2013-07-05 - Circo Volador, Mexico City

Mexico
Date: 
July 05th, 2013

Information Avantasia at Circo Volador, Mexico City, Mexico 2013

Avantasia Circo Volador Mexico 2013Avantasia 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.

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 different because Ronnie Atkins is busy with Pretty Maids, so he had not time to do it. His songs were played by Rettke and Hartmann.

Open doors at 18:30, Avantasia show at 20:30 local hour.


Recorded show

There was the rumour that Avantasia recorded the audio of this show in Mexico for a future release. It seems Tobias announced in the middle of the show. It was confirmed later by Oliver Hartmann, he published this on his facebook account: "After a great show in Mexico City - which we recorded - and a loooong travel day we arrived in Quebec/Canada yesterday night to play an open air festival tonight. Quebec is a very beautiful town and I'm looking forward to our show!"


Promotional videoclip

Avantasia invitation videoclip

Setlist Avantasia at Circo Volador, Mexico City 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)


Comments about the show

Amanda Somerville published on his facebook account: "MEXICO CITY: are you ready???? You always make the earth shake when we're there and I can't wait - let's cause a metal quake!!!! Hey Mexico City: I said a metal quake, not a metal volcano! We made it here, but just barely - with delays. Your land is exploding with hot stuff to see us play!!!! Haha!" Felix Bohnke published: "Hola! Everything muy bien in Mexico. We´re preparing for the gig - and think about what to drink after.....Corona? Tequila?? We´ll have a great party!" Eric Martin published: "Singing in Mexico City tonight with Avantasia will be a gigantic thrill for me." Thomas Rettke commented: "2 hours before our show in mexico city...a lot of crazy fans everywhere...and received a lot of beautiful gifts...cool!!!"

Eric Martin commented after the show: "Epic show in Mexico city tonight… holy Sh#t ya'll know the words to every song its incredible. Loud & proud ..I love this Avantasia gig!!!" Amanda Somerville published: "A freaking amazing concert, a metal quake, an ancient volcano eruption, all kinds of jewelry gifts... seriously, la vida es muy bien!! Gracias, Mexico City - your energy is fantastic! Next up: QUEBEC CITY!"

Paola Alvarado commented about the show: "When Tobias said that you will live the whole Avantasia experience in the tour he wasn't lying. What an amazing show in Mexico City." Mary Menchaca commented: "Avantasia you gave me the best Night in my life I love you!!! This is Mexico and we shout better than other country I love Tobias Sammet." Marcos Obdulio commented: "A little more than 3 hours, with 11 musicians, to watch Avantasia live, listen Tobias Sammet live was amazing, I hope they will return soon."Erick Garcia published: "Great show of Avantasia! I checked as the god Michael Kiske didn't lose any middle tone of his vocals."  Carlo Antón commented: "The show of Avantasia was the best of this year." Carla Guin said: "Really tired after more than 3 hours of Avantasia live, but I'm really happy, I would love to stay for another 3 hours. Avantasia is eating alive Edguy, I hope they will return soon." Gohan commented: "Avantasia guys, you were just awesome! Thanks for coming to Mexico. Hope you enjoyed as much as we did. See you next time!" Charles Valjean: "Tobias Sammet just an amazing show tonight, come back soon with Avantasia." Marina Carromero published:"I can't believe what amazing show of Avantasia tonight! they were amazing, I hope we will not have to wait 4 years to watch them again!" Ambrosio C. said: "Wow what vocalist is Michael Kiske, I hope he will come back soon with Unisonic, I can't wait!" Esteven Garrido commented: "I love Tobi, 3 hours of musical orgasms, thanks a lot for coming, Martin and Kiske awesome performance."


Videoclips Avantasia Circo Volador, Mexico 2013

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

02. The Watchmaker's Dream (Sammet/Hartmann) video on the right side also includes 'Spectres':

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)

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 and fan stuff about the show

Alairelarevista.com.mx live report with a few pictures here, and more pictures on their facebook account, here. Jornada.unam.mx live report here. Diariorotativo.com.mx live report here. La jornada en linea.com live report here. Siete24.mx live report here. Elpatas.net live report here.