Tag: ProgPower USA
Organizer Glenn Harveston now confirms that BOTH days of the ProgPower USA festival (September 8 – 11, 2010 Center Stage Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia) are officially sold out! For the first time in three years, despite a vicious downturn in the economy, this continent’s premier concert event is once again booked solid. So if you want to see the likes of KAMELOT, HAMMERFALL or the exclusive North American debut by the likes of STORMWARRIOR, DELAIN or TAROT, you’ll have to scrounge the ticket re-seller sites.
ProgPower 2010 line-up is as follows:
Mid-Week Mayhem Party – Wednesday, September 8th: ROSS THE BOSS (with special guest Scott Columbus): A Night of MANOWAR Classics, VANGOUGH, SEVEN KINGDOMS.
ProgPower USA Kick-Off – Thursday, September 9th: ACCEPT, LEPROUS, BOREALIS, SIX MINUTE CENTURY.
ProgPower USA Day 1 – Friday, September 10th: KAMELOT, NOCTURNAL RITES, TÝR, SEVENTH WONDER, LEAVES’ EYES, BLACKGUARD, ILLUSION SUITE.
ProgPower USA Day 2 – Saturday, September 11th: HAMMERFALL, TAROT, DELAIN, DGM, OCEANS OF SADNESS.
Glenn Harveston has issued the following statement regarding Kamelot‘s announcement that singer Roy Khan is unable to join them for their North American Tour due to an unknown illness:
“I would like to thank Kamelot for continuing with their tour despite the hardship. That shows pure professionalisment and class. I would also like to thank Michael (Eriksen, from fellow Norwegian outfit CIRCUS MAXIMUS) for stepping up to the plate at the very last minute to keep things going. I would not have been able to replace a headline band within only seven days before the scheduled appearance. I do understand the fan’s disappointment. However, I would say that Kamelot‘s disappointment is equal. The show must go on….”
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After debuting their new line up to a sold-out audience in New York this past May and then traveling to Europe to devastate the masses with shows in 16 different countries in 80 days (including two shows opening for AC/DC), Germany’s legendary metal band ACCEPT will return to tour the U.S. for the first time in 14 years on a co-headlining tour with King’s X. Their first show will kick-off the eleventh annual ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta.
Guitarist & songwriter Wolf Hoffman checks in about the band’s time in Germany & their upcoming North American trek:
“Believe me, this was boot camp, but we loved every minute of it! Twelve months ago, there was nothing on the horizon that would have made us believe we would be on the stages of the world again as ACCEPT… and here we are! [New lead vocalist] Mark Tornillo inspires us to get it all out in a way we have not been challenged before. We can’t wait to be on stage with him!!!! He is the new kid on the block and he is the reason we are back again. It is such a relief, such vitamin shot!!! And if we could, we would never stop!!!”
When asked what has surprised the band the most about their fans, Hoffman responds enthusiastically:
“NO DOUBT ABOUT IT – the biggest surprise is the way they make us feel welcomed. Of course we hoped the fans would be happy to have us back – who would not believe that about their fans? – but, what is happening here, EVERYWHERE we go, is a TOTAL KNOCK-OUT for us. WE HAVE NOT SEEN FANS SO HAPPY IN A LONG, LONG TIME.”
Confirmed tour dates are:
09/09/2010 ProgPower USA Kick-Off – Atlanta, GA Center Stage
09/23/2010 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
09/24/2010 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
09/25/2010 The Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
09/27/2010 B. B. King’s – New York, NY
09/29/2010 Showcase Live – Foxboro, MA
10/01/2010 The Silo – Reading, PA
10/02/2010 The Emerald Theatre – Mt. Clemens, MI
10/09/2010 The Arcada Theatre – St. Charles (Chicago), IL
10/12/2010 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
10/13/2010 House Of Blues – Houston TX
More October dates will be announced soon.
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