Moonglow - Interview Part II
Moonglow - Interview Part I
Moonglow World Tour
Mystery of a Blood Red Rose
March 31, 2020
Due to the worldwide circumstance regarding Covid19 Rock The Night Festival in Madrid has been officially cancelled! We are sorry for all our fans out there, but right now the situation makes such a decision inevitable. We hope your are safe and stay home!
December 24, 2019
Many have been asking for months... And your wish is our command; what belongs together will come together again: We are happy to announce that Avantasia have been finally confirmed to play Wacken Open Air 2020.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a calm and peaceful festive season with your loved ones.
October 09, 2019
In early 1999, more than 20 years ago, a widely unknown 21 year old German musician named Tobias Sammet decided to jump in at the deep end and fulfil his dream of initiating a solo project starring his musical idols within the framework of a Rock Opera. Only just a bit heavier than other Rock Operas. When the first single from “Avantasia - The Metal Opera“ was released in 2000 nobody was aware that the album title would also mark the beginning of a new genre in music history:The term ‘Metal Opera‘ was established.

Today, 20 years later, it‘s time to look back on 8 albums, arena shows, 5 world tours across 4 continents and studio collaborations with legends such as Alice Cooper, Klaus Meine & Rudolf Schenker (Scorpions), Jorn Lande, the late André Matos and stars known from acts such as Mr. Big, Queensryche, Within Temptation, Nightwish, Helloween, KISS, Saxon, Pretty Maids, Magnum, Kreator, Blind Guardian, Rainbow, Blackmore’s Night or Uriah Heep.

By now, Avantasia has become a staple in the Rock World and an arena-sized live spectacle. And 20 years after its birth it’s time to celebrate the journey from “The Metal Opera“ to the most recent number-one-album “Moonglow“ with a special history show at selected summer festivals in 2020.

Tobias says: “It‘s been a long road, an exciting journey full of hard work, taking risks and balancing on the edge at times. But I wouldn‘t want to miss a minute of it. Looking back now, without the sheltering retreat and the creative freedom and possibilities I’ve found in Avantasia, I‘d probably have gone crazy and burnt out in this superficial, super-glossy and super-streamlined music industry, with its often unfulfillable and ludicrous expectations, by now

The naiveté to dream up Avantasia as a 20 year old boy has rewarded me with the chance to create my own little world that has always turned at my own little pace. That said, when you get to work next to your heroes and the best of the best - you don‘t even realize how you constantly break through your own limitations and discover new possibilities - the fuel for inspiration.

20 years and counting - thanks to our fans and my wonderful extended Avantasia family.

And honestly, there is no better way to celebrate our anniversary than gathering the family on stage and in front of it for a few epic best-of shows featuring the most celebrated anthems of our career plus some songs that we have never or not played in a long time. Again I want to thank everybody who has joined me on my journey so far. And I am looking forward to delivering a great show with some of my amazing companions!“

First show confirmed is on July 8th 2020 at Gefle Metal Festival in Sweden!
February 28, 2019
Two shows in Switzerland are nearly sold out - and we must add one more: April 21 at Z7 in Pratteln. See the Tour section for details!
February 22, 2019
The new album Moonglow has just entered the official German album charts. It went straight to #1 and marks AVANTASIA's highest chart entry ever! Thank you all for your support!

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