Defence Forces Musical Summer Tour 2019
In the June of 2019, the Finnish Defence Forces’ Summer Tour will visit a total of ten localities. In conjunction with these events, the audience will be able to familiarise with the features of the contemporary conscript service and the voluntary military service for women as well as visit static equipment displays and demonstrations as organised by brigade-level units in the given locality.
Each evening of the Summer Tour will close with a selection of concerts performed by entertaining combos, big bands and the Show Band of the Finnish Defence Forces’ Conscript Band that all celebrate the 200th anniversary of the military music sector.
As the soloist of the Air Force Big Band will be performing Osmo Ikonen, famous from the Suomi Love show. He will set up a show with trendy soul and funk not to mention those ever-so-lovely love songs. The Guard’s Combo will bombard the audience with a full load of Jamiroquai’s hits with Heini Ikonen as its soloist. In Mikkeli, the show will be performed by Antti Koivula.
Vocalist Ressu Redford will charm the audience as the soloist of the Dragoon Band, and the Navy Band will work with Rapper Adi L Hasla for the first time. The Big Band of the Lapland Military Band will get the audience’s hips moving by performing Toto’s songs with Viljami Holopainen and Ilari Kaipainen as the soloists, both of whom undertook their military service in the Finnish Defence Forces’ Conscript Band. The Navy Band will feature as its soloist Emilia Vihanto, a young singer and song writer from Helsinki.
As is the case every year, the Show Band of the Finnish Defence Forces’ Conscript Band will again offer an unforgettable collection of hits on the Summer Tour that will include, apart from the famous classics, also top hits from the present-day playlists. This energy-oozing concert gig will leave no one cold!