Jon Oliva’s Pain posted the following this evening:
Much is happening in the JOP camp so lets bring everyone up to speed.
JOP is currently in final negotiations with AFM Records for the release of our 4th CD (due out October 2009) and our first live DVD to be filmed in early 2010. We are planning a 2hr show with a setlist consisting of the 4 JOP Cd’s as well as a healthy assault of Savatage classics! We are very happy with our relatioship and agressive promotion that AFM Records has consistently delivered…and we are sincerely greatful for their support and dedication!
With regards to the upcoming CD…we have completed 90% of the arrangements for 11 songs plus 2 additional bonus tracks. This CD should prove to be much heavier and far more agressive overall than our previous releases. A few epic songs are always part of the equation but we wanted to make a record that was more in line with Maniacal Renderings meets Hall of Mountain King….and the current demo’s prove to be just that. We will begin recording at Morrisound Studio’s in July and deliver the record on time for an October release. Oliva continues to write at a feverish pace and he is hell bent on delivering one of his most agressive and powerful vocal performances to date!
The upcoming European Festival/club tour dates are almost complete. We are stoked to be hitting a number of countries that we have not yet performed in including Turkey, Romania and Finland. Tour dates are listed below with a few dates yet to be confirmed. This will be our busiest summer tour to date and a true testament to our increasing fan base who are supporting JOP and the rich Savatage history with great enthusiasm…Thank you all for making this and every tour possible.
See you on the road very soon…..
May 23: METAL DAYS FESTIVAL: Z7, Switzerland
May 24: WöRGL, Austria: Komma – Acoustic show
May 26: FRANKFURT, Germany: Sinkkasten Acoustic Show
May 27: DORTMUND, Germany: Garageland- Acoustic Show
May 29: ROCK TEMPLE : Kerkrade, Netherlands- Electric show
May 30: ROCK HARD FESTIVAL: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
May 31: ZOETEMEER NETHERLANDS: De Boeierji, Netherlands- Electric show
June 2: HAMBURG, Germany: Headbangers Ballroom – Acoustic Show
June 4: COPENHAGEN, Denmark: @ The Rock- Electric show
June 5: SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL: Sölvesborg, Sweden
June 6: FLENSBURG DE: Roxy Electric show
June 8: ROMANIA-Festival: Venue/location TBA
June 13: ISTANBUL,TURKEY: Venue/location TBA – Electric show
June 14: ISTANBUL,TURKEY: Venue/location TBA- Electric show
June 20: QUEENS OF METAL: Kleinwenkheim, Germany
June 21: THE METALWAY FESTIVAL: Zaragoza, Spain
June 23: NIEDERKRUCHTEN, Germany: Pitch Black- Acoustic Show
June 25: BANG YOUR HEAD FESTIVAL/WARM UP SHOW: Balingen, Germany
June 26: GRASPOP FESTIVAL: Dessel, Belgium
June 27: TUSKA FESTIVAL: Helsinki, Finland