EXCLUSIVE Z7 SUMMER SHOW
When singer, composer and producer Tobias Sammet travels to Pratteln, metal fans can usually expect something really big. This year the busy musician comes to Z7 with his all-star project Avantasia to review the first two decades of this unique success story with a best-of show. But that's not all: Avantasia also have brand new songs in their tour luggage, which they plan to present to the public for the first time at selected summer shows in 2022. The open-air performance at the Z7 Summer Night on July 23 promises to be "the best Avantasia show ever".
Two decades of Avantasia. That has to be celebrated! "It's been a long road to get here. An exciting journey marked by hard work and often involving taking risks, during which I was also sometimes at the limit," recalls Avantasia mastermind Tobas Sammet looking back. "Nevertheless, I wouldn't want to miss a single minute. Without this cozy retreat, with all the creative freedom and possibilities, I probably would have gone crazy and burned out long ago in this superficial and streamlined glossy industry of the music business with its unfulfillable and sometimes ridiculous expectations." The unique concept between bombast, rock and opera, which has been able to thrill more than 1.2 million concertgoers around the globe in recent years, was to be celebrated with anniversary shows in 2020 after two decades of success. Plans that were unfortunately thwarted by Corona. But: postponed is not canceled - and Avantasia will make up for the celebrations in 2022 as part of selected festivals and summer events. With a best-of program that will be peppered with classics and rarities from all eras.
However, the musical journey does not end with the last output, the number 1 album "Moonglow," which was released in2019. Avantasia have used the time off from playing to create something new. Sammet: "I had so many unbelievable song ideas and planned a follow-up to our last album anyway. Music is therapy and coping with reality for me, and there is hardly anything greater and more beautiful than being able to implement your own ideas freely and without pressure in the Avantasia universe. So we've embarked on a new adventure." The album will be the first in a long time whose material the band will not promote in the form of a regular tour, but exclusively at festivals and summer shows. "It's going to be exciting, because we're going to put together our classics with long unplayed old songs and a few new tracks in a way that will make the fans happy and deliver the best Avantasia show ever after this endless, tiresome wait. We all can't wait!"
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