Oliver Hartmann

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18
Mar

AVANTASIA Bring All-Star Cast To Australia - BOB CATLEY, JORN LANDE, ERIC MARTIN & More

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AVANTASIA Announce Cast For May 2019 Australian Tour
 
As it was announced late last year that the world’s biggest Metal opera was finally coming to Australia. 20 years after the release of the original Metal Operas, Musical mastermind Tobias Sammet decided to bring the full AVANTASIA stage show to Australia!
 
As the AVANTASIA dates, inch closer and closer to Australia, set for impact this May, the cast of this once-in-a-lifetime event has been announced! Amidst sheer praise and admiration for 'Moonglow' (Which hit #1 in the German album charts), Tobias Sammet has out-done himself with a world-class roster of singers and musicians that will be making the trek down under this May:
 
TOBIAS SAMMET - Lead vocals (Edguy, Avantasia)
BOB CATLEY - Lead vocals (Magnum)
ERIC MARTIN - Lead vocals (Mr. Big)
GEOFF TATE - Lead vocals (ex-Queensryche, Operation: Mindcrime)
JORN LANDE - Lead vocals (ex-Masterplan, JORN)
RONNIE ATKINS - Lead vocals (Pretty Maids)
HERBIE LANGHANS - Backing vocals / Lead vocals (Sinbreed)
ADRIENNE COWAN - Backing vocals / Lead vocals (Seven Spires, Winds of Plague)
SASCHA PAETH - Guitars (Producer for Avantasia, Edguy, Angra, Shaaman, Rhapsody of Fire, Kamelot, After Forever and Epica)
OLLI HARTMANN - Guitars / Backing vocals (At Vance, Hartmann)
MIRO RODENBERG - Keyboards (Producer for Angra, Shaaman, Luca Turilli, Rhapsody of Fire, Kamelot and Heavens Gate)
ANDRE NEYGENFIND - Bass (Avantasia)
FELIX BOHNKE - Drums (Edguy)
  
 
Having blown crowds away with headline sets at both Wacken Open Air in Germany and Barcelona Rockfest while touring their previous album Ghostlights, AVANTASIAproved they are one of the biggest names in operatic and symphonic heavy music. Sammet is a masterful storyteller, creating epic fantasy worlds that can barely be contained within his sprawling concept albums. They can barely be contained on stage either with AVANTASIA shows typically lasting for up to three hours!
 
WATCH The Tour Trailer:
 
 
AVANTASIA’s eighth studio album, ‘Moonglow’ was released via Nuclear Blast in February and boasts an incredible list of performers including Jorn Lande, Eric Martin (Mr Big), Geoff Tate (ex-Queensryche), Michael Kiske (Helloween), Bob Catley (Magnum), Amanda Somerville, Candice Night, Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian) & Mille Petrozza (Kreator)
 
It can absolutely be said that Australia has never seen a tour like this. From the depth of storytelling, to the range of the cast, to the sheer musical brilliance – this is a once in a lifetime tour! Do not miss this!
 
AVANTASIA TOUR DATES:
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May 12th - Sydney, Metro Theatre
RSVP: https://bit.ly/2tJfcGX
Tickets: https://bit.ly/2IMBZMr  

May 14th - Melbourne, The Forum (SELLING FAST!)
RSVP: https://bit.ly/2TkNyid
Tickets: https://bit.ly/2Uk2c6E
 
Presented by Overdrive Touring
 
 
Wed
04
Apr

HARTMANN Has Both 'Hands On The Wheel' For New Album

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Friday, May 18, 2018
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The new HARTMANN album 'Hands On The Wheel' will be released May 18 via Pride & Joy.
 
The history of HARTMANN started in 2005 with the debut 'Out in the cold', often reviewed as 'Album of the month' in a wide range of rock magazines all over the world. With their successful followers 'Home' (2006), '3' (2009), 'Balance' (2012), the live & acoustic DVD/CD 'Handmade' (2008) and the compilation 'The Best Is Yet To Come' (2013) the band has meanwhile worked out their status as being one of Germany’s best modern hard rock bands that is offering international high-class melodic rock. The band also enjoys the good reputation as an outstanding live band and has been called to tour with rock legends as Toto, The Hooters, Uriah Heep, Edguy, Mother’s Finest, Y&T and others. Their latest album ’Shadows & Silhouettes’ (2016) has been accompanied again with a club tour and many festivals last summer.  
 
Now the forthcoming new album ’Hands On The Wheel’ – way more rough and rocking and than its predecessor - will be released May 18th 2018 on the artist’s label Sonic 11 Records in cooperation with Pride&Joy Music/Soulfood, again co-produced by Sascha Paeth (Avantasia, Beyond The Black, Kamelot). Including the participation of guest musicians as Jimmy Kresic (The Roots, Rock Meets Classic), Karolina Galbavà & Irena Morisakovà (Hans Zimmer), the album will contain the catchy singles/videoclips ’Don’t want back down’ and the very special duet ’Simple man’ feat. Mr. Big vocalist Eric Martin, accompanied by a huge promotion-/video-campaign of Germany’s No 1 rock radio station Rockantenne and a special Facebook & online campaign.  
 
Since the late 90’s founder Oliver Hartmann is known as a highly respected singer and guitarist on the international music scene due to four albums with the band At Vance, studio work for hard rock and metal acts as Hammerfall, Rhapsody, Helloween or Edguy, as a long time studio and live member of top sellers as Avantasia and as part of 'Rock Meets Classic' that is featuring the big names of the international rock scene: Alice Cooper, Ian Gillan, Uriah Heep, Status Quo, Thin Lizzy, Paul Rodgers, Eric Bazilian, Jimi Jamison, Midge Ure, Steve Lukather, Chris Thompson, Bonnie Tyler and many others. Besides that Oliver Hartmann is also fronting the successful Pink Floyd Tribute Echoes that climbed up to No 20 of the German charts in 2015 with their acoustic live DVD ’Barefoot To The Moon’ and received outstanding critics world wide. 
 
Line-up: Oliver Hartmann (vocals, guitar); Mario Reck (guitar); Armin Donderer (bass); Markus Kullmann (drums); additional keys by Jimmy Kresic 
 
 
01. Don’t Want Back Down, 02. Your Best Excuse, 03. Cold As Stone, 04. Simple Man, 05. Last Plane Out, 06. Soulmates, 07. The Harder They Come, 08. Dream World. 09. I Remember * 10. Lost In Translation, 11. The Sky Is Falling, 12. Heart Of Gold
 
 
Wed
17
Aug

HARTMANN Delivers 'Shadows & Silhouettes' Sept 30

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Friday, September 30, 2016
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After numerous tours as part of Avantasia, Rock Meets Classic and as mastermind of the successful Pink Floyd Tribute Echoes the exceptional singer and guitarist Oliver Hartmann now presents his new fifth studio album "Shadows & Silhouettes" with Hartmann after nearly four years break since the latest release "Balance". The new album will be released on 30th of September on the artist owned label SONIC11 in cooperation with Pride & Joy Music.
Supported by guest musicians as the well-known session keyboarder Jimmy Kresic (Rock Meets Classic, The Roots, Soundtopia), Miro Rodenberg (Avantasia) and also the Prague cellist Irena Morisáková and violinist Adéla Peckováthe album contains 12 extra class songs combining modern melodic Rock ("Irresisitible", "Glow" "High on you", I would murder for you") with many acoustic ("The letting go", "Shadow in my eyes", "Still the same") and partly very intimate moments ("Jaded heart", "Last goodbye") pointing up the broadness and complexity of Hartmann. The catchy single "When your mama was a hippie" will also be released as video clip.
 
The album has been co-produced again by Sascha Paeth (Avantasia, Edguy, Kamelot, Beyond The Black, etc.) and mixed/mastered at Gate Studios Wolfsburg/Germany. 
 
Line-up: Oliver Hartmann (guitar/vocals), Mario Reck (guitar), Armin Donderer (bass), Markus Kullmann (drums), Jimmy Kresic (add. keys)
 
Web: www.oliverhartmann.com // www.facebook.com/HartmannBand
 
 
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