Avatar of Sweden have released a statement on the recent discovery of TRAPPIST-1, also designated as 2MASS J23062928-0502285. The band plans to visit the newly named solar system immediately.
As of today, it has been reported that the dwarf star has been shown to host seven terrestrial planets, a larger number than detected in any other planetary system. “The mission will be aired LIVE on Avatar Country state television, KTV (Kungliga Television).
Upon mission completion, AVATAR will return to earth to embark on a North American tour supporting IN THIS MOMENT and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE on the aptly named 'Half God Half Devil' Tour. The tour begins Friday, April 7 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin's Eagles Ballroom and then continues through mid-May. One off shows will be announced soon.
AVATAR will also make appearances at a number of highly coveted hard rock festivals, including Chicago's Chicago Open Air (Saturday, July 15), France's HELLFEST (Friday, June 16) and Belgium's Graspop (Saturday, June 17).
Apr. 07 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
Apr. 08 - Green Bay, WI - The Sandlot
Apr. 09 - Maplewood, MN - Myth Live
Apr. 11 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium/Underground
Apr. 12 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theater - The Midland
Apr. 13 - Springfield, MO - The Regency*
Apr. 14 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room - Old National Centre
Apr. 15 - Columbus, OH - Express Live
Apr. 16 - Toronto, ON - The Danforth Music Hall
Apr. 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
Apr. 19 - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre
Apr. 20 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus*
Apr. 21 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live!
Apr. 22 - Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theater
Apr. 23 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Apr. 25 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
Apr. 26 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
Apr. 27 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom*
Apr. 28 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade - Heaven
May 02 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
May 03 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
May 05 - Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium
* = headline show