Last year, Avatar took the stage at the Download Festival in Paris, France. The theatrical Swedish band's performance was captured and has been readied for release as a live album, titled The King Live in Paris. Listen to the live version of "Bloody Angel" above.

"Looking back at all that's happened and what's still going on, it feels more like a document from a pivotal battle than a live album," said frontman Johannes Eckerström.

"In the past, I've found it hard to motivate making something like this, but as time goes on, I find it fortunate that we get to have our work captured like this," he continued. "I realize now more than ever that we are in the process of constant change. This release is a version of Avatar that didn't exist a year prior, and that already has morphed into something else. The show at Download Paris was a particular one for many reasons. We are very proud of the result."

The King Live in Paris arrives on May 17 through eOne. Pre-order your copy here.

See the album art and track listing below as well as Avatar's headlining North American tour dates with Devin Townsend, Dance With the Dead and '68 beneath that.

Avatar, The King Live in Paris Album Art + Track Listing


1. Intro
2. "Statue of the King"
3. "Let It Burn"
4. "Paint Me Red"
5. "Bloody Angel"
6. "For the Swarm"
7. "Tower"
8. "The Eagle Has Landed"
9. "Smells Like a Freakshow"
10. "Avatar Country"
11. "Hail the Apocalypse"

Avatar 2019 North American Tour Dates

May 3 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Domination 2019
May 16 - Buffalo, N.Y. @ Town Ballroom
May 17 - Columbus, Ohio @ Sonic Temple
May 18 - Sayreville, N.J. @ Starland Ballroom
May 19 - Portland, Maine @ Aura
May 21 - Millvale, Pa. @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 22 - Chicago, Ill. @ House of Blues
May 23 - Madison, Wis. @ The Sylvee
May 24 - Sauget, Ill. @ Pop’s
May 25 - Sioux City, Iowa @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel
May 26 - Pryor, Okla. @ Rocklahoma
May 28 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
May 29 - Winnipeg, Mantioba @ Garrick Centre
May 30 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Coors Event Centre
May 31 - Edmonton, Alberta @ The Ranch Roadhouse
June 1 - Calgary, Alberta @ The Palace
June 3 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore Ballroom
June 4 - Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom
June 6 - San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore
June 7 - Reno, Nev. @ Cargo
June 8 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex - Grand
June 9 - Grand Junction, Colo. @ Mesa Theater
June 10 - Colorado Springs, Colo. @ The Black Sheep
June 11 - Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theater
June 13 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Mayan Theatre
June 14 - Tucson, Ariz. @ Rialto Theatre
June 15 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ House of Blues

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