2013-07-03 - Peppers, San José

Costa Rica
Date: 
July 03rd, 2013

Information Avantasia at Peppers, San José, Costa Rica 2013

Avantasia Costa Rica 2013The promoters Black Line Productions of Costa Rica uploaded a promo video on February 15th to announce the show of Avantasia... a few weeks later they confirmed the day July 3rd! And the published the following statement:

The next July 3rd we will watch an amazing show, for a lot of people the show of the year. Avantasia for the first time with his 25 guests musicians will play in Costa Rica for their new tour The Mystery Of Time World Tour, where they will play a setlist close to 2 and half hours.

Also with them, they will see one of the most important national bands: Time's Forgotten.

We will give more details for this amazing show, the tickets will be available since April 1st! Get ready for this megashow, it will be bigger than Nightwish in production.

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


Promotional video

Avantasia invitation videoclip

Setlist Avantasia at Peppers, San José, Costa Rica 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. Lost In Space (Sammet)
14. Stargazers (Hartmann/Kiske/Rettke)
15. Twisted Mind (Sammet/Martin)
16. Dying For An Angel (Sammet/Martin)
________________________________________ Encore
17. Farewell (Sammet/Somerville/Kiske)
18. Avantasia (Kiske/Sammet)
19. The Seven Angels - Full version (Kiske/Sammet/Hartmann)
20. Introduction of musicians & The Sign Of The Cross (Everybody)


Comments about the show

Felix Bohnke published on his facebook: "Relaxing in San Jose (Costa Rica)..... had a couple of Pina Coladas last night - & fun @ the casino Today: swimming pool, show - more Cocktails Cheerz!" Amanda Somerville published: "WOW. I never thought any audience could be louder than the Argentinians, but COSTA RICA - you did it! It was crazy tonight and I loved it!!! Thank you for this Avantasia night!" Michael Kiske commented in some interviews: "There was only a quarter of the people we had in Sao Paulo, but they seemed to be just as loud. I said to Eric Martin that this is the kind of audience every rock-band is dreaming of. They sing a long so loud that it doesn't even matter how you sing, because they are louder than you anyway." Tobias Sammet published: "Costa Rica! WHAT A CROWD!!!!!!!! If there will ever be another Avantasia tour one day, we we'd have to stop in San Jose, Costa Rica!!!"

The webzine TierrasMedias commented: "What a great show is making Avantasia and is just starting!" Arturo Pardo said: "Avantasia is playing now 'Breaking Away' with Michael Kiske in this moment there are two of the best vocalist of power metal on stage." Mariola Velazquez commented: "Great show and pretty long, 3 hours more or less. Why they can play the next day? Thanks Tobias for coming!" Nathalia Rojas commented: "The quality of the Avantasia show is hard to describe. The performance of the best power metal in the world." Megan Coto published: "Avantasia best concert ever!! Love you so much! Thanks for coming to Costa Rica, please come back soon!" Eddie Soto: "Awesome the Avantasia show, just awesome!" Claudia Nardiles commented: "Finally I could see some of my music heroes, Tobias bring me Michael Kiske, Eric Martin, thanks a lot! It was a great show, one of the best I've seen, thanks for coming!" Maria Castaño comment: "Hey Tobias, I hope you'll return soon, we love you. What a great show was! A dream come true to watch all guys." Amanda Casal said: "Awesome show of 3 hours! 'Shelter From The Rain' my favourite with 'The Seven Angels', thanks Tobi and friends."


Videoclips Avantasia Peppers, San José, Costa Rica 2013

01. Intro 'Also Sprach Zarathustra' (A Space Odyssey soundtrack) & Spectres (Sammet), the video on the right side also includes: 02. The Watchmaker's Dream (Sammet/Hartmann) and 03. The Story Ain't Over (Catley/Sammet)

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

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)

13. Lost In Space (Sammet)

14. Stargazers (Hartmann/Kiske/Rettke)

15. Twisted Mind (Sammet/Martin)

16. Dying For An Angel (Sammet/Martin)

17. Farewell (Sammet/Somerville/Kiske)

18. Avantasia (Kiske/Sammet)

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

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

Press and fan stuff about the show

Paul Vega uploaded some pictures of Avantasia in Costa Rica, check here. Tierrasmedias photo album here. Miguel Venegas pictures here and here. Elcuarteldelmetal.com live report here. Metalsymphony.com live report here. Metallicos.com live report here. Andres Montero Conde photo album here.