Kamelot have announced a full headlining North American tour for August/September with support from Alestorm, Blackguard and The Agonist.
Because of ongoing medical and personal issues, Kamelot vocalist Roy Khan will not be able to finish the remaining touring in support of the band's latest album, 'Poetry For The Poisoned'.
Roy said; "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 and 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!"
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In light of the above, Fabio Lione of Rhapsody Of Fire will be handling the lead vocal duties on all the upcoming shows.
Lione said; "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!!!"
Kamelot's North American tour dates:
Aug. 26 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquarade
Aug. 27 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Aug. 28 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Aug. 30 - New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
Aug. 31- Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Sep. 02 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
Sep. 03 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial De Quebec
Sep. 04 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
Sep. 06 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Sep. 07 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
Sep. 08 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
Sep. 09 - St. Paul, NM - Station 4
Sep. 12 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Sep. 13 - Portland, OR - Peter's Room
Sep. 14 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Sep. 15 - West Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
Sep. 16 - Tempe, AZ - Clubhouse
Sep. 17 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Sep. 18 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
Sep. 20 - Dallas, TX - Trees
Sep. 21 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Sep. 23 - Orlando, FL - The Club At Firestone