Tobias explains the choice of "Draconian Love" as the second single: "It was a logical next single, the song isn't really mainstream, yet it's extremely catchy." Also the fans helped in making the decision: "We've been touring for weeks and we've played the song every night. From Tokyo to New York people went crazy, so I think the decision was made by the fans as well. And as we wanted to include them in the clip, we decided to shoot the video while on tour, performing it prior to our show in Sao Paulo, Brazil two weeks ago.
"The GHOSTLIGHTS WORLD TOUR has started early March and leads AVANTASIA to 24 countries in Europe, Russia, Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica and South America. So far 24 out of 33 shows were completely sold out in advance. In the summer AVANTASIA will play headlining performances at the following European festivals, until they finish the tour at the historical Open Air stage at the Schiffenberg abbey near Giessen, Germany on August 26th!
10. June - SWEDEN - Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival
11. June - GERMANY - St. Goarshausen, Loreley - Rockfels Festival
01. July - FINLAND - Helsinki - Tuska Festival
03. July - BULGARIA - Kavarna - Stadium
06. July - GERMANY - Munich - Tollwood Festival
08. July - GERMANY - Ballenstedt - RockHarz Festival
15. July - CZECH REPUBLIC - Vizovice - Masters Of Rock Festival
12. August - SPAIN - Villena - Leyendas Del Rock Festival
14. August - BELGIUM - Kortrijk - Alcatraz Metal Festival
26. August - GERMANY - Giessen, Kloster Schiffenberg - Giessener Kultursommer
The new album "GHOSTLIGHTS" has entered the charts in 15 European countries as well as in the USA, Canada and Japan. It went into the Top10 album charts in 9 countries, in Germany "GHOSTLIGHTS" went in at #2.
10 June - SWEDEN - Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival
11 June - GERMANY - St. Goarshausen, Loreley - Rockfels Festival
01 July - FINLAND - Helsinki - Tuska Festival
03 July - BULGARIA - Kavarna - Stadium
06 July - GERMANY - Munich - Tollwood Festival
08 July - GERMANY - Ballenstedt - RockHarz Festival
15 July - CZECH REPUBLIC - Vizovice - Masters Of Rock Festival
12 August - SPAIN - Villena - Leyendas Del Rock Festival
14 August - BELGIUM - Kortrijk - Alcatraz Metal Festival
26 August - GERMANY - Giessen, Kloster Schiffenberg - Giessener Kultursommer
We'll keep you posted on forthcoming dates!
Today the last few of over 4,000 tickets for Arena in Ludwigsburg have been sold. This means if you want to see the 3hrs GHOSTLIGHTS show, Bamberg (tomorrow, Saturday) & Saarbrücken (31st) are your last chances.
For Bamberg there will be enough tickets even if you just come to the box office, as the venue's capacity has now been extended to a total of approx. 7,000 people.
In summer Avantasia will return for a few festival shows - check the tourdates! News can be found at facebook.com/avantasia
If you want to join Tobias and Avantasia and take a look behind the scenes go to www.facebook.com/avantasia - there are some new videos and photos! Tourdates and tickets at www.avantasia.net!
Meanwhile the band has been informed that they have been nominated for an Echo, the most prestigious award you can get from the German music industry. We'll keep you posted.
If you wanna see the show in Germany please be advised to get tickets for Saarbrücken or Bamberg which are still available at this point.
GHOSTLIGHTS WORLD TOUR 2016
04.03. D - Berlin - Huxley's* - SOLD OUT
05.03. D - Hamburg - Große Freiheit* - SOLD OUT
06.03. D - Bremen - Aladin* - SOLD OUT
08.03. UK - London - The Forum* - SOLD OUT
09.03. F - Paris - Le Trianon* - SOLD OUT
11.03. E - Barcelona - Razzmatazz 1* - SOLD OUT
12.03. E - Madrid - La Riviera* - SOLD OUT
13.03. E - Madrid - La Riviera* - SOLD OUT
15.03. D - Langen - Stadthalle* - SOLD OUT
16.03. CZ - Prague - Forum Karlin*
18.03. D - Kaufbeuren - All-Karthalle* - SOLD OUT
19.03. D - Bamberg - Brose-Arena*
20.03. D - Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle* - SOLD OUT
22.03. I - Milan - Alcatraz*
24.03. CH - Pratteln - Z7*
25.03. CH - Pratteln - Z7* - SOLD OUT
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* - SOLD OUT
04.04. H - Budapest - Baba Negra*
06.04. RUS - Moscow - Ray Just Arena*
09.04. JP - Tokyo - Shinagawa Prince Stellar Ball*
11.04. USA - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues*
13.04. CDN - Toronto - Queen Elizabeth Theater*
15.04 USA - New York, NY - Playstation Theater*
17.04. MEX - Mexico City - Auditorio Blackberry*
18.04. CR - San Jose - Peppers*
20.04. CL - Santiago de Chile - Teatro Caupolican*
22.04. AR - Buenos Aires - Teatro Flores*
24.04. BR - Sao Paulo - Espaco das Americas*
08.-11.06. S - Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival
01.-03.07. FIN - Helsinki - Tuska Open Air
06.07. D - Flugplatz Ballenstedt - RockHarz Open Air
*AVANTASIA play at least three hours, no other bands!