Jon Oliva's Pain Announce Album, Tour and Live DVD Plans
The CD, issued in Europe on February 19, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 87. Festival was recorded at Morrisound Recording with Tom Morris.
In related news, the Savatage mastermind and his bandmates -- guitarist Tom McDyne, former Circle II Circle members Matt LaPorte (guitar), Kevin Rothney (bass), John Zahner (keyboards) and Chris Kinder (drums) -- have begun to announce their headlining Fall tour in support of the new release. Highlighting the trek will be the live-DVD concert filming at the 013 in Tilburg, Holland on October 15. Tentatively due in early 2011, it will mark the first official live DVD release with Oliva handling all the vocal duties. It promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime show featuring an assault of Savatage classics and the four Jon Oliva's Pain CDs.
The band has two US dates confirmed later this month with more TBA. The JOP summer festival season is also taking shape with Graspop, Bang Your Head and Zwarte Cross confirmed. Confirmed dates: