Moonglow - Interview Part II
Moonglow - Interview Part I
Moonglow World Tour
Mystery of a Blood Red Rose
Many have hoped for it, but it seemed quite unlikely for a long time. Now it is official - dreams do come true: Tobias Sammet has revived his all-star project AVANTASIA to produce a new Rock Opera album called "THE MYSTERY OF TIME" (to be released in March 2013), followed by monumental live venture - THE MYSTERY WORLD TOUR! In a few chosen cities around the globe AVANTASIA (featuring guest stars you'd expect but also some major surprises) will hit the stage with their infamous magical show. During their own headlining indoor tour AVANTASIA will play THREE-HOUR-SHOWS (!!!) in order to embrace all eras of their history and play enough songs from their early works, but also recent and current material. At the summer festivals the band won't be able to play three hour shows of course, but nevertheless they will deliver a more compact set, dedicated to the new album and some of their greatest hits.


European leg:

13.04.2013 (CH) - Pratteln - Z7
14.04.2013 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
16.04.2013 (I) Milan - Alcatraz
18.04.2013 (D) Ludwigsburg - MPH Arena
19.04.2013 (D) Kaufbeuren - All - Karthalle
20.04.2013 (D) Fulda - Esperanto Halle
22.04.2013 (D) Berlin - Tempodrom
23.04.2013 (D) Hamburg - tba
25.04.2013 (D) Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
26.04.2013 (D) Lichtenfels - Stadthalle

Ticket information and worlwide dates to be announced soon! If you have subscribed to our newsletter you will be informed shortly, all others will find the information on this website in the forthcoming weeks. Stay tuned!
In March 2013 the new AVANTASIA Rock Opera "THE MYSTERY OF TIME" will hit stores. Musicians who have been confirmed so far are Uriah Heep drummer Russell Gilbrook, producer and guitarist Sascha Paeth, former Kiss & Meat Loaf guitarist Bruce Kulick, and of course Tobias on bass and vocals. Now we can announce the name of the next guest star: New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legend Biff Byford will sing one role on this forth-coming epic. Below you will find a short video clip that Tobias has sent us from the studio in Brighton, England where he has recently worked on the recordings with Biff.

Today we have breathtaking news for all AVANTASIANS: The new album will be called “AVANTASIA - THE MYSTERY OF TIME“, and as previously reported is set for release in March.

Immediately after the release of this new Metal Opera, based on a story written by Tobias Sammet, the band will embark on a full-fledged indoor-tour, during which the band and special guests will bring the epic undertaking to the stage. Due to embracing all of the different eras and history of AVANTASIA these shows will have an extended playing time, and the whole evening will be dedicated to Avantasia with no support acts. Guests and album details will be announced soon!
As previously reported, Avantasia will begin a concert journey in April 2013. The band will set off on a venture on their own without other bands in order to deliver an extended and epic full scale and never before seen Metal-opera experience. Additionally, and despite the ongoing rumors Avantasia will definitely not appear at Wacken Open Air 2013. The only festival confirmed for Germany so far is the Rockharz festival. We expect to announce the complete list of tour dates next week here at, and if you subscribe to our newsletter you will be the first to find out the details! Ticket pre-sale for the tour will start before Christmas!
Good news again: AVANTASIA are confirmed to play their first ever show in France! Amongst bands such as KISS, Korn and Twisted Sister, AVANTASIA will hit the stage at Hellfest in Clisson to play a 90-minutes headlining show!

Tobias comments: "It's amazing. We are working on this great album which is scheduled to be out in late March by the way, and I have such a great feeling about it as the first tracks sound really huge. Now, we have announced that we'll do a little tour and all of the sudden we're getting the opportunity to headline shows and festivals all over the world! Czech Republic, England, France, Belgium... A lot of first time AVANTASIA appearances. But this is not it! More dates are being scheduled. In April we'll do Europe. Our own tour, doing 2 - 3 hours! No support act, just AVANTASIA in arenas and theaters. Further information and dates coming soon."

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