Avatar Postpone Remaining U.S. Dates After Johannes Eckerström Tests Positive For COVID-19

Avatar’s Johannes Eckerström has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the band’s remaining U.S. dates have been postponed.

The group issued the following statement:

“We are very sorry to announce that the remaining dates of the Going Hunting tour are postponed. Johannes has tested positive for COVID-19. He is fully vaccinated, feels fine under the circumstances, and expects a full recovery shortly. Sadly, this will not be in time to make the remaining shows happen. We are already working on solutions to make the dates at a later time. We are looking into routing around our dates in January at Shiprocked, so please stay tuned for that!

We made a point to not see friends, fans, or anyone outside our bubble on this run in order to minimize the risks. We thank everyone who helped make this tour as safe as possible. It’s amazing that we made it this far and that was a team effort.

This is just a bump in the road and we WILL see you all very, very soon!

Be good to yourselves. Take care of each other. / Avatar”

This news comes after Tallah were previously removed from the trek due to positive COVID-19 tests.

Avatar Premiere New Songs “Going Hunting” And “Barren Cloth Mother”

Avatar have premiered two new songs, “Going Hunting” and “Barren Cloth Mother.” You can check out both of those below. With this news, the band have also announced that they have signed with Thirty Tigers under their own imprint Black Waltz Records.

The group commented:

“Since the early ’60s, Swedish children have grown up reading Lee Falk’s The Phantom. According to legend, The Phantom has the strength of 10 tigers. Thus, Avatar now has the strength of three Phantoms and are therefore finally unstoppable. Thirty Tigers are innovators and we are very excited to have signed with them. It’s good to work with such forward thinking people who truly understand what it means to be an artist in this millennium.”

“This calls for a celebration, so to commemorate this occasion, and the tour we’re just about to embark on, we’ve chosen to tear up some eardrums with ‘Going Hunting’ and ‘Barren Cloth Mother.’ Both songs tell about inner and outer darkness in their own ways. We keep sailing over dark oceans, staring down into the abyss. These songs, as great as they are, are just a taste of what’s yet to come.”

Tour Dates:

U.S. (with Magic Sword and Tallah):

09/01 Albany, NY – The Egg Performing Arts Center
09/02 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
09/03 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
09/04 Boston, MA – Big Night Live
09/05 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
09/07 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
09/08 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre
09/09 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland
09/11 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rockfest
09/12 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
09/13 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
09/15 Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago
09/17 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
09/18 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/20 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
09/21 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
09/22 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore Minneapolis
09/24 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
09/25 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
09/26 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
09/27 Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas
09/28 Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
09/29 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
10/01 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/02 Denver, CO – Summit Denver
10/03 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot, SLC
10/05 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
10/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
10/07 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues Las Vegas
10/08 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock
10/10 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
10/12 Billings, MT – The Pub Station
10/14 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
10/15 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
10/16 Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House in Boise
10/18 Seattle, WA – Neptune

Europe/UK:

01/08 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
01/09 Manchester, UK – Academy
01/10 Glasgow, UK – SWG3
01/12 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill
01/13 Bristol, UK – SWX
01/14 Southampton, UK – 1865
01/15 London, UK – O2 Forum
02/12 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
02/14 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
02/15 Karlsruhe, GER – Substage
02/16 Lyon, FRA – Le Transbordeur
02/17 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
02/18 Madrid, SPA – Kapital
02/19 Lisbon, POR – LAV
02/21 Bordeaux, FRA – Le Rocher Palmer
02/22 Geneva, SWI – Alhambra
02/23 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
02/24 Vienna, AUT – Simm City
02/25 Brno, CZE – Sono Centrum
02/26 Munich, GER – Freiheitshalle
02/27 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
02/28 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
03/01 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater
03/02 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
03/03 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
03/04 Tilburg, NET – O13
03/10 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn
03/11 Stockholm, SWE – Fallan
03/12 Malmo, SWE – Slagthuset
06/24 Cartagena, SPA – Rock Imperium Festival
06/26 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest

Avatar Announce European/UK Tour

Avatar have announced a 2022 European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

01/08 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
01/09 Manchester, UK – Academy
01/10 Glasgow, UK – SWG3
01/12 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill
01/13 Bristol, UK – SWX
01/14 Southampton, UK – 1865
01/15 London, UK – O2 Forum
02/12 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
02/14 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
02/15 Karlsruhe, GER – Substage
02/16 Lyon, FRA – Le Transbordeur
02/17 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
02/18 Madrid, SPA – Kapital
02/19 Lisbon, POR – LAV
02/21 Bordeaux, FRA – Le Rocher Palmer
02/22 Geneva, SWI – Alhambra
02/23 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
02/24 Vienna, AUT – Simm City
02/25 Brno, CZE – Sono Centrum
02/26 Munich, GER – Freiheitshalle
02/27 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
02/28 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
03/01 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater
03/02 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
03/03 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
03/04 Tilburg, NET – O13
03/10 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn
03/11 Stockholm, SWE – Fallan
03/12 Malmo, SWE – Slagthuset

Avatar Announce U.S. Tour With Magic Sword & Tallah

Avatar have announced a headlining U.S. tour. Magic Sword and Tallah will open.

Tour Dates:

09/01 Albany, NY – The Egg Performing Arts Center
09/02 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
09/03 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
09/04 Boston, MA – Big Night Live
09/05 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
09/07 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
09/08 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre
09/09 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland
09/11 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rockfest
09/12 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
09/13 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
09/15 Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago
09/17 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
09/18 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/20 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
09/21 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
09/22 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore Minneapolis
09/24 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
09/25 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
09/26 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
09/27 Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas
09/28 Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
09/29 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
10/01 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/02 Denver, CO – Summit Denver
10/03 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot, SLC
10/05 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
10/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
10/07 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues Las Vegas
10/08 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock
10/10 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
10/12 Billings, MT – The Pub Station
10/14 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
10/15 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
10/16 Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House in Boise
10/18 Seattle, WA – Neptune

Avatar Share Four Live Videos From Recent “Avatar Ages – An Impossible Concert Experience” Series

Avatar have premiered new live videos for “Wormhole,” “Regret” / “House Of Eternal Hunt,” “Napalm,” and “Pigfucker.” The footage is taken from the band’s livestream concert series, “Avatar Ages – An Impossible Concert Experience,” which was held last month.

Avatar Announce Four-Part Livestream Concert Series

Avatar have announced a livestream concert series, which they are calling “Avatar Ages – An Impossible Concert Experience.” The series will feature four special shows focusing on different albums from the band’s catalog.

Here’s the dates:

01/09 – Age of Dreams (“Hunter Gatherer” from start to finish plus Avatar‘s biggest songs)
01/16 – Age of Illusions (“Feathers & Flesh” and “Avatar Country” fan voted set list)
01/23 – Age of Madness (“Black Waltz” and “Hail The Apocalypse fan voted set list)
01/30 – Age of Memories (“Thoughts Of No Tomorrow“, “Schlacht” and “Avatar” fan voted set list)

Frontman Johannes Eckerström commented:

“Nothing can top the feeling of standing eye to eye with the roaring beast that is a metal crowd, hungry for blood. Instead, what we are setting out to do is a series of shows we could never do on a normal stage. You will see Avatar as you’ve never seen us before. More music, more madness. We enter this with a game plan like no other, but ultimately the power is yours. This is something we’ll create together. We have missed you.”

Fans can purchase tickets HERE.