, Brazil
10/31 – Pepsi On Stage – Porto Alegre, Brazil
11/02 – Estadio Luna Park – Buenos Aires City, Argentina
11/03 – Teatro Caupolican – Santiago, Chile (Sold Out)
11/05 – Teatro Caupolican – Santiago, Chile (Sold Out)
11/10 – Samsung Hall – Zurich, Switzerland
11/11 – Porsche-Arena – Stuttgart, Germany (Sold Out)
11/12 – Zenith – München, Germany
11/14 – O2 Academy Brixton – London, United Kingdom
11/15 – Zénith Paris La Villette – Paris, France
11/18 – Medionlanum Forum – Milan, Italy
11/20 – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
11/24 – Ruhr Congress – Bochum, Germany
11/25 – Tipsport Aréna – Prague, Czech Republic
11/26 – Aegon-arena – Bratislava, Slovakia
11/28 – Hala Koło – Warsaw, Poland
11/30 – Black Box – Helsinki, Finland (Sold Out)
12/02 – Partille Arena – Partille, Sweden
12/04 – Tempodrom – Berlin, Germany
12/09 – Wiznik Center – Madrid, Spain
12/14 – Arena Armeec Sofia – Sofia, Bulgaria
12/15 – Romexpo – Bucharest, Romania
03/18 – Zepp – Sapporo, Japan
03/21 – Zepp Bayside – Osaka, Japan
03/23 – Zepp – Tokyo, Japan
03/24 – Zepp – Tokyo, Japan
03/25 – Zepp – Nagoya, Japan