In November the all-star ensemble Avantasia will embark on their first worldwide indoor arena tour ever, writing "a new chapter in Heavy Metal history". Kicking off in Pratteln, Switzerland on November 30th the all-star project will set off on a three-week-journey to bring the prestigious Metal Opera event to three different continents around the planet.

Featuring some of Hard Rock and Metal's best vocalists of all times, such as Jorn Lande (Masterplan), Bob Catley (Magnum), Amanda Somerville (Aina), Oliver Hartmann (At Vance) and former Helloween vocalist Michael Kiske, another star has now been confirmed to be part of the traveling "Metal Opera"; a semi-god in Asia, Mister German Metal, formerly Helloween, now Gamma Ray: the one and only Mr. Kai Hansen!

Host Tobias overjoyed: "Kai will have a vocal role and play some guitar too. We've been friends for quite a while now. I remember, I was a little kid when I first heard Helloween's Keeper-albums. And that was the instant that lit a spark in me. Unfortunately I never got the chance to see Helloween with Michael and Kai on stage, but they'll make up for it now! Both have played an important role for me personally and for the history of Avantasia and its Metal Opera in particular. I am looking forward to sharing the stage with them and play some of our old Avantasia classics together."

The Metal Opera Comes To Town 2010 announced live shows include:

30. Nov 2010 - Switzerland - Pratteln, Z7
01. Dec 2010 - Switzerland - Pratteln, Z7
03. Dec 2010 - Germany - Lichtenfels, Stadthalle
04. Dec 2010 - Germany - Kaufbeuren, All Karthalle
05. Dec 2010 - Sweden - Stockholm, Arenan

08. Dec 2010 - Japan - Tokyo, Shinagawa Stellar Ball

10. Dec 2010 - Mexico - Mexico City, Circo Volador
13. Dec 2010 - Brasil - São Paulo, CTN
15. Dec 2010 - Argentina - Buenos Aires, venue tba

18. Dec 2010 - Germany - Fulda, Esperantohalle
19. Dec 2010 - Germany - Essen, Grugahalle

Band profile: Avantasia
Event: Avantasia
Posted: 09.09.2010 by Jujitsu-man


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FeskarN - 09.09.2010 at 11:48  
This will be a really good show for sure. Hope they will come to Gothenburg and im definitely going
Ellrohir - 09.09.2010 at 11:53  
So "world wide" tour with 4 germany stops so far... (i know more dates to be added)

if they would mind to stop in Czech i might be there as well...but i am not going to Germany to see them, though i probably could quite easily...
Kincaid - 09.09.2010 at 16:38  
Kiske and Kai Hansen together! That sounds pretty fucking nice
timmoe - 09.09.2010 at 19:22  
Ticket already bought for the Stockholm show!
DreamNightmare - 09.09.2010 at 20:11  
Still hoping for some UK Dates. Also i heard they were playing Wacken next year....
The Shape 1973 - 09.09.2010 at 20:40  
Although Tobi's studio work is a bit ropey now, he has always been brilliant live. No chance of coming to the UK though.

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