Hey since I am already a couple of days behind with this announcement I am going to keep my intro piece brief and let you all just read the latest announcement from the band Kamelot. Dig in.
The Press Release:
In the ongoing campaign for their newest release, Poetry for the Poisoned, we are extremely pleased to announce that KAMELOT have confirmed a full North American Tour to take place late this Summer!
The long-awaited trek, dubbed Pandemonium Over North America 2011, is in support of KAMELOT’s epic, Billboard-charting album Poetry for the Poisoned (peaking at #74 on the US Billboard Top 200!), which was released in September. Along for the ride are Pirate-metallers Alestorm, as well as Blackguard and the The Agonist
Due to continuing medical and personal issues, Roy Khan will not be able to continue touring in support of, Poetry for the Poisoned. To his fans he states: “Hello all. I am here in Norway still recovering from what seems to have been a severe burnout syndrome. I am getting better but still under medical care. My priorities at the moment are my health & family. My future endeavors in Kamelot and music in general are being evaluated, however at this time my focus is on getting back on my feet and spending time with family and friends. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes!”
With the news of Roy’s continued absence, we are pleased to announce that metal icon Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire) will be joining the tour and handling the lead vocal duties. Fabio Lione is eager to get on the road, stating, “I am excited and pleased to be part of the next Kamelot tour. I always loved the sound of the band, and I think this will be a great experience for me, the band, and for all the fans of great music and Kamelot. See you soon on tour, and let’s rock!” In addition to Fabio, throughout these shows there will also be special guest and vocal appearances from top artists in the scene, making this is a special and rare tour, not to be missed!
KAMELOT – Pandemonium Over North America Tour 2011:
w/ Alestorm, Blackguard, The Agonist
8/26/2011: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
8/27/2011: Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
8/28/2011: The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
8/30/2011: The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
8/31/2011: The Palladium – Worcester , MA
9/02/2011: Club Soda – Montreal, QC
9/03/2011: Imperial De Quebec – Quebec City, QC
9/04/2011: Mod Club – Toronto, ON
9/06/2011: Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
9/07/2011: Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
9/08/2011: Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
9/09/2011: Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
9/12/2011: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
9/13/2011: Peter’s Room – Portland, OR
9/14/2011: Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
9/15/2011: House Of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
9/16/2011: Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
9/17/2011: The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
9/18/2011: Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
9/20/2011: Trees – Dallas, TX
9/21/2011: Scout Bar – Houston, TX
9/23/2011: The Club At Firestone – Orlando, FL
Stay tuned for more updates as KAMELOT’s North American tour draws near over the coming months.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Well, as much as I hate knowing that Khan is still in need of some rest I am pretty intrigued at seeing just how well Fabio Leone works in the role for the tunes. He is such an amazing vocalist from his Rhapsody music that I think the Kamelot repertoire will be in good hands. This is going to be a very interesting set of shows for Kamelot fans based on the different singer so I suggest that you don’t miss out on any of them when they hit your region. For our neck of the woods we have the Gramercy Theatre which is a place I have been hitting a LOT for shows. So what do you readers think about this latest tour announcement and about Khan’s still being ill? Let me know in the comments section because you know I love to hear from you on the blog.
Official Website: http://www.kamelot.com
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/TheAgonistOfficial/
Official Website: http://www.alestorm.net/
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/blackguardband/