Chris Kinder of Jon Oliva's Pain has issued the following update about the band rehearsing for their upcoming live shows.
The full tour dates are below. The band will kick off the tour by celebrating the 25th Anniversary of 'The Hall Of The Mountain King' album in Tampa Florida on Saturday June 16th at the Ritz Theatre before heading off to Europe for gigs in seven countries plus a date in the United Arab Emirates thrown in for good measere. We will be covering the London gig in depth and will be interviewing Jon before that particular show.
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Chris said the following: "Tour rehearsal update and stuff: We are fast approaching the end of rehearsals in preparation for the first show in Tampa on June 16th at the Ritz Theatre and then it's on to Europe and The United Arab Emirates!
"It's remarkable to see and hear how the band has come together in the past few months. The hard work and dedication of Jerry, Joe and Jason has been nothing short of extraordinary. Their passion and attention to detail to such a wide range of material in such a short time is a testament to what professionals they really are. And honestly, Oliva's voice is on fire. I for one have not seen so much excitement and sheer power from his voice in quite some time. It is remarkable to see him sing such a wide variety of difficult songs as effortlessly as he is... awesome indeed!
"There are still a handful of VIP Rock Royalty Packages still available. We will likely shut down registration for this special package in the next week or so (if not sold out), as we have to order correct shirt sizes for each of our noble guests. Less than three weeks 'til showtime... don't be left out. General admission tickets are still available as well.
"Update you all again in a few days... we plan to blow the roof off the hall of the mountain king soon enough!"
June 16- Florida, Tampa (Ybor City) @ The Ritz Theatre
June 23 - Germany - Bonn, Brückenforum
June 24 - Belgium - Dessel, Graspop Metal Meeting
June 26 - United Arab Emirates - Dubai, Club Sensation
June 29 - Germany - Essen, Turock
June 30 - Netherlands - Dokkum, Dokk'em Open Air
July 3 - Germany - Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
July 4 - Netherlands - Zoetermeer, Boerderij
July 5 - Belgium - Vosselaar, Biebob
July 7 - Sweden, Gotenburg @ Sticky Fingers
July 9 - Switzerland - Pratteln, Konzertfabrik Z7
July 10 - Italy - Trezzo Sull'Adda, Live Club
July 12 - Germany - Balingen, Bang Your Head!!!
July 13 - Netherlands - Tilburg, 013
July 15 - United Kingdom - London, The Garage