From the Royal Court of Avatar Country.
Avatar has debuted another single from their live LP called The Eagle Has Landed (Live in Paris 2018) just a few days before the release of ‘The King Live In Paris’ on May 17, 2019. This is the second track we’ve heard from the all-new album, the first being Bloody Angel (Live in Paris 2018) back in March.
‘The King Live In Paris’ was recorded 100% live at Download Festival 2018 in Paris, France. The new release underscores fan favourites such as A Statue Of The King, Let It Burn, and Hail The Apocalypse.
“Looking back at all that’s happened and what’s still going on it feels more like a document from a pivotal battle than a live album,” says frontman Johannes Eckerström.
“In the past, I’ve found it hard to motivate making something like this, but as time goes on, I find it fortunate that we get to have our work captured like this. I realize now more than ever that we are in the process of constant change. This release is a version of AVATAR that didn’t exist a year prior, and that already has morphed into something else. The show at Download Paris was a particular one for many reasons. We are very proud of the result.”
Avatar will release ‘The King Live In Paris’ digitally on May 17, 2019, via Century Media Records outside of the USA, Canada and Mexico. You can preorder the album under the following link: https://AvatarBand.lnk.to/TheKingLiveInParis
After a European tour that was largely sold out Avatar are playing a number of high profile shows and festivals including Wacken Open Air, Summer Breeze, Festival de Nimes with Slipknot and headlining Pridon Stage at Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival on Saturday.
28-Jun – Plovdiv, BG – Hills of Rock
01-Jul – Nimes, FR – Festival de Nimes (with Slipknot)
05-Jul – Viviero, ES – Resurrection Fest
06-Jul – Barcelona, ES – Rockfest
18-Jul – Laukaa, FI – John Smith Rock Festival
19-Jul – Eindhoven, NL – Dynamo Metal Fest
20-Jul – Gavle, SE – Gefle Metal Festival 2019
26-Jul – Ternopil, UA – Faine Misto
01-Aug – Kostrzyn nad Odra, PL – Pol’And’Rock Festival
03-Aug – Wacken, DE – Wacken Open Air
09-Aug – Villena, ES – Leyendas Del Rock
10-Aug – Kortrijk, BE – Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival
15-Aug – Dinkelsbuhl, DE – Summer Breeze
16-Aug – Moravsky Kurmlov, CZ – Rock Heart
17-Aug – Hamburg, DE – Elb-Riot
18-Aug – Brittany, FR – Motocultor Festival
AVATAR will embark on the next leg of their “Avatar Country World Tour 2019” in North America before supporting Babymetal in the US in the fall. “The King Live In Paris” is released by Entertainment One (eOne) in USA, Canada and Mexico.
Click here for all tour dates!