AVATAR & The King Conquer the TLA

Starting off the evening wasn’t a band it was Hellzapoppin‘ a a traveling freak show that included man with no legs jumping on to piles of glass, a sword swallower, a razor blade regurgitater and people drilling drill bits into their face.  This was definitely not a opener for the faint of heart!

Second up were The Brains,  a Canadian rockabilly type group with a tinge of metal.  The Philly crowd seemed to welcome this 3 man group and enjoyed their set warming them up for the main attraction.

A curtain drop unveiled AVATAR‘s royal banners, as they began the night with material off of their recently released album ‘Avatar Country  First up “Glory to Our King” and then “Legend of the King.” Tonight’s set was packed with six new songs from the new cd.

Avatar ran through other fan favorites including “Smells Like a Freakshow,” “The Eagle Has Landed” and “Let it Burn.” They closed the night with “Hail the Apocalypse,” which was the one song the fans were waiting to hear all night

AVATAR

Setlist:

Glory To Our King
Legend of the King
Let It Burn
Paint Me Red
King’s Harvest
Bloody Angel
The King Wants You
Puppet Show
Tower
The Eagle Has Landed
War Song
Raven Wine
Reload
Smells Like a Freakshow
A Statue of the King
The King Welcomes You To Avatar Country
Hail the Apocalypse

NORTH AMERICAN Tour Dates:

Jan-16 Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom
Jan-17 Atlanta, GA The Buckhead Theatre
Jan-18 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Jan-19 Houston, TX House of Blues
Jan-20 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Jan-21 San Antonio, TX Aztec
Jan-23 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
Jan-24 Los Angeles, CA Regent Theater
Jan-25 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
Jan-28 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
Jan-30 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
Jan-31 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
Feb-01 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
Feb-02 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
Feb-03 Green Bay, WI Sand Lot
Feb-05 Lawrence, KS Granada
Feb-07 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall
Feb-08 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Feb-09 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe
Feb-10 Milwaukee, WI The Rave II
Feb-11 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection

Avatar is:
Johannes Michael Gustaf Eckerström – Vocals
John Alfredsson – Drums
Kungen – Guitars
Tim Öhrström – Guitars
Henrik Sandelin – Bass

The Brains

Hellzapoppin