Avatar + Lzzy Hale Call Out Iran’s Oppression Against Women In New Music Video

Johannes Eckerström & Lzzy Hale PHOTO: Pierre Veillet
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With their new album Dance Devil Dance coming out next month, Avatar has released a brand new single titled “Violence No Matter What.”

Featuring guest vocals from Halestorm singer Lzzy Hale, the music video to “Violence No Matter What” makes for an emotional experience.

The music video features imagery of the late Mahsa Amini, an Iranian woman who was beaten and killed by the religious morality police. The video also features imagery of the protests that took place in the wake of her death.

Speaking about the band’s new song, Avatar frontman Johannes Eckerström shares the following comment:

“‘Violence No Matter What’ is about one thing and one thing only. It’s ok to debate and fight and to think differently. But there is a limit, and the line must be drawn at authority held with violence, a world view that cannot survive without enemies, a promised return to a fabricated former glory.”

Hale provides a comment on the song as well:

“‘Violence No Matter What’ was such an inspiring piece to be a part of! Thank you so much to the boys for giving me the opportunity to express my angst against the horrors of this world through such a brilliant song!”

You can check out the music video for “Violence No Matter What” below.

Also below, you will find all the dates and locations associated with Avatar’s upcoming tour with Veil of Maya and Orbit Culture (which will be kicking off in late April).

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  • 4/28 — Omaha, NE — The Admiral
    4/29 — Denver, CO — Ogden
    4/30 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
    5/1 — Boise, ID — Revolution
    5/3 — San Diego. CA — Observatory
    5/4 — Los Angeles, CA — Belasco
    5/5 — San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore
    5/6 — Las Vegas, NV — House of Blues
    5/7 — Phoenix, AZ — Van Buren
    5/9 — Austin, TX — Emo’s
    5/10 — Dallas, TX — The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
    5/12 — Minneapolis, MN — Skyway Theater
    5/13 — Green Bay, WI — Epic Events Center
    5/14 — Moline, IL — The Rust Belt
    5/15 — Chicago, IL — House of Blues
    5/16 — Detroit, MI — Royal Oak Theatre
    5/18 — Daytona Beach, FL — Welcome to Rockville+
    5/19 — St. Petersburg, FL — Jannus Live
    5/20 — Atlanta, GA — Buckhead Theater
    5/21 — Lexington, KY — Manchester Music Hall
    5/23 — New York, NY — Webster Hall
    5/24 — Boston, MA — Paradise
    5/25 — Silver Springs, MD — The Fillmore
    5/26 — Philadelphia, PA — TLA
    5/27 — Columbus, OH — Sonic Temple+
    5/28 — Pittsburgh, PA — Roxian Theater+Festival date