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Reviewed by Krister
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City: Gothenburg, Sweden
Venue: Partille Arena
Date: December 2, 2017
Set length: 165 min.


The Pumpkins United tour is the reunion of the century for me. To see Kai Hansen and Michael Kiske on the same stage as the rest of the Helloween band was just amazing.

The setlist was a good mix of songs from the past three decades covering the different eras and styles of the band. Both Kai, Michael and Andi got to sing their own songs but there were also duets where the other singers would join in. I'm impressed how they made a gig close to 3 hours fly by so fast. It's just Halloween and Keeper of the Seven Keys that are almost a bit to long to be played live.

Just looking at the artists on stage and how they acted towards and with each other made me feel great. They gave each other the time and space that was needed but also joined in and for example laid an arm around or hugged one and another and all of this felt really genuine.

Seeing Michael Kiske and Andi Deris sit next to each other on their chairs out on the catwalk while singing Forever and One was something special.

Performance: 9 chalices of 10
Stage sound
: 8 chalices of 10
: They made good use of the catwalk and often gathered out there close to the fans. The energy, happiness and enthusiasm. Every single artist had their own time to shine and they made the most of it. That the tour ain't over yet.
: The animated videos they showed in between some songs where a bit fun in the beginning but it became too much.

Intro: Let Me Entertain You (Robbie Williams)
Halloween (Michael Kiske & Andi Deris)
Dr. Stein (Michael Kiske & Andi Deris)
I’m Alive (Michael Kiske)
If I Could Fly (Andi Deris)
Are You Metal? (Andi Deris)
Rise and Fall (Michael Kiske)
Waiting for the Thunder (Andi Deris)
Perfect Gentleman (Andi Deris)
Starlight/Ride the Sky/Judas (Kai Hansen)
Heavy Metal (Is the Law) (Kai Hansen)
Forever and One (Neverland) (Michael Kiske & Andi Deris)
I Can (Andi Deris)
Livin’ Ain’t No Crime (Michael Kiske)
A Little Time (Michael Kiske)
Why? (Michael Kiske & Andi Deris)
Sole Survivor (Andi Deris)
Power (Andi Deris)
How Many Tears (Andi Deris, Michael Kiske, Kai Hansen)
Eagle Fly Free (Michael Kiske)
Keeper of the Seven Keys (Michael Kiske & Andi Deris)
Future World (Michael Kiske)
I Want Out (Michael Kiske & Andi Deris)
Outro (Braveheart Soundtrack)

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