2016-04-11 - House Of Blues, Anaheim, CA

United States
Date: 
April 11th, 2016

Information Avantasia show at House Of Blues, Anaheim, CA, USA

Show from the Ghostlights World tour, the 4th tour of Avantasia.

Tobias Sammet: "I'm really proud of what we're creating right now. And as if that wasn't enough: I'm anxiously looking forward to hitting the road again.I didn't necessarily expect this to happen, as in the past, it has always been difficult to align the individual schedules of the guest stars, but things have worked out, and we're ready to make it happen one more time! We'll put on a big show, we're gonna play over three hours, and we'll take the fans to a magical world all its own — to AVANTASIA. The live setlist is going to embrace the entire history of AVANTASIA, from 'The Metal Opera' to 'Ghostlights' and, of course, everything in between!"

 

Tobias Sammet about the show at House of Blues in California (metalatthegates.com): "That’s gonna be an intimate atmosphere. It’s really funny, we were asked, “Are you sure you wanna put Avantasia on a House of Blues stage?” and I said “Why not?” That’s the only chance to play California then let’s do it. I mean, sure, we cannot squeeze the whole stage production on that stage, but that doesn’t matter. It’s about the music in Avantasia anyway. This is not the Trans Siberian Orchestra and I don’t wanna pretend we are. This is a different league, especially when it comes to North America, but it’s a different thing. You know, Trans Siberian Orchestra is high gloss, Disney kind of production. We are more the, um, we are more the early AC/DC version of metal opera (laughs). It’s the dirty version of rock opera."

 

Tobias about USA dates: "Great news I had this morning, Avantasia have been confirmed for New York and Toronto. Now another North American date is set: Anaheim, California. I think we recorded our LIVE IN LOS ANGELES album with Edguy there. Found a nice picture from back then, our 3rd US tour. Anyway, even though it's gonna be a rather short visit of just three shows - I can't wait to bring AVANTASIA to the US and Canada. 3hrs of Epic Rock and Bombastic Metal - live at Disneyland - isn't that a great fit?"
 

Avantasia - Ghostlights World Tour 2016 teaser

Setlist Avantasia at House Of Blues, Anaheim, CA, USA 2016

00. Intro - Also sprach Zarathustra (2001: A Space Odyssey) - Miro Version
01. Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose (Feat. Tobias)
02. Ghostlights (Feat. Michael Kiske & Tobias)
03. Invoke The Machine (Feat. Tobias & Ronnie Atkins)
04. Unchain The Light (Feat. Tobias, Ronnie Atkins & Michael Kiske)
05. The Watchmakers Dream (Feat. Tobias & Oliver Hartmann)
06. The Scarecrow (Feat. Tobias & Jorn Lande)
07. Lucifer (Feat. Tobias & Jorn Lande)
08. What's Left Of Me (Feat. Tobias & Eric Martin)
09. The Wicked Symphony (Feat. Oliver Hartmann, Eric Martin, Jorn Lande, Amanda Somerville & Herbie Langhans)
10. Draconian Love (Feat. Tobias & Herbie Langhans)
11. Farewell (Feat. Tobias & Amanda Somerville & Michael Kiske)
12. Stargazers (Feat. Jorn Lande, Ronnie Atkins, Oliver Hartmann & Michael Kiske)
13. Shelter From The Rain (Feat. Tobias, Michael Kiske & Amanda Somerville)
14. Let The Storm Descend Upon You (Feat. Jorn Lande & Ronnie Atkins)
15. Promised Land (Feat. Tobias & Jorn Lande)
16. Prelude & Reach Out For The Light (Feat. Tobias & Michael Kiske)
17. Avantasia (Feat. Tobias & Michael Kiske)
18. Twisted Mind (Feat. Eric Martin & Ronnie Atkins)
19. The Great Mystery (Feat. Tobias Sammet)
20. Dying For An Angel (Feat. Tobias & Eric Martin)
21. The Story Ain't Over (Feat. Tobias Sammet)
22. Lost In Space (Feat. Tobias & Amanda Somerville)
23. Sign Of The Cross / 7 Angels (Feat. Everybody)

Interview with Michael Kiske by Lucas H Gordon

Before the show Michael did this interview. Michael talks about why he didn't perform for 17 years, and how he felt about his split with Helloween. He also talks about Unisonic and working with Avantasia. Jorn Lande makes an appearance during the interview.

Videoclips Avantasia at House Of Blues, Anaheim, CA, USA 2016

02. Ghostlights (Feat. Michael Kiske & Tobias)

04. Unchain The Light (Feat. Tobias, Ronnie Atkins & Michael Kiske)

11. Farewell (Feat. Tobias & Amanda Somerville & Michael Kiske)

12. Stargazers (Feat. Jorn Lande, Ronnie Atkins, Oliver Hartmann & Michael Kiske)

16. Prelude & Reach Out For The Light (Feat. Tobias & Michael Kiske)

23. Sign Of The Cross / 7 Angels (Feat. Everybody)

Videoclips Avantasia at House Of Blues, Anaheim, CA, USA 2016 (without Kiske)

06. The Scarecrow (Feat. Tobias & Jorn Lande)

Press and fan stuff about the show

Live report and photo gallery by MetalWani | Live report with pictures by Metalatthegates.com |