Avantasia have been around for a number of years and have a great catalogue of albums under their belt, it was with the release of moonglow in 2019 that they really caught my attention and more so when i saw their London gig in April.
The venue (the O2 Forum) was lovely, only a small place but plenty of space for those attending and been sat in the balcony, we had a great view.
From the moment the theatricals started before the curtain came up with a piece by Beethoven, they had the crowd in the palms of their hands! Chants, singing, applause and that was just the off, what I loved most about the whole thing is how theatrical the whole performance was. I love theatre and the combination of an almost pantomime approach to the audience combined with the music was just absolutely awesome!
it is for this reason that i gave my award to the awesome band that is Avantasia for an outstanding performance!