German metallers HELLOWEEN have posted a video recap of the 2018 leg of their "Pumpkins United" tour, which concluded in December. The six-and-a-half-minute clip, which can be seen below, was created by Aurora Motion Pictures.
In a message accompanying the video, the band said: "It's been over 14 months since we started the 'Pumpkins United' world tour. It was a blast to see all these beautiful pumpkinheads around the globe! We're honored to have one of the best fans in the world.
"Here's a small glimpse about the last shows in Hamburg, Bamberg and Karlsruhe. Just to say thank you! It was an amazing time we had with you and our beloved crew!
"Now we need a small big break from touring!
"If you hadn't the chance to grab one of our merch items, feel free and grab one at our worldwide shipping store.
"So far we wish you a great start in 2019!"
HELLOWEEN's "Pumpkins United" tour features former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris, guitarists Michael Weikath and Sascha Gerstner, bassist Markus Grosskopf and drummer Dani Löble.
The "Pumpkins United" tour marks the first time Kiske has played live with HELLOWEEN since 1993. Hansen, who departed HELLOWEEN in 1988, has been joining the band onstage on various tours and festival appearances throughout the years. The set features several duets with Kiske and his replacement, Deris, along with many rarely played songs, including "Kids Of The Century", "Rise And Fall" and "Livin' Ain't No Crime". Hansen — who fronted HELLOWEEN until late 1986 — sings a medley of several early HELLOWEEN classics, including "Ride The Sky", "Judas", "Starlight" and "Heavy Metal (Is The Law)".
The reunited HELLOWEEN has captured "the very best moments" from its ongoing "Pumpkins United" world tour and will make the footage and recordings available as a live CD as well as on DVD and Blu-ray in early 2019. In addition, there will be a brand-new HELLOWEEN studio album featuring Kiske and Hansen. The band's songwriting trio of Michael Weikath, Hansen and Deris will retreat to the studio in 2019 to begin work on the disc, which is scheduled to arrive in 2020 via Nuclear Blast.