Moonglow - Interview Part II
Moonglow - Interview Part I
Moonglow World Tour
Mystery of a Blood Red Rose
Merry Christmas my friends! Have a great holiday season with you and your loved ones! -Tobi
7 years ago today AVANTASIA released their first sign of life since 2002: "Lost In Space" came out as two EPs and marked Tobias' first top-10 single chart entry. It was also the first time a video was shot for an AVANTASIA song. The line up back then was Tobias on bass and vocals, producer Sascha Paeth on guitar and Kiss-drummer Eric Singer on drums.

After an amazing prime-time performance at Wacken Open Air 2014 (that was broadcast live on television) two AVANTASIA albums have entered the official album charts in Germany, again. The re-entries of THE MYSTERY OF TIME and THE SCARECROW prove that AVANTASIA have apparently left a mark upon TV viewers and Wacken spectators.

Tobias says: "Wacken was so special. I have spoken to several people in the band, fans, crew, fellow musicians who said that it was clearly the best Avantasia performace at Wacken ever. It was a special night for me and I wanna thank my Avantasia brothers and sisters, crew, musicians and fans alike, for sharing my vision and their endless support. I don't take it for granted, you all mean a lot to me. It has been an honor to be able to do this, and even though I do not think about a time schedule or details of future plans, I am sure we will do this again, some day: I will not put Avantasia to rest. It means too much to me to say goodbye at this point."

AVANTASIA's Wacken performance marked the last show of the MYSTERY OF TIME WORLD TOUR, during which the band performed in front of more than half a million fans in 20 countries in Europe, Asia and North, Central and South America. The original chart entries of the two afore mentioned albums were #2 and #8 upon release (2008 and 2013).

Tobias will now focus on EDGUY whom he‘ll kick off on a world tour with in September, tour dates

On Wednesday, August 13th his own radio show ("TOBIAS SAMMET ROCKSHOW") will launch at 9:00PM cet. Information at
On August 13th Tobias is going to join the club of vocalists who host their own radio show. Every Wednesday from 9:00PM to midnight Tobias is going to play his favourite Rock and Metal music and talk about whatever comes to his mind. Just like Alice Cooper's show, the TOBIAS SAMMET ROCK SHOW is going to be broadcast on RADIO BOB. You can also stream it at Tune in and spread the word!
Two days prior to the beginning of the 25th edition of Wacken Open Air AVANTASIA are going to play a special “Family & Friends Show“ at Eiderland-Halle, Pahlen. A bus shuttle is going to bring fans from W:O:A festival to the concert venue and back.

Never before there has been such a warm-up show: AVANTASIA are gonna play a little club show in Pahlen near Wacken four days prior to their gig at the giant festival. The warm-up party is gonna start at 8.30PM, doors will open at 7PM.

Tobias says: “I am so looking forward to meet my AVANTASIA buddies again, finally -after one year- to finish the 'Mystery World Tour‘ with a huge bang at the most prestigious Metal festival on earth. And because we want to prove to ourselves that we haven‘t rusted since last year‘s final show we‘ve decided to play a little warm-show in a nice and cozy atmosphere. Fans who couldn‘t get a Wacken ticket, or people who‘re on their way to Wacken, even those who'll be already at the festival site: They can all check out AVANTASIA in a completely different environment there. We‘re so looking forward to it, because the only thing better than an AVANTASIA show, well, that‘s TWO AVANTASIA SHOWS! Ha! See ya all there!“

W:O:A 2014 ticket holders and Savage Union Fanclub members will pay only 15,- € plus fee. The regular price is going to be only 25,- € plus fee. Tickets only available while supplies last. Fans who‘ll plant to be at the Wacken festival grounds on Tuesday already can book a shuttle from the festival to the warm-up show and back. Shuttle tickets have to be booked in advance at

Tickets for the show are available at Ticket-hotline +49 (0) 4827 - 99966666.

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