While you are reading these lines the editors are putting the finishing touches on the forthcoming Avantasia double DVD (concert film and documentary) The Flying Opera - Around The World In 20 Days.

Both DVD's portray the all-star ensemble's journey on their first ever world tour in 2008. Within just a few weeks the studio project Avantasia became a traveling live event featuring many artists from various bands who got together and set off on the road under the flag of Avantasia for the first time.

The first DVD contains a live concert with a running time of almost two hours featuring footage filmed at the headlining shows of Wacken Open Air (Germany) and Masters Of Rock (Czech Republic). On the second DVD there will be a movie "Around The World In 20 Days" that gives fans the opportunity to join Avantasia backstage and take a look at the surroundings and the thrill behind the scenes that go along with an extensive undertaking such as this. The DVD-set will portray Avantasia 2008 when it all started.

The Flying Opera - Around The World In 20 Days will be available as a 2-DVD set featuring the documentary movie, a live concert film, and additional bonus material. It will be also available as a double live album on CD and as a limited edition 2-CD / 2-DVD boxset. The effort is slated for an early March release via Nuclear Blast Records in Europe and Avalon Marquee in Asia.

The band also confirmed their performance at Wacken Open Air in August will be their only show in 2011.

Source: tobiassammet.com
Band profile: Avantasia
Posted: 05.01.2011 by Thryce


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Bad English - 05.01.2011 at 13:11  
Hey Slash' yah what are you doing on cover? Good there no Axl to LOL
Dark Blood - 05.01.2011 at 18:37  
Written by Bad English on 05.01.2011 at 13:11

Hey Slash' yah what are you doing on cover? Good there no Axl to LOL

LOL He looks a little old in this pic... maybe too old. And his glasses are missing.

Anyway, I've been a little off Avantasia cause I didn't like the last albums. Maybe I'll check this though... but only cause Slash is in the cover!
BMR Monkey - 05.01.2011 at 19:42  

Just waiting for the CD, i dont care much for the DVD.
Baz Anderson - 05.01.2011 at 20:02  
I'd like to re-live my experience at Wacken 2008.
Anibx - 05.01.2011 at 23:40  
Written by Baz Anderson on 05.01.2011 at 20:02

I'd like to re-live my experience at Wacken 2008.

I hate you Baz
GT - 06.01.2011 at 13:43  
Yeah that could be nice to re-live that concert. It was quite good
RavenKing - 06.01.2011 at 14:25  
Imo the album covers, since "The Scarecrow", don't fit the pussy music Sammet churns out these days. They give the impression you're looking at a metal record, when the music is hard rock and pop rock.
There's nothing metal about current Avantasia.

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