Moonglow - Interview Part II
Moonglow - Interview Part I
Moonglow World Tour
Mystery of a Blood Red Rose
September 26, 2013
AVANTASIA has just jumped across the 400,000-likes-bar on the official Facebook page Thank you all for spreading the word, for discussing, defending and fighting for the real deal.

Of course will remain your source of detailed information, but besides following the project on Facebook we also recommend to follow Tobias on Twitter where he personally tweets first-hand news and stuff from the road, the studio or even at home.

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September 15, 2013
On Friday Tobias was invited to Berlin to join the 5th Annual Metal Hammer Award show. Among guests such as fellow rockers Doro and members of Nightwish, Amorphis, Motörhead, Metallica, Rammstein, Kreator etc. Tobias was presented the award for "Best German Act" for Avantasia. Pictures show him with label mates Eso Holopainen (Amorphis), Marco Hietala (Nightwish) and Doro Pesch, who managed to win awards in different categories.

September 10, 2013
On September 13th Tobias will make an appearance at the "Metal Hammer Awards" 2013 at the Kesselhaus in Berlin. Other guests who will attend the party are Metallica, Nightwish, Motörhead, Doro, Kreator and more.
August 18, 2013
finally I have cooled down a little after this extensive Avantasia world tour, finally I have found a few moments to write down my thoughts on the tour. I have been on several world tours, I must have played something like 700 concerts in my life and I have to say: It‘s never been so difficult to say goodbye after a tour. The Mystery World Tour was an amazing experience for me, never before an Avantasia tour has been spread out over four months, never before I heard so many bad jokes (from anyone other than me) and never before I came home missing touring so much that it actually hurt, although I was happy to be back with my loved ones and get some rest. I wondered myself what it is, that makes the difference between earlier tours and this tour, and I guess it‘s simple: First of all, the tour was long enough to get used to being around those lovely fellow Avantasians. Second, if I compare it to Edguy tours: whenever we say goodbye we know, we‘ll meet a couple of months later to conquer the world again, with Avantasia the future is completely uncertain. I was accused of lying when I hit the road for the Mystery World Tour after I had announced the end in 2011. But you can imagine, it is not that easy to rely on a return of Avantasia, it depends on a lot of parameters, not at least all the musicians and their personal schedules. I thank God that He gave us the chance to bring that line up together and do this tour, I hope we will do it again some day, but you can never take that for granted, nor plan it, let alone expect it to happen again. I just hope one day it will happen. For sure there will be another album in a couple of years. But as much as I would love to do a tour, I do not know if we‘ll ever find a time frame in the future, that will allow us to bring the project on the road again. The organisation, the schedules, everyone‘s individual obligations with their individual bands, it‘s grinding... That‘s why I am rather thankful that I was given that chance. I wanna thank my agency All Access and my road manager AC in particular for making the impossible possible. I wanna thank my production manager FD for administrating everything with a vengeance and a whip, sending trucks from Slovakia to England and making the show look great from Costa Rica to Canada to Russia to Japan and back. I wanna thank the whole crew, who are the best technicians from East Bumfuck to Bali and of course I wanna thank the immortals who I was given the chance to share the stage with. I will miss everyone of you (even Achim) and I will never forget that tour! I love you all!

I also wanna thank YOU people out there who made this tour a very successful tour, who came in thousands to our shows, I enjoyed playing for each and everyone of you! Don‘t think I take it for granted, I had the time of my life, and I know that I am blessed - having fans and friends like YOU! - Love, Tobi“
August 03, 2013
After a successful Mystery World Tour (w/ only two remaining concerts to be played next week) with many sold out shows around the globe Tobias and AVANTASIA will finish this era of their history with a headlining performance in front of more than 80,000 people at Wacken Open Air once again.

A statement from Tobias who just held a press conference at the festival:

“I am happy to confirm that our managers and the managers of Wacken Open Air have struck an agreement and we‘ll play the festival of festivals again. Not only are Wacken 2014 going to celebrate their 25th anniversary, but the show will also mark my 10th performance at Wacken Open Air, if I count Edguy, Avantasia and my little guest appearance with Saxon on 2007. Well, this current Avantasia tour has been the most successful tour I have ever been on by far, with shows being sold out even in places I had never been to before and our drummer can‘t even spell. Now we‘re about to put the icing on the cake and finish this with a big bang, and there is no better way to bid farewell than doing it in front of 80,000 of our closest friends. There won‘t be any further Avantasia activities, it‘ll be just a single show. I may be back with an idea and go for it somewhere in the distant future, I won‘t say farewell is forever this time, but I have no clue as to when and where and who would be able to join us and what it would sound and look like, if we‘d ever do this again in a couple of years. So, get your tickets for Wacken 2014 cause it‘ll be your last chance to catch us, if not forever at least for some years. See you, T“

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