Moonglow - Interview Part II
Moonglow - Interview Part I
Moonglow World Tour
Mystery of a Blood Red Rose
December 06, 2012
Today we have breathtaking news for all AVANTASIANS: The new album will be called “AVANTASIA - THE MYSTERY OF TIME“, and as previously reported is set for release in March.

Immediately after the release of this new Metal Opera, based on a story written by Tobias Sammet, the band will embark on a full-fledged indoor-tour, during which the band and special guests will bring the epic undertaking to the stage. Due to embracing all of the different eras and history of AVANTASIA these shows will have an extended playing time, and the whole evening will be dedicated to Avantasia with no support acts. Guests and album details will be announced soon!
December 06, 2012
As previously reported, Avantasia will begin a concert journey in April 2013. The band will set off on a venture on their own without other bands in order to deliver an extended and epic full scale and never before seen Metal-opera experience. Additionally, and despite the ongoing rumors Avantasia will definitely not appear at Wacken Open Air 2013. The only festival confirmed for Germany so far is the Rockharz festival. We expect to announce the complete list of tour dates next week here at, and if you subscribe to our newsletter you will be the first to find out the details! Ticket pre-sale for the tour will start before Christmas!
November 29, 2012
Good news again: AVANTASIA are confirmed to play their first ever show in France! Amongst bands such as KISS, Korn and Twisted Sister, AVANTASIA will hit the stage at Hellfest in Clisson to play a 90-minutes headlining show!

Tobias comments: "It's amazing. We are working on this great album which is scheduled to be out in late March by the way, and I have such a great feeling about it as the first tracks sound really huge. Now, we have announced that we'll do a little tour and all of the sudden we're getting the opportunity to headline shows and festivals all over the world! Czech Republic, England, France, Belgium... A lot of first time AVANTASIA appearances. But this is not it! More dates are being scheduled. In April we'll do Europe. Our own tour, doing 2 - 3 hours! No support act, just AVANTASIA in arenas and theaters. Further information and dates coming soon."

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November 29, 2012
After having been confirmed as next year's headlining act of Masters Of Rock Festival (Czech Republic) and Power Prog Festival (Belgium), Avantasia are also confirmed to hit the stage at Bloodstock Festival in England. These shows are going to mark Avantasia's first appearances in England and Belgium. Guests, information about the forthcoming album and further tourdates will be announced soon! So stay tuned!
November 27, 2012
To Rock fans and musicians alike he made himself a name as the guitarist of Meat Loaf during the Bat Out Of Hell tour in 1978.  After that he also joined Michael Bolton, but it wasn't until the mid eighties that he gained worldwide notoriety by joining KISS during their unmasked era for a relationship that was to last twelve years. In those years he put his lead guitar stamp on hits such as 'Crazy, Crazy Nights' and 'God Gave Rock'n Roll To You'. We‘re speaking about the one and only: Bruce Kulick!

Bruce has just been in the studio to record some lead guitar tracks for the forthcoming Rock Opera of Tobias Sammet‘s AVANTASIA project, due in March 2013.  Bruce had already appeared on the previous AVANTASIA album while Tobias sang guest vocals on Bruce‘s last solo album “BK3“, which a.o. featured guests such as Gene Simmons of KISS and Steve Lukather of Toto.

Tobias says: “Bruce and I have been friends for some years now, he is a lovely person and an amazing guitarist. It was really obvious I would ask him to come on-board for AVANTASIA once again. Two of the tracks he plays on are more than 10 minutes long, and they include screaming and whammy-bar driven stuff as well as anthemic Meat Loafish type melodies. I love it because it's got such an old school quality, and Bruce just has it! Class act!“

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