Avantasia

When
Fri May 17
Where
City National Civic
Time
8pm
Cost
$48
Tags
Music, Metal

Description

Though it was spawned from a roiling fusion of sludgy blues riffs and occult imagery, heavy metal music shares more common threads with Vivaldi and Wagner than with Johnson and John Lee. Case in point: Tobias Sammet's metal opera supergroup, Avantasia. Led by former Edguy frontman Sammet and featuring the likes of Mr. Big's Eric Martin and Geoff Tate of Queensryche, Avantasia takes swirling symphonic textures and smashes them together with piercing guitar leads and gritty vocal lines. Avantasia comes to town this weekend on the heels of Moonglow, their eighth LP--which features a head-banging rendition of Michael Sembello's "Maniac."

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Location

  1. City National Civic
    135 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA