The most successful AVANTASIA tour ever with countless sold out shows around the globe is heading towards the end. If you wanna see some of the final GHOSTLIGHTS Shows you have to come to one of the final festivals AVANTASIA is going to headline. The last show in Germany will take place August 26th and will be a very special event: AVANTASIA will perform at the medieval abbey "Kloster Schiffenberg“ in Giessen in a breathtaking historical environment.
And last but not least: If you want to have a look at the tour life through the lense of Tobias himself, you can now follow him on and see and read what he has to say at
The final tour dates:
JULY 30, 2016 GERMANY - ROCK OF AGES - Seebronn
AUGUST 12, 2016 SPAIN - LEYENDES DEL ROCK FESTIVAL - Villena
AUGUST 14, 2016 BELGIUM - ALCATRAZ METAL FESTIVAL
AUGUST 26, 2016 GERMANY - KLOSTER SCHIFFENBERG - Giessen
AUGUST 27, 2016 POLAND - SZAD FESTIVAL - Straszecin
Tobias explains the choice of "Draconian Love" as the second single: "It was a logical next single, the song isn't really mainstream, yet it's extremely catchy." Also the fans helped in making the decision: "We've been touring for weeks and we've played the song every night. From Tokyo to New York people went crazy, so I think the decision was made by the fans as well. And as we wanted to include them in the clip, we decided to shoot the video while on tour, performing it prior to our show in Sao Paulo, Brazil two weeks ago.
"The GHOSTLIGHTS WORLD TOUR has started early March and leads AVANTASIA to 24 countries in Europe, Russia, Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica and South America. So far 24 out of 33 shows were completely sold out in advance. In the summer AVANTASIA will play headlining performances at the following European festivals, until they finish the tour at the historical Open Air stage at the Schiffenberg abbey near Giessen, Germany on August 26th!
10. June - SWEDEN - Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival
11. June - GERMANY - St. Goarshausen, Loreley - Rockfels Festival
01. July - FINLAND - Helsinki - Tuska Festival
03. July - BULGARIA - Kavarna - Stadium
06. July - GERMANY - Munich - Tollwood Festival
08. July - GERMANY - Ballenstedt - RockHarz Festival
15. July - CZECH REPUBLIC - Vizovice - Masters Of Rock Festival
12. August - SPAIN - Villena - Leyendas Del Rock Festival
14. August - BELGIUM - Kortrijk - Alcatraz Metal Festival
26. August - GERMANY - Giessen, Kloster Schiffenberg - Giessener Kultursommer
The new album "GHOSTLIGHTS" has entered the charts in 15 European countries as well as in the USA, Canada and Japan. It went into the Top10 album charts in 9 countries, in Germany "GHOSTLIGHTS" went in at #2.
10 June - SWEDEN - Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival
11 June - GERMANY - St. Goarshausen, Loreley - Rockfels Festival
01 July - FINLAND - Helsinki - Tuska Festival
03 July - BULGARIA - Kavarna - Stadium
06 July - GERMANY - Munich - Tollwood Festival
08 July - GERMANY - Ballenstedt - RockHarz Festival
15 July - CZECH REPUBLIC - Vizovice - Masters Of Rock Festival
12 August - SPAIN - Villena - Leyendas Del Rock Festival
14 August - BELGIUM - Kortrijk - Alcatraz Metal Festival
26 August - GERMANY - Giessen, Kloster Schiffenberg - Giessener Kultursommer
We'll keep you posted on forthcoming dates!
Today the last few of over 4,000 tickets for Arena in Ludwigsburg have been sold. This means if you want to see the 3hrs GHOSTLIGHTS show, Bamberg (tomorrow, Saturday) & Saarbrücken (31st) are your last chances.
For Bamberg there will be enough tickets even if you just come to the box office, as the venue's capacity has now been extended to a total of approx. 7,000 people.
In summer Avantasia will return for a few festival shows - check the tourdates! News can be found at facebook.com/avantasia