PRETTY MAIDS Vocalist Ronnie Atkins To Guest On New AVANTASIA Album
January 9, 2013, 6 years ago
EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's all-star project, AVANTASIA will release their new Rock Opera, The Mystery Of Time, on CD and vinyl in March.
The band has now announced the addition of PRETTY MAIDS vocalist Ronnie Atkins to the list of guests on the new album. Atkins will perform vocals on one of the tracks.
Frontman Tobias Sammet commented: "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!"
Atkins joins a big list of guest stars such as: Arjen Lucassen (AYREON), Biff Byford (SAXON), Michael Kiske (UNISONIC, ex-HELLOWEEN), Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS, ex-MEAT LOAF), Russell Gilbrook (URIAH HEEP), Arjen A. Lucassen (AYREON, ex-VENGEANCE) and the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg. More musicians will be announced soon! In April an all-star ensemble will set off on a world tour, playing three-hour indoor shows on their own plus a few chosen festivals.
Concerts in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile have just been added to Avantasia's tour schedule, their complete routing is available at this location.