During the production of the bands 2016 30th anniversary, Helloween decided to come together by having all members come together for an original lineup reunion. This consisted of of all seven bandmembers including Deris, Kiske, Weikath, Hansen, Grosskopf, Gerstner, and Löble.. The band launched the pumpkins United world tour with 69 shows for more than 1 million people in 32 countries on three continents in the fall of 2017. Halloween was also a headliner at Wacken, Rockfest Barcelona, and Masters of rock, as well as headlining along sign Iron Maiden at the Swedish rock Festival.
After the dates in the United States, additional shows in Latin America, the tour ended in December 2018 with an emotional final in Hamburg were it all began in 1984.
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
and on October 4, 2019. The band will be releasing UNITED ALIVE & UNITED ALIVE IN MADRID” we can transport ourselves 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 and Blu-ray nails the tour with recordings from Wacken in front of 75,000 metalheads and 14,000 fans in the Madrid area, 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, they could’ve fit more on the discs.
Unfortunately, Dave Mustaine had to cancel the MEGADETH tour due to his medical condition. Together with metal fans all over the world, the PUMPKINS wish him a speedy recovery and will be filling in for the band’s Brazil dates last-minute, causing the scheduled studio dates to be postponed. Despite the occasion, HELLOWEEN are very happy to announce the new shows at ROCKFEST, ROADFEST and ROCK LIVE, and to be able to celebrate the release day of “UNITED ALIVE & UNITED ALIVE IN MADRID” on October 4 live with the Brazilian fans and their colleagues IRON MAIDEN, SCORPIONS and SEPULTURA at what is probably the biggest and most legendary festival worldwide: ROCK IN RIO!