Avantasia release lyric video for “Moonglow”

Avantasia Moonglow single cover
Avantasia, the all-star rock opera spaceship piloted by Edguy singer, songwriter and producer Tobias Sammet, release their eighth full-length album, “Moonglow”, via Nuclear Blast Records on February 15th, 2019.

The new 11 track album sees Sammet reunited with some familiar faces from previous Avantasia albums. Guests include original Queensryche lead singer Geoff Tate, Pretty Maids frontman Ronnie Atkins, Michael Kiske of Helloween, Jørn Lande (ex-Masterplan), Eric Martin (Mr. Big) and Magnum’s Bob Catley. “Moonglow” also introduces new collaborators Hansi Kürsch of Blind Guardian, Kreator’s Mille Petrozza and Blackmore’s Night frontwoman Candice Night in a truly spectacular fashion.

Today, Avantasia release the title track of the new album, which features guest vocalist Candice Night. Watch the lyric video for “Moonglow” below.

Get the song digitally here.

Tobias Sammet comments: “Yes, we’ve found a song on the new album that is below the 4 minutes benchmark and it would work as a single. And despite being rather short it’s also representative for the world of Avantasia. Somehow in hindsight I think that my admiration for Mike Oldfield shines through here, which wasn’t intentional but you can’t really control that. And by and large I find the song to be a typical Avantasia song nevertheless. The enchanting Candice Night did an amazing vocal job, and in all modesty, I think so did I, ha! "Moonglow" is a declaration of love to the moon, the night; it’s about entering a different world and the sacred experiences that go along with it”.

“Moonglow” can be pre-ordered, here, in the following formats:
• CD
• Digibook (36 pages)
• 2CD-Artbook (64 pages)
• 2LP (different colours) in gatefold
• Box (Digibook + CD in sleeve + 2LP (ice blue + dark blue marble) in gatefold + bonus 10" (black) in sleeve + signed photo card + certificate + poster) *(NB Mailorder-exclusive)

Tracklist:
1. Ghost in the Moon
2. Book of Shallows
3. Moonglow
4. The Raven Child
5. Starlight
6. Invincible
7. Alchemy
8. The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
9. Lavender
10. Requiem for a Dream
11. Maniac
12. Heart (bonus track)

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 of Germany and has 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, Quebec Music Festival, Barcelona Rock, 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!

European Tour Dates 2019:
30.03. D Kaufbeuren - All-Karthalle
31.03. I Milan - Alcatraz
02.04. CZ Prague - Forum Karlín
03.04. D Berlin - Huxleys Neue Welt
05.04. D Ludwigsburg - MHPArena
06.04. D Bamberg - Brose Arena
08.04. D Fulda - Esperantohalle
09.04. D Saarbrücken - Saarlandhalle
10.04. F Paris - Olympia
12.04. D Osnabrück - OsnabrückHalle
13.04. D Hamburg - Mehr! Theater
14.04. D Oberhausen - König-Pilsener-Arena
16.04. UK London - The Forum
18.04. D Offenbach - Stadthalle
19.04. CH Pratteln - Z7
20.04. CH Pratteln - Z7
24.04. E Bilbao - Santana 27
26.04. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz 1
27.04. E Madrid - Palacio Vistalegre
02.05. S Stockholm - Arenan
04.05. RUS Moscow - Glavclub Green Concert
06.05. H 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
19.05. US Anaheim, CA - City National Grove
21.05. US Chicago, IL - Patio Theater
23.05. CA Montreal, QUE - Metropolis
24.05. US Worcester, MA - The Palladium
More dates to be announced soon.

Line-up:
Tobias Sammet - Additional keys & bass
Sascha Paeth - Guitars & bass
Michael Rodenberg - Keyboards, piano & orchestration
Felix Bohne - Drums
Oliver Hartmann - Additional lead guitars

Weblinks:
www.tobiassammet.com
www.facebook.com/avantasia