Avatar: The Great Metal Circus

Avatar: The Great Metal Circus

Thursday, August 08, 2024 // Doors 6:30PM // Show 7:30PM
In just 54 days!

AVATAR will save Heavy Metal.

There are no weapons on this planet that can challenge might of the electric guitar. For decades metal has been the most powerful force known to man. Its sonic teeth have
gnawed through the status quo over and over, pushing the boundaries for what can be created in the marriage between blood and machine. If a Mount Rushmore were to be
carved for all the titans of the genre, it would span the entire globe many times over. It’s a burning beacon, the misfits and rebels.

As time has passed, much of the scene has become divided in two equally stale camps. The first is forever stuck in the past, no longer seeking to lead. The second are those who have forgotten the most important ingredients to what made metal what it was and must remain. They’ve lost touch with the devil. They’ve forgotten how to move. In a genre best experienced with your whole body, they’ve lost the lust.

We grew up together. John and Jonas started the band when they were just 15 and 14 years old. Johannes joined at the age of 16, as did Henrik and finally Simon, who left to be
replaced by Tim, a longtime friend of ours, in 2012. While constantly redefining what we do and why we do it, we are among a select few who have remained a true band of brothers. Metal has been our key to the kingdom, our way to see the world. Self-financing our debut when we were between 18 and 19, we have never waited for anyone’s approval or permission. With DANCE DEVIL DANCE we are adamant to give something back for all we’ve received.

DANCE DEVIL DANCE was recorded in the Swedish wilderness, far away from all the perceived glamour of the big city and modern studios. Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Mr. Bungle,
Crobot, Stone Sour, Amon Amarth, Uriah Heep etc.) returned as producer. He first worked with us when he mixed Hail the Apocalypse, a role he reprised on Feathers & Flesh before taking the wheel as producer on Avatar Country and Hunter Gatherer. No extra personnel were wanted nor needed. We stayed together for a month, eating, sleeping and breathing DANCE DEVIL DANCE, just the six of us.

With grit and sheer force of will, we made the music the only way metal ever should be done. Modern metal too often becomes homogenized by everyone using the same drum
samples and pre-sets for guitars. DANCE DEVIL DANCE is the sound of our bodies in motion, and nothing else. It sounds hard because we play hard. It’s loud because we are loud. Every band knows the challenge of capturing the rage of a stage performance on tape. This time we succeeded. This album bleeds black blood, bludgeoned by the road.

We are a metal circus. The road is our home. DANCE DEVIL DANCE mirrors all the madness of this world and worlds beyond. It’s celebration of the ugly and a challenge in the face of all things deemed beautiful. Metal should make you move. Metal is music for the body. We don’t know when it happened but it seems that at some point recently, most of the world decided that this music was best enjoyed sitting down. This is a great tragedy and it must be rectified. Why have drums, why have bass, if people don’t move their feet?

And feet will move indeed. Our music was always made for the stage first, as anyone can attest to, whether it’s as an opening band for greats such as Iron Maiden or Slipknot, or
playing the major stages on Wacken, Hellfest, Download, Rock on the Range, Poland Rock, and many more, or bringing the entire freakshow with us, headlining night after night. From coast to coast across the United States of America and Canada. From Mexico down all the way to Brazil; all over Europe, north, south, east and west. The whole world is our stage and you better get ready, because when we begin you will all be the Devil’s playthings.


General Admission Standing Room | Accessible Seating | Starting at $30

With our exclusive Premier Experience you’ll have a unique event experience with superstar treatment while seeing Avatar: The Great Metal Circus.

FAQs About Your Visit to the Clyde

Where is The Clyde Theatre?
What are your box office hours?

Monday–Saturday 10AM–7PM

What are your will call hours?

Two hours prior to door time.

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets can be purchased online at Clydetheatre.com, by phone at (800) 514-3849, or in person at:

The Clyde Box Office

1808 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809

Box Office Hours

Monday-Saturday 10AM-7PM

Will Call Hours

Two hours prior to door time

Sweetwater Concierge Desk

5501 US-30 W, Fort Wayne, IN 46818


Monday–Thursday 9AM to 9PM

Friday 9AM to 8PM

Saturday 9AM to 7PM

Sunday 11AM to 5PM

Do you have re-entry?

In order to help provide a safe and secure environment for all our guests, we have a strict NO RE-ENTRY policy. If you have special needs or concerns that require you to leave the venue, please speak with one of our team members and we will be happy to help you.

How do I get in touch with The Clyde

For all general inquiries please contact us and we will respond to you within one business day.

Is there an age requirement to attend concerts?

Many of the events at The Clyde are all ages, but not all of them. Before purchasing tickets to an event at The Clyde, please check the event page for age restrictions.

If you wish to bring children to an all-ages event, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the event in order to determine the age appropriateness of its content. It is always up to the parent/guardian to make the determination if an event is age appropriate for his/her child.

Events at The Clyde feature loud music for long durations. We encourage you to provide appropriate equipment (noise-canceling headphones or earplugs) for your child to protect his/her hearing.

Are there seats?

We are committed to ensuring that every guest has an outstanding experience. Our Premier Experience section is always available with seating. For regular ticketing, many of our shows include reserved seating on the main floor. But every show is different, so please refer to the seating chart on the event details page for the particular event you are interested in attending. If you have special needs, please talk to one of our friendly staff for assistance.

ADA Procedures/Info

We are happy to accommodate individuals who require accessible seating compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at our shows. For seated events, please call the Box Office at (260) 747-0989 BEFORE purchasing your tickets for ADA-accessible seating. For standing, general admission events, please call the Box Office AFTER purchasing tickets for ADA-accessible seating.

For any other questions or concerns, please contact The Clyde Theatre Box Office at (260) 747-0989.

Is alcohol served at The Clyde?

Yes, we have full bar service, including beer, wine, liquor, soda, and bottled water.

What are the food options at The Clyde?

A few light food and snack items are available at The Clyde Theatre.

Located right next door is The Club Room at The Clyde offering a full menu of delicious food, drinks, and desserts.

Make your night of live music even more special with The Club Room’s Eats & Beats pre-show dining experience. Enjoy a specially prepared menu of their house favorites. Plus, get convenient, direct entry to The Clyde Theatre for a seamless, hassle-free evening.

No outside food or drink is allowed inside the venue.

Do you have a VIP Program?

Our Premier Experience is a distinctive and desirable space within The Clyde Theatre, offering upscale ambience, eye-catching décor, a high level of service, and exciting energy. With easy access from the main floor, a balcony overlooking the entire venue, a Intermezzo Club bar, and a spacious social area, our Premier Experience offers you a truly unique live music experience.

To request information regarding Premier Experience reservations, please contact us.

How can I rent The Clyde for a private party?

With 21,000 square feet of space in our main performance hall, we can accommodate events of up to 2,000 people (standing room format) or 350 with round seating tables. This flexible space can be used to host a variety of large events including corporate gatherings, fundraisers, and receptions. For more information, please visit our Private Events page.

Also located next to the The Clyde is Quimby Hall, Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana’s place to gather for receptions, banquets, weddings, and events.

Where do I park?

Free parking is available in our 6-acre parking lot located along Bluffton Road and behind the theatre. Once this lot is filled, overflow parking is also available in front of and behind the Foster Park Plaza retail center to our west. To help us be good neighbors, please refrain from parking in the lots for Hainan House or other surrounding businesses. We highly encourage our guests to use a ride-share program like Uber and Lift. Handicap parking spaces are available.

What items aren't allowed inside the venue?

The Clyde staff is dedicated to creating a safe and fun environment for all patrons who attend our venue. With that in mind, we take the safety and security of our staff and patrons seriously. Prior to entering the building, all guests will be searched by wand, pat down, or metal detector and may be asked to empty pockets. All bags will be searched.

Please enjoy your time at The Clyde without the following items:

  • No guns, knives, weapons, pepper spray, projectiles of any kind, or any other item that could be used to inflict harm
  • Replicas of weapons also are NOT permitted
  • No drugs or drug paraphernalia, illegal substances of any kind
  • No outside food or drinks
  • No outside folding chairs or camping chairs
  • No personal video cameras, GoPros, selfie sticks, drones, masks, or laser pointers
  • No professional photo, video, or audio recording equipment – (including detachable lenses, tripods, zooms, or commercial use rigs)
  • No unsealed liquids or gels of any kind
  • No jewelry or clothing that could inflict harm, including chain wallets
  • No large bags (over 10″ x 10″), backpacks, CamelBaks, or bota bags
  • No stuffed animals or toys of any kind

This list of prohibited items is subject to change at the discretion of venue management.

We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone. If you see something that concerns you, please immediately speak to our management or security staff.

Whom can I contact if I want to book a show/ I want my artist to play at The Clyde?

Please complete the Artist Submission Form and we will get in touch with you as soon as we can.

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