Avatar announce new LP; release new song + tour dates

Avatar live at PlayStation Theater earlier this month…

Swedish metallers Avatar have will release their seventh studio opus dubbed Avatar Country on January 12th via eOne Music/Century Media Records. The effort features the single “A Statue Of The King,” which you can check out below.

Avatar have also announced North American / European & UK tour dates for early 2018. A stop in New York City at Gramercy Theatre goes down on January 11 [TIX go on sale on 10/27]. The Brains and Hellzapoppin will open the stateside run.

Here’s the full announcement from the band:

As art is eternal, so is Avatar Country, and so is our King. These laws of the universe results in an audiovisual masterpiece which is eternal squared. In agreement with the Royal Television (Kungliga Televisionen, KTV), we have chosen to let this be accessible to non citizens through the ”Youtube.” Glory to our King!

The Chamber of Digital Delights and Downloadable Data Dedicated to Decidedly Done Depictions of the King has agreed with the Royal Court to release “A Statue Of The King” as an iTunes instant gratification track. Potential Citizens who pre order Avatar Country on iTunes will receive the song as an immediate download. A Statue Of The King is available on all streaming services now.

Avatar the band, featuring His Royal Highness The King and his elite backing orchestra will release their seventh full length, Avatar Country on January 12, 2018 via Entertainment One in North America and Century Media rest of world. A staff member of the Court comments:

We see this as our opportunity to finally show the world the glory of ‘Avatar Country’ and our King. The album contains the expected superior examples of how metal should and must sound today and for all eternity. Plus, also included is a new rendition of our national anthem and audio recordings from some of the finest moments of the King’s history of public speaking.

‘Avatar Country’ will also serve as the highly anticipated followup to ‘Feathers and Flesh,’ which debuted at #5 Hard Music, #7 Indie, #12 Rock, #31 Current, #9 Overall and #88 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. It was produced by Jay Ruston at Spinroad Recording Studios in Gothenburg Sweden.

The King and His Band will go on a series of state visits all over the world this winter and spring with honorary Citizens THE BRAINS and sideshow extraordinaire HELLZAPOPPIN. Patriots may remember Hellzapoppin from the King’s 2012 music video for their single “Black Waltz.” North American dates will kick off in Columbus, OH on January 6th at the Newport Music Hall and stretch coast to coast before coming to a theatrical close at The Intersection in Grand Rapids. European dates starts in Utrecht March 13 and will be concluded in Avatar Country twin city Gothenburg on April 7.

GLORY TO OUR KING!

Tunes and dates continue below.

North America:

Jan-06 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Jan-07 Toronto, ON The Opera House
Jan-09 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 Aztec
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 The Summit Music Hall
Feb-01 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
Feb-02 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
Feb-03 Green Bay, WI Sand Lot
Feb-05 Lawrence, KS Granada
Feb-07 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall
Feb-08 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Feb-09 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe
Feb-10 Milwaukee, WI The Rave II
Feb-11 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection

Europe/UK:

3/13/18 Utrecht, Netherlands Tivoli Vredenburg
3/14/18 Paris, France Trianon
3/15/18 Lille, France Lille / Le Splendid- (Les Paradis Artificiels Festival)
3/16/18 London, UK Islington Assembly Hall
3/17/18 Sint-Niklaas, Belgium De Casino
3/18/18 Köln, Germany Luxor
3/20/18 Reims, France La Cartonnerie
3/21/18 Nîmes, France Paloma
3/22/18 Cognac, France West Rock
3/23/18 Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain Sala Sanatana 27
3/24/18 Madrid, Spain Sala Mon Live
3/25/18 Barcelona, Spain Sala Bikini
3/26/18 Villeurbanne, France Le Transbordeur
3/27/18 Genève, Switzerland L’Usine
3/28/18 Zurich, Switzerland Dynamo
3/29/18 Milan, Italy Alcatraz
4/1/18 Munich, Germany Technikum
4/2/18 Prague, Czech Republic Lucerna Music Bar
4/3/18 Berlin, Germany Bi Nuu
4/4/18 Hamburg, Germany Gruenspan
4/5/18 Copenhagen, Denmark Pumpehuset
4/6/18 Stockholm, Sen Klubben Fryshuset
4/7/18 Göteborg, Sen Trädgår’n