Today, AVANTASIA's world tour kicks off in Berlin. Many shows are already sold out, and today, Oberhausen has been added to this list. More shows will sell out this weekend for sure - on the band's Facebook page, Tobias posted pictures of the new stage design and described it as the biggest stage production the band has ever had.
The new AVANTASIA album GHOSTLIGHTS has entered the charts in many countries all over the world. The album also reached a remarkable #16 on the UNITED WORLDWIDE ALBUM CHARTS. Tickets for the tour are available in the tour section.
Here is a message from Tobias regarding the recent events: "Hey folks, thank you for voting for us in the preliminary round for the ESC. It simply wasn't meant to happen, and I guess we achieved as much as you can when you're playing this type of music in Germany these days. It was great fun. But honestly - I am happy to be back in my world now! After all I just received the great news that the album just hit the Greek charts as well and is still climbing there, so the new album has been reaching great chart positions in 18 countries! In Germany we're #11 in the fourth week, this is amazing! And this is because of YOU! THANK YOU AND SEE YOU ON THE ROAD!!! YOU ROCK!!! Tobi"
Via Facebook Tobias posted: "Thank You - Greatest fans in the world! I can't tell you how happy and proud I am! I have experienced a lot but so far I had never entered the charts in 17 countries on 3 continents simultaneously! WOW! Thank You! I am in the middle of getting ready for the tour, there will be the semi finals of the EUROVISION SONG CONTEST (February 25th, 20:15) - I COUNT ON YOUR SUPPORT, OK? MUCHAS GRACIAS! Tobi"
The chart positions of Ghostlights so far:
Czech Republic #2
USA (Heatseekers) #2
UK (Rock) #3
Canada (Hard Music) #6
USA (Hard Music) #7
Japan (International) #11
USA (Rock) #25
UK (National) #53
USA (Top Albums) #101
Canada (Top Albums) #101
If you wanna see the Ghostlights World Tour live and don't have a ticket yet, you shouldn't wait much longer. Some shows are sold out already, some are going to sell out shortly, check tour dates ticket information under "tour"!