Avantasia to perform at Quebec City Summer FestivalEdguy singer Tobias Sammet's Avantasia project will make its North American debut at the Quebec City Summer Festival (Festival D'Ã©tÃ© De QuÃ©bec), set to take place July 4-14 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Also scheduled to appear are Rush, Def Leppard, Voivod and Foreigner.
According to a press release, "the Quebec City Summer Festival is Canadaâ€™s biggest outdoor artistic event. Picture a modern, yet historic city taken over by a music festival and 1.5 million festival-goers. Twelve indoor and outdoor stages, venues where you can gather to celebrate and to discover whatâ€™s new, on which a string of international superstars. In all, more than 1,000 artists and close to 300 shows! Rock, French song, hip-hop, electro, jazz, classical music and world music greats. All this right in the heart of beautiful Quebec City!"
Avantasia's new album, "The Mystery Of Time", was released on March 30. The effort was made available as a regular Cd, limited-edition vinyl and limited-edition hardcover book with a 28-page booklet containing ten regular songs and two bonus tracks ("The Cross And You", "Death Is Just A Feeling"). The cover artwork was hand-painted by world acclaimed British fantasy artist Rodney Matthews. Among Rodney's most famous artworks are not only album covers for rock legends such as Magnum, Thin Lizzy, Asia and Nazareth, he has also designed the characters for the Tv series "Lavender Castle" and created the covers for novels by British fantasy author Michael Moorcock and many more.