Avantasia releases new lyric video for “Starlight”

Avantasia video pic
Having reached #2 a total of three times now, Avantasia frontman Tobias Sammet can finally say he has conquered the official German album charts by landing a #1 with his sensational new album “Moonglow”.

The album stormed the charts in the UK too, reaching #38 in the National Charts, #1 in the Rock Charts and #2 in the Indie Charts. To celebrate this triumphant success, the elated band leader has released a lyric video for new track, “Starlight”.

Check out the lyric video for “Starlight” below.

“It’s a really extraordinary feeling, to reach the very top after being only second for such a long time”, says Tobias. “It’s beautiful to see how this worked out for me with a sound, for which - according to the opinion of some experts - there is no place in this generic mainstream world. And the best thing is: Fans all around the world love the record and we can kick off our world tour knowing of their support and have lots of fun!”...

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)

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.

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!

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