2013-06-08 - Sweden Rock Festival 2013, Sölvesborg

Sweden
Date: 
June 08th, 2013

Information Avantasia at Sweden Rock Festival, Sölvesborg

Sweden Rock Festival 2013Here is another date in the new tour of Avantasia.

Sweden Rock Festival 2013 organization announced the first bands will play in the new edition of this big festival:

Kiss, Rush, Status Quo, Saxon, Accept, Candlemass, Ufo, Krokus, Amon Amarth, Sonata Arctica, Doro, Demon, Paradise Lost, Hardline, Amaranthe, Vader, Civil War, Axxis and many more.

The festival is scheduled to be in June between 5th and 8th 2013!

Sweden Rock Festival 2013 official page here!


Festival line-up Saturday 8/6

Avantasia (2-hour set, starts at 00:00 +/- at Rock Stage)
Rush
Accept
Skid Row
Kreator
Jon English
Satan
Ihsahn
Tankard
Leprous


Official statement

Edguys singer Tobias Sammet was already one of power metal's most successful composers in 2001 when he launched Avantasia. This epic rock opera project with a cast packed with hard rock luminaries was another great success. Avantasia was originally conceived as a single project, but in 2008 they returned with new music and began his career as a live band at SRF. This concert, according Avantasia themselves, a very fond memory for them. Therefore, they also wanted to return to the SRF in 2013, after the release of the forthcoming sixth album "The mystery of time". A wish we would meet. Tobias Sammet promises an even more star-studded show, which is saying a lot since previous appearances included names like Kai Hansen, Michael Kiske, Jorn Lande and Bob Catley. This will be the summer single Avantasia concert in Sweden.


Setlist Avantasia at Sweden Rock Festival 2013

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. Avantasia (Kiske/Sammet)
06. The Story Ain't Over (Catley/Sammet)
07. The Great Mystery (Sammet/Catley)
08. Dying For An Angel (Sammet/Eric Martin)
09. Promised Land (Eric Martin/Sammet)
10. Farewell (Sammet/Somerville/Kiske)
11. Shelter From The Rain (Kiske/Sammet/Catley)
12. The Scarecrow (Atkins/Sammet)
13. Savior In The Clockwork (Atkins/Sammet/Martin)
14. Twisted Mind (Atkins/Martin)
15. Lost In Space (Sammet)
16. Introduction of musicians & The Sign Of The Cross & The Seven Angels (Everybody)


Comments about the show

Tobias Sammet commented before the show: "Sweden Rock, Babyyyyyyy!!! Vikings bewareth: Avantasia is coming for ya!!! And we're coming with a vengeance... ;)" and later..: "You know what?! I am in Sweden, the sun is shining, we'll go on after Rush to rock one of the best festivals in the world. LIFE IS GREAT!!!" Eric Martin published: "Couple hours to go for Sweden Rock, damn I missed RUSH. So Avantasia's rockin a two hour set tonight..Lemme hear ya Geddy! Yee-haw." After the show Tobias published: "Sweden rocked!! Thank you all for being such a wonderful audience!"

Mickael Andersson commented on his twitter account: "Avantasia thank you guys for an incredible show once again at Sweden Rock Festival. The best act on the festival, as I expected. Tobias rules." Dennis Brattefelt said: "Tobias, holy shit that was a good show. Thank you so much for making my Sweden Rock-experience so fucking great!" Una Aleksic commented: "Avantasia at Sweden Rock last night was beyond words. I don't know what else to say. Perfection. Great job." A. Svensson commented: "What a great show Tobi! it's a dream come true you bring Avantasia here, thanks a lot. Kiske is amazing."
 

Amanda Somerville Video-blog in Sweden

Videoclips Avantasia at Sweden Rock Festival 2013

03. Black Orchid (Sammet/Atkins)

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

05. Avantasia (Kiske/Sammet)

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

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

12. The Scarecrow (Atkins/Sammet)

14. Twisted Mind (Atkins/Martin)

15. Lost In Space (Sammet)

16. Introduction of musicians & The Sign Of The Cross & The Seven Angels (Everybody)

Press and fan stuff about the show

You can check a photo album by Livepixxx-event of Avantasia here. And here are a lot of pictures of audience of Sweden Rock Festival 2013. Accessrock.se photo album here. Crankitup.se photo album here. Rockhard Greece did a live report with a few pictures and you can read it here. Clamridge Blog report here. Accessrock.se live report here. Bringmethesound Blog live report here. Rebecca Bendrén photo album on her facebook account. Burnyoureyes.de live report here. Etainmentnews&reviews blog live report here. Joyzine mini live report here.