AVANTASIA:Unveil New Single Moonglow

The Single
The Album
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.

This new 11-song record sees Sammet, among the most talented and popular names in German hard rock and metal, reunited with some familiar faces from previous AVANTASIA albums. These include original QUEENSRYCHE lead singer Geoff TatePRETTY MAIDS frontman Ronnie AtkinsMichael Kiske of HELLOWEENJørn Lande (ex-MASTERPLAN), Eric Martin (MR BIG) and MAGNUM’s Bob Catley‘Moonglow’ also introduces new collaborators Hansi Kürsch of BLIND GUARDIANKREATOR’s Mille Petrozza and BLACKMORE’S NIGHT frontwoman Candice Night in truly spectacular fashion.

Today, AVANTASIA release the epic new single in the form of title-track ‘Moonglow’ featuring guest singer Candice Night. Watch the lyric video for the song here: https://youtu.be/vZGQ1LsdCUM

Get the song digitally here: http://nblast.de/AvaMoonglowSingle
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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.“

“The Raven Child” (lyric video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTN2ZzpQRh4
Purchase the track here: http://nblast.de/AvantasiaTheRavenChild
Moonglow snippet trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHPpUbImZ5M

Moonglow – Track Listing:
01. Ghost In The Moon
02. Book Of Shallows
03. Moonglow
04. The Raven Child
05. Starlight
06. Invincible
07. Alchemy
08. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
09. Lavender
10. Requiem For A Dream
11. Maniac
Bonus Track
12. Heart

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 from Germany and has worked with Alice CooperKlaus 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 FestivalQuébec Music FestivalBarcelona Rock Fest 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!

AVANTASIA – Moonglow World Tour 2019
27.03. SK Presov – Tatran Handball Aréna
28.03. SK Bratislava – Hant Aréna
30.03. D Kaufbeuren – All-Karthalle
31.03. I Milan – Alcatraz
02.04. CZ Prague – Forum Karlín *SOLD OUT*
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 *SOLD OUT*
14.04. D Oberhausen – König-Pilsener-Arena
16.04. UK London – Forum Theatre
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 *NEW*
04.05. RUS Moscow – Glavclub Green Concert *NEW*
06.05. H Budapest – Barba Negra Track *NEW*
12.05. AU Sydney – Metro Theatre
14.05. AU Melbourne – The Forum
17.05. US San Jose, CA – City National Civic of San Jose *NEW*
19.05. US Anaheim, CA – City National Grove *NEW*
21.05. US Chicago, IL – Patio Theater *NEW*
23.05. CA Montreal, QUE – Metropolis *NEW*
24.05. US Worcester, MA – The Palladium *NEW*

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…!

The band:
Tobias Sammet | additional keys & bass
Sascha Paeth | guitars & bass
Michael Rodenberg | keyboards, piano & orchestration
Felix Bohne | drums
Oliver Hartmann | additional lead guitars


Pre-order Your copy of Moonglow here: http://nblast.de/AvantasiaMoonglow