Avatar announce new album 'Avatar Country' and 2018 tour dates
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Swedish metal outfit Avatar have been invading the airwaves with singles such as "Smells Like a Freakshow," "The Eagle Has Landed," and "New Land," and their 2016 studio album Feathers & Flesh became their biggest release in North America, landing at number five on the Hard Rock Albums chart and number seven on the Independent Albums chart. Today, the band unveiled a new chapter in their career.

The group will release their new studio album Avatar Country on Jan. 12. The 10 track release was produced by Jay Ruston, who is known for his work with Stone Sour and Steel Panther. To celebrate the announcement, Avatar has released the music video for the album's first single "A Statue Of The King," which was directed by Johan Carlén. Pre-orders for the record, which can be made here starting Thursday, will receive an instant download of the new track.

Next year, Avatar will embark on a North American trek in support of the album with special guests The Brains and Hellzapoppin. After the tour, the group will head on an European tour with Hellzapoppin and Ole Kerry McKee. 

Avatar are currently on the road with In This Moment, which includes a Halloween show at The Moore in Seattle. You can check out their updated tour routing below.

Avatar tour dates

Oct. 25 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Oct. 27 – Garden City, ID – Revolution Center
Oct. 28 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
Oct. 29 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Oct. 31 – Seattle, WA – The Moore (click here for tickets)
Nov. 1 – Kennewick, WA – The Toyota Ice Arena
Nov. 2 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Nov. 4 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
Nov. 5 – Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Centre
Nov. 7 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
Nov. 8 – Sioux Falls, SD – The District
Nov. 10 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
Jan. 6 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Jan. 7 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
Jan. 9 – Montreal, QC – Astral
Jan. 11 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
Jan. 12 – Boston, MA – Brighton
Jan. 13 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Jan. 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
Jan. 16 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
Jan. 17 – Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre
Jan. 18 – New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
Jan. 19 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
Jan. 20 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
Jan. 21 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
Jan. 23 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
Jan. 24 – Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
Jan. 25 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
Jan. 28 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Jan. 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Jan. 31 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Feb. 1 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
Feb. 2 – Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
Feb. 3 – Green Bay, WI – Sand Lot
Feb. 5 – Lawrence, KS – Granada
Feb. 7 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
Feb. 8 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
Feb. 9 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
Feb. 10 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
Feb. 11 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
March 13 – Utrecht, Netherlads – Tivoli Vredenburg
March 14 – Paris, France – Le Trianon
March 15 – Lille, France – Le Splendid
March 16 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
March 17 – Sint-Niklaas, Belgium – De Casino
March 18 – Cologne, Germany – Luxor
March 20 – Remis, France – La Cartonnerie
March 21 – Nimes, France – Paloma
March 22 – Cognac, France – West Rock
March 23 – Bilbao, Spain – Sala Santana 27
March 24 – Madrid, Spain – Sala Mon Live
March 25 – Barcelona, Spain – Sala Bikini
March 26 – Lyon, France – Le Transbordeur
March 27 – Geneva, Switzerland – L’Usine
March 28 – Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo
March 29 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
April 1 – Munich, Germany – Technikum
April 2 – Prague, Czech Republic – Lucerna Music Bar
April 3 – Berlin, Germay – Bi Nuu
April 4 – Hamburg, Germany – Gruenspan
April 5 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
April 6 – Stockholm, Sweden – Klubben Fryhuset
April 7 – Göteborg, Sweden – Tradgarn