Moonglow - Interview Part II
Moonglow - Interview Part I
Moonglow World Tour
Mystery of a Blood Red Rose
December 06, 2015
Click here to see the several editions! On January 29th the new AVANTASIA album GHOSTLIGHTS will be released. The regular edition contains 12 songs and a running time of 70 minutes. The limited 2-CD edition contains one more studio track and a full Live-album as a bonus.

Tobias: "I was asked for a bonus to give it to the people who pre-order the album right away. So I thought why not produce a full live album? The tracks are from Czech Republic '13 and Wacken 2014, one from Wacken 2008 because I wanted Jorn on the album as well, he'll join the tour, and so… The live disc has got an amazing powerful sound, a great mix and mastering and is so much more than just a bonus bootleg. We could have released it as a live album of its own, but I wanted to give "Ghostlights" buyers more bang for the buck. For collectors there is also a Super deluxe 68 pages edition,around 100 great photos taken on the last tour, it's huge and contains a 3rd CD with instrumental versions of Ghostlights. I was involved in the design process and it is exactly the item I would wanna have as a fan! Something real, something to touch and look at! And of course you just need that one item if you wanna own everything, so no multiple items to compliment each other...! :) Unfortunately you can't put it under the Christmas tree, but there are still a few tickets for some shows of the tour available I heard… *hint*… Cheers, Tobi"
November 27, 2015
After the first Madrid show, Hamburg is now sold out too, If you want to enjoy the ultimate AVANTASIA experience, join the Metal Opera on a fantastic journey back in time, playing all classics, performing over 3 hours every night with the biggest line-up that ever toured under the name AVANTASIA. Get your tickets for the Ghostlights World Tour NOW!

To those of you who live in the North of Germany and couldn't get a ticket for Hamburg: there are still remaining tickets for Bremen available.

04.03. D Berlin - Huxley's*
05.03. D Hamburg - Große Freiheit* - SOLD OUT!!
06.03. D Bremen - Aladin*
08.03. UK London - The Forum*
09.03. F Paris - Le Trianon*
11.03. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz 1*
12.03. E Madrid - La Riviera* - SOLD OUT!!
13.03. E Madrid - La Riviera*
15.03. D Frankfurt-Langen - Stadthalle*
16.03. CZ Prague - Forum Karlin*
18.03. D Kaufbeuren - All-Karthalle*
19.03. D Bamberg - Brose-Arena*
20.03. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle*
22.03. I Milan - Alcatraz*
24.03. CH Pratteln - Z7*
25.03. CH Pratteln - Z7*
27.03. SK Banska Bystrica - Ice Stadium*
28.03. SK Bratislava - Sportshall*
29.03. A Tröpolach - Full Metal Mountain Festival
31.03. D Saarbrücken - Saarlandhalle*
01.04. D Ludwigsburg - Arena*
02.04. D Fulda - Esperantohalle*
06.04. RUS Moscow - Arena Moscow*
08.-11.06. S Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival

*AVANTASIA play at least three hours, no more bands!
More dates in other countries in the works!

November 13, 2015

AVANTASIA's outstanding 7th album, »Ghostlights«, will be released worldwide on January 29th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast and Avalon Marquee (Asia). Today, Tobias proudly presents the cover and announces the tracklists as well as the various formats, in which the upcoming record will be available.

The opus features guest appearances of Dee Snider, Geoff Tate, Marco Hietala, Sharon Den Adel, Michael Kiske, Ronnie Atkins, Bob Catley, Jorn Lande, Bruce Kulick, Robert Mason,Herbie Langhans, Oliver Hartmann and Sascha Paeth.

The record contains twelve songs and was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth in Gatestudio Wolfsburg, Germany. Paeth is responsible for engineering and mixing »Ghostlights«, too. Mastering was done by Michael Rodenberg.

The instrumentalists on »Ghostlights« are the following:

Sascha Paeth - rhythm guitars, lead guitars, bass, additional keys
Michael Rodenberg - orchestration, keys
Tobias Sammet - additional keys and bass
Bruce Kulick - lead guitars
Oliver Hartmann - lead guitars
Felix Bohnke - drums

01. Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose
Lead vocals: Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth
02. Let The Storm Descend Upon You
Lead vocals: Tobias, Jorn Lande, Ronnie Atkins, Robert Mason
Lead guitar: Oliver Hartmann
03. The Haunting
Lead vocals: Dee Snider, Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth
04. Seduction Of Decay
Lead vocals: Geoff Tate, Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth
05. Ghostlights
Lead vocals: Michael Kiske, Tobias, Jorn Lande
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth, Oliver Hartmann
06. Draconian Love
Lead vocals: Herbie Langhans, Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth
07. Master Of The Pendulum
Lead vocals: Marco Hietala, Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth
08. Isle Of Evermore
Lead vocals: Sharon Den Adel, Tobias
09. Babylon Vampyres
Lead vocals: Tobias, Robert Mason
Lead guitar: Bruce Kulick, Oliver Hartmann, Sascha Paeth
10. Lucifer
Lead vocals: Jorn Lande, Tobias
Lead guitar: Bruce Kulick
11. Unchain The Light
Lead vocals: Tobias, Ronnie Atkins, Michael Kiske
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth, Oliver Hartmann
12. A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies
Lead vocals: Bob Catley, Tobias
Lead guitar: Bruce Kulick
CD 1
01. Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose
02. Let The Storm Descend Upon You
03. The Haunting
04. Seduction Of Decay
05. Ghostlights
06. Draconian Love
07. Master Of The Pendulum
08. Isle Of Evermore
09. Babylon Vampyres
10. Lucifer
11. Unchain The Light
12. A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies
13. Wake Up To The Moon (Bonus Track)

CD 2 (Bonus Disc - AVANTASIA live)
01. Spectres
02. Invoke The Machine
03. The Story Ain't Over
04. Prelude
05. Reach Out For The Light
06. Avantasia
07. Whats Left Of Me
08. Dying For An Angel
09. Twisted Mind
10. The Watchmakers' Dream
11. Another Angel Down
(incl. 68page photobook ca. 28,5x28,5cm)
+ CD 3 Karaoke Version of CD 1 w/o bonus track
01. Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose
02. Let The Storm Descend Upon You
03. The Haunting
04. Seduction Of Decay
05. Ghostlights
06. Draconian Love
07. Master Of The Pendulum
08. Isle Of Evermore
09. Babylon Vampyres
10. Lucifer
11. Unchain The Light
12. A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies

In March an all-star ensemble will set off on the GHOSTLIGHTS WORLD TOUR. Madrid is already sold out, a second show has been announced. More dates are about to sell out shortly, Hamburg next.

November 06, 2015
In March 2016 Avantasia are gonna set off on the Ghostlights world tour. La Riviera in Madrid is already sold out - no tickets left. A second show at La Riviera has now been scheduled for March 13th. More dates will sell out soon, Hamburg will be next and there won't be a second show. If you want to see the show you shouldn't wait! Go to the tour section to get your ticket now!
November 03, 2015
The Ghostlights World Tour is taking shape - AVANTASIA have just been confirmed as the Rockstage headliner at Sweden Rock Festival 2016 (June 09-June 11 in Sölvesborg). Furthermore earlier this week Avantasia's return to Russia has been announced. Tickets for the show at Moscow Arena can be found at


04.03. Germany - Berlin, Huxley´s*
05.03. Germany - Hamburg, Große Freiheit*
06.03. Germany - Bremen, Aladin*
08.03. United Kingdom - London, The Forum*
09.03. France - Paris, Le Trianon*
11.03. Spain - Barcelona, Razzmatazz 1*
12.03. Spain - Madrid, La Riviera*
15.03. Germany - Frankfurt-Langen, Stadthalle*
16.03. Czech Republic - Prague, Forum Karlin*
18.03. Germany - Kaufbeuren, All-Karthalle*
19.03. Germany - Bamberg, Brose-Arena*
20.03. Germany - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle*
22.03. Italy - Milan, Alcatraz*
24.03. Switzerland - Pratteln, z7*
25.03. Switzerland - Pratteln, z7*
27.03. Slovakia - Banska Bystrica, Ice Stadium*
28.03. Slovakia - Bratislava, Sportshal*
29.03. Austria - Tröpolach, Full Metal Mountain Festival
31.03. Germany - Saarbrücken, Saarlandhalle*
01.04. Germany - Ludwigsburg, Arena*
02.04. Germany - Fulda, Esperantohalle*
06.04. Russia - Moscow, Arena Moscow*
08-11.06. Sweden - Sölvesborg, Sweden Rock Festival

*3hrs Rock Opera Experience - no support act!

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