AVANTASIA AT MIDALIDARE ROCK IN THE WINE VALLEY WITH OVER TWO HOURS SHOW
Private plane will bring the German symphonic metal band in Bulgaria
Avantasia will join Midalidare Rock In The Wine Valley as a headliner in the second edition of the festival. For this to happen, a private plane will be sent to Sweden, where the band plays at Gefle Metal Festival on the 13th of July, and on the 14th will play in Bulgaria. The forced changed of the headliner is because of the postponed European tour of Whitesnake.
"We were put in a very difficult situation, just days before the festival. First, we would like to thank all the fans for the patience in the past few days, in which our team was working 24/7 to be able to find the best band for the 14th of July. Such a change requires very complex logistics related to pre-specified tours and trips of the bands, but we are delighted to say that Avantasia will join our festival. We are sure that the second edition of Midalidare Rock In The Wine Valley, will be unforgettable for everyone ", said the organizers of the festival
In early 1999, more than 20 years ago, an unknown 21 year old German musician named Tobias Sammet decided to jump in at the deep end and fulfil his dream of initiating a solo project starring his musical idols, to create the epic spectacle, that had not yet existed in his own music collection.
When the first single from "Avantasia - The Metal Opera" was released in 2000 nobody would have guessed that the album title would also mark the beginning of a new genre label in music history: The term "Metal Opera" was established.
The accomplishments speak for themselves: 8 albums, Gold awards, number one positions, five world tours with shows in Europe, America, Asia and Australia. There have also been countless arena shows and album collaborations with legends such as Alice Cooper, Klaus Meine & Rudolf Schenker (Scorpions), Jorn Lande, the late André Matos and stars known from acts such as Mr. Big, Queensryche, Within Temptation, Nightwish, Helloween, KISS, Saxon, Pretty Maids, Magnum, Kreator, Blind Guardian, Rainbow, Blackmore's Night or Uriah Heep.
Present day, Avantasia is indeed a staple in the Rock World and an arena-sized live spectacle unlike anything else.