2014-08-02 - Wacken Open Air 2014, Wacken

August 02nd, 2014

Information Avantasia at Wacken Festival 2014

Avantasia Wacken 2014Avantasia played at True Metal Stage on August 2nd!

Avantasia was confirmed for Wacken Festival 2014 during a press conference at Wacken Festival 2013, it was one of the bands announced, other bands are: Amon Amarth, Apocalyptica, Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Children OF Bodom, Emperor, Iced Earth, King Diamond, Kreator, Prong and Schandmaul.

Here is the official statement about Avantasia:

Avantasia (Only German Festival Show in 2014) Tobias Sammet, his guest musicians and his exceptional metal project will come back to Wacken for the third time. Get ready for a superlative show!


Press statement with info about the line-up:

Avantasia´s Line-up for this year´s W:O:A performance is confirmed and contains a wide range of well known guest musicians Avantasia founder Tobias Sammet will share the microphone with the following artists: Michael Kiske (Unisonic - vocals), Eric Martin (Mr Big - vocals), Bob Catley (Magnum - vocals), Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids - vocals), Amanda Somerville (backing vocals), Thomas Rettke (backing vocals) together with: Sascha Paeth (guitars), Oliver Hartmann (guitars), Michael Rodenberg (keyboards), Andre Neygenfind (bass), Felix Bohnke (drums). So be prepared spectacular live performance!

Running order (Avantasia day & stage)

Iced Earth
Amon Amarth
Promoters Farewell & Thanks

Promotional videoclip

Comments about the show

Tobias Sammet published on his twitter/facebook account: "Hi from Wacken! Will have a press conference now, what are we gonna announce??! ;)" and later the official site published: "I am happy to confirm that our managers and the managers of Wacken Open Air have struck an agreement and we‘ll play the festival of festivals again. Not only are Wacken 2014 going to celebrate their 25th anniversary, but the show will also mark my 10th performance at Wacken Open Air, if I count Edguy, Avantasia and my little guest appearance with Saxon on 2007. Well, this current Avantasia tour has been the most successful tour I have ever been on by far, with shows being sold out even in places I had never been to before and our drummer can‘t even spell. Now we‘re about to put the icing on the cake and finish this with a big bang, and there is no better way to bid farewell than doing it in front of 80,000 of our closest friends. There won‘t be any further Avantasia activities, it‘ll be just a single show. I may be back with an idea and go for it somewhere in the distant future, I won‘t say farewell is forever this time, but I have no clue as to when and where and who would be able to join us and what it would sound and look like, if we‘d ever do this again in a couple of years. So, get your tickets for Wacken 2014 cause it‘ll be your last chance to catch us, if not forever at least for some years."

Avantasia setlist at Wacken Open Air 2014

01. Intro 'Also Sprach Zarathustra' (A Space Odyssey soundtrack) & Spectres (Sammet)
02. Invoke The Machine (Atkins/Sammet)
03. The Scarecrow (Atkins/Sammet)
04. The Story Ain't Over (Catley/Sammet)
05. Prelude & Reach Out For The Light (Kiske/Sammet)
06. Avantasia (Kiske/Sammet)
07. What's Left On Me (Eric Martin/Sammet)
08. Dying For An Angel (Sammet/Eric Martin)
09. Farewell (Sammet/Somerville/Kiske)
10. Shelter From The Rain (Kiske/Sammet/Catley)
11. The Great Mystery (Sammet/Catley)
12. Twisted Mind (Atkins/Martin)
13. Promised Land (Eric Martin/Sammet)
14. Lost In Space (Sammet/Somerville)
15. Sign Of The Angels (Everybody)

Interview Avantasia at Wacken Open Air 2014

Whole show of Avantasia at Wacken 2014 Source 1

Whole show of Avantasia at Wacken 2014 Source 2