Jon Oliva's Pain - First US Tourdate Announced!
JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the solo project of SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, has announced the first U.S. date in support of its sophomore album, "Maniacal Renderings". The band will play the Bourbon Street Nightclub in New Port Richey, Florida on Saturday, November 25. Support at the show will come from MONEYSHOT and FIRST BORN.
As previously reported, "Maniacal Renderings" has entered the German national chart at position No. 86. The follow-up to 2004's "'Tage Mahal" was once again recorded at Audio Lab Studios in Tampa, Florida and is described in a press release as "a more progressive, complex and dramatic edge without sacrificing any of the songwriting quality that fans have come to expect during Oliva's 25-year career." 14 songs were released in three different versions for Europe, Japan and the U.S. Four songs from the CD — "Through the Eyes of the King", "Playing God", "Push It to the Limit" and "Maniacal Renderings" — are available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. An EP, "Straight-Jacket Memoirs", consisting of two new studio tracks and two live tracks from the 2006 tour was made available in June when the band performed at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Germany.
JON OLIVA'S PAIN has been confirmed as the headliner of next year's ProgPower Europe festival, set to take place October 7, 2007 in Baarlo, Holland. He has also has been confirmed as the headliner of next year's ProgPower UK festival, set to take place March 31, 2007 in Chelltenham, England. Also scheduled to appear are SCAR SYMMETRY, CLOUDSCAPE, DREAMSCAPE and HAGGARD. Oliva and company will perform for 100 minutes and will include songs from JON OLIVA'S PAIN and a healthy assault of SAVATAGE classics. Tickets go on sale January 7, 2007.
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