2016 - Avantasia - Ghostlights World Tour

Tobias Sammet Avantasia Ghostlights World Tour 2016

Tobias Sammet: "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 Kiske collaboration: "I have been friends with Micha for more than 15 years now. We recently joked when he asked me why he always gets to sing those high range Speed Metal anthems. My answer was quite simple: 'Because I can hardly think of anyone who could possibly do that any better!' The first time I heard Micha on one of my songs was 1999. I was blown away by what he did to stuff like 'Reach Out For The Light' or 'The Seven Angels'. You can convince yourself when we're gonna kick off the world tour in March, Micha will join AVANTASIA once again to do the old classics, but also some of the new material which sounds really fantastic; as Avantasia-esque as it gets."

Avantasia line-up: Sascha Paeth & Oliver Hartmann (guitars), Andre Neygenfind (bass), Felix Bohnke (Drums), Michael "Miro" Rodenberg (Keyboards), Amanda Somerville and Herbie Langhans (Backing Vocals & Vocals) and Tobias Sammet, Michael Kiske, Eric Martin, Jorn Lande, Ronnie Atkins and Bob Catley as vocalists.

Events: 
Date/Venue Notes Info
Poland 2016-08-27 - Arena Park, Czad Festival Open Air 2016 - Poland reviewed
Germany 2016-08-26 - Gießen, Kloster Schiffenberg - Open Air - Germany reviewed
Belgium 2016-08-14 - Alcatraz Festival 2016, Kortrijk - Belgium reviewed
Spain 2016-08-12 - Leyendas del Rock, Villena, Alicante - Spain reviewed
Germany 2016-07-30 - Rock Of Ages Festival 2016, Seebronn - Germany reviewed
Czech Republic 2016-07-15 - Masters Of Rock Festival 2016, Vizovice - Czech Republic Sold-out reviewed
Germany 2016-07-07 - Rockharz Open Air Festival 2016, Ballenstedt - Germany reviewed
Germany 2016-07-06 - Tollwood Festival, Munich - Germany reviewed
Bulgaria 2016-07-03 - Kaliakra Stadium, Kavarna, Bulgaria - Bulgaria reviewed
Finland 2016-07-01 - Tuska Festival 2016, Helsinki - Finland reviewed
Germany 2016-06-11 - St. Goarshausen, Loreley, Rockfels Festival - Germany reviewed
Sweden 2016-06-10 - Sweden Rock Festival 2016 - Sweden Sold-out reviewed
Brazil 2016-04-24 - Espaço das Américas, São Paulo - Brazil Filmed DVD reviewed
Argentina 2016-04-22 - Teatro Flores, Buenos Aires - Argentina reviewed
Chile 2016-04-20 - Teatro Caupolican, Santiago de Chile - Chile reviewed
Costa Rica 2016-04-18 - Peppers, San José - Costa Rica reviewed
Mexico 2016-04-17 - Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico City - Mexico Sold-out reviewed
United States 2016-04-15 - Playstation Theater, New York, NY - United States reviewed
Canada 2016-04-13 - Queen Elizabeth Theater, Toronto, Ontario - Canada reviewed
United States 2016-04-11 - House Of Blues, Anaheim, CA - United States reviewed
Japan 2016-04-09 - Shinagawa Prince Stellar Ball, Tokyo - Japan reviewed
Russian Federation 2016-04-06 - Ray Just Arena, Moscow - Russian Federation reviewed
Hungary 2016-04-04 - Barba Negra Music Club, Budapest - Hungary Sold-out reviewed
Germany 2016-04-02 - Esperantohalle, Fulda - Germany Sold-out reviewed
Germany 2016-04-01 - Arena, Ludwigsburg - Germany Sold-out reviewed
Germany 2016-03-31 - Saarlandhalle, Saarbrücken - Germany reviewed
Austria 2016-03-29 - Full Metal Mountain festival, Nassfeld - Austria reviewed
Slovakia 2016-03-28 - Sportshall, Bratislava - Slovakia reviewed
Slovakia 2016-03-27 - Ice Stadium, Banska Bystrica - Slovakia reviewed
Switzerland 2016-03-25 - Z7, Pratteln - Switzerland Sold-out reviewed
Switzerland 2016-03-24 - Z7, Pratteln - Switzerland Sold-out reviewed
Italy 2016-03-22 - Alcatraz, Milan - Italy reviewed
Germany 2016-03-20 - Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen - Germany Sold-out reviewed
Germany 2016-03-19 - Brose-Arena, Bamberg - Germany reviewed
Germany 2016-03-18 - All-Karthalle, Kaufbeuren - Germany Sold-out reviewed
Czech Republic 2016-03-16 - Forum Karlin, Prague - Czech Republic Sold-out reviewed
Germany 2016-03-15 - Stadthalle, Frankfurt-Langen - Germany Sold-out reviewed
Spain 2016-03-13 - La Riviera, Madrid - Spain Sold-out reviewed
Spain 2016-03-12 - La Riviera, Madrid - Spain Sold-out reviewed
Spain 2016-03-11 - Razzmatazz 1, Barcelona - Spain Sold-out reviewed
France 2016-03-09 - Le Trianon, Paris - France Sold-out reviewed
United Kingdom 2016-03-08 - The Forum, London - United Kingdom Sold-out reviewed
Germany 2016-03-06 - Aladin, Bremen - Germany Sold-out reviewed
Germany 2016-03-05 - Große Freiheit, Hamburg - Germany Sold-out reviewed
Germany 2016-03-04 - Huxley's, Berlin - Germany Sold-out reviewed