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Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
From the Royal Court of Avatar Country on February 5 in the Year of the King (2019).
In the midst of a mostly sold out European trek, AVATAR has announced their return to North America on the aptly named “Avatar Country World Tour 2019” Presented by Revolver Magazine. Dates begin on May 16 in Buffalo, NY and stretch coast to coast before wrapping up in Las Vegas, NV on June 15 exactly thirty days later.
These dates include three prestigious North American rock festivals including Sonic Temple in Columbus, OH on May 17, Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK on May 26, and Domination 2019 taking place in Mexico City on May 3.
“As we’ve stated in the past, we are reaching the end of the road for the Avatar Country saga ,” says vocalist Johannes Eckerström. “And if you want to see us in all our Royal Glory in tribute to the King, this might very well be your last chance. We will make sure to go out with a bang!”
The band is thrilled to announce that the legendary singer/songwriter and producer Devin Townsend will serve as direct support performing a full acoustic set. Southern California’s Dance With The Dead and Atlanta mainstays 68’ will open the show.
“This tour is extra special to us and me personally as we’ve not only amazing hand-picked openers to showcase what we think deserves more eyes and ears in ’68 and Dance with the Dead, but we also have theextreme pleasure and privilege to share the stage with Devin Townsend at an exciting phase of his career.”
“I am a life long fan, and I genuinely feel that people who appreciate our willingness to experiment and walk that extra mile to be true to our vision and integrity have Mr. Townsend to thank for a lot. It will be a bucket list experience for me, and I hope we get to share it with as many people as possible.”
The 2019 trek across the U.S. will be the first time the band has toured in America since they went out with TRIVIUM on the “The Sin and the Sentence World Tour” last October.
General on-sale will be available this Friday, February 08, 2019. A special pre-sale will be available on Thursday, February 07, 2019, via Blabbermouth (password: BBM2019) and Revolver Magazine (Revolver2019).
3-May - Mexico City, MX - Domination 2019
16-May - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
17-May - Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple
18-May - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
19-May - Portland, ME - Aura
21-May - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
22-May - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
23-May - Madison, WI - The Sylvee
24-May - Sauget, IL - Pop’s
25-May - Sioux City, IA - Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel
26-May - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma
28-May - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
29-May - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre
30-May - Saskatoon, SK - Coors Event Centre
31-May - Edmonton, AB - The Ranch Roadhouse
1-Jun - Calgary, AB - The Palace
3-Jun - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
4-Jun - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
6-Jun - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
7-Jun - Reno, NV - Cargo
8-Jun - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex - Grand
9-Jun - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater
10-Jun - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
11-Jun - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
13-Jun - Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theatre
14-Jun - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
15-Jun - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Avatar released their seventh, and most Royal, full length, Avatar Country last year via Entertainment One.
The LP debuted at #2 Indie, #4 Hard Music, #8 Rock, and #25 on the Billboard 200 Chart.
Critics praised the release as well. NEW NOISE MAGAZINE said Avatar Country was "the culmination of the
group’s evolution into a singular powerhouse, a trip into the heart of what makes metal so distinctively
LOUDWIRE called the opening track "Glory To Our King" sounds like "it could’ve come straight off of Sgt.
Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club, a warm and over the top introduction to the rest of the album." And finally, METAL
INJECTION called Avatar Country "a wonderful ride."
“THE KING WELCOMES YOU TO ” WATCH
“A STATUE OF THE KING” WATCHYOU” WATCH
"The opening track 'Glory to Our King' sounds like it could’ve come straight off of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club, a
warm and over the top introduction to the rest of the album." LOUDWIRE
"Avatar’s music and their stage performance is ‘Metal Theater,’ and they not only fall into this category – this album
defines it." TATTOO.COM
"Avatar has only gotten weirder, wackier and more ambitious, not only pushing the over-the-top, operatic boundaries
of their sound but also creating a whole imaginary ‘country’ in the process." REVOLVER
"The Swedish oddballs have risen to the challenge of creating a follow-up that’s just as barmy." METAL HAMMER
"'Avatar Country' is a wonderful ride." METAL INJECTION
"This royalty-themed release features plenty of the usual theatrics and bombast from the Gothenburg quintet, but
with stronger songwriting to shore up their conceptual side." ROCK SOUND
"If Avatar Country isn't recognized as a multi-faceted metallic gem, forget government: Your current hard-rock tastes
might need to be overthrown." ALTPRESS
"Avatar Country is the culmination of the group’s evolution into a singular powerhouse, a trip into the heart of what
makes metal so distinctively powerful." NEW NOISE MAGAZINE
"AVATAR's career has blossomed as its allowed its adventurous spirit to wander." BLABBERMOUTH
1. Glory To Our King
2. Legend of The King
3. The King Welcomes You To Avatar Country
4. King's Harvest
5. The King Wants You
6. The King Speaks
7. A Statue of The King
8. King After King
9. Silent Songs of the King Pt 1 Winter Comes When The King Dreams of Snow
10. Silent Songs of the King Pt 2 The King's Palace
Avatar is: Johannes Eckerström - Vocals / John Alfredsson - Drums / Henrik Sandelin - Bass
The King - Guitars / Tim Öhrström - Guitars