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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sweden's AVATAR Performs In The United States For The First Time Ever - Review Available!

Yesterday (January 30), AVATAR performed in U.S. soil for the very first time in the bands 10+ year career. This very special concert took place in New York City at The Studio At Webster Hall in front of a pretty enthusiastic crowd. The band made their presence be felt from the moment they stepped on stage and left the crowd wanting more when they had to finalize their ferocious display of Swedish melodic Death Metal infused with elements of Rock N' Roll.

We had the chance to chat with the bands vocalist Johannes Eckerström right after the band was finished with their set, and he couldn't wipe off the smile off his face. During the interview, which is coming soon, Eckerström commented on the bands first show in the U.S.:

"The reason why it took this long for us to come to America was because we were waiting for the right way to do this. Playing here is very expensive... it's not like when we go to play in Denmark, for example. We really needed the support of a label, so we could do this the right way. Many of us have known each other since our teen years, playing covers and such, so we have always focused on our music first. We are happy to finally be playing here!"

The band released their newest record, 'Black Waltz' last year to much critical acclaim. "Black Waltz's comparable musical style and spare production brings a fresh, raw immediacy to these ten stellar songs." says OUTBURN Magazine. The band has been making waves in Europe with multiple appearances on festivals like Sweden Rock Festival, Metalcamp (Slovenia) and Metaltown (Sweden). AVATAR has supported acts such as Helloween, In Flames and Megadeth over the years as well. Now it is America's turn!

The band is about to hit the road with LACUNA COIL and SEVENDUST, make sure you don't miss their set. They rock!

02/02/13 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's
02/03/13 - Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
02/05/13 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
02/06/13 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
02/07/13 - Portland, ME @ The Asylum
02/08/13 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
02/09/13 - Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
02/10/13 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
02/12/13 - Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Lounge
02/14/13 - Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
02/15/13 - Broussard, LA @ The Station
02/16/13 - Beaumont, TX @ Dixie Dance Hall
02/17/13 - Little Rock, AR @ Revolution! Music Room
02/19/13 - Springfield, IL @ Boondocks
02/21/13 - Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
02/22/13 - South Bend, IN @ Club Fever
02/23/13 - Cedar Falls, IA @ Pepsi Pavilion

Related links:

Avatar's Official Site

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