2013-04-12 - PPM Festival 2013, Lotto Mons Expo, Mons

Belgium
Date: 
April 12th, 2013

Information Avantasia at PPM Festival '13

PPM Festival 2013 Belgium Avantasia Gamma Ray HelloweenThe PPM Festival 2013 took place at Lotto Mons Expo, Mons, Belgium. A festival of three days, on April 12th, 13rd and 14th.

Avantasia was the headliner on April,12th, the first day. And they will play a show of more than 2 hours! (which is rare in festivals).

Avantasia show started at 22:15 and played 2 hour 30 min.

The venue has capacity for about 2000 people. In Avantasia show it was 900-1000 people more or less.

Other bands in this festival are: Gamma Ray, Stratovarius, Circus Maximus, Amaranthe, Manticora, Helloween, Solisia, Drakkar, DGM, Nightmare, Vital Breath, Turisas and Empyrios.

Here is the official site.

 

Amanda Somerville videoblog 1

On the first videoblog of Amanda Somerville you can see footage of the first rehearsals of Avantasia tour which started at Gate Studios (Wolfburg, Germany) of Sascha Paeth with the main band: Sascha Paeth and Oliver Hartmann on guitars, André Neygenfind on bass, Robert 'Miro' Rodenberg on keyboards, Felix Bohnke on drums, Thomas Rettke and Amanda Somerville on backing vocals. And The second rehearsals with the whole band was done in a renting place in Bottrop, Germany.

Promo-stuff of PPM festival 2013

Setlist Avantasia at PPM Festival '13

01. Intro 'Also Sprach Zarathustra' (A Space Odyssey soundtrack) & Spectres (Sammet)
02. Invoke The Machine (Atkins/Sammet)
03. Black Orchid (Sammet/Atkins)
04. Prelude & Reach Out For The Light (Kiske/Sammet)
05. Breaking Away (Kiske/Sammet)
06. The Story Ain't Over (Catley/Sammet)
07. The Great Mystery (Sammet/Catley)
08. Scales Of Justice (Thomas Rettke)
09. What's Left On Me (Eric Martin/Sammet)
10. Promised Land (Eric Martin/Sammet)
11. Sleepwalking (Sammet/Somerville)
12. The Scarecrow (Atkins/Sammet)
13. Farewell (Sammet/Somerville/Kiske)
14. Shelter From The Rain (Kiske/Sammet/Catley)
15. The Wicked Symphony (Catley/Rettke/Somerville/Hartmann)
16. Lost In Space (Sammet)
17. Dying For An Angel (Sammet/Eric Martin)
18. The Seven Angels - Full version (Kiske/Sammet/Hartmann)
19. Introduction of musicians & Sign Of The Cross (Everybody)


Comments of fans

Johan Nunez, drummer of the band Firewind published on his twitter account: "Avantasia fucking ruled tonight, easily one of the best show i've ever seen!!" Hughes Timmermans said: "Amanda you gave one hell of a good concert with Avantasia in Mons. I was in the pit. It felt so good to see you again. Take care." Erica commented: "Eric Martin was not good in 'Promised Land', the audience was not happy. I'm not a Jorn Lande fan, but I missed him here. Rettke would have been better as lead vocalist and not only in this song. Atkins did a good job. Kiske only had too few parts." Marc Linch said on his twitter: "Enjoyed the great show of Avantasia! Atkins and Kiske were awesome, thanks for coming." Amber P. commented: "I can't wait for the next show in Switzerland, Tobi and the guys were great, one of the best shows I've seen!"


Videoclips Avantasia at PPM Festival '13

01. Intro & Spectres (Sammet)

02. Invoke The Machine (Atkins/Sammet)

04. Prelude & Reach Out For The Light (Kiske/Sammet)

05. Breaking Away (Kiske/Sammet)

06. The Story Ain't Over (Catley/Sammet)

08. Scales Of Justice (Thomas Rettke)

09. What's Left On Me (Eric Martin/Sammet)

10. Promised Land (Eric Martin/Sammet), the video on the right side also includes 'Sleepwalking'.

11. Sleepwalking (Sammet/Somerville)

12. The Scarecrow (Atkins/Sammet) & 13. Farewell (Sammet/Somerville/Kiske) & 14. Shelter From The Rain (Kiske/Sammet/Catley)

13. Farewell (Sammet/Somerville/Kiske)

-- Kiske telling a secret of Tobias:

14. Shelter From The Rain (Kiske/Sammet/Catley)

15. The Wicked Symphony (Catley/Rettke/Hartmann)

16. Lost In Space (Sammet)

17. Dying For An Angel (Sammet/Eric Martin)

18. The Seven Angels - Full version (Kiske/Sammet/Hartmann/Catley)

19. Sign Of The Cross (Everybody)

Press links about the show

Lmp_rockfan uploade a nice photo album on his facebook account. You can check the photo album of Mrs. Sammet here. Metalblast.com review with information about the whole festival here. Metal.nightfall.fr did a live report, check it here. Lagrosseradio.com live report here.