Avatar drops “The Eagle Has Landed” one week before the release of The King Live In Paris. The band will support BABYMETAL in North America, as well as on their own headlining world tour.
Avatar has debuted another single from their live LP today called “The Eagle Has Landed (Live in Paris 2018)” just one week before the release of The King Live In Paris. This is the second track we’ve heard from the all-new album, the first being “Bloody Angel (Live in Paris 2018)” back in March.
The King Live In Paris was recorded 100% live at Download Festival 2018 in Paris, France. The new release underscores fan favorites such as “A Statue Of The King,” “Let It Burn,” and “Hail The Apocalypse.”
“Looking back at all that’s happened and what’s still going on it feels more like a document from a pivotal battle than a live album,” says frontman Johannes Eckerstrom. “In the past, I’ve found it hard to motivate making something like this, but as time goes on, I find it fortunate that we get to have our work captured like this. I realize now more than ever that we are in the process of constant change. This release is a version of Avatar that didn’t exist a year prior, and that already has morphed into something else. The show at Download Paris was a particular one for many reasons. We are very proud of the result.”
Avatar has also been confirmed to support BABYMETAL in the U.S. this fall. The tour which will bring together two international powerhouse acts will kick off in Orlando, FL on September 04, 2019. Dates will stretch across The States before wrapping up in San Francisco, CA on October 05, 2019.
“His Royal Majesty the King is delighted to announce this great new trade deal with BABYMETAL of the Land of the Rising Sun,” says Johannes. “He looks forward to this unique opportunity that he assures will be of great benefit to everyone involved, especially all the soon to be Citizens of Avatar Country who are yet to hear His Highness’ Royal orchestra.”
Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, May 17 at 10 am local with VIP/Fan club presale beginning Monday, May 13 at 10 am local through Thursday, May 16 at 10 pm local.
Avatar will release The King Live In Paris on May 17, 2019, via Entertainment One (eOne). Pre-save and pre-orders are available now with “Bloody Angel (Live in Paris 2018)” and “The Eagle Has Landed (Live in Paris 2018)” serving as iTunes instant gratification tracks, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive both as immediate downloads. You can pre-save and pre-order The King Live In Paris here.
The band will also release an exclusive FYE Sonic Temple Edition double picture disc vinyl only at Sonic Temple, the annual American rock festival held in Columbus, OH at MAPFRE Stadium. The one of a kind vinyl version has a wine spine jacket, two euro jackets inside on printed dust sleeves. Avatar will sign the exclusive vinyl at the FYE tent at Sonic Temple on Friday, May 17, 2019.
2. Statue Of The King
3. Let It Burn
4. Paint Me Red
5. Bloody Angel
6. For The Swarm
8. The Eagle Has Landed
9. Smells Like A Freakshow
10. Avatar Country
11. Hail The Apocalypse
Avatar just wrapped up a largely sold-out European trek and a first-time ever visit to Mexico City’s Domination Festival this past weekend. Next, the band will return to North America on the aptly named Avatar Country World Tour 2019 Presented by Revolver Magazine. Dates begin on May 16 in Buffalo, NY and stretch coast to coast before wrapping up in Las Vegas, NV on June 15 exactly thirty days later.
These dates include three prestigious North American rock festivals including Sonic Temple in Columbus, OH on May 17, Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK on May 26, and Domination 2019 taking place in Mexico City on May 3.
“As we’ve stated in the past, we are reaching the end of the road for the Avatar Country saga,” continues Eckerstrom. “And if you want to see us in all our Royal Glory in tribute to the King, this might very well be your last chance. We will make sure to go out with a bang!”
The band is thrilled to announce that the legendary singer/songwriter and producer Devin Townsend will serve as direct support performing a full acoustic set. Southern California’s Dance With The Dead and Atlanta mainstays 68’ will open the show.
The 2019 trek across the U.S. will be the first time the band has toured in America since they went out with Trivium on the The Sin and the Sentence World Tour last October. Tickets are on sale now.
“This tour is extra special to us and me personally as we’ve not only amazing hand-picked openers to showcase what we think deserves more eyes and ears in ’68 and Dance with the Dead, but we also have the extreme pleasure and privilege to share the stage with Devin Townsend at an exciting phase of his career.”
“I am a life long fan, and I genuinely feel that people who appreciate our willingness to experiment and walk that extra mile to be true to our vision and integrity have Mr. Townsend to thank for a lot. It will be a bucket list experience for me, and I hope we get to share it with as many people as possible.”
WORLD TOUR 2019 NORTH AMERICA
16-May – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
17-May – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple
18-May – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
19-May – Portland, ME – Aura
21-May – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
22-May – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
23-May – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
24-May – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
25-May – Sioux City, IA – Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel
26-May – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
28-May – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
29-May – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
30-May – Saskatoon, SK – Coors Event Centre
31-May – Edmonton, AB – The Ranch Roadhouse
1-Jun – Calgary, AB – The Palace
3-Jun – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
4-Jun – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
6-Jun – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
7-Jun – Reno, NV – Cargo
8-Jun – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex – Grand
9-Jun – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
10-Jun – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
11-Jun – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
13-Jun – Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theatre
14-Jun – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
15-Jun – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
5 – July – Viveiro, ES – Resurrection Festival
6 – July – Barcelona, ES – Rockfest
18 – July – Laukaa, FL – John Smith Festival
19 – July – Eindhoven, NL – Dynamo Metal Festival
20- July – Gävle, SE – Gefle Metal Festival
26 – July – Ternopil, UR – Faine Misto
1 – August – Kostrzyn nad Odrą, PL – POLandROCK
3- August – Wacken, GR – Wacken Open Air
9 – August – Villena, ES – Legends del Rock Festival XIV
10 – August – Kortrijk, BL – Alcatraz Metal Festival
15 – August – Dinkelsbuehl, DE – Summer Breeze
16 – August – Moravsky Krumlov, CZ – Rock Heart Festival
17 – August – Hamburg, DE – Elb-Riot
18 – August – Brittany, FR – Motocultur
Sep 04, Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
Sep 06, Atlanta, GA @ Coca Cola Roxy Theater
Sep 08, Washington, DC @ Anthem
Sep 11, Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Sep 13, Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Sep 15, New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Sep 18, Detroit, MI @ Fillmore
Sep 20, Chicago, IL @ The Aragon Ballroom
Sep 21, St. Paul, MN @ The Myth
Sep 23, Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
Sep 24, Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
Sep 27, Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
Sep 28, Salt Lake City, UT @ Union Event Center
Sep 30, Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Oct 01, Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
Oct 04, San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Oct 05, San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield