Tobias Sammet recently announced the upcoming AVANTASIA masterpiece Moonglow – which will now be released on February 15th 2019 through Nuclear Blast.
“I really can’t wait to unleash Moonglow. The first reactions by press and friends have been some of the most enthusiastic comments I have ever received in my whole career of 27 years. No bullshit, it’s the truth, Sascha and I are overwhelmed!
In order to avoid boredom, in the middle of promotion and tour preparations, I was getting myself involved in every fine detail of the album sleeves, booklets and packaging, to make sure the album drags the listener into a different world. I want Moonglow to be an overall experience for escapists like myself.
My favourite edition is the giant super strictly limited art book edition with bonus track and bonus CD. A massive coffee table book with photos, interview, liner notes and illustrations by Victorian painter Grimshaw, who has been very inspirational to me. This book edition is everything it takes to invite the listener into the world of Moonglow and its process. There is also a smaller digibook version that features one bonus track and that is limited and beautiful as well. And of course there are also vinyl editions to hug, feel, watch, smell and caress.
I am extremely proud of all these little treasures and can’t wait to unleash them!”
Comprising 11 tracks, the new opus once again features several guest vocalists. This time round, Tobias worked not only with well-known faces such as Ronnie Atkins, Jørn Lande, Eric Martin, Geoff Tate, Michael Kiske and Bob Catley but also with new singers like Candice Night, Hansi Kürsch as well as Mille Petrozza who help to vitalize the new AVANTASIA record. Its cover artwork was created by Alexander Jansson.
To give you an initial taster of the album, you can see the trailer for the debut song below.
Moonglow – Track Listing:
01. Ghost In The Moon
02. Book Of Shallows
04. The Raven Child
08. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
10. Requiem For A Dream
Tobias Sammet, hailing from Fulda, created the rock event AVANTASIA in 1999 and celebrated its live premiere in 2008. With over 3,5 million records sold, he is one of the most successful musicians from Germany, having worked with Alice Cooper, Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker (THE SCORPIONS), Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer (KISS), Eric Martin (MR. BIG) as well as many other stars from the international music business. For a long time Tobias Sammet’s AVANTASIA has been considered an insider tip. But after countless headline performances at some of the world’s largest rock festivals (Sweden Rock Festival, Québec Music Festival, Barcelona Rock Fest etc.), gold awards and several top 10 positions in the world charts, the upcoming AVANTASIA – Moonglow World Tour 2019 can only be considered the biggest rock event of the year!
AVANTASIA – Moonglow World Tour 2019
27.03. SK resov – Tatran Handball Aréna
28.03. SK Bratislava – Hant Aréna
30.03. DE Kaufbeuren – All-Karthalle
31.03. IT Milan – Alcatraz
02.04. CZ Prague – Forum Karlín
03.04. DE Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt
05.04. DE Ludwigsburg – MHP Arena
06.04. DE Bamberg – Brose Arena
08.04. DE Fulda – Esperantohalle
09.04. DE Saarbrücken – Saarlandhalle
10.04. FR Paris – Olympia
12.04. DE Osnabrück – Osnabrück Halle
13.04. DE Hamburg – Mehr! Theater *SOLD OUT!*
14.04. DE Oberhausen – König-Pilsener-Arena
16.04. UK London – The Forum
18.04. DE Offenbach – Stadthalle
19.04. CH Pratteln – Z7
20.04. CH Pratteln – Z7
24.04. ES Bilbao – Santana 27
26.04. ES Barcelona – Razzmatazz 1
27.04. ES Madrid – Palacio Vistalegre
02.05. SE Stockholm – Arenan
04.05. RU Moscow – Glavclub Green Concert
06.05. HU Budapest – Barba Negra Track
12.05. AU Sydney – Metro Theatre
14.05. AU Melbourne – The Forum
17.05. US San Jose, CA – City National Civic of San Jose *NEW*
19.05. US Anaheim, CA – City National Grove *NEW*
21.05. US Chicago, IL – Patio Theater *NEW*
23.05. CA Montreal, QUE – Metropolis *NEW*
24.05. US Worcester, MA – The Palladium *NEW*
More dates to be announced soon…!
Tobias Sammet | additional keys & bass
Sascha Paeth | guitars & bass
Michael Rodenberg | keyboards, piano & orchestration
Felix Bohne | drums
Oliver Hartmann | additional lead guitars