2013-04-16 - Alcatraz, Milano

Italy
Date: 
April 16th, 2013

Information Avantasia at Alcatraz, Milano

Avantasia new tour consisted in three different parts, one it started in April, as headliner indoor tour where they played around a 3-hour set, then they  played in some festivals later in South America and Asia for late summer.

Open doors at 19:00, starts 20:00.

The venue Alcatraz has capacidity for about 2,700 people. Sold-out.

Tobias: "I wanna put on the biggest thing you have ever seen, I wanna bring more vocalists, play longer shows, and just make it a giant Rock Opera. Due to embracing all of the different eras and history of AVANTASIA these shows will have an extended playing time, and the whole evening will be dedicated to Avantasia with no support acts. The stage designer has just showed me his stage and light design, and it looks absolutely killer. It will be huge."


Promotional video

Amanda Somerville 3rd videoblog

In the third videoblog of Amanda Somerville there are footage traveling (it starts in Switzerland), footage at backstage and also on stage taken of the 3 shows; Milano, Ludwigsburg and Kaufbeuren.

Setlist Avantasia at Alcatraz, Milano

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. Stargazers (Hartmann/Atkins/Kiske)
14. Farewell (Sammet/Somerville/Kiske)
15. Shelter From The Rain (Kiske/Sammet/Catley)
16. In Quest For (Catley/Sammet)
17. The Wicked Symphony (Catley/Rettke/Somerville/Hartmann)
18. Lost In Space (Sammet)
19. Savior In The Clockwork (Martin/Sammet/Atkins/Kiske) (Kiske did backing vocals outside of the stage.)
20. Twisted Mind (Atkins/Martin)
21. Dying For An Angel (Sammet/Eric Martin)
22. The Seven Angels - Full version (Kiske/Sammet/Hartmann)
23. Avantasia (Kiske/Sammet)
24. Introduction of musicians & The Sign Of The Cross (Everybody)


Comments about the show & video review

Alessandro Conti the vocalist of Trick Or Treat & Rhapsody commented: "Avantasia... concertone!" Luca commented: "Tobias great show in Milan! Absolutely fantastic, you rulez." Brigitte said: "Milano ruled. Best audience ever seen. They played more than 3 hours, they took again and again the time to thank the audience. Also a fantastic Avantasia performance." Mauricio commented: "Wow, what a show! very long and amazing. Kiske has the voice of a god!" Carla Aranceli said: "Very good atmosphere, I could enjoy the whole show although I'm really tired! good show!" Giancomo Pozzi commented: "Tobias, thanks for last night show in Milan, that was great! We look forward to see you in Italy again!" Brambilla Sonia said: "Just come back from Avantasia Show in Milan. One of the best shows I've ever seen in y whole life.....tnx Tobias!!!!"

Tobias Sammet commented about this show: "Italy was CRAZY last night. Sold out Milan! What a crowd. Now back in GER! day off today. Tomorrow: Ludwigsburg. Schwaben is always KILLER!"

Videoclips Avantasia at Alcatraz, Milano

01. Intro: A Space Odyssey & Spectres (Sammet)

02. Invoke The Machine (Atkins/Sammet) (also includes 'Spectres')

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). The video on the left includes  11. Sleepwalking (Sammet/Somerville)

12. The Scarecrow (Atkins/Sammet)

13. Stargazers (Hartmann/Atkins/Kiske)

14. Farewell (Sammet/Somerville/Kiske)

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

16. In Quest For (Catley/Sammet)

17. The Wicked Symphony (Catley/Rettke/Somerville/Hartmann)

18. Lost In Space (Sammet)

19. Savior In The Clockwork (Martin/Sammet/Atkins/Kiske) (Kiske did backing vocals outside of the stage.)

20. Twisted Mind (Atkins/Martin)

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

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

23. Avantasia (Kiske/Sammet)

24. Introduction of musicians & The Sign Of The Cross (Everybody)

Press stuff

Photo album of metalitalia.com here. Photo album by Sergione Infuso at Flirk here. You can check the Demotix photo album here. First review of the show by Kalyth, check here. You can read the review of SpazioRock.it here. Rockrebelmagazine did a live report and photo album here. Vikingo bianconero did a review here. Photo album of Filipo Peruz on his facebook account. Giventorock.com review here. On Onlyheavymetal.com phorum the user Pichufactor did a review. Gianni Constanzi photo album here. Heavyworlds.com did a review, you can read it here. Federicotv.it review here. Metallus.it review here. Truemetal.it live report here. Live report of Heavymetalwebzine.it with a lot of pictures here.