Dallas, TX – Avatar captivated fans at the House of Blues Saturday evening in support of their new studio album release Avatar Country. Avatar, a melodic metal band from Sweden, has been playing festivals and venues nonstop for several years with mega success. With their new themed based album release, Avatar has spawned a new world that embraces a King. The king speaks, the King listens to the people of Avatar, and he plays guitar in the Avatar band.

Appropriately, touring along with Avatar is Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue and musicians The Brains. Hellzapoppin warmed the audience up with sword swallowing and magic before The Brains came on and cranked the sound system. Both opening acts were very well suited for this tour, and the crowd enjoyed every minute. It wasn’t long before the Avatar Country was raising their swords hands to bring out their master of steel “The King.”

Avatar Country includes song titles like “The King Wants You”,  “A Statue of the King”, and “Glory To Our King.” Saturday night the King AKA Jonas Jarlsby rises center stage on his throne with his most excellent steel guitar.

It was unclear Saturday evening if The House Of Blues had strung new lighting or if this was part of the show. Throughout the opening acts and long into Avatar’s set these lights seemed merely part of the decor. Then, late into Avatar’s set, these lights illuminated along with thousands of bubbles flooding into the standing room only floor. Avatar launches into the song “The King Welcomes You To Avatar Country.”  This crescendo and fanfare allow the crowd to celebrate a moment of music and Avatar Country itself. 

With an 18 song setlist, Avatar closed out the evening with a fan favorite “Hail the Apocalypse.” They gracefully thanked their fans for all their support and promised to be back soon. Singer Johannes Eckerstrom closes the show saying “Dallas, Texas, The King Loves You.”


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