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Avatar Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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Followers 170,534
Category Metal, Rock
Concerts
Aug
06
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Saratoga Springs
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Aug
07
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Buffalo Corners
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Aug
08
The Great Metal Circus
Fort Wayne
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Aug
09
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Green Bay
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Aug
10
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Dubuque
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Aug
11
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Springfield
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Aug
13
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Tulsa
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Aug
14
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Irving
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Aug
15
The Great Metal Circus
Kansas City
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Aug
16
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Omaha
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Aug
17
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Waukee
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Aug
18
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Sioux Falls
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Aug
20
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Bismarck
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Aug
21
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Billings
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Aug
23
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Tsuu'tina
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Aug
25
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Seattle
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Aug
27
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Idaho Falls
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Aug
28
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Salt Lake City
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Aug
30
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Airway Heights
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Aug
31
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Portland
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Sep
01
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Boise Junction
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Sep
03
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Sacramento
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Sep
04
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Los Angeles
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Sep
05
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Las Vegas
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Sep
07
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Grand Junction
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Sep
08
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Denver
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Sep
09
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Wichita
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Sep
10
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Chesterfield
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Sep
11
The Great Metal Circus
Columbus
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Sep
12
Kiss Of Death Tour, Part 2
Pittsburgh
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About Avatar
A dark, twisted circus sideshow that’s built around bombastically grooving melodic death n’ roll is swinging forward with captivating glee, mesmerizing merriment and the plundering power of lethal pirates toward those brave souls who hand over a ticket to be torn by Avatar and their Black Waltz, the fourth album and first proper American release from the Swedish masters of mayhem. Within Avatar’s diverse songs, a steady focus on the fluid and organic power of the riff (recalling the thunderous foresight of heavy metal’s original wizards, Black Sabbath) takes flight combined with an adventurous sprit veering off into the astral planes of the psychedelic atmosphere conjured by pioneers like Pink Floyd back in the day. Avatar has found a footing that combines the best of rock n’ roll, hard rock and heavy metal’s past, present and future into an overall artistic presentation that is thought-provoking, challenging and altogether enchantingly electric. With the grandiose showmanship of American professional wrestling, the snake oil salesmanship of early 20th century vaudevillian troubadours and the kinetically superheroic power of early Kiss, Avatar lays waste to lesser mortals with ease. Whether somebody gets their rocks off listening to Satyricon or System of a Down, they’ll find something suitably deranged here. “We’re in this weird field, caught in a triangle between extreme metal, rock n’ roll and what can be described as Avant-garde,” confesses Avatar vocalist Johannes Eckerström. The all-enveloping theme park vibe of the band’s music and visual counterpart means that, naturally, “it’s turning into something bigger.” “I have been in this band for ten years. I grew up in this band,” Eckerström explains. “We’re somewhat veterans on the one hand. But we’re the new kids in the neighborhood in America at the same time.” Avatar came of age as “little brothers” of sorts of the famed Gothenburg scene that spawned the celebrated New Wave Of Swedish Death Metal. The band’s debut album, 2006’s Thoughts of No Tomorrow, was filled with brutal, technical melodic death metal to be sure but already, “We tried to put our own stamp on it,” the singer assures. While the following year’s Schlacht still contained flourishes of melody, the unrelenting metallic fury reached an extreme peak. “Intensity was very important,” he says, with some degree of understatement. Where to go for album number three? “We basically rebelled against ourselves,” Eckerström says of 2009’s self-titled collection. “We figured, ‘We can play faster and make even weirder, more technical riffs,’ because Schlacht was cool. But to take that another step would have turned us into something we didn’t want to be.” Instead Avatar rediscovered their inherent passion for traditional heavy metal and classic rock n’ roll. “We decided to remove some unnecessary ‘look at me, I can play!’ parts and added more groove. We added a whole new kind of melody. It was awesome to be this ‘rock n’ roll band’ for a while. It was refreshing and liberating.” Black Waltz sees Avatar coming completely full circle, returning to a more aggressive form of heavy metal but incorporating the lessons they learned while jamming on big riffs with album number three. “We finally came to understand what a good groove is all about and what a great fit it was for our sound,” notes Eckerström. Tracks like the appropriately titled “Ready for the Ride,” the rollicking “Let it Burn” (which dips into some delicious stonerifficness), the anthemic “Smells Like a Freakshow” (a modern day twist of Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie) and “Torn Apart” are supercharged with a dynamic range of artistic showmanship on a near cinematic scale and it’s all stitched together by a driving bottom end. While most European metal acts who dare attempt this level of musicianship, showmanship and attention to detail seem content to toil away in the studio and lock themselves away from the crowds, Avatar have excelled beyond their peers thanks in large part to their continued focus on road work. Careening to and fro on tour busses and airplanes around the world like a marauding troupe of circus performers, Eckerström and his mates (guitarists Jonas Jarlsby and Tim Öhrström, bassist Henrik Sandelin and drummer John Alfredsson) have forged the type of musical bond that can only be brought forth from massive amounts of time spent together on the stage, in hotel rooms, in airports and partying at the venue’s bar. Whether on tour with bands like In Flames, Dark Tranquility or Helloween, playing gigantic festivals like Storsjöyra and Sweden Rock Festival or demolishing South by Southwest, playing live is what it all comes down to for this band. “That is the final manifestation of our art,” Eckerström insists. “Of course an album is a piece of art in itself, but mainly it's a means to reach the higher goal, which is doing these awesome shows. Touring is of the greatest importance.” “We all just love the pirate’s life,” he admits freely. “Sailing into the city on this tour bus thingy, going to kick some ass, have that party and all the while meeting all of these people, entertaining them, encountering a culture that's not your own. We love that.” The want for this type of lifestyle goes back to early childhood fascinations for the good-humored singer. Reading about superheroes, watching Hulk Hogan on TV, getting exposed to Kiss – these were the first ingredients for what Eckerström would go on to create with the guys in Avatar and what has culminated now in Black Waltz. The frontman promises that Avatar will continue to create, to captivate and to experiment. There’s no definitive endpoint in sight. It’s always about the horizon, the journey itself. “As long as you're hungry as an artist, there are higher and higher artistic achievements. I love AC/DC and Motorhead and what they’ve established is amazing, but we don’t want to write albums that are kind of like the album before. We want to travel to a new galaxy, so to speak, every time.” The goal is always to conquer what came before. “That is what stays with you as a mentally healthy musician. Or maybe a mentally deranged one, I’m not sure,” the singer laughs. And part and parcel to that continued evolution will be the ever broadening expansion of the scope of Avatar’s worldwide presentation: Black Waltz and beyond. “We have great visions of what we want to do and the things we want to give to people on a stage,” Eckerström promises. “These ideas, these visions, they require a huge audience. They require a lot of legroom to be done, so I want to get into those arenas, basically. I know we would do something really magical if we got the chance. This idea is one of those things that really, really keeps us going.”
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Genres
Metal, Rock
Band members
Bass, Drums Kungen, Vocals John Alfredsson, Guitars Henrik Sandelin, Johannes Michael Gustaf Eckerström, Guitars Tim Öhrström
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What fans are saying
Joshua
5 / 5
Avatar was fantastic. Great music, impressive technical abilities across the band, and excellent stage presence and performance. They are one of the best bands touring today, and are greatly underrated. I would catch them at a general admission or small venue while you can; I sense their star is rising rapidly and getting this close to a band of this Caliber will be very difficult in their near future!
Piedmont Music Hall Greensboro, NC
May 11, 2024
Ryan
5 / 5
Honestly, even if you don't know a single song, the show is still incredible. I wasn't a fan going in. Didn't hate them—didn't love them—truly indifferent. They made a fan with the show alone. Good god. If all shows were as good as they were, I would never be home. Tl;Dr: if they're playing near you and you're on the fence, just go. You'll be blown away.
The Van Buren Phoenix, AZ
May 08, 2023
Chris
5 / 5
Two hours of a great band having a great time. Surprised at the number of little kids there with their parents. This was my first "Dome" show here. Configuration was cool once I got my bearings. Was pissed that they were charging $5 for parking, as much because I had to pull my wallet out as the money. Parking is free for regular shows here.
The Dome Wallingford Center, CT
May 16, 2024
Ethan
5 / 5
Amazing show! love the interaction with the crowd and loved the bands before avatar. Will definitely be seeing them again. Only thing I was confused about was people getting in early. I latter found out it’s because they have an “Avatar passport” I’ve never heard of it before and wish maybe they could have shown that as an option on the tour poster or something.
Skyway Theater Minneapolis, MN
May 13, 2023
Bernard
5 / 5
Awesome show! Definitely the highlight of the concert. Eckerstorm was the only performer of the night that bantered with the crowd & showed he really cares about the fans. Of course he didn’t take away from the show by talking to much, but you could tell the band was having a good time & enjoyed seeing their fans. ALL HAIL THE KING!
Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK
Oct 21, 2018
Zso
5 / 5
Amazing!! Johannes has the most amazing vocal range. He sounds almost operatic at times, but still has a throaty growl/scream, and all of them sound impeccable live. The show doesn't just sound amazing, the guys are also super funny. They are entertainers. Freaking love these guys! They never disappoint, and are truly appreciative of the crowd - go see them!! ♥️♥️
The Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
Jun 16, 2019
Brandon
5 / 5
I absolutely love Avatar! Seeing them live is a must since they have such a big on stage presence. Caught Tim Öhrström's pick and had a great time. Hopefully the next time Avatar is in Fargo they'll be headlining, because nine songs are just not enough. I need to see an hour and a half to two hours worth of Avatar.
Sanctuary Events Center Fargo, ND
Oct 25, 2018
Eleanor
5 / 5
First time seeing Avatar and I am SO GLAD I found them. Set was amazing, theatrics were amazing and just everything was amazing and so full of energy. Am not just a fan, I am now obsessed with this band and eagerly awaiting their next tour. Honestly one of my favorite live performances (and theres been quite a few)
O2 Academy Brixton London, United Kingdom
Oct 03, 2018
Kelli
5 / 5
I must say that this was the best so far. All 4 of my kids were given tickets for Christmas and were totally awe struck when they were escorted to the very front and got to meet them all. KUDOS AVATAR...Matthew would still like to have you at his birthday party. TONS OF LOVE FROM IOWA!!!!!
Bourbon Theatre  Lincoln, NE
Feb 03, 2018
Rachel
4 / 5
Avatar is wonderful! We even got close to Johannes since he came up where we were! Amazing! However, the venue was small and not the greatest vision wise to see them all perform though we still could see them. And some of the workers there were not the most friendliest. Other than that, Avatar Ruled the night ❤️
Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
May 25, 2023
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Avatar Tour Cities
Grand Junction, CO Pittsburgh, PA Green Bay, WI Dubuque, IA Waukee, IA Airway Heights, WA Seattle, WA Idaho Falls, ID Columbus, OH Springfield, MO Bismarck, ND Wichita, KS Kansas City, MO Sioux Falls, SD Sacramento, CA Tulsa, OK Las Vegas, NV Irving, TX Saratoga Springs, NY Fort Wayne, IN Omaha, NE Portland, OR Chesterfield, MO Los Angeles, CA Salt Lake City, UT Billings, MT Denver, CO

Frequently Asked Questions About Avatar

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Avatar on tour?

Yes, Avatar is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Avatar concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Avatar tour is scheduled for 30 dates across 27 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Avatar scheduled to play?

Avatar is scheduled to play 30 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Avatar tour start?

Avatar’s tour starts Aug 06, 2024 and ends on Sep 12, 2024. They will play 27 cities; their most recent concert was held in Saratoga Springs at Broadview Stage at SPAC and their next upcoming concert will be in Tsuu'tina at Stage Bar at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino.

What venues is Avatar performing at?

As part of the Avatar tour, Avatar is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Aug 06 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Broadview Stage at SPAC
Aug 07 - Buffalo Corners, NY @ Terminal B at the Outer Harbor
Aug 08 - Fort Wayne, IN @ The Clyde Theatre
Aug 09 - Green Bay, WI @ Capital Credit Union Park
Aug 10 - Dubuque, IA @ Q Casino
Aug 11 - Springfield, MO @ The Shrine Mosque
Aug 13 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Aug 14 - Irving, TX @ The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory
Aug 15 - Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
Aug 16 - Omaha, NE @ The Astro
Aug 17 - Waukee, IA @ Vibrant Music Hall
Aug 18 - Sioux Falls, SD @ The District
Aug 20 - Bismarck, ND @ Bismarck Event Center
Aug 21 - Billings, MT @ Downtown Billings Skatepark
Aug 23 - Tsuu'tina, AB @ Stage Bar at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino
Aug 25 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
Aug 27 - Idaho Falls, ID @ Mountain America Center
Aug 28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Saltair Amphitheater
Aug 30 - Airway Heights, WA @ Northern Quest Resort & Casino
Aug 31 - Portland, OR @ Theater Of The Clouds
Sep 01 - Boise Junction, ID @ Revolution Concert House
Sep 03 - Sacramento, CA @ The Backyard
Sep 04 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
Sep 05 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Theater at Virgin Hotels
Sep 07 - Grand Junction, CO @ Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park
Sep 08 - Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
Sep 09 - Wichita, KS @ WAVE
Sep 10 - Chesterfield, MO @ The Factory at the District
Sep 11 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Sep 12 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field - Stage AE Lot
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