Avatar Announce North American Tour With Light The Torch & Otep

Avatar have announced a headlining North American tour. Light The Torch and Otep will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

07/06 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
07/07 Montreal, QC – Corona
07/08 Portland, ME – AURA
07/09 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
07/10 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
07/12 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
07/13 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
07/14 Cadott, WI – Cadot Rockfest
07/15 Grand Rapids, MI – Upheaval Festival
07/16 Mansfield, OH x Inkcarceration Festival
07/17 Knoxville, TN – Concourse
07/19 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
07/20 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
07/22 Fargo, ND – Outdoors at Fargo Brewing
07/24 Calgary, AB – The Palace
07/25 Edmonton, AB – Midway Bar
07/27 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue
07/29 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
07/30 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
07/31 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre

Avatar Postpone UK Tour With Veil Of Maya & Mastiff To 2023

Avatar have postponed their upcoming UK tour with Veil Of Maya and Mastiff. The trek is now set for February 2023.

2023 Tour Dates:

02/18 Manchester, UK – Academy
02/19 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
02/20 Glasgow, UK – SWG3
02/22 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steelmill
02/23 Bristol, UK – SWX
02/24 Southampton, UK – 1865
02/25 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town

Avatar commented:

“We have waited two years in hopes of being able to guarantee the shows we announce, and follow through with our plans. We thought we had finally reached that point earlier this fall, but again the rug got pulled out from under us.

With the current situation with the Omicron variant being what it is, we are very sorry to announce we have to postpone the UK portion of tour to February 2023. All tickets purchased will still be valid. We know this is a long time away but unfortunately, there were no earlier opportunities with the venues without having to cancel one or more shows. We have hope that we will see you sooner than that though UK. Please stay tuned for more updates.”

Avatar Premiere New Song “Construction Of Souls”

Avatar have premiered a new song titled “Construction Of Souls.“ You can check that out below. A new “children’s book” based on the track is also available HERE. The band said the following about the song:

“This song will be to Christmas songs what Die Hard is to Christmas movies. It wasn’t intended to be that, but ultimately, it makes a lot of sense. It’s about us — meaning the robots taking over the great human project of our ancestors, building our way out of the planet on sandy soils, saturated with the withering bones of our ancestors.”

Veil Of Maya, Mastiff, & Sonic Assault Added To Avatar’s European/UK Tour

Veil Of Maya will be serving as direct support on Avatar’s upcoming European/UK tour. Mastiff and Sonic Assault will also appear on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Mastiff:

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

With Sonic Assault:

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 Premiere New Song “So Sang The Hollow”, Announce Rescheduled U.S. Dates

Avatar have premiered a new song titled “So Sang The Hollow.“ You can check that out below:

Johannes Eckerström commented:

“I think the song fits the season. ‘So Sang The Hollow‘ lives between a dream and our waking nightmares. It’s like a seance with ghosts of your own creation. It’s one of those songs that was a very long time in the making, with the main guitar part having been kicked around since I entered the workforce. It also answers the question what Simon And Garfunkel would’ve sounded like if they grew up listening to Black Sabbath.”

In other news, the group have also announced the rescheduled dates for their recently postponed U.S. shows:

01/28 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
01/29 Billing, MT – Pub Station
01/30 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
01/31 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
02/01 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
02/02 Garden City, IA – Revolution Concert House

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