Music News — January 12, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Ronnie Atkins and Eric Martin the latest to guest on upcoming Avantasia album!


In March the new Avantasia album “The Mystery Of Time” will be released.  The list of featured artists who have been confirmed for the album reads like a who-is-who in Rock and Metal: Biff Byford (Saxon), Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids), Michael Kiske (Unisonic, ex-Helloween), Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, ex-Vengeance), Bruce Kulick (GFR, ex-Meat Loaf, ex-Kiss) have been confirmed so far, others will be announced soon. Now another legend of Rock history has been announced: Eric Martin of US-platinum sellers MR. BIG is singing a role on the album and will join AVANTASIA on stage during the “Mystery World Tour”, starting in April.

On the guest appearance of Pretty Maids Ronnie Atkins, Tobias comments: “I have been a huge Pretty Maids fan since I was a teenager. I already asked Ronnie to be on the Metal Opera in 1999, but he was busy back then. Last year I saw Pretty Maids live, and they were a steam train on stage, unbelievable. After the show we met and Ronnie was a great guy. Finally after 13 years, I am really proud to have him on the new Avantasia album. And his kick-ass performance leaves no doubt: It was a great decision to ask him!”

Get your tickets soon, for the European non-festival indoor shows Avantasia have announced a 3-hour-show.

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