2015-08-01 - Wacken Open Air Festival, Wacken

August 01st, 2015

Information Rock Meets Classic at Wacken Open Air Festival 2015

Michael Kiske joins the cast of Rock Meets Classic live project/band to play at Wacken Open Air Festival 2015.

Rock Meets Classic is the live project/band formed by Mat Sinner Band and the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra of Prague.

Official statement published by Mat Sinner on his facebook account:

Breaking Xmas News: for the first time in the history of Rock Meets Classic, we will play an Open Air show. This place is holy ground and of course the Wacken Open Air. It is a huge pleasure to announce that rock icon Dee Snider of Twisted Sister and Michael Kiske (Ex-Helloween, Unisonic, Kiske/Somerville) will join the Mat Sinner Band & the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague for a crushing show of excitement & hits! Plus a fantastic Very Special Guest will be announced later.

And Wacken official site statement:

We like to present you a very special and unique rock project at W:O:A 2015. Legendary heavy metal singers are singing their biggest hits – supported by the Mat Sinner Band and the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague. One of the singers is none other than Dee Snider – the legendary Twisted Sister singer finally returns to Wacken! The other singer we can present right now is the peerless Michael Kiske – singer of Helloween, Place Vendome and Unisonic and guest musician at projects like Avantasia, Gamma Ray, Masterplan or Edguy!

Rock Meets Classic cast for Wacken Festival 2015

Mat Sinner band is formed by: Mat Sinner on bass, Alex Beyrodt on guitars, Oliver Hartmann on guitars, Jimmy Kresic on keyboards and Moritz Müller (drums). Tiffany Kirkland (backing vocals), Kolinda Brozovic (backing vocals) and Sascha Krebs (backing vocals).

Main vocalists: Michael Kiske, Dee Sneider (Twisted Sister), John Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Herbie Langhans (Sinbreed, Beyond the Bridge, Radiant) & Jennifer Haben (Beyond The Black) .

Wacken Open Air Festival 2015 trailer

Wacken Festival 2015 running order

At Black Stage (Saturday, August 1st):
00:15-01:30 - Cradle Of Filth
20:30-22:00 - Sabaton
17:30-18:45 - Rock Meets Classic
14:30-15:45 - Amorphis
12:00-13:00 - Khold

Rock Meets Classic setlist at Wacken Open Air Festival 2015

00. Orchestral Intro (Bohemian Rhapsody)
01. Thunderstruck (ACDC) - Sascha Krebs
02. In The Shadows (Beyond The Black) - Jennifer Haben
03. Rage Before The Storm - Herbie Langhans & Jennifer Haben
04. I Surrender (Rainbow) - John Lynn Turner
05. Stargazers (Rainbow) - John Lynn Turner
06. Spotlight Kid (Rainbow) - John Lynn Turner
07. 'A Little Time' - Michael Kiske
08. 'Kids Of The Century' - Michael Kiske
09. 'I Want Out' - Michael Kiske

10. Orchestra 'Pirates Of The Caribbean'
11. You Can't Stop Rock'nRoll - Dee Snider
12. We're Not Gonna Take It - Dee Snider
13. The Price - Dee Snider
14. I Wanna Rock - Dee Snider
15. Highway To Hell - Dee Snider (Kiske did backing vocals singing 'Highway To Heaven')

Rock Meets Classic videoclips at Wacken 2015

The complete show at ArteTV.

Michael Kiske singing 'A Little Time', 'Kids Of The Century' and 'I Want Out':

Highway To Hell - Dee Snider (Kiske did backing vocals singing 'Highway To Heaven')