Singer AMANDA SOMERVILLE Releases First AVANTASIA Tour Video Blog

June 7, 2008

Vocalist Amanda Somerville has issued the first in a series of video blogs from the AVANTASIA European tour, which kicked off on June 5 at the Rocksound Festival in Huttwil, Switzerland. Watch the clip below.

Amanda Somerville is the American singer-songwriter and vocal coach who was recently tapped to replace EPICA vocalist Simone Simons on the band's North American tour with SYMPHONY X due to Simons' ongoing health issues.

A Michigan native, Amanda has resided and worked mainly in Germany and the Netherlands since 1999. She has collaborated with several bands in the metal scene (EDGUY, AFTER FOREVER, EPICA, KAMELOT, etc.) along with producers Sascha Paeth and Miro, and co-wrote the rock opera "Aina". Her own music is of the pop-rock genre and she is currently focusing on her solo career.

Remaining AVANTASIA tour dates:

Jun. 07 - Sweden Rock - Slvesborg, Sweden
Jun. 10 - Moscow, Russia - DK Gorbunova
Jun. 13 - Tokyo, Japan - Shinagawa Prince Stellar Ball
Jun. 15 - Mexico City, Mexico - Circo Volador
Jun. 18 - Obras - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jun. 20 - Caupolican - Santiago, Chile
Jun. 22 - Credicard Hall - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jul. 04 - Castle Festival - Smederevo Fortress, Serbia
Jul. 10 - Masters of Rock - Vizovice, Czech Republic
Jul. 24 - Festivalul Peninsula - Tirgu Mures, Transylvania
Jul. 26 - Rockin Field Festival - Italy
Jul. 31 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
Aug. 13 - Sziget Festival - Budapest, Hungary

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