AVATAR, the band that brought you the gut wrenching side show video for “Black Waltz” and the visually dazzling video for “Torn Apart” will support SEVENDUST and LACUNA COIL this winter. This is the very first time the band will play the US, dates will stretch up and down the east coast. drummer John Alfredsson adds his own words:

“It feels truly amazing to get the opportunity to make our first strike in the US with Sevendust and Lacuna Coil. 2013 will be the year of Avatar in the states and we are excited to bring the madness to you!”

The band released their newest record, “Black Waltz” earlier this year to much critical acclaim. Such accoldates incldue:

“No song sounds the same from start to end, each one is a stylistic roller coaster ride!” – Metal Hammer

“Black Walt’s comparative musical style and spare production, which in turn brings a fresh, raw immediacy to these 10 stellar songs.” – Outburn Magazine 8/10

“Avatar’s schizophrenic musical leanings demonstrate an electronic pulse bolstered with strong songwriting and a keen sense of adventure, making Black Waltz a diverse listening experience running the gamut of the metal spectrum.” –

“The content seemingly rebounds off genres like a helpless pinball, but when it hits a bumper cap, it hits that cap with everything it’s got and that kind of commitment to the cause is a rare commodity.” 4/5

“They have pieced together a really broad-sounding metal album.” –

AVATAR is: Johannes Eckerström (vocals), Jonas Jarlsby (guitars), Tim Öhrström (guitars), Henrik Sandelin (bass), John Alfredsson – (drums)

Tour Dates

2/1 Greenville, SC

2/2 Winston-Salem, NC

2/3 Jacksonville, NC

2/5 Lancaster, PA
Chameleon Club

2/6 Clifton Park, NY
Upstate Concert Hall

2/7 Portland, ME
The Asylum

2/8 Allentown, PA
Crocodile Rock

2/9 Lynchburg, VA
Phase 2

2/10 Nashville, TN
Marathon Music Works

2/12 Fayetteville, AR
George’s Majestic Lounge

2/14 Biloxi, MS
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

2/15 Broussard, LA
The Station

2/16 Beaumont, TX
Dixie Dance Hall

2/17 Little Rock, AR
Revolution! Music Room

2/19 Springfield, IL

2/21 Bloomington, IL
The Castle Theatre

2/22 South Bend, IN
Club Fever