AVANTASIA – ‘Moonglow’ at number 1 in Germany


With his project AVANTASIA he has long been recognised as one of the most accomplished German rock musicians. With releases and chart success in 40 countries across the world throughout his career and now TOBIAS SAMMET has reached the top of the charts in his home country as well. After three times reaching #2 in the official German album charts he has finally achieved a sensational #1 with „Moonglow“.

“It’s a really extraordinary feeling, to reach the very top after being only second for such a long time“, says TOBIAS SAMMET. AVANTASIA can now look back to almost 20 years of global success. His previous album „Ghostlights“ alone hit the charts in more than a dozen countries around the world – among them are the USA, Canada, the UK, Japan, and Germany, where he reached #2. In the recording studio TOBIAS SAMMET has worked with the likes of Alice Cooper, Klaus Meine, members of KISS, URIAH HEEP and JUDAS PRIEST. He’s shared the stage with AEROSMITH, SLASH, SCORPIONS, IRON MAIDEN and DEEP PURPLE. With over a million fans on Facebook, he has played the prestigious Wacken Open Air 10 times in his career, most recently as a headliner. In 2019 the project will be embarking on another world tour that includes dates in Japan, Australia, the Americas, Russia and Europe.

AVANTASIA’s latest opus, “Moonglow“ is a masterpiece in rock, that intentionally refuses to follow the spirit of today and goes out to all the fans that are ready to be taken away on a fantastic journey to another world. Only few of the spectacles that nature offers us are as ambivalent as moonlight is. Without the pressure of time or obligation and free from the constraints of the music industry, the singer and songwriter barricaded himself in his own “The Great Mystery“-studio and worked on new material night and day, until finally 11 tracks were put together to form “Moonglow”.

„It’s beautiful to see how this worked out for me with a sound, for which – according to the opinion of some experts – there is no place in this generic mainstream-world. And the best thing is: Fans all around the world love the record and we can kick off our world-tour knowing of their support and have lots of fun!“ comments TOBIAS SAMMET about his first #1 in his home country.

»Moonglow« can be ordered here: http://nblast.de/AvantasiaMoonglow

‘Moonglow’ (video): https://youtu.be/Mk0FTHqmO9o

‘Moonglow’ (lyric video): https://youtu.be/vZGQ1LsdCUM

‘The Raven Child’ (lyric video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTN2ZzpQRh4

Watch also the album-trailers, to get more information about the album:

Trailer #1:https://youtu.be/CVSU5VP_U2o

Trailer #2:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy-gyWoKPTQ

Trailer #3:https://youtu.be/9cicqsmk8-4

AVANTASIA – »Moonglow World Tour 2019«

Presented by Metal Hammer, Piranha, Musix, Rock It!

27.03.   SK   Presov – Tatran Handball Aréna

28.03.   SK   Bratislava – Hant Aréna

30.03.   DE   Kaufbeuren – All-Karthalle

31.03.   IT   Milan – Alcatraz

02.04.   CZ   Prague – Forum Karlín *SOLD OUT*

03.04.   DE   Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt

05.04.   DE   Ludwigsburg – MHP Arena

06.04.   DE   Bamberg – Brose Arena

08.04.   DE   Fulda – Esperantohalle

09.04.   DE   Saarbrücken – Saarlandhalle

10.04.   FR   Paris – Olympia

12.04.   DE   Osnabrück – Osnabrück Halle

13.04.   DE   Hamburg – Mehr! Theater *SOLD OUT*

14.04.   DE   Oberhausen – König-Pilsener-Arena

16.04.   UK   London – The Forum

18.04.   DE   Offenbach – Stadthalle

19.04.   CH   Pratteln – Z7

20.04.   CH   Pratteln – Z7

24.04.   ES   Bilbao – Santana 27

26.04.   ES   Barcelona – Razzmatazz 1

27.04.   ES   Madrid – Palacio Vistalegre

02.05.   SE   Stockholm – Arenan

04.05.   RU   Moscow – Glavclub Green Concert

06.05.   HU   Budapest – Barba Negra Track

09.05.   JP   Tokyo – Blitz Akasaka

12.05.   AU   Sydney – Metro Theatre

14.05.   AU   Melbourne – The Forum

17.05.   US   San Jose, CA – City National Civic

19.05.   US   Anaheim, CA – City National Grove

21.05.   US   Chicago, IL – Patio Theater

23.05.   CA   Montreal, QC – Metropolis

24.05.   US   Worcester, MA – Palladium

26.05.   MEX  Mexico City – Auditorio BlackBerry

29.05.   RCH  Santiago – Teatro Caupolican

31.05.   RA    Buenos Aires – El Teatro Flores

02.06.   BR    São Paulo – Espaço das América


11. – 13.07.     D         Balingen – Bang Your Head!!!

11. – 14.07.     CZ       Vizovice – Masters of Rock

09.- 11.08.     B         Kortrijk – Alcatraz Metal Festival

14. – 17.08.     D         Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze

18.08             BG       Varna – Varna Rock

More dates to be announced soon…!


Tobias Sammet | vocals, additional keys & bass

Sascha Paeth | guitars & bass

Michael Rodenberg | keyboards, piano & orchestration

Felix Bohnke | drums

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