Fans in Europe and Asia have already had the pleasure to see the Danish rocker on stage with the metal opera. Now the whole world is going to get their share of PRETTY MAIDS‘ powerhouse Ronnie Atkins. He will not only appear on the new AVANTASIA album Ghostlights, he will also join the massive all-star lineup on stage around the globe during the Ghostlights World Tour 2016. The European tour will start in March, tour dates in other parts of the world to be announced soon!
The new album, GHOSTLIGHTS, is tentatively scheduled for January 29th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. Singers who have been confirmed for the album are Michael Kiske (ex-HELLOWEEN, UNISONIC), Jorn Lande, Geoff Tate (ex-QUEENSRYCHE, OPERATION:MINDCRIME), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) and Bob Catley (MAGNUM).
More to be announced soon!
AVANTASIA – Ghostlights World Tour 2016
04.03. Germany – Berlin, Huxley´s *
05.03. Germany – Hamburg, Große Freiheit *
06.03. Germany – Bremen, Aladin *
08.03. England – London, The Forum *
09.03. France – Paris, Le Trianon *
11.03. Spain – Barcelona, Razzmatazz 1 *
12.03. Spain – Madrid, La Riviera *
15.03. Germany – Frankfurt-Langen, Stadthalle *
16.03. Czech Republic – Prague, Forum Karlin *
18.03. Germany – Kaufbeuren, All-Karthalle *
19.03. Germany – Bamberg, brose-Arena *
20.03. Germany – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle *
22.03. Italy – Milan, Alcatraz *
24.03. Switzerland – Pratteln, z7 *
25.03. Switzerland – Pratteln, z7 *
27.03. Slovakia – Banska Bystrica, Ice Stadium *
28.03. Slovakia – Bratislava, Sportshall *
29.03 Austria – Tröpolach, Full Metal Mountain Festival
31.03. Germany – Saarbrücken, Saarlandhalle *
01.04. Germany – Ludwigsburg, Arena *
02.04. Germany – Fulda, Esperantohalle *
*AVANTASIA will play at least three hours, no more bands!
More dates in other countries in the works!
The Mystery of Time, the latest release from German composer and vocalist Tobias Sammet’s, Avantasia, charted in 16 countries in Europe, Asia and America, including #2 in Germany. It debuted at #9 on the Billboard “Heat Seekers” chart as well as #33 on the “Hard Rock” chart.