The last time that the US territories had a visit from Sabaton was back in September 2011 when the band was opening up for Evergrey at this very same venue and at that show their singer vowed that the band would return for the fans in a headlining sense. Well, lucky for us he was not kidding because here we were back at the Gramercy Theatre and ready to experience The Swedish Empire Tour up close and personal. This evening would find only one opener in the local boys of Sanitarius and we made sure to see them as well for good measure since some of our audience of readers have said that we should try to do so if at all possible. Click the logo below to be brought to the full concert report and photo gallery and then come back to scroll further through this blog posting to enjoy some side images and other thoughts about the night.
This was the very first time that the guys would be doing a headlining tour and making a stop in NYC so it was without hesitation that I snared a photograph of the marquee. I really enjoyed the guys that last time around and felt that a headlining show was just what they deserved. With this being the first time ever doing so in the Big Apple, it had to be awesome to see this sight from the tour bus.
As this was a military exercise in Metal, the stage was adorned in a very battlefield kind of manner. Check it out.
And I shot this one to see if there were any specialty guitar picks. I hunt for those nowadays. It happens.
The guys had some awesome shirts up for the taking if you had the proper financial renumeration for their man at arms. Take a look at the goods below.
For the past year or so I have been trying to snap some shots of the fans because when I am up in the front line taking my photos, I sometimes get the chance to meet some very cool people and at the end of the day I have to say that I admire the unwavering allegiance to the Metal scene that they are putting out there. I apologize if a couple of these look the same. It’s the thought that counts.
Be sure to check this band out when they return because they very much deliver. You will not regret it.