Savatage members Chris Caffery, Johnny Lee Middleton, Jeff Plate (East) and Al Pitrelli (West) are currently on tour with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The 10th Anniversary tour kicked off on Saturday, November 1st in Council Bluffs, IA and Youngstown, OH and continue through Sunday, January 4th. Tickets for most remainding shows are available on-line at ticketmaster.com. A complete list of dates for the shows can be found by clicking the tour link above.
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra's brand new multimedia website, which launced in early September can be found at www.trans-siberianexpress.com. As a member of Trans-SiberianExpress.com, you will be able to participate in members-only concert presale opportunities, network with other TSO fans, and have access to exclusive photos, videos and more.
Jon Oliva's Pain recently wrapped up a short American tour with Zak Stevens' Circle II Circle. The tour included a stop at Prog Power USA in Atlanta, GA during the middle of September which saw both bands play during different days.
According to www.jonoliva.net, JOP is confirmed for the 2009 Rock Hard Festival in Germany, they are also in pre-production for their fourth studio release, as well as preparing for Euro-festivals and South American tours in 2009.
For all the latest news on Jon Oliva's solo project titled "Jon Oliva's Pain," please check out www.jonoliva.net.
Circle II Circle has announced their upcoming European tour schedule for 2009. The tour, titled "Delusions Of GrandTour 2009" will feature Denmark's Manticora and UK/Italy's Power Quest as support. Your dates can be found here
Information on Circle II Circle can be found by visiting their official site at www.circle2circle.net.
Locomotive Records re-released the original Doctor Butcher CD on October 21st. This marks the first time the CD has had an official release in the USA. Locomotive also re-released Chris Caffery's first solo album Faces on October 7th. For more information on both releases please check out www.chriscaffery.com or Chris Caffery's Official Myspace page.
Chris has also recently released his fourth full length solo album titled "House of Insanity." It is currently only available by download at amazon.com, itunes and most major digital download sites but will be released on February 4, 2009 on cd.
Jeff Plate's second release with the band Metal Church, titled "This Present Wasteland," was released on September 23, 2008. For more information on the release check out Metal Church on Myspace.com.
Johnny Lee Middleton's first solo single, "Tennessee," was released on November 21. Download the MP3 at Amazon.com or iTunes. The next single, "Broken Wings," is coming soon, and his first full-length solo album is expected in the spring of 2009. Visit www.johnnyleemiddleton.com or Johnny Lee's MySpace for the latest.