Pics: Avatar, The Brains & Hellzapoppin brought their freak show to Gramercy Theatre (1/11)

Photos by Lina Glasir


Supporting their just released seventh studio effort titled Avatar Country (via eOne Music/Century Media Records), Swedish metal misfits Avatar are presently embarked on a world tour featuring support from Montreal psychobilly crew The Brains and sideshow spectacle Hellzapoppin.

The five-week-long North American extravaganza kicked off in Ohio last weekend and crash landed in New York City on Thursday night (Jan. 11th) at Gramercy Theatre, where the many in attendance were introduced to brand new Avatar tracks from their monarch-driven new effort such as “Glory To Our King,” “Legend of the King,” “King’s Harvest,” “The King Wants You,” “A Statue of the King” and “The King Welcomes You To Avatar Country.”

Boasting a highly decorated set featuring stair risers, a huge illuminated band logo and various moving lights, Avatar‘s intense stage presence had hundreds of devoted fans in a craze, seen predominantly during crowd-favorites “Let It Burn,” “Bloody Angel,” “The Eagle Has Landed,” “Smells Like a Freakshow” and others including the night’s last song, “Hail the Apocalypse.”

Earlier in the evening, The Brains kept the crowd bumping, meanwhile Hellzapoppin‘s eye-popping display had a few jaws on the floor.

Check out a ton of live shots from the night in the gallery below. All upcoming tour date can be viewed here and at the end of this post.

Coming soon to Gramercy Theatre:

02/17 – Of Mice and Men, blessthefall, Fire From the Gods, Cane Hill, MSCW
02/21 – Intervals, Jason Richardson, Night Verses, Nick Johnston
02/22 – Uriah Heep


The Brains:



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


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