2013-07-01 - Teatro Metropol, Bogotá

Colombia
Date: 
July 01st, 2013

Information Avantasia at Teatro Metropol, Bogotá 2013

Avantasia Teatro Metropol Bogota ColombiaAvantasia new tour consist 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.

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 line-up in the South American tour or that leg of the tour was be different because Ronnie Atkins was busy with his band Pretty Maids, so he had not time to do it. His songs were played by Thomas Rettke and Oliver Hartmann mainly.

The venue is Teatro Metropol. It's a place with capacity for 2500 people.

Open doors at 17:00. Show start: 20:00 until 23:00

Official statement about the show in Colombia: "After the stunning success of their mostly sold out European tour AVANTASIA are about to set sail again and bring the Metal Opera experience to the rest of Europe, Asia, Russia and North-, Central and South America. On July 1st AVANTASIA will play in Bogota, Colombia at Teatro Metropol. This show will mark the first ever appearance of AVANTASIA in Colombia."


Promotional videoclip

Avantasia invitation videoclip

The promotor got a video of Michael Kiske invitation for the show, it was uploaded in facebook, so I can add the video directly here, check here to watch it. And here is another invitation of Michael, also uploaded in facebook, click here.

Rock City TV Rock program

Setlist Avantasia at Teatro Metropol, Bogotá, Colombia 2013

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


Press conference

Avantasia Colombia Bogota press conferenceAvantasia did a press conference at Hotel Crowne Plaza of Bogotá, Colombia for promoting the new album, tour but mainly their show at Teatro Metropol. The press conference was a few hours before the show. In the press conference were: Eric Martin , Oliver Hartmann, Felix Bonhke, Tobias Sammet, Bob Catley and Michael Kiske.

The site Car Audio Rock Festival published some pictures on their facebook account and they commented about the press conference this: "Avantasia: Press Conference - "Avoid the copies" was the conclusion that Michael Kiske and Tobias Sammet came during the media conference in Bogotá. For 30 minutes the group shared their best experiences as musicians and producers and what it means this new promotional tour for their last discographyc release: The Mystery Of Time. 


Comments about the show

Felix Bonkhe published on his Facebook account: "Hola! Just arrived in Colombia. Very tired from the trip - but the Show in Sao Paulo was absolutely GREAT!!!! Let´s do this again! Cheerz.." a bit later he also published: "We're in Colombia. Finally. Looking forward to the show. Disco @ the Hotel Stücks...big time... See you tonight." Tobias Sammet published: "Bogota! Here we are. First time in Colombia, ever!" Amanda Somerville published: "Arrived safely & loving my first visit to COLOMBIA so far! S. Paulo, the show last night was incredible!!! Thanks also for the wonderful presents I received from so many of you amazing Brazilian Somervillains!" later she published: "Gracias, Bogota, for this unforgettable experience! I want to come back!!! :-) Next up: COSTA RICA!"

David Camilo Solano commented: "What a great night, excelent show of Avantasia, very happy for the concert in Metropol. Michael Kiske an inspiration and big influence for being better vocalist..." Indhira Martinez said: "Tobi thanks for coming, not many bands come here, we love you, thanks for bring the God Kiske too!!" Dirk Carvajal published on his twitter account: "Avantasia in Bogotá colombia was one of the best shows that I've seen in the last three years!" Gary published: "Avantasia guys, you were amazing tonight!" Carlos Reyes: "What a good show of Avantasia in Bogotá ¡great line up!" Alex Gomez said: "Well, already at home resting after 3 hours of concert, one of the best shows that came to this country, thanks a lot Avantasia." Luna Lunera: "Avantasia thank you for a pretty awesome concert tonight in Bogotá Colombia. You guys rock" Diana Valencia: "Avantasia great concert here in Bogotá. Guys you were absolutely magnificent. Thank you." Juan Quintana: "No farewell could be the last one If you long to meet again..."Avantasia a dream came true, the best band live! Thanks!" Juan Camilo Lesmes: "The best show of my life!!! Thanks Avantasia." David Medina: "What a freakin good show tonight in Bogotá by Avantasia! PS: Amanda Somerville is just lovely." Diana Lucia Marquez sent me this comment: "It was a great show! more than 3 hours, a dream come true to listen Kiske live, he sounds like an angel. He forgot the lyrics in 'Shelter From The Rain' like usually haha XD but what a great show, probably the best I've seen."


Videoclips Avantasia at Teatro Metropol, Bogotá, Colombia 2013

From the hotel to the venue:

01. Intro 'Also Sprach Zarathustra' (A Space Odyssey soundtrack) & Spectres (Sammet)

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

04. The Great Mystery (Sammet/Catley)

05. Prelude & Reach Out For The Light (Kiske/Sammet), the video in the left side also include 06. Breaking Away (Kiske/Sammet)

06. Breaking Away (Kiske/Sammet)

07. Scales Of Justice (Thomas Rettke)

08. What's Left Of Me (Martin/Sammet)

10. The Scarecrow (Hartmann/Sammet)

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

14. Lost In Space (Sammet)

16. Stargazers (Hartmann/Kiske/Rettke)

17. Twisted Mind (Sammet/Martin)

18. Dying For An Angel (Sammet/Martin)

19. Farewell (Sammet/Somerville/Kiske)

20. Avantasia (Kiske/Sammet)

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

22. Sign Of The Cross (Everybody)

Video of Avantasia with fans at the hotel Crowne Plaza Tequendama:

Press and fan stuff about the show

Here is a compilation of pics with Avantasia promotional poster pasted everywhere in Bogotá and Colombia. Photo album of Avantasia in Colombia by Gary Manning here. Live report of Avantasia show by elsantuariodelrock.com here. Metaltraveller.com live report with pictures here. Photo album by metallivecolombia.com here. Factormetal.com live report here.