Swedish metallers AVATAR have announced their return to North America on the aptly named "Avatar Country World Tour 2019". Dates begin on May 16 in Buffalo, New York and stretch coast to coast before wrapping up in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 15, exactly thirty days later. Direct support will come from legendary singer/songwriter and producer Devin Townsend, who will perform a full acoustic set. Southern California's DANCE WITH THE DEAD and Atlanta mainstays '68 will open the show. Dates include three prestigious North American rock festivals — Sonic Temple in Columbus, Ohio on May 17, Rocklahoma in Pryor, Oklahoma on May 26, and Domination 2019 in Mexico City on May 3.
"As we've stated in the past, we are reaching the end of the road for the 'Avatar Country' saga," says vocalist Johannes Eckerström. "And if you want to see us in all our Royal Glory in tribute to the King, this might very well be your last chance. We will make sure to go out with a bang!"
"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. I am a lifelong fan, and I genuinely feel that people who appreciate our willingness to experiment and walk that extra mile to be true to our vision and integrity have Mr. Townsend to thank for a lot. It will be a bucket list experience for me, and I hope we get to share it with as many people as possible."
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May 03 - Mexico City, MX - Domination 2019
May 16 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom (buy tickets)
May 17 - Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple
May 18 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom (buy tickets)
May 19 - Portland, ME - Aura (buy tickets)
May 21 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre (buy tickets)
May 22 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues (buy tickets)
May 23 - Madison, WI - The Sylvee (buy tickets)
May 24 - Sauget, IL - Pop's (buy tickets)
May 25 - Sioux City, IA - Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel (buy tickets)
May 26 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma
May 28 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue (buy tickets)
May 29 - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre (buy tickets)
May 30 - Saskatoon, SK - Coors Event Centre (buy tickets)
May 31 - Edmonton, AB - The Ranch Roadhouse (buy tickets)
Jun. 01 - Calgary, AB - The Palace (buy tickets)
Jun. 03 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom (buy tickets)
Jun. 04 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom (buy tickets)
Jun. 06 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore (buy tickets)
Jun. 07 - Reno, NV - Cargo (buy tickets)
Jun. 08 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex - Grand (buy tickets)
Jun. 09 - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater (buy tickets)
Jun. 10 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep (buy tickets)
Jun. 11 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater (buy tickets)
Jun. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theatre (buy tickets)
Jun. 14 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre (buy tickets)
Jun. 15 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues (buy tickets)
The 2019 trek across the U.S. will be the first time AVATAR has toured in America since its went out with TRIVIUM on the "The Sin And The Sentence" tour last October.