Avatar announces 'Avatar Country' World Tour 2019
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The Swedish heavy metal band known as Avatar has announced their plans to tour North America (and Central America) this spring and early summer with a lengthy run of concerts scheduled to begin with their appearance at Domination 2019 in Mexico City on May 3, and continuing until June 15. The upcoming run of shows will continue to promote the recent release of their latest studio album, Avatar Country, which arrived just last month on Jan. 12. The album has since reached No. 2 on Billboard’s “Independent Albums” chart in the U.S.

The hard rock band’s 27-date tour will start out taking them through major and mid-sized cities throughout the U.S. and Canada including Buffalo, NY; Portland, ME; Chicago, IL; Minneapolis, MN; Edmonton, AB; Vancouver, BC; Portland, OR; Reno, NV; Los Angeles, CA; and Las Vegas, NV, just to name a few. Some of the notable stops on the spring-into-summer tour include shows at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on May 18, and The Complex in Salt Lake City, UT on June 8. The band will be joined throughout the tour by Devin Townsend, who will be playing acoustic performances. The tour will also feature support from Dance With the Dead and '68.

Tickets will begin general on-sale starting this Friday, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m. local time. Fans can click here to purchase tickets to select shows on the forthcoming tour.

“This tour is extra special to us and me personally as we’ve not only amazing hand-picked openers to showcase what we think deserves more eyes and ears in ’68 and Dance with the Dead, but we also have the extreme pleasure and privilege to share the stage with Devin Townsend at an exciting phase of his career,” singer Johannes Eckerström said in a statement about the upcoming run.

The band also shared a lengthy but inspirational message via video to their fans on Wednesday, which can be watched in full above.

Avatar 2019 World Tour Dates:
May 3 - Mexico City, MX - Domination 2019
May 16 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
May 17 - Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple
May 18 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom (Tickets)
May 19 - Portland, ME - Aura
May 21 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 22 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
May 23 - Madison, WI - The Sylvee
May 24 - Sauget, IL - Pop’s
May 25 - Sioux City, IA - Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel
May 26 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma
May 28 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
May 29 - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre
May 30 - Saskatoon, SK - Coors Event Centre
May 31 - Edmonton, AB - The Ranch Roadhouse
June 1 - Calgary, AB - The Palace
June 3 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
June 4 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
June 6 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
June 7 - Reno, NV - Cargo
June 8 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex (Tickets)
June 9 - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater
June 10 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
June 11 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
June 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theatre
June 14 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
June 15 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues