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Avatar Offer Update From the Road, Confirm Dates With Iron Maiden

The heavy metal ‘n’ roll, dark, madcap visionaries collectively known as AVATAR — vocalist Johannes Eckerström (vocals), guitarists Jonas Jarlsby and Tim Öhrström, bassist Henrik Sandelin, and drummer John Alfredsson — have emerged from deep within the Swedish forest in which they have been working on their ninth album to go on tour!

Additionally, Avatar have announced a handful of South American dates with Iron Maiden. See the graphic below for more info.

The band is criss-crossing North America, is headed to Europe, and has offered the following update from the road and about the new album.

“I guess this is what they mean about coming back with a vengeance. We are tearing up North America with a fury that simply couldn’t be done in the past two years. Then, we will go straight from here back to Europe and do the same thing there. So many places we haven’t seen in a long time will once again belong to us. We are making up for lost time, going feral in the process.

“This would all have been plenty on its own, but there is more. Sweden is Iron Maiden country. They have molded us like few others, and that goes for Avatar as much as it goes for the entire Swedish scene in the last four decades. That being said, we always knew about another place where they are just as crazy for our heroes as we are. There seems to be a Swedish law that every rehearse room needs to have the Rock In Rio poster up. Brazil has always been a dream destination. We have always known that we would find brothers and sister there. The fact that our first trip there will be together with Iron Maiden is almost too much to take in.

“All this is going on while we are in the late stages of mixing our next studio album, and it’s so potent that we most likely are cursing our souls for all time. We will make you see the devil, and we will make you dance.”


AVATAR ON TOUR:
WITH LIGHT THE TORCH + OTEP:

7/13 — Indianapolis, IN — Deluxe 
7/14 — Cadott, WI — Cadot Rockfest*
7/15 — Grand Rapids, MI — Upheaval Festival*
7/16 — Mansfield, OH — Inkcarceration Festival*
7/17 — Knoxville, TN — Concourse
7/19 — Charlotte, NC — The Underground
7/20 — Louisville, KY — Mercury Ballroom
7/22 — Fargo, ND — Outdoors at Fargo Brewing
7/24 — Calgary, AB — The Palace
7/25 — Edmonton, AB — Midway Bar
7/27 — Vancouver, BC — The Vogue
7/29 — Sacramento, CA — Ace of Spades**
7/30 — Santa Ana, CA — Observatory
7/31 — Tucson, AZ — Rialto Theatre
*Festival Dates
**Sold Out

IN EUROPE:
8/9 — Jerome, CZ — Brutal Assault^
8/11 — Edinburgh, UK — Liquid Room
8/12 — Derbyshire, UK — Bloodstock Festival^ 
8/13 — Oxford, UK — O2 Academy Oxford
8/16 — Bochum, DE — Zeche 
8/17 — Frankfurt, DE — Das Bett
8/18 — Dinkelsb, DE — Summer Breeze Open Air^
8/20 — Budapest, HU — Barba Negra*
8/23 — Krakau, PL — Tauron Arena*
8/24 — Bratislava, SL — Aegon Arena*
8/25 — Prague, CZ — O2 Arena*
 *Supporting Sabaton
^Festival

WITH IRON MAIDEN:
8/27 — Pedreira — Curitiba
8/30 — Arena Eurobike — Ribeirão Preto
9/4 — Estadio Do Morumbi — São Paolo
Last fall, Avatar, who are known to smash the boundaries between band, theater troupe, and cinematic masterminds with a series of celebrated albums and videos, and the immersive world of Avatar Country, a fantastical land where metal rules supreme, released four new songs. Avatar also previously announced they signed to Thirty Tigers and have launched their own Black Waltz Records imprint. 

PREVIOUS AVATAR MUSIC DROPS:
Going Hunting
Barren Cloth Mother
So Sang the Hollow
Construction of Souls
Cruel and Unusual

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