View Full Version : Avantasia -- Pratteln, Switzerland -- April 14th, 2013

04-15-2013, 07:48 AM
01 Spectres
02 Invoke the Machines (Atkins)
03 Black Orchid (Atkins)
04 Reach Out for the Light (Kiske)
05 Breaking Away (Kiske)
06 The Story Ain't Over (Catley)
07 The Great Mystery (Catley)
08 Scales of Justice (Rettke) (No Tobias Sammet)
09 What's Left of Me (Martin)
10 Promised Land (Martin)
11 Sleepwalking (Somerville)
12 The Scarecrow (Atkins)
13 Stargazers (Kiske/Hartmann/Atkins) (No Tobias Sammet)
14 Farewell (Somerville/Kiske)
15 Shelter From the Rain (Kiske/Catley)
16 In Quest For (Catley)
17 The Wicked Symphony (Catley/Rettke/Hartmann/Somerville (No Tobias Sammet)
18 Lost in Space
19 Dying For an Angel (Martin)
20 Savior in the Clockwork (Martin/Atkins/Kiske)
21 Twisted Mind (Atkins/Martin) (No Tobias Sammet)

22 Avantasia (Kiske)
23 The Seven Angels (Hartmann/Kiske)
24 Sign of the Cross (All)

Tobias Sammet - Vocals
Michael Kiske - Vocals
Ronnie Atkins - Vocals
Eric Martin - Vocals
Bob Catley - Vocals
Amanda Somerville - Backing and Lead Vocals
Thomas Rettke - Backing and Lead Vocals

Oliver Hartmann - Guitars / Backing and Lead Vocals
Sascha Paeth - Guitars
Andre Neygenfind - Bass
Michael "Miro" Rodenberg - Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Felix Bohnke - Drums

04-15-2013, 09:15 AM
That's a really long set, how long were they on for?

04-15-2013, 09:29 AM
That's a really long set, how long were they on for?

I'm not sure, as sadly I was not there, this is just from other sources... I would estimate it was a close to 3-hour show though, as 6 of those songs are about 10-12 minutes long.

04-15-2013, 04:47 PM
I read it was 3 hours.

And this is a prime example of why Americans need to start liking power (and all kinds of) metal. I've never seen Avantasia, but I'm convinced that this would be one of the greatest concerts ever. Sadly, they'll never come over here, but at least they put out a DVD last year.

04-16-2013, 05:58 AM
All headlining shows are three hours. Sweden Rock will be two hours. All other festival appearances will be between 60 and 90 minutes.

Now, what's all this no Tobias shit? How is he not singing on Twisted Mind?!

04-16-2013, 06:46 AM
Now, what's all this no Tobias shit? How is he not singing on Twisted Mind?!

That's exactly what I was thinking. I can understand him talking a few songs off to rest his voice since it's such a long show. Stargazers and Wicked Symphony have enough vocals going on in them so I get that he takes a rest there. But not singing Twisted Mind? WTF?

04-16-2013, 10:03 AM
I'm positive that Tobias sitting out has to do with the fact that his voice can't possibly handle all the vocals that this show requires. As to why he gave up Twisted Mind, I'm not sure - but I also am pretty positive that he felt pressure to give Ronnie Atkins and Eric Martin as much stuff as possible, since they've both only sang on one Avantasia song to date and they're too big of names to have on tour for 2 or 3 songs.

From the videos I've seen they've done pretty cool arrangements, but overall, Jorn is sadly missed.

04-16-2013, 11:37 AM
epic show, I really would enjoy seeing Avantasia live! I don't think we'll ever get them over here in the US :/

not to mention Eric Martin? no way! Mr BIG!!!