By John Indiveri
From the Royal Court of Avatar Country, The Kingdom announces they will release a new Live LP titled “The King Live in Paris”, recorded live at Download Festival 2018 in Paris, France. The new release will include favorites such as “A Statue Of The King”, “Let It Burn” and “Hail To The Apocalypse”.
Says frontman Johannes Eckerström: “Looking back at all that’s happened and what’s still going on it feels more like a document from a pivotal battle than a live album”
He continues: “In the past, I've found it hard to motivate making something like this, but as time goes on, I find it fortunate that we get to have our work captured like this. I realize now more than ever that we are in the process of constant change. This release is a version of Avatar that didn't exist a year prior, and that already has morphed into something else. The show at Download Paris was a particular one for many reasons. We are very proud of the result."
Avatar will release the live LP on May 17, 2019 via Entertainment One (eOne). Pre-orders are available right now and those pre-ordering on iTunes will receive an instant download of “Bloody Angel”
Here are the track off the LP:
Statue Of The King
Paint Me Red
For The Swarm
The Eagle Has Landed
Smells Like A Freakshow
Hail The Apocalypse
You can pre-order the album now.
The band will also be hitting the road in North America for the “Avatar Country World Tour 2019” starting May 16th in Buffalo, NY and wrapping up in Las Vegas, NV on June 15th. These dates include three major festivals including Sonic Youth (Columbus, OH) on May 17th, Rocklahoma (Pryor, OK) on May 26th and Domination 2019 (Mexico City) on May 3rd. Devin Townsend will be providing direct support.
“As we’ve stated in the past, we are reaching the end of the road for the Avatar Country saga, 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!” says Eckerström.
Tickets are on sale now.
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