“Hello KAMELOT Nation,
The band and crew are all here in Tampa rehearsing for the tour – Visas have been cleared and the guys are in good spirits and ready to party with all of you. However, during rehearsals, Roy became severely ill. Due to this, as yet undiagnosed, illness, Roy reluctantly has been forced to head back home to Norway. He is currently under his physician’s care, but unfortunately these circumstances will prevent him from joining us on the North American concert tour. Of course, we want Roy to take care of his health as priority one for now and for the future.
Roy especially would like to add:
“I am terribly sorry that I cannot do this upcoming tour in North-America this fall. We have our most fantastic album ever coming out in September, and the timing could have been better I guess. The band has my full and unconditional blessing to go out there and kick ass regardless, and I feel we have found a good replacement in Michael. He is a very good singer and long time friend. Be good to him! Hope to see you soon!” All the best from Roy Khan.
“Roy and I go way back, so when he called and asked me to help him and the rest of KAMELOT to do their long planned USA tour, I told him, “Sure bro, I am there for you.”
It will be big shoes to fill , but in his honor I will do my best to give the KAMELOT fans a show they have long awaited. So grab your earplugs and come join the party!”
We cannot thank you enough for your tremendous support over the years, and look forward to being out to meet more of you on the road! Please join us in wishing Roy a speedy recovery, and swift return to us!”
KAMELOT will embark on its first North American tour in two years starting September 8th. Support on the trek will come from Leaves’ Eyes and Blackguard.
KAMELOT North American Fall 2010 Tour Dates:
9/08/2010 House Of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
9/10/2010 Progpower USA Festival – Atlanta, GA
9/11/2010 Jaxx Nightclub – Springfield, VA
9/14/2010 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
9/15/2010 Nokia Theatre – New York, NY – RECORD RELEASE SHOW
9/17/2010 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
9/18/2010 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
9/19/2010 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
9/21/2010 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
9/22/2010 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
9/24/2010 Logan Square Auditorium – Chicago, IL
9/25/2010 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
9/27/2010 Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
9/29/2010 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
10/01/2010 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
10/02/2010 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
I received the following update from Voodoo Six today!
We are really pleased to announce the forthcoming release of our new album ‘FLUKE?’ It will be released through Powerage Records on October 18 2010, and will be available to pre-order via our website shortly.
The album was mixed by the legendary Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Aerosmith) and Engineered and Produced by Tony Newton.
The tracklisting is as follows:
Take The Blame
Something For You
Like The Others Did
Underneath My Skin
Body & Soul
Doing Me Wrong
Long Way From Home
We are also planning to offer some very special limited edition packages. Expect more news on those soon.
To celebrate the release of Fluke? we are undertaking our first full headline tour of the UK for nearly 2 years.
Dates confirmed so far are:
Sun 31st The Joiners, Southampton, UK
Mon 1st Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, UK
Tues 2nd Corporation, Sheffield, UK
Wed 3rd Rock City Basement, Nottingham
Thurs 4th The Underworld, London, UK
Fri 5th The Asylum, Birmingham, UK
Sun 7th Six Feet Under, Newport, UK
Mon 8th Cavern, Exeter, UK
Thu 11th The Fleece, Bristol, UK
Sat 13th Yardbirds, Grimsby, UK
Sat 27th Hyem, Newcastle, UK
Sun 28th King Tuts, Glasgow, UK
Mon 29th Moho Live, Manchester, UK
Tickets are available now from the official Voodoo Six ticketline, where we are also offering a special ticket plus T shirt package featuring an exclusive tour T Shirt with dates on the back.
Check Us Out Online
OK – that’s it for now. Hope to see you at the shows
Tony, Luke, Grav, Matt and Chris
The Greek melodic metal phenomenon FIREWIND, led by the young guitar sensation Gus G. has returned with the scathing new studio album effort Days of Defiance, which is easily their defining musical moment. The much anticipated disc is set for an October 25th release in Europe, as well as an October 26th release in North America. Days of Defiance is a truly ambitious and dynamic opus featuring some of the most brilliant guitar playing the genre has seen in many years.
The striking cover artwork was designed by the band’s longtime partner in all design matters, Gustavo Sazes / http://www.abstrata.net and can now be viewed below:
A special iTunes edition for Days of Defiance will feature the exclusive new track, “Riding On The Wind.”
FIREWIND’s guitarist and songwriter Gus G., currently on tour with Ozzy Osbourne in Europe, checks in with the following comment about the album and its artwork: “I’m very excited and cannot wait for our fans to listen to our new album! We feel we’ve captured great performances and took our songwriting to the next level on this one. There’s tons of cool guitar on there and I believe Bob has finally managed to reach warp-speed with his keyboard solos! Even more seriously, I highly recommend that you listen to this album at a very loud volume.
“As for the artwork, it was once again done by our visual wizard and webmaster extraordinaire, Gustavo Sazes. This time we asked Gustavo to come up with a great landscape scenery, with a more traditional approach and even get the “pencil” style of artwork on there, but also combine it with more modern stuff. So, he gave us that…with a slight futuristic, sci-fi element and I think the end result is stunning!”
FIREWIND – Days Of Defiance (track listing):
1. The Ark Of Lies
2. World On Fire
4. Embrace The Sun
5. The Departure
6. Heading For The Dawn
8. Cold As Ice
9. Kill In The Name Of Love
11. Losing Faith
12. The Yearning
13. When All Is Said And Done
14. Riding On The Wind (iTunes Exclusive)
Click on the link below to view a new trailer featuring a short advance clip of the new “World On Fire” video, shot with acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus / www.revolver.se (In Flames, Arch Enemy, Lacuna Coil):
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of ASIA brand new live CD / DVD “Spirit Of The Night – Live in Cambridge 2009” on October 15th 2010. A proper US release will follow in early 2011.
This Live CD / DVD captures Asia in their original line-up, featuring John Wetton on vocals, Steve Howe on guitar, Geoffrey Downes on keyboards and Carl Palmer on drums, performing to an enthusiastic crowd. The masters come from the band’s own archive and this is a show they have personally selected to be filmed and released. It’s a raw and honest view of the musicians and the perspiration on their brows, as they play to a receptive audience. It is truly a compelling viewing and a “must have” for all Asia fans.
The DVD shows the band playing tightly together in harmony with each other and the audience in an energetic and energizing rock concert. The filming is “fly on the wall” placing the viewer seemingly in the audience rather than in a cinema. All of the band supports this type of filming and are looking forward to a dvd which allows the fans almost to join them on stage.
The set list features songs from their reunion album “Phoenix” along with a selection of the classics that all the fans would expect. The recording is a historical document of where the band was at the time and a snapshot of their musicianship, camaraderie and passion. This live CD / DVD is an irreplaceable companion to the studio album. “Spirit of the Night” shows the band at the top of their game.
“Spirit of the Night” will be released in CD and DVD separate editions and in a limited edition in digipak including both items.
CD tracklisting includes:
Only Time Will Tell; Time Again; An Extraordinary Life; My Own Time; Open Your Eyes; Fanfare For The Common Man (CD exclusive); Here Comes That Feeling; Never Again; The Heat Goes On; Sole Survivor; Don’t Cry; Heat Of The Moment; Midnight Sun (Bonus Track).
DVD contents include:
Live in Cambridge concert: Only Time Will Tell; Time Again; An Extraordinary Life; My Own Time; Open Your Eyes; Here Comes The Feeling; Never Again; The Heat Goes On; Sole Survivor; Don’t Cry; Heat Of The Moment. Bonus material: In the Court of the Crimson King (featuring Ian McDonald)
EPK – including John Wetton’s voiceover.
The DVD will be released in NTSC Region free format and shall include have Screen options 4:3 and 16:9, with stereo mix in 2.0 and 5.1.
“Heat Of The Moment” and “Never Again” can exclusively be listened to in full by streaming on the Frontiers Web Radio from September 3rd.
Tune in at: www.frontiers.it/webradio
John Wetton: bass and lead vocals
Steve Howe: guitars
Geoff Downes: keyboards
Carl Palmer: drums
Check out this new video clip, “Pornstar Dancing” from My Darkest Days. This video clip features Zakk Wylde from Black Label Society, and Chad Kroeger from Nickelback. My Darkest Days new self titled album will be released September 21st, 2010!