The wait is finally over! Tobias Sammet is pleased to announce the release of the upcoming AVANTASIA masterpiece Moonglow on February 1, 2019 through Nuclear Blast. Comprising 11 tracks, the new opus once again features several guest vocalists. This time round, Tobias worked not only with well-known faces such as Ronnie Atkins, Jørn Lande, Eric Martin, Geoff Tate, Michael Kiske or Bob Catley but also with new singers like Candice Night, Hansi Kürsch as well as Mille Petrozza who help to vitalize the new AVANTASIA record. Its cover artwork was created by Alexander Jansson.
Comments Tobias Sammet:
It’s alive! After more than two years of hard work – and what felt like 71 overnight shifts back to back recently – we’re ready to unleash Moonglow upon the universe. I believe it’s the most adorned and detailed album we’ve ever produced. Not over ambitious, but there is a lot of love for detail in there. AVANTASIA is the ultimate playground for a musician’s wildest fantasies to come true: Celtic elements, world music elements, big choirs, atmospheric stuff, amazing guest vocal performances and of course all that wrapped up in what I consider to be the typical AVANTASIA sound. Someone in the music business just told me that the embellished nature of the sound makes it hard to market it, it doesn’t fit in the contemporary musical landscape and “if you take a look around, no one really sounds like that.” – EXACTLY! THANK YOU! I can’t wait to release Moonglow, take my friends of the AVANTASIA family and hit the road for the big Moonglow World Tour.”
Moonglow – Track Listing:
01. Ghost In The Moon
02. Book Of Shallows
04. The Raven Child
08. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
10. Requiem For A Dream
Tobias Sammet, hailing from Fulda, created the rock event AVANTASIA in 1999 and celebrated its live premiere in 2008. With over 3,5 million records sold, he is one of the most successful musicians from Germany and has worked with Alice Cooper, Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker (THE SCORPIONS), Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer (KISS), Eric Martin (MR. BIG) as well as many other stars from the international music business. For a long time Tobias Sammet’s AVANTASIA has been considered an insider tip. But after countless headline performances at some of the world’s largest rock festivals (Sweden Rock Festival, Québec Music Festival, Barcelona Rock Fest etc.), gold awards and several top 10 positions in the world charts, the upcoming AVANTASIA – Moonglow World Tour 2019 can only be considered the biggest rock event of the year!
AVANTASIA – Moonglow World Tour 2019
Presented by Metal Hammer, Piranha, Musix, Rock It!
30.03. D Kaufbeuren – All-Karthalle
31.03. I Milan – Alcatraz
02.04. CZ Prague – Forum Karlín
03.04. D Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt
05.04. D Ludwigsburg – MHPArena
06.04. D Bamberg – Brose Arena
08.04. D Fulda – Esperantohalle
09.04. D Saarbrücken – Saarlandhalle
10.04. F Paris – Olympia
12.04. D Osnabrück – OsnabrückHalle
13.04. D Hamburg – Mehr! Theater
14.04. D Oberhausen – König-Pilsener-Arena
16.04. UK London – Forum Theatre
18.04. D Offenbach – Stadthalle
19.04. CH Pratteln – Z7
20.04. CH Pratteln – Z7
24.04. E Bilbao – Santana 27
26.04. E Barcelona – Razzmatazz 1
27.04. E Madrid – Palacio Vistalegre
02.05. S Stockholm – Arenan *NEW*
04.05. RUS Moscow – Glavclub Green Concert *NEW*
06.05. H Budapest – Barba Negra Track *NEW*
More dates to be announced soon…!
More on AVANTASIA:
“Ghostlights” OFFICIAL TRACK & LYRICS: www.youtube.com/watch?
“Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose” OFFICIAL VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?
“Draconian Love” OFFICIAL CLIP: www.youtube.com/watch?v=
Tobias Sammet | additional keys & bass
Sascha Paeth | guitars & bass
Michael Rodenberg | keyboards, piano & orchestration
Felix Bohne | drums
Oliver Hartmann | additional lead guitars