Avatar to play series of streamed concerts

Swedish metal band Avatar has announced “Avatar Ages: An Impossible Concert Experience,” a series of four concert streams set for January 2021.

The series will launch Jan. 9 with a performance of the band’s latest album, “Hunter Gatherer,” in full. Subsequent concerts will feature fan voted set lists—chosen by ticket purchasers—with songs from “Avatar Country,” “Feathers & Flesh,” “Hail the Apocalypse,” “Black Waltz,” “Thoughts of No Tomorrow,” “Schlacht” and “Avatar.”

Tickets are on sale here.

The schedule is as follows.

Saturday, Jan. 9 – Age of Dreams (“Hunter Gatherer” from start to finish plus Avatars biggest songs)
Saturday, Jan. 16 – Age of Illusions (“Feathers & Flesh” and “Avatar Country” fan voted set list)
Saturday, Jan. 23 – Age of Madness (“Black Waltz” and “Hail the Apocalypse” fan voted set list)
Saturday, Jan. 30 – Age of Memories (“Thoughts of No Tomorrow,” “Schlacht” and “Avatar” fan voted set list)

Frontman Johannes Eckerström said: “Nothing can top the feeling of standing eye to eye with the roaring beast that is a metal crowd, hungry for blood. Instead, what we are setting out to do is a series of shows we could never do on a normal stage. You will see Avatar as you’ve never seen us before. More music, more madness. We enter this with a game plan like no other, but ultimately the power is yours. This is something we’ll create together. We have missed you.”

Concert stream tickets are available for individual shows and as a 4-show package. Various ticket bundles are also available, offering exclusive merchandise such as T-shirts, hoodies, vinyl and a commemorative laminate. A limited number of exclusive virtual Meet & Greets with the entire band also are available. Fans will be able to select their date and time period in advance, and after their personal Meet & Greet, they’ll receive a video file of their conversation, as well as the opportunity to take pictures during the experience. Visit www.AvatarAges.com for all details and to purchase tickets.

Each livestream will debut on its respective date at 4 p.m. EST and remain on-demand for 72 hours.

Fan voting for the set lists will be open to ticket purchasers through 11:59 p.m. ET Dec. 3, 2020. Fans will be emailed a link to activate fan voting after purchasing their virtual concert ticket. Purchasers will be able to choose their 10 favorite songs for each set list and submit directly to the band.  Fan voting is open only to those who purchase a livestream ticket or bundle.

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