Could Sabaton Be The Next Iron Maiden Or Judas Priest? Band Bassist Pär Sundström Shares His Thoughts On The Matter

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Could Sabaton be one of the next big headlining metal bands when those like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest retire? Band bassist Pär Sundström recently took part in an interview with Robert Cavuoto of Metal Rules, and during their conversation, Cavuoto shared that he and his editor believe that Sabaton could be one of those bands.

Sundström was asked to comment on this – whether he believes Sabaton would take over for Judas Priest or Iron Maiden when either band retires – and this is what he had to say:

“Well, we will see. First of all, I don’t wanna see them retire, even if eventually all things will have to do that, including us as well someday as well — hopefully a long time in the future. We don’t focus so much on what others are doing. We focus on what Sabaton is doing, and we are doing pretty well at the moment. We are growing and growing and growing, playing for as much people as possible. And let’s see who is gonna be – I just have a hope that there will be somebody to take over when some of these bands retire; I hope that there’s some new bands taking over. If we are one of them, I’ll be happy. And I’ll do what we can to make sure that we are. But we will see. It’s also up to the audience to decide that.”

Do you think Sabaton is a band that could step up and take on the role as a major metal headliner? You can check out the full video interview featuring Pär Sundström below. The band also just kicked off a new tour! You can find all the dates and locations associated with that tour below.

9/19 – Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House
9/21 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
9/23 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
9/24 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
9/25 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
9/27 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
9/28 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
9/30 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
10/1 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
10/3 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
10/4 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
10/6 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
10/8 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center
10/10 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
10/11 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe
10/13 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
10/15 – Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
10/17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
10/18 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
10/21 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
10/22 – Montreal, Quebec – Place Bell
10/23 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom