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:
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