German Power Metal band HELLOWEEN was Inducted into the Metal Hall of Fame by founder Pat Gesualdo and special guest Alissa White-Gluz from ARCH ENEMY. The Induction took place on May 20th, 2023, in front of thousands of fans at Terminal 5 in New York City. Known as a major European Power Heavy Metal band, HELLOWEEN have performed at festivals and concerts alongside IRON MAIDEN, David Lee Roth, KISS, MEGADETH, and GUNS N’ ROSES, among others.
“Helloween have helped establish the origins of the Power Metal genre,” says Metal Hall of Fame Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “We are proud to have Helloween represent the genre and it’s fans throughout the world, and to have Alissa White–Gluz join us in the Induction as well.”
“It´s truly an honor to be inducted into the Metal Hall of Fame! Being listed next to some of the biggest bands in rock & metal makes us very proud and is rewarding our work as “The Ambassadors of Power & Melodic Metal” for the last four decades,” comments Michael Weikath on behalf of the whole band.
Often referred to as the “Fathers Of Power Metal”. HELLOWEEN has released 16 studio albums, three live albums, three EPs and 30 singles. The German based band have 14 gold and 6 platinum records, and sold over 10 million records worldwide. HELLOWEEN are known as one of the “Big Four” of the Power Metal genre, along with BLIND GUARDIAN, SABATON and DRAGONFORCE.
The Metal Hall Of Fame is dedicated to forever enshrining the iconic musicians and music industry executives responsible for making Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they continue to inspire fans throughout the world, from generation to generation.
The Metal Hall Of Fame does The Hall Of Heavy Metal History Gala on annual basis in Anaheim California. In addition, The Metal Hall Of Fame is part of the D.A.D. Program (Drums and Disabilities) to help children fight disabilities on Globally, and joins with the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.
HELLOWEEN are currently on tour in the US and Canada as part of their ongoing United Forces world tour alongside supporting special guests, HAMMERFALL.
The trek commenced on May 13th in Dallas, Texas and winds its way through a total of thirteen cities, the journey drawing to a close on June 3rd in San Francisco, California.
Fans can expect an epic night of HELLOWEEN hits spanning the band’s legacy as well as tunes from their latest album, “Helloween”, marking the first time tracks from the album will be performed live for US and Canadian audiences.
23 – Toronto, ON – History
24 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall
26 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera
27 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
30 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
1 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
2 – Los Angeles, CA – YouTube Theater
3 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield