In February 1992, a bunch of German kids set out from the middle of nowhere and founded a band that would conquer the hearts of a whole new generation of fans around the globe!
Today 25 years later, founding members Tobias Sammet (Avantasia) and two guitarists Jens Ludwig and Dirk Sauer, as well as Tobias ‘Eggi’ Exxel (bass) and Felix Bohnke (drums), who joined the band 20 years ago, can look back across their hugely successful career to memories of shows in more than 40 countries, countless tours in Asia, Australia and America, ten studio albums and top 10 chart entries from all over the world.
To celebrate such an exceptional career with their fans, EDGUY will be releasing a 2-CD/DVD-package called ‘Monuments’ (release: July 14th via Nuclear Blast) which will include brand new material, their best tracks of the last 25 years, and old rarities that have never been published before! In addition, the DVD includes an entire show from their ‘Hellfire Club’ tour in 2004 as well as the complete collection of their video clips. The limited edition will include an extensive coffee-table book containing material from throughout the entire history of EDGUY!
Frontman Tobias Sammet states:
“Whilst collecting all of this picture material together we were once again made aware of how proud we are of what we have created. There are probably not many musicians who are lucky enough to be able to look back on a 25 year-old band history only at the end of their thirties. And especially without any line-up changes in the last 20 years! This is even more incredible considering that we’re not from Birmingham, New York or a German metropolis but from a small town called Fulda, a place where you normally only know about the insights of the music business by hearsay. I mean, as kids we started to play Edguy shows even before we had visited concerts as fans ourselves! Then we started to play shows outside our home town, then outside Germany and all of a sudden we found ourselves touring in Asia, America and Australia on a regular basis, because apparently there were people who liked our music. And the numbers kept on growing. For us, the process felt quite natural, the very next step was all that mattered to us. We didn’t think about what happened while things were actually happening…
But if you look back now, you will realise how lucky we were! It’s now time to celebrate our anniversary with our fans. We’ll celebrate our quarter century with the release of ‘Monuments’ and LIVE in some select cities! We’ll perform a best-of set list, a journey throughout our past, with a lot of fuss and at full throttle! The first quarter century is over and we want to honour these years with our fans! To the next 25 years!”
Catch EDGUY live on their upcoming European 25th Anniversary tour dates. More shows in other countries to be announced soon…!
25 Years – The Best Of The Best
‘Monuments’ Tour 2017
16.07. CZ Vizovice – Masters Of Rock
15.09. D Bremen – Aladin
16.09. D Hamburg – Markthalle
17.09. D Bochum – Zeche
19.09. D Frankfurt – Batschkapp
20.09. D Saarbrücken – Garage
22.09. D Cologne – Essigfabrik
23.09. D Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
24.09. D Munich – Backstage
26.09. D Erlangen – E-Werk
27.09. D Berlin – C-Club
29.09. CH Pratteln – Z7
30.09. D Memmingen – Kaminwerk
03.10. D Fulda – Wartenberg-Oval