After making impact in Europe, the Swedish band, Avatar is rapidly becoming popular in the United States. The group knows how to produce great metal music and their songs like, The Great Pretender, Vultures Fly, Let It Burn and The Statue of the King prove that. Avatar have also won one Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award and have come out with six studio efforts including their latest, ‘Avatar Country.’ They are now hitting the road to promote this record and will be making their presence felt in your city soon. So, if you want to feel the power of their music live then book your Avatar tickets today.
One of the most successful European groove metal bands, Avatar has announced new North American tour dates. The quintet will be bringing its energetic shows to multiple cities across the country. So, get your hands on Avatar tickets and find out what makes this band so special.
Avatar was formed by guitarist Jonas Jarlsby and drummer John Alfredsson in 2001. After experiencing several line-up changes during initial years, the group got things rolling by dropping two demo tapes, ‘Personal Observations’ and ‘4 Reasons to Die.’ Those demos were released in 2003 and 2004 respectively and consisted of four songs each. On January 25, 2006, the group churned out its debut studio effort, ‘Thoughts of No Tomorrow’ which became a hit in its native country of Sweden. The band later hit the road to play shows with In Flames, Impaled Nazarene and Evergrey.
After a year, Avatar dropped their sophomore studio album, ‘Schlacht.’ It reached the twenty seventh spot on the Swedish Album Chart and contained a track, Letters From Neverland which featured an epic guitar solo section from In Flame’s guitarist and songwriter, Björn Gelotte. The group then went out on tour once again. They then released their third self-titled studio LP on November 20, 2009. It was influenced by elements of melodic death metal, groove metal and heavy metal and included ten songs on the track-list.
Making their way to the top
In 2011, Avatar’s guitarist Simon Anderson quit the group and was replaced by Tim Öhrström. The quintet soon hit the studio for their next record and after a year, released, ‘Black Waltz.’ It was during this time that the band’s frontman, Johannes Eckerström started putting on clown face paint. He had this to say regarding his new look,
“Something clicked... seeing that face, it awakened something that really wasn't there before; or was but was well hidden... Suddenly the music got its face."
‘Black Waltz’ landed at the twenty fifth spot on the Swedish Albums chart and gave two singles, Let It Burn and Smells Like a Freakshow. The latter reached the thirty second spot on the Mainstream Rock Songs. The band then embarked on a U.S tour for the first time to support the album alongside Sevendust and Lacuna Coil. This helped them build a following in North America. Avatar later flew to Thailand and met producer, Tobias Lindell who produced their fifth studio album, ‘Hail the Apocalypse.’
The record saw the light of day on May 13, 2014 and was supported by three singles, Bloody Angel, Hail the Apocalypse and Vultures Fly. Moreover, it received four stars out of five from Revolver and peaked at the sixth spot on the Top Hard Rock Albums.
Feathers & Flesh and Avatar Country
In the fall of 2015, Avatar decided to take some time off from extensive touring and shifted their focus to creating more music. They started to record new material for their next album in three different studios and on May 13, 2016, the band spawned one of their most powerful records, ‘Feathers & Flesh.’ It garnered positive response from the critics and gave seven singles including, New Land which landed at the twentieth spot on the Mainstream Rock Song.
Avatar’s most recent album, ‘Avatar Country’ hit the markets on January 12, 2018. This album turned out to be a critical hit and was produced by Jay Ruston who is known for working with Steel Panther, Stone Sour and Anthrax. The record was packed with ten hard hitting songs out of which, the quintet put out two, A Statue of the King and The King Wants You as singles.
Heading out on tour
Avatar is now on a North American tour to support their seventh studio effort, ‘Avatar Country’ and will soon be seen performing in cities like, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Chicago, Detroit and Indianapolis. The fans are rushing to get Avatar tickets. If you want to join them, then grab yours today to watch them deliver a hard-hitting performance live.
Avatar Tickets Prices
Currently the average price for Avatar tickets is $64. The date and location for this event is 5-May-18 at The International, Knoxville. The minimum get-in price for Avatar tickets is $42.
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