Avatar with special guests Old Kerry McKee and Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow in Munich at Technikum, April 1st, 2018

In January 2018 Swedish metal-band Avatar released their latest record ‘Avatar Country’.  They started their world tour in the US in early 2018 and started off in Europe in March. April 1st they made it back to Munich.

Like so many dates on their current tour, the Munich show was sold out. It was the bands’ biggest headline-show in Germany.

For fans of theatrics and freakshows, that show was to place to be on Easter Sunday.

First act to hit the stage was Old Kerry McKee, probably the quietest act of the night, since he’s a one-man-act. Nevertheless his set was quite entertaining.

Second on stage was Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow, a travelling freak-show from Florida. Something you won’t see everyday at a metal-show. Freak-shows actually are hard to find around here. Check out the pics to get an idea of their performance.

Avatar had the audiences’ attention from the first minute on. Johannes Eckerström has this ability to lead the people through the show, introducing almost every song with a short story. Avatar have a very strong fanbase. The whole crowd sang along to every song on the top of their lungs. Johannes only needed to start with a song title and they added the rest. Deliberate pauses in the lyrics were filled with the singing of about 800 people. Some goose-bump moments for everyone.

Avatar never fail the deliver a stellar show. They will be back in the US in April/May for a few dates and then in the UK in June 2018.


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Old Kerry McKee

Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow


~ Review and photography by Alex Bock, https://twitter.com/abphotomjp



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