German power metal veterans HELLOWEEN are set to embark on a tour titled “Pumpkins United” which is going to see former members Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen perform with the band after more than two decades. The band is going to be celebrating the release with their iconic double album “Keeper of the Seven Keys” with a one-off tour that finally sees the classic lineup reunited. In an interview with a Bulgarian magazine We Rock, former singer Michael Kiske (Unisonic, Avantasia) revealed that the band is working on at least one new song featuring the former members.
Kiske stated: “We are currently making a song together. Next week I have to record some of the vocals for it. To answer your question more precisely, I must admit that we are not in a hurry with this. We want to see how all of this will go and whether it will work well. Especially concerning the relationship between us. Let’s see how the tour goes. We will make important decisions later, not sooner. Nobody knows what might happen. We don’t want to rush and deal with these things now.”
Kiske also revealed several other details regarding the upcoming tour in the same interview. He claims that a concert will last between two hours and forty five minutes and three hours. He also claims that all three singers, Andi Deris, Kiske and Hansen will share vocal duties during the shows as well as the possibility of the tour being recorded for a live release.
Kiske and Hansen will join the lineup of over 10 years consisting of singer Andi Deris, guitarists Michael Weikath and Sascha Gerstner, bass player Markus Grosskopf and drummer Dani Löble. Their latest album “My God-Given Right” was released on May 29th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records.