It's official folks! The wait is finally over! After a decade of anxious waiting, multiple fan petitions, and a support group for Australian fans, AVATAR is finally making their way down under. And let's be real here, we're not just talking about any old band. We're talking about one of the greatest live bands in the history of heavy music! These guys are renowned for their legendary performances, ludicrous levels of skill as musicians, and a seemingly endless catalog of killer songs.
AVATAR has been the favorite metal band of just about every metal band out there. Iron Maiden even invited them on tour, and Vinnie Paul claimed Dimebag would have been jealous of their riffs. That's some serious praise right there! And let's not forget the mega-star cameos on their albums, including Halestorm's Lzzy Hale on the new one. These guys have never lacked for adoration from their peers.
And they're not just talented musicians either. When Matt Heafy of Trivium had to skip a few shows on their tour for the birth of his twins, his choice to fill in for him was none other than Avatar's Johannes Eckstrom. That's some serious friendship goals right there!
Avatar has amassed over 100 million plays on Spotify and an incredible 163 million views on their YouTube channel. Their songs Bloody Angel, Hail The Apocalypse, Torn Apart, The Eagle Has Landed, and many more are absolute bangers that have had metalheads headbanging for years. And their recent single, The Dirt I'm Buried In, currently on 3.2M views, reached 1M views in only 2 days. That's some serious love right there!
With their stunning new album, Dance Devil Dance, debuting at #1 in Metal, #1 in Rock, and #6 for All Albums on the Australian iTunes Charts, it's clear that Australia will no longer be denied! So if you're a metalhead living down under, get ready to witness the pure joy and spectacle that is AVATAR live in concert. And let's hope they bring their A-game, because we've been waiting for this moment for a long, long time!
Friday, August 25: 170 Russell, Melbourne
Saturday, August 26: The Metro, Sydney
Sunday, August 27: The Triffid, Brisbane
Tickets onsale Thursday, April 27 @ 9.00am