They said it would never happen. Hell, even Tobias told me he thought it would never happen, but it is.
Avantasia are coming down under in May 2019.
Hold on to your hats, it's gonna be huge.
Read the press release below.
Monday, October 22, 2018
Overdrive Touring And All Access Entertainment Presents
The Worlds Biggest Metal Opera Announce Their First Ever Australian Tour - May 2019!
The wait is finally over!
The world's biggest Metal opera is finally coming to Australia!
20 years after the release of the original Metal Operas, Musical mastermind Tobias Sammet will bring the full AVANTASIA stage show to Australia!
Having blown crowds away with headline sets at both Wacken Open Air in Germany and Barcelona Rockfest while touring their previous album Ghostlights, Avantasia proved they are one of the biggest names in operatic and symphonic heavy music. Sammet is a masterful storyteller, creating epic fantasy worlds that can barely be contained within his sprawling concept albums.They can barely be contained on stage either with Avantasia shows typically lasting for up to three hours!
Avantasia - Is a portmanteau of the words Avalon and Fantasy and describes ‘a world beyond human imagination’ Over the course of seven releases, this incredible saga has been crafted by some of the greatest vocalists and musicians from the heavy music world. A literal list of who’s who and the contingent of players tasked to bring Avantasia to life in Australia is sure to impress.
Avantasia's eighth studio album, ‘Moonglow’ is due in early 2019 and boasts an incredible list of performers including Jorn Lande, Eric Martin (Mr Big), Geoff Tate (ex-Queensryche), Michael Kiske (Helloween), Bob Catley (Magnum), Amanda Somerville, Candice Night, Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian) & Mille Petrozza (Kreator)
Some of these artist will be part of the Australian tour. Exactly who will be revealed soon.
It can absolutely be said that Australia has never seen a tour like this.
From the depth of storytelling, to the range of the cast, to the sheer musical brilliance -
this is a once in a lifetime tour! Do not miss this!
Sunday, May 12: Metro Theatre, Sydney
Event Page: facebook.com/events/302181800574579
Tuesday, May 14: The Forum, Melbourne
Event Page: facebook.com/events/2286343104774099
Tickets on sale now via
For the die-hard Avantasia fans, a limited release of super-rare VIP Packages are available!
Your Avantasia VIP Experience includes:
- One(1) General Admission ticket to see AVANTASIA live in concert!
- Early entry to the venue & first access to merchandise
- One(1) A3 Avantasia ‘Moonglow’ Australian tour poster signed by Tobias Sammet!
- VIP Exclusive Avantasia Tour Shirt
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