Moonglow World Tour
Mystery of a Blood Red Rose
January 19, 2013
"THE MYSTERY OF TIME" TRACKLIST REVEALED
In March the new Avantasia album "The Mystery Of Time" will be released worldwide. Lyrically it marks a conceptual story again, and the tracklist reads as follows: Spectres, The Watchmakers' Dream, Black Orchid, Where Clock Hands Freeze, Sleepwalking, Savior In The Clockwork, Invoke The Machine, What's Left Of Me, Dweller In A Dream and The Great Mystery.
January 19, 2013
AVANTASIA CONFIRMED FOR SONISPHERE (SPAIN) & AMSTERDAM
Avantasia have just been confirmed for the prestigious Sonisphere open air festivals in Spain where they'll share the stage with Danzig and Iron Maiden on the first weekend of June. In May Avantasia will play an indoor show at Melkweg in Amsterdam. Those shows will mark Avantasia's first appearance in Spain and the Netherlands. For details check the tour section.
January 12, 2013
ERIC MARTIN OF MR. BIG JOINS AVANTASIA
In March the new Avantasia album "The Mystery Of Time" will be released. The list of featured artists who have been confirmed for the album reads like a who-is-who in Rock and Metal: Biff Byford (Saxon), Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids), Michael Kiske (Unisonic, ex-Helloween), Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, ex-Vengeance), Bruce Kulick (GFR, ex-Meat Loaf, ex-Kiss) have been confirmed so far, others will be announced soon. Now another legend of Rock history has been announced: Eric Martin of US-platinum sellers MR. BIG is singing a role on the album and will join AVANTASIA on stage during the "Mystery World Tour", starting in April. Get your tickets soon, for the European non-festival indoor shows Avantasia have announced a 3-hour-show. Check the video below:
January 11, 2013
TICKETS FOR BERLIN & HAMBURG ON SALE
In April AVANTASIA will set off on the "Mystery World Tour", in support of their new album "The Mystery Of Time". It has been announced that the band is going to play special 3 hours shows during their own indoor appearances. Now the venues for the last two shows in Hamburg (Grosse Freiheit) and Berlin (Tempodrom) have been confirmed and tickets for all European and several worldwide shows are on sale. Check the toursection for information!
January 10, 2013
RONNIE ATKINS OF PRETTY MAIDS ON NEW AVANTASIA ALBUM
After Biff Byford (Saxon), Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween, Unisonic), Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, ex-Vengeance), Bruce Kulick (Grand Funk Railroad, ex-KISS, ex-Meat Loaf) and the German Filmorchestra Babelsberg another participent can now be announced: It's Pretty Maids vocalist Ronnie Atkins who will sing a role on the new Avantasia Metal Opera "The Mystery Of Time" (out in March 2013).
Tobias comments: "I have been a huge Pretty Maids fan since I was a teenager. I already asked Ronnie to be on the Metal Opera in 1999, but he was busy back then. Last year I saw Pretty Maids live, and they were a steam train on stage, unbelievable. After the show we met and Ronnie was a great guy. Finally after 13 years, I am really proud to have him on the new Avantasia album. And his kick-ass performance leaves no doubt: It was a great decision to ask him!"