2013-06-23 - Moscow Arena, Moscow

Russian Federation
Date: 
June 23rd, 2013

Information Avantasia at Moscow Arena, Russia 2013

Avantasia Moscow Arena, Russia 2013Avantasia new tour consists in three different parts, one part done 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.

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."

The show started at 6:00 pm

 

Setlist Avantasia at Moscow Arena, Russia

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. Scales Of Justice (Thomas Rettke)
09. What's Left On Me (Eric Martin/Sammet)
10. Promised Land (Eric Martin/Sammet)
11. The Scarecrow (Atkins/Sammet)
12. Shelter From The Rain (Kiske/Sammet/Catley)
13. The Wicked Symphony (Catley/Rettke/Somerville/Hartmann)
14. Lost In Space (Sammet)
15. Savior In The Clockwork (Martin/Sammet/Atkins)
16. Twisted Mind (Atkins/Martin)
17. Dying For An Angel (Sammet/Eric Martin)
18. Farewell (Sammet/Somerville/Kiske)
19. The Seven Angels - Full version (Kiske/Sammet/Hartmann)
20. Introduction of musicians & The Sign Of The Cross (Everybody)


Comments about the show

Tobias Sammet published on his facebook/twitter account: "Vienna now! Heading for Moscow. France was great but quite a late show. But great audience. Def Leppard was cool!" Thomas Rettke after the show at Hellfest, published on his Facebook account: "On our way from France to Russia via Austria....Avantasia rocked Hellfest with Helloween, Whitesnake, Europe and Def Lepard...great audience!!!" Felix Bonkhe published: "Woke up in Moscow - and there´s no snow??? After a long and tiresome journey we finally arrived in Moscow last night. Tonight we´re going to play a full 3 hour show! CHeerz!"

Eric Martin commented after the show: "I would like to say that tonight in Moscow was our best performance.. Can that be? F$$k I was blown away by this crowd! AVANTASIA rules!" Tobias Sammet published after the show: "Jesus, my knee is hurting... But the show was GREAT!!! Moscow - sold out arena, crazy Avantasians, life is amazing! Now off to Argentina... But I'm lucky it's just a meniscus, cos I got two of those. Could be much worse: it could be my nose. Or penis... Tomorrow I'm alright!" Amanda Somerville published: "Whoa, Moscow, you blew us away and warmed our hearts - thank you!!! It was truly a pleasure. And now: ARGENTINA, HERE WE COME!"

M. Vodolov commented on her twitter account: "What a great show, Tobias very funny and Kiske awesome! It was my first show this tour but I will see then in some festivals. Great night."  Alexander published: "Avantasia did a perfect show today! I can't wait for the next one." Nissa commented: "Amazing night, finally the long-awaited show of Avantasia was fantastic, definitely it could not be better, thanks for coming!" Jannyfer published: "Tobias it was the most amazing concert I have ever seen! Thanks very much Avantasia, come back to Moscow soon!" Julia Zhanova commented: "Very nice show of Avantasia, I watched the whole show in front of the guitarist, puff a lot of camera shots Ee!!" Toporus said: "Close to three hours, seven vocalists! The concert of Avantasia was a sucess! Home squeezed and pleased."

The journalist Ksenia Dreiman published: "Almost 3 a.m. I just back home from the show and interview with Michael Kiske. With Tobias we had to cancel 'cause he injured his leg a bit and tired like hell. But he will be fine, don't worry. AVANTASIA was amazing! The whole day was amazing, actually. And very special for me. Amanda is so lovely that I even can't find right words But! All details, pics and news about interviews will be tomorrow. Now I'm going to sleeeeep..." and later: "After the interview which was really interesting. Btw, recording of the second "Kiske/Somerville" album will begin in the fall."


Videoclips Avantasia show at Moscow Arena, Moscow, Russia

01. Intro 'Also Sprach Zarathustra' (A Space Odyssey soundtrack) & Spectres (Sammet), video on the left side also includes 'Invoke The Machine':

02. Invoke The Machine (Atkins/Sammet)

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

05. Avantasia (Kiske/Sammet) video on the right side includes 'Reach Out For The Light'.

06. The Story Ain't Over (Catley/Sammet), the video on the right side also includes 07. The Great Mystery (Sammet/Catley)

08. Scales Of Justice (Thomas Rettke)

09. What's Left On Me (Eric Martin/Sammet), the video on the right side also includes 'Promised Land':

10. Promised Land (Eric Martin/Sammet)

11. The Scarecrow (Atkins/Sammet)

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

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

14. Lost In Space (Sammet)

15. Savior In The Clockwork (Martin/Sammet/Atkins)

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

18. Farewell (Sammet/Somerville/Kiske)

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

20. The Sign Of The Cross (Everybody)

Press and fan stuff about the show

Live report of Avantasia show in Russia 2013 by musecube.org, read it here. There is a great photo album by Natalia Stupnikova check it here. Taliana Chastaya photo album about the show here. Km.ru live report here. Froster.org live report here.