ICARUS WITCH Reports: “It’s never to early to make your plans for the international heavy metal holiday Halloween weekend. This year, the place for true metalheads to be is Marietta, Georgia for the Pathfinder MetalFest 2010. Icarus Witch are excited to announce they have been added as one of the featured artists on this stellar bill that will be headlined by JON OLIVA’S PAIN!
This has been a banner year for the Witch – already including a North American tour backing original IRON MAIDEN vocalist, Paul DiAnno, support slots with LIZZY BORDEN, a high profile appearance at Warriors Of Metal Open Air, an upcoming gig with Otep and a soon-to-launch summer tour opening for Y&T that peaks with a slot at Midwest Rock Fest alongside TWISTED SISTER! The news of playing with yet another hero in SAVATAGE / TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA vocal legend Jon Oliva just gives the band and its circle a fall to look forward to as well.
The Pathfinder MetalFest will be held October 30, 2010 at The Local ConcertVenue (1440 Roswell Rd. in) Marietta, GA. For more info on the event which will soon be announcing the full lineup, visit the official forum here.”
As previously reported, Icarus Witch have been confirmed to open for Y&T‘s upcoming July/August 2010 tour.
Long-time rock icons Y&T will be touring in support of Facemelter, their first studio album in 13 years on Frontiers Records. Icarus Witch will continue promoting their recent release, Draw Down The Moon, this time with former DIRTY LOOKS guitarist/backing vocalist, Christopher Shaner as the new frontman and DI’ANNO guitarist, Ed Skero on 2nd lead guitar.
“It’s a good thing we didn’t unpack out bags from the Paul DiAnno tour yet because we just got word from Brian Perera at Cleopatra Records that Icarus Witch is confirmed to tour America once again“, states Icarus Witch bassist Jason Myers. “This July and August we will be crisscrossing the country opening for one of our all-time favorite bands, Y&T! Their classics like ‘Mean Streak‘, ‘Midnight In Tokyo‘, ‘Forever‘, ‘Don’t Stop Runnin‘ and ‘Summertime Girls‘ have always been the perfect soundtrack to summer partying. Now we’ll get to hear them played at full volume in a different city every night after warming up the crowds. See you on the road!”
Upcoming Icarus Witch live appearances:
16 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
17 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
21 – The Roadhouse – Dacona, CO
24 – TBA
28 – Steel Mill – Martins Ferry, OH
4 – Hard Rock Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
5 – Sterling Rock Room – Allentown, PA
6 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
7 – BB King’s – New York, NY
8 – Jaxx – Springfield, VA
11 – Zeros Hard Rock Club – Corpus Christi, TX
13 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
14 – Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
15 – Zen-Meister Bar – El Paso, TX
21 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH (with Kamelot, Leaves Eyes)
30 – The Local ConcertVenue – Marietta, GA
For more information on Icarus Witch check out their website here.