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H.E.A.T (also known as simply Heat) is a melodic hard rock band that formed in Sweden in the year 2007. Rising from the merger of local groups Dream and Trading Fate, the guys released their self-titled debut album in 2008. Inspired by arena rock, classic metal, and power pop bands of the 70s and 80s, the group achieved international notoriety in the 2010s after taking in retro-rocker and TV star Erik Grönwall.

In 2007, they gained energy as an opening act to Toto, and the following year they got a massive break serving as an opening act to heavy metal legends Alice Cooper and Sabaton. The band performed at the Sweden Rock Festival that year as well. Their sound earned them the Årets Nykomlingar award, given out by the Swedish radio station P4 Dist for the best new artist as voted by the listeners. In 2009, the band played at the Melodifestivalen 2009, the Swedish qualifier to the annual Eurovision Song Contest, and made it to the final round with the song "1000 Miles". The band also toured around Europe as an opening act to Edguy that year.

The 2008 release of H.e.a.t was followed up by 2010's Freedom Rock. Continuing their high-energy yet slick style, it was ranked in the "Top Ten AOR/Melodic Rock Albums of 2010" by Classic Rock Magazine. Vocalist Kenny Leckremo's departure from H.E.A.T in mid-2010 brought a major change as retro-rocker and TV star Erik Grönwall became the band's new frontman. The singer had won the program Swedish Idol in December 2009, playing material by the likes of Iron Maiden and Skid Row (a huge change from the mellow pop ballads often seen on Swedish TV).

The groups's first two albums with Grönwall on the mic, 2012's Address the Nation and 2014's Tearing Down the Walls, earned a positive fan response and international acclaim. Sleaze Roxx remarked that if "you haven’t yet heard Tearing Down The Walls yet, give yourself a... present by purchasing what is sure to be a contender for record of the year." The guys' latest release is 2017's Into the Great Unknown.

The current members of the band are: Erik Grönwall - Vocals Dave Dalone - Guitars Eric Rivers - Guitars Jona Tee - Keyboards Jimmy Jay - Bass Crash - Drums

Former members: Kenny Leckremo - Vocals

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Tour Dates

Date Venue Location
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 6:00PM H.E.A.T @ H.E.A.T in Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan Tokyo, Japan
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 7:00PM H.E.A.T @ H.E.A.T in Osaka in Osaka, Japan Osaka, Japan
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:00PM H.E.A.T @ Melodic Rock Fest 5 in Arlington Heights, IL Arlington Heights, IL

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