After sold-out shows in Europe, Asia and America, Avantasia‘s Ghostlights World Tour 2016/2017 culminated in a headline show at Wacken Open Air. Now, Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia is getting back on the road to support their new album Moonglow, due to be released in January 2019.

Tobias Sammet states: “I’ve been trying to calm things down for the last 18 months, but apparently my best way of relaxing is to be creative! During this phase, tons of ideas have been coming to my mind, that literally demanded to be realized in Avantasia‘s epic style. I was so convinced of the songs that I realised very quickly; if ever there is to be a new chapter of Avantasia, then it has to happen with this material – past all the trends and rules of the music industry, hand-made and personal, with epic 10-minute pieces alongside catchy rock songs! Everything was created for only one reason; to write great music without any businessmen shaping it into bite-sized pieces for the modern entertainment landscape. Moonglow will be the most lavish album of my career, the biggest, most colourful thing and the best and most unreasonable luxury, I have ever created in my life. I can‘t wait to release the album in January and then take the Moonglow World Tour on a journey around the globe, where you will witness the biggest show Avantasia has ever put on stage!”

Tour Dates:

03/30 – Kaufbeuren – All-Karthalle
03/31 – Milan – Alcatraz
04/02 – Prague – Forum Karlín
04/03 – Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt
04/05 – Ludwigsburg – MHPArena
04/06 – Bamberg – Brose Arena
04/08 – Fulda – Esperantohalle
04/09 – Saarbrücken – Saarlandhalle
04/10 – Paris – Olympia
04/12 – Osnabrück – OsnabrückHalle
04/13 – Hamburg – Mehr! Theater
04/14 – Oberhausen – König-Pilsener-Arena
04/16 – London – The Forum
04/18 – Offenbach – Stadthalle
04/19 – Pratteln – Z7
04/20 – Pratteln – Z7
04/24 – Bilbao – Santana 27
04/26 – Barcelona – Razzmatazz 1
04/27 – Madrid – Palacio Vistalegre


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