Moonglow World Tour
Ghostlights
Mystery of a Blood Red Rose
Edguy
December 25, 2015
MERRY CHRISTMAS: LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC NOW!
"Christmas time! I thought that you'd enjoy listening to some new sounds over the holidays - so here's a clip with excerpts of five new songs for you. If you like what you hear - feel free to spread the word! I wish you a Merry Christmas and hope to see you all on the Ghostlights World Tour - we've just been confirmed to headline one night at Finland's most prestigious Metal festival Tuska Open Air. Cheers, Tobi"


On January 29th the new AVANTASIA-album GHOSTLIGHTS will hit the stores. In support of the album the band will set off on the Ghostlights World Tour, tickets can be found at the "tour" section of this site!

GHOSTLIGHTS WORLD TOUR 2016

04.03. D - Berlin - Huxley's*
05.03. D - Hamburg - Große Freiheit* - SOLD OUT!!
06.03. D - Bremen - Aladin*
08.03. UK - London - The Forum*
09.03. F - Paris - Le Trianon*
11.03. E - Barcelona - Razzmatazz 1*
12.03. E - Madrid - La Riviera* - SOLD OUT!!
13.03. E - Madrid - La Riviera*
15.03. D - Frankfurt-Langen - Stadthalle*
16.03. CZ - Prague - Forum Karlin*
18.03. D - Kaufbeuren - All-Karthalle*
19.03. D - Bamberg - Brose-Arena*
20.03. D - Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle*
22.03. I - Milan - Alcatraz*
24.03. CH - Pratteln - Z7*
25.03. CH - Pratteln - Z7*
27.03. SK - Banska Bystrica - Ice Stadium*
28.03. SK - Bratislava - Sportshall*
29.03. A - Tröpolach - Full Metal Mountain Festival
31.03. D - Saarbrücken - Saarlandhalle*
01.04. D - Ludwigsburg - Arena*
02.04. D - Fulda - Esperantohalle*
04.04. H - Budapest - Baba Negra*
06.04. RUS - Moscow - Ray Just Arena*
09.04. JP - Tokyo - Shinagawa Prince Stellar Ball*
24.04. BRA - Sao Paulo - Espaco das Americas*
08.-11.06. S - Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival
01-03.07. FIN - Helsinki, Tuska Open Air
06.07. D - Flugplatz Ballenstedt - RockHarz Open Air

More dates tbc soon!
*AVANTASIA play at least three hours, no more bands!
More dates in other countries in the works!
December 10, 2015
WATCH "MYSTERY OF A BLOOD RED ROSE" NOW!

Tomorrow, Dec 11th the new AVANTASIA single "MYSTERY OF A BLOOD RED ROSE" will be available for download. Now you can watch the lyric video here:

About the song itself Tobias Sammet says: "In my humble opinion it is the perfect overture to the seventy-minute journey which the full album is going to be. MYSTERY OF A BLOOD RED ROSE may be a rather short composition compared to most other Avantasia songs, yet I wanted to embellish and amplify it with flamboyance and all Avantasia trademarks. I wanted to make it a detailed piece of fantasy art, but at the same time it was a big challenge to make that painting look inherently consistant if you view it from the distance. The layered choirs took us forever to record and yet nothing distracts from the main theme and flow of the song. Everytime you give it a listen you will discover something else going on. I have a feeling that I have never managed to create such an epic and dreamy atmosphere in just four minutes. I gotta admit, I am slightly proud of it!"

December 06, 2015
NEW ALBUM GHOSTLIGHTS - DETAILS REVEALED!
Click here to see the several editions! On January 29th the new AVANTASIA album GHOSTLIGHTS will be released. The regular edition contains 12 songs and a running time of 70 minutes. The limited 2-CD edition contains one more studio track and a full Live-album as a bonus.

Tobias: "I was asked for a bonus to give it to the people who pre-order the album right away. So I thought why not produce a full live album? The tracks are from Czech Republic '13 and Wacken 2014, one from Wacken 2008 because I wanted Jorn on the album as well, he'll join the tour, and so… The live disc has got an amazing powerful sound, a great mix and mastering and is so much more than just a bonus bootleg. We could have released it as a live album of its own, but I wanted to give "Ghostlights" buyers more bang for the buck. For collectors there is also a Super deluxe 68 pages edition,around 100 great photos taken on the last tour, it's huge and contains a 3rd CD with instrumental versions of Ghostlights. I was involved in the design process and it is exactly the item I would wanna have as a fan! Something real, something to touch and look at! And of course you just need that one item if you wanna own everything, so no multiple items to compliment each other...! :) Unfortunately you can't put it under the Christmas tree, but there are still a few tickets for some shows of the tour available I heard… *hint*… Cheers, Tobi"
November 27, 2015
GHOSTLIGHTS WORLD TOUR - HAMBURG SHOW SOLD OUT TOO!
After the first Madrid show, Hamburg is now sold out too, If you want to enjoy the ultimate AVANTASIA experience, join the Metal Opera on a fantastic journey back in time, playing all classics, performing over 3 hours every night with the biggest line-up that ever toured under the name AVANTASIA. Get your tickets for the Ghostlights World Tour NOW!

To those of you who live in the North of Germany and couldn't get a ticket for Hamburg: there are still remaining tickets for Bremen available.

04.03. D Berlin - Huxley's*
05.03. D Hamburg - Große Freiheit* - SOLD OUT!!
06.03. D Bremen - Aladin*
08.03. UK London - The Forum*
09.03. F Paris - Le Trianon*
11.03. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz 1*
12.03. E Madrid - La Riviera* - SOLD OUT!!
13.03. E Madrid - La Riviera*
15.03. D Frankfurt-Langen - Stadthalle*
16.03. CZ Prague - Forum Karlin*
18.03. D Kaufbeuren - All-Karthalle*
19.03. D Bamberg - Brose-Arena*
20.03. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle*
22.03. I Milan - Alcatraz*
24.03. CH Pratteln - Z7*
25.03. CH Pratteln - Z7*
27.03. SK Banska Bystrica - Ice Stadium*
28.03. SK Bratislava - Sportshall*
29.03. A Tröpolach - Full Metal Mountain Festival
31.03. D Saarbrücken - Saarlandhalle*
01.04. D Ludwigsburg - Arena*
02.04. D Fulda - Esperantohalle*
06.04. RUS Moscow - Arena Moscow*
08.-11.06. S Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival

*AVANTASIA play at least three hours, no more bands!
More dates in other countries in the works!


November 13, 2015
GHOSTLIGHTS: ARTWORK + TRACKLIST REVEALED!

AVANTASIA's outstanding 7th album, »Ghostlights«, will be released worldwide on January 29th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast and Avalon Marquee (Asia). Today, Tobias proudly presents the cover and announces the tracklists as well as the various formats, in which the upcoming record will be available.

The opus features guest appearances of Dee Snider, Geoff Tate, Marco Hietala, Sharon Den Adel, Michael Kiske, Ronnie Atkins, Bob Catley, Jorn Lande, Bruce Kulick, Robert Mason,Herbie Langhans, Oliver Hartmann and Sascha Paeth.

The record contains twelve songs and was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth in Gatestudio Wolfsburg, Germany. Paeth is responsible for engineering and mixing »Ghostlights«, too. Mastering was done by Michael Rodenberg.

The instrumentalists on »Ghostlights« are the following:

Sascha Paeth - rhythm guitars, lead guitars, bass, additional keys
Michael Rodenberg - orchestration, keys
Tobias Sammet - additional keys and bass
Bruce Kulick - lead guitars
Oliver Hartmann - lead guitars
Felix Bohnke - drums



CD
01. Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose
Lead vocals: Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth
02. Let The Storm Descend Upon You
Lead vocals: Tobias, Jorn Lande, Ronnie Atkins, Robert Mason
Lead guitar: Oliver Hartmann
03. The Haunting
Lead vocals: Dee Snider, Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth
04. Seduction Of Decay
Lead vocals: Geoff Tate, Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth
05. Ghostlights
Lead vocals: Michael Kiske, Tobias, Jorn Lande
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth, Oliver Hartmann
06. Draconian Love
Lead vocals: Herbie Langhans, Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth
07. Master Of The Pendulum
Lead vocals: Marco Hietala, Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth
08. Isle Of Evermore
Lead vocals: Sharon Den Adel, Tobias
09. Babylon Vampyres
Lead vocals: Tobias, Robert Mason
Lead guitar: Bruce Kulick, Oliver Hartmann, Sascha Paeth
10. Lucifer
Lead vocals: Jorn Lande, Tobias
Lead guitar: Bruce Kulick
11. Unchain The Light
Lead vocals: Tobias, Ronnie Atkins, Michael Kiske
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth, Oliver Hartmann
12. A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies
Lead vocals: Bob Catley, Tobias
Lead guitar: Bruce Kulick
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DIGIBOOK
CD 1
01. Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose
02. Let The Storm Descend Upon You
03. The Haunting
04. Seduction Of Decay
05. Ghostlights
06. Draconian Love
07. Master Of The Pendulum
08. Isle Of Evermore
09. Babylon Vampyres
10. Lucifer
11. Unchain The Light
12. A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies
13. Wake Up To The Moon (Bonus Track)

CD 2 (Bonus Disc - AVANTASIA live)
01. Spectres
02. Invoke The Machine
03. The Story Ain't Over
04. Prelude
05. Reach Out For The Light
06. Avantasia
07. Whats Left Of Me
08. Dying For An Angel
09. Twisted Mind
10. The Watchmakers' Dream
11. Another Angel Down
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DELUXE EDITION BOOK
(incl. 68page photobook ca. 28,5x28,5cm)
+ CD 3 Karaoke Version of CD 1 w/o bonus track
01. Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose
02. Let The Storm Descend Upon You
03. The Haunting
04. Seduction Of Decay
05. Ghostlights
06. Draconian Love
07. Master Of The Pendulum
08. Isle Of Evermore
09. Babylon Vampyres
10. Lucifer
11. Unchain The Light
12. A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies

In March an all-star ensemble will set off on the GHOSTLIGHTS WORLD TOUR. Madrid is already sold out, a second show has been announced. More dates are about to sell out shortly, Hamburg next.

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