Avantasia releases lyric video for “Alchemy”

Avantasia video pic
After triumphantly storming the worldwide charts with new album “Moonglow”, Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia is premiering an official lyric video for the track “Alchemy”, which features the distinctive vocals of ex-Queensrÿche singer Geoff Tate.

Watch the new lyric video for “Alchemy” below.

Tobias Sammet comments: “When I wrote "Alchemy" I had no one but Geoff Tate in mind. He is one of the most influential singers in the history of Melodic Metal and I have always adored albums like Queensryche’s "Rage for Order" and "Operation Mindcrime". And that type of singing was exactly what I imagined to hear in Avantasia. When we were in the studio there was magic in the air, Geoff delivered and even though thousands of singers have been inspired by him, there is only one Geoff Tate. What a great addition to the Avantasia family. I can’t wait to travel around the globe with Geoff and the team in a couple of days”.

Order tickets for the London show, here.

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.

Order “Moonglow” 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)

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)

World Tour Dates 2019:
27.03. SK  Presov - Tatran Handball Aréna
28.03. SK  Bratislava - Hant Aréna
30.03. DE  aufbeuren - All-Karthalle (Sold Out)
31.03. IT  Milan - Alcatraz
02.04. CZ  Prague - Forum Karlín (Sold Out)
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
09.05. JP  Tokyo - Blitz Akasaka
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
26.05. MX Mexico City - Auditorio BlackBerry
29.05. RCH Santiago - Teatro Caupolican
31.05. RA  Buenos Aires - El Teatro Flores
02.06. BR  São Paulo - Espaço das Américas

Festivals 2019:
11. - 13.07.  D  Balingen - Bang Your Head!!!
11. - 14.07.  CZ  Vizovice - Masters of Rock
14. - 17.08.  D  Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
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