Swedish metallers Avatar have been on a roll lately, as the theatrical band have gone from a curiosity in America to a band easily able to play festivals and a known presence at active rock radio. And while their most recent album, Feathers and Flesh, was only released in May, they’re returning with a new album, Avatar Country, on January 12th on eOne. Today, they unveiled the first video, “A Statue of the King.” Along with the video, a proclamation has arrived about the album and video, along with the announcement a tour will be coming along with The Brains and Hellzapoppin.
As art is eternal, so is Avatar Country, and so is our King. These laws of the universe results in an audiovisual masterpiece which is eternal squared. In agreement with the Royal Television (Kungliga Televisionen, KTV), we have chosen to let this be accessible to non citizens through the ”Youtube.” Glory to our King!
The Chamber of Digital Delights and Downloadable Data Dedicated to Decidedly Done Depictions of the King has agreed with the Royal Court to release “A Statue Of The King” as an iTunes instant gratification track. Potential Citizens who pre order Avatar Country on iTunes will receive the song as an immediate download. A Statue Of The King is available on all streaming services now.
Avatar the band, featuring His Royal Highness The King and his elite backing orchestra will release their seventh full length, Avatar Country on January 12, 2018 via Entertainment One in North America and Century Media rest of world. A staff member of the Court comments:
We see this as our opportunity to finally show the world the glory of ‘Avatar Country’ and our King. The album contains the expected superior examples of how metal should and must sound today and for all eternity. Plus, also included is a new rendition of our national anthem and audio recordings from some of the finest moments of the King’s history of public speaking.
‘Avatar Country’ will also serve as the highly anticipated followup to ‘Feathers and Flesh,’ which debuted at #5 Hard Music, #7 Indie, #12 Rock, #31 Current, #9 Overall and #88 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. It was produced by Jay Ruston at Spinroad Recording Studios in Gothenburg Sweden.
The King and His Band will go on a series of state visits all over the world this winter and spring with honorary Citizens THE BRAINS and sideshow extraordinaire HELLZAPOPPIN. Patriots may remember Hellzapoppin from the King’s 2012 music video for their single “Black Waltz.” North American dates will kick off in Columbus, OH on January 6th at the Newport Music Hall and stretch coast to coast before coming to a theatrical close at The Intersection in Grand Rapids. European dates starts in Utrecht March 13 and will be concluded in Avatar Country twin city Gothenburg on April 7.
GLORY TO OUR KING!
Here are the North American tour dates:
1/06 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
1/07 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
1/09 Montreal, QC @ Astral
1/11 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
1/12 Boston, MA @ Brighton
1/13 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
1/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts
1/16 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
1/17 Atlanta, GA @ The Buckhead Theatre
1/18 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
1/19 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
1/20 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
1/21 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec
1/23 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
1/24 Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
1/25 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
1/28 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
1/30 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
1/31 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
2/01 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
2/02 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
2/03 Green Bay, WI @ Sand Lot
2/05 Lawrence, KS @ Granada
2/07 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
2/08 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
2/09 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe
2/10 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
2/11 Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection