In the midst of a mostly sold-out European trek, Avatar has announced its return to North America on the “Avatar Country World Tour 2019” presented by Revolver magazine. Dates begin on May 16 in Buffalo, New York, and stretch coast to coast before wrapping up in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 15.
These dates include three North American rock festivals—Sonic Temple in Columbus, Ohio, on May 17; Rocklahoma in Pryor, Oklahoma, on May 26; and Domination 2019 on May 3. in Mexico City.
“As we’ve stated in the past, we are reaching the end of the road for the ‘Avatar Country’ saga,” vocalist Johannes Eckerström said. “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!”
Singer-songwriter and producer Devin Townsend will serve as direct support, performing a full acoustic set. Southern California’s Dance with the Dead and Atlanta mainstays ’68 will open the show.
“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,” Eckerström said.
“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.”
The 2019 trek across the U.S. will be the first time the band has toured in America since it went out with Trivium on the “The Sin and the Sentence World Tour” last October.
General on-sale will be available Friday, Feb. 8. A special pre-sale will be available on Thursday, Feb. 7,, via Blabbermouth (password: BBM2019) and Revolver (Revolver2019).
3-May – Mexico City, MX – Domination 2019
16-May – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
17-May – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple
18-May – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
19-May – Portland, ME – Aura
21-May – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
22-May – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
23-May – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
24-May – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
25-May – Sioux City, IA – Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel
26-May – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
28-May – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
29-May – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
30-May – Saskatoon, SK – Coors Event Centre
31-May – Edmonton, AB – The Ranch Roadhouse
1-Jun – Calgary, AB – The Palace
3-Jun – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
4-Jun – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
6-Jun – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
7-Jun – Reno, NV – Cargo
8-Jun – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex – Grand
9-Jun – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
10-Jun – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
11-Jun – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
13-Jun – Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theatre
14-Jun – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
15-Jun – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues