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december 17, 2001

A slide show, "Memories of Christopher Michael Oliva", has been added to the Criss Oliva section of this website.

november 21, 2001

Jack Frost is currently in the studio working on the new SEVEN WITCHES album. It is expected to be out in early 2002. Jack's band The Bronx Casket CO also has a new CD out, it is called Sweet Home Transylvania and can be purchased at CDnow.com.

november 17, 2001

Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "Ghost Of Christmas Eve" is now available on VHS & DVD (Region 1). You can order it now at CDnow.com.

november 15, 2001

A few T.S.O. notes about the upcoming tour which starts November 23rd in Akron, OH & Minneapolis, MN. Johnny Lee Middleton will not be part of either TSO touring company this year. Ex-Savatage guitarist Al Pitrelli will be rejoining TSO (West) on the road this year.

Updated Trans-Siberian Orchestra dates are listed on the tour page. Several dates have been changed or added, so please check the current schedule.

The Savatage Greece Fanclub webpage is up. Check it out.

october 28, 2001

01/17/02 Malmo, Sweeden - KB
01/18/02 Ronneby, Sweeden - Club Ron
01/19/02 Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
01/20/02 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega Small
01/21/02 Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
01/23/02 Dortmund, Germany - Soundgarden
01/24/02 Berlin, Germany - Music Hall
01/26/02 Athens, Greece - Rodon Club
01/27/02 Athens, Greece - Rodon Club
01/29/02 Langen, Germany - Stadhalle
01/30/02 Stuttgart, Germany - Longhorn
01/31/02 Prattelin, Switzerland - Z7 Koncertfabrik
02/01/02 Woergl, Austria - Komma
02/02/02 Vienna, Austria - Planet Music
02/03/02 Graz, Austria - Orpheum
02/05/02 Florence, Italy - Tenax
02/06/02 Rome, Italy - Palacisalfa
02/07/02 Brescia, Italy - Palatenda
02/09/02 Antwerp, Belgium - Hof Ter Lo
02/10/02 Paris, France - Elysee Montmatre
02/11/02 Tilburg, Holland - 013
02/12/02 Hardenburg, Holland - Podium
02/13/02 London, England - Garage

october 24, 2001

Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be playing on QVC on 10/25/01 @ 7am & 11pm EST.

october 6, 2001

Trans-Siberian Orchestra dates are listed on the tour page for the upcoming holiday season. Internet pre-sale for select dates start October 12. For more info check out Trans-Siberian.com

september 24, 2001

Dear SavaFriends and Fans,

In lieu of the recent tragic events that have gripped the world we have decided to postpone our upcoming European Tour. We feel it is in the best interest for everybody’s safety. Our hearts go out to the victims of this senseless disaster and we pray that all in the Legion stay safe. Savatage apologizes for any inconvenience that has been caused due to this, but feel it is the right and necessary move. We are looking forward to a big tour early next year and hope to see you all there!

Savatage

september 15, 2001

Tonight's show in Odessa, TX has been cancelled. This is NOT due to this weeks tragedy.

Udated the 2001 Tour page with setlists through September 12th.

Savatage appeared live on KNAC.com on September 10th and played an acoustic version of "The Rumor" for the first time. You can now listen to this track by downloading the mp3 below.

The Rumor

september 11, 2001

Tonight's show has been cancelled.

Johnny Lee Middleton:

"The band is devastated and our prayers go out to the victims and their families."

september 6, 2001

Flowers For Criss

september 4, 2001

AOL will be hosting a chat with Jon Oliva & Chris Caffery on Friday September 7 @ 9pm. Only AOL members will be able to take part in this event. If you are using AOL click here to be taken directly to the chat. For those who would rather not click on the link, just visit AOL Keyword ECR Chat. Non-AOL members may still be able to participate by visiting www.aol.com and downloading the free trial software.

september 1, 2001

Put up an interview with Jack Frost. Thanks to Kruger at www.rockinyourworld.com

There is another new interview with Chris Caffery up at electricbasement.com.

august 24, 2001

Christopher Caffery is featured in the intro page for the Jackson Guitar website. Chris would like to thank Kevin Easton and everyone at Jackson for their ongoing support.

august 23, 2001

There is a new Official Savatage Greece Fanclub. If you would like further information please contact Olia, Nick and Vangelis at savatage_grfans@yahoo.com. They should have their website up and running soon. When it is ready, it will be posted here.

Updated tour info below Santa Clara on September 6th has been changed, as well as the venue for Scottsdale, AZ. If you have tickets for the Cajun House in Scottsdale, they will be honored by Bash on Ash..

09/05/01 San Francisco, CA - Pound SF (Pier 96) ***TICKETS***
09/06/01 TBA
09/08/01 Sacramento, CA - Roadhouse
09/09/01 San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick ***TICKETS***
09/10/01 West Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
09/11/01 Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theater ***TICKETS***
09/12/01 Scottsdale, AZ - Bash On Ash ***TICKETS***
09/14/01 Albuquerque, NM or Denver, CO - TBA
09/15/01 Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos
09/16/01 Dallas, TX - Canyon Club
09/18/01 Aurora, IL - Riley's Rock House
09/19/01 Lansing, IL - J J KELLEY'S **(Updated 8/17/01)**
09/20/01 Akron, OH - Highland Theatre
09/21/01 Springfield, VA - Jaxx ***TICKETS***
09/22/01 Old Bridge, NJ - Birch Hill

august 21, 2001

Vicious Rumors will open the Symphony X - Savatage shows in Europe

august 20, 2001

Updated tour info below including links to posters and tickets. Please help support Savatage by printing the posters and hanging them in your area.

09/05/01 San Francisco, CA - Pound SF (Pier 96) ***TICKETS***
09/06/01 Santa Clara, CA - Backbeat
09/08/01 Sacramento, CA - Roadhouse
09/09/01 San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick ***TICKETS***
09/10/01 West Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
09/11/01 Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theater ***TICKETS***
09/12/01 Scottsdale, AZ - Cajun House ***TICKETS***
09/14/01 Albuquerque, NM or Denver, CO - TBA
09/15/01 Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos
09/16/01 Dallas, TX - Canyon Club
09/18/01 Aurora, IL - Riley's Rock House
09/19/01 Lansing, IL - J J KELLEY'S **(Updated 8/17/01)**
09/20/01 Akron, OH - Highland Theatre
09/21/01 Springfield, VA - Jaxx ***TICKETS***
09/22/01 Old Bridge, NJ - Birch Hill

Updated the 2001 Tour page with setlists from Brazil.

august 16, 2001

The moment you have all been waiting for... Savatage tours the West Coast of the USA. Here are the dates (subject to change):

09/05/01 San Francisco, CA - Pound SF (Pier 96)
09/06/01 Santa Clara, CA - Backbeat
09/08/01 Sacramento, CA - Roadhouse
09/09/01 San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
09/10/01 West Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
09/11/01 Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theater
09/12/01 Scottsdale, AZ - Cajun House
09/14/01 Albuquerque, NM or Denver, CO - TBA
09/15/01 Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos
09/16/01 Dallas, TX - Canyon Club
09/18/01 Aurora, IL - Riley's Rock House
09/19/01 Lansing, IL - J J KELLEY'S **(Updated 8/17/01)**
09/20/01 Akron, OH - Highland Theatre
09/21/01 Springfield, VA - Jaxx
09/22/01 Old Bridge, NJ - Birch Hill

august 15, 2001

Added more pictures from the August 11th "Surprise show" on the 2001 Tour page. Thanks to Mike for the shots.

Two European dates have been confirmed. They are:

10/08/01 Hardenberg, Holland - Podium
10/23/01 Graz, Austria - Orpheum

august 13, 2001

Added notes & Setlist info for the August 11th "Surprise show" on the 2001 Tour page as well as pictures for several shows. Thanks to Kathy Tijou for the pictures.

August 18th Brazil Advertisement

august 9, 2001

I can't stress it enough... be careful making travel plans for the September shows in America. Nothing is official until it is listed here.

Savatage will be performing this coming Saturday night, August 11th, at The Green Parrot in Largo, FL. Info can be found at robrock.com. The entire band is now expected to appear. If you attend, please send reviews, pictures and setlist info to savaweb@savatage.com.

TSO has released the following statement:

Trans-Siberian Orchestra is currently working on their 3rd Christmas album for release next year. They are also looking forward to seeing everyone again this November / December with the return of Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Christmas Eve & Other Stories

They are planning to be in the following cities:

Akron, OH
Albany, NY
Albuquerque, NM
Amarillo TX
Atlanta, GA
Bakersfield, CA
Baltimore, MD
Boise, ID
Boston, MA
Buffalo, NY
Chicago, IL
Cleveland, OH
Colorado Springs, CO
Columbus, OH
Dallas, TX
Dayton, OH
Denver, CO
Detroit, MI
El Paso, TX
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Grand Rapids, MI
Green Bay, WI
Hershey, PA
Houston, TX
Kansas City, MO
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
Milwaukee, WI
Minneapolis, MN
Nashville, TN
New York, NY
Norfolk, VA
Omaha, NE
Orlando, FL
Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix, AZ
Pittsburgh, PA
Portland, OR
Poughkeepsie, NY
Providence, RI
Raleigh, NC
Rochester, NY
Sacramento, CA
San Antonio, TX
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Spokane, WA
St Louis, IL
Tampa, FL
Toledo, OH
Wallingford, CT
Washington, DC
Wichita, KS
Wilkes-Barre, PA

Tickets will go on sale this October. Make sure to sign up to the TSO mailing list to be the first to know about internet pre-sales!

august 7, 2001

Rumors...Rumors...Rumors... is the best way to describe things right now. With Savatage heading to Brazil next week and the second leg of the Poets and Madmen tour about to begin, new dates should be showing up pretty soon. All confirmed shows are listed on the tour page. Until the other "rumored" shows are confirmed to me... your guess is as good as mine.

Now to address some of these "rumors..." It looks like "Members of Savatage" will be performing this coming Saturday night, August 11th, at The Green Parrot in Largo, FL. Info can be found at robrock.com. I don't know anything else about this "secret" show except what is posted there and what was hinted about in the latest message by Christopher Caffery in his corner.

Symphony X will be supporting Savatage in Europe during the upcoming October shows.

More rumors... It looks like Nevermore might be supporting Savatage during a short U.S.A. tour in September. Two unconfirmed dates have been listed in several places. One East Coast and one West Coast. Again these have not been confirmed by either band.

july 26, 2001

Added notes for the April 25th Rhode Island, May 2nd Rochester and May 3rd Detroit shows on the 2001 Tour page as well as pictures for several shows. Thanks goes out to Marco Wohlschlegel, Jan-Erik, Paco Gomez Luque, Jason Rhoads and Mitch Albertson for the shots.

july 25, 2001

Added notes for the May 16th Atlanta show and the May 17th Orlando show on the 2001 Tour page. Also included is a picture from the Orlando show from Clay Marshall.

The South American Dates have been confirmed. They are:

08/14/01 Porto Alegre -Bar Opinião
08/16/01 Piracicaba
08/17/01 Curitiba-Studio 1250
08/18/01 São Paulo -Via Funchal
08/19/01 Rio de Janeiro-ATL Hall

Clay Marshall has also given us some other pictures from his European adventure.

Jack Frost & Al Pitrelli from Megadeth
Jon Oliva & Al Pitrelli from Megadeth
Jon Oliva & Dave Mustaine from Megadeth
Jack Frost & Joey Vera from Fates Warning/Armored Saint
Chris Caffery, Damond Jiniya & Lemmy from Motorhead
Chris Caffery, Damond Jiniya & Lemmy from Motorhead

july 23, 2001

Chris Caffery has once again supplied us with his two latest installments of his tour diary. They can be found on the tour page or by following the links below.

2001 USA (Part 2) (by Chris Caffery)
2001 Europe (by Chris Caffery)

New October European tourdates have been confirmed. They are:

10/05/01 Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
10/06/01 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega Small
10/07/01 Malmo, Sweeden - KB
10/10/01 Berlin, Germany - Music Hall
10/11/01 Cologne, Germany - LMH
10/12/01 Langen, Germany - Stadhalle
10/13/01 Osnabruck, Germany - Halle Gartlage
10/14/01 Dortmund, Germany - Soundgarden
10/15/01 Stuttgart, Germany - Longhorn
10/17/01 Lichtenfels, Germany - Stadhalle
10/18/01 Prattelen, Switzerland - Z7 Koncertfabrik
10/20/01 Athens, Greece - Rodon Club
10/21/01 Athens, Greece - Rodon Club
10/24/01 Florence, Italy - Flog
10/25/01 Rome, Italy - Palacisalfa
10/26/01 Brescia, Italy - Palatenda
10/28/01 Antwerp, Belgium - Hof Ter Lo
10/29/01 Tilburg, Holland - 013
10/30/01 Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
10/31/01 London, England - Garage

july 21, 2001

Added another audio clip to the 2001 Tour page. This is the Band Intro's from June 20th in Pratteln, Switzerland.

july 19, 2001

Added pictures for the Jaxx, London, Englad, and Graspop shows. They can be found on the on the 2001 Tour page. Thanks to David Anderson, Joyce Corvers & Vivian for the shots.

There is an interview with Jon Oliva up at www2.invader.de.

july 14, 2001

Added pictures for the Mind Over Matter show and more from the 06/21/00 Munich, Germany show on the 2001 Tour page. Thanks to Christian Langer for these great shots.

Added notes for the May 18th St. Petersburg show on the 2001 Tour page. Also up is a small audio clip for that show. Check it out.

Also a quick reminder. If you use anything from this site (ie. pictures, set lists and so on) please give proper credit on your site. This means a link back to www.savatage.com. We work very hard on this site and all we ask is to credit us in return.

july 13, 2001

Added pictures for the June 20th Pratteln, Switzerland show on the 2001 Tour page. Thanks to Christian Langer for these great shots.

july 12, 2001

Added notes for the May 1st show in Scranton, PA on the 2001 Tour page

Metal-IS has a review of a weeks worth of European shows on their site written by Clay Marshall.

july 11, 2001

Added several pictures from Europe to the 2001 Tour page . Thanks to Frode Johnsrud for these...

06/29/01 Bang Your Head Festival
Damond
Damond
Johnny

06/09/01 Gods Of Metal Festival
Jack & Johnny

... and Eric Frangeul for these.

06/21/00 Munich, Germany

july 10, 2001

Setlists have been updated in the tour section through July 10th on the 2001 Tour page .

Put up scans of the Metal Maniacs October 2001 issue in the Articles section. Thanks to Tonya for the scans. The magazine is out now, so check your local news stand.

Today is the last show with Judas Priest. Next up is one show with Megadeth on July 12th in Paris. If you go to this show or the Bospop Festival on July 14th in Holland, please e-mail the setlist and any other detalis to savaweb@savatage.com.

After this, I have no idea what the tour plans are because no one has told me!!! (HINT!! HINT!!)

A few Savatage videos can be found on-line at Launch.com .

Hardradio.com is having an giving away an autographed guitar from the band. Please follow the link for details.

june 28, 2001

Setlists have been updated in the tour section through June 25 on the 2001 Tour page .

Put up scans of the Metal Edge August 2001 article in the Articles section. Thanks to Tonya for the scans.

Added photos of the Birmingham, England and Graspop Festival shows on the 2001 Tour page. Thanks to Simon Edwards & Marleen van Vliet for the pics.

Gilberto has created a Savatage true type font. It can be downloaded from here.

Special thanks to Jo over at www.savatage.de for keeping this place updated over the past few weeks

More updates soon. . .

june 20, 2001

Setlists have been updated in the tour section through June 18, 2001.

Savatage is featured in the August 2001 issue of Metal Edge, which is on news stands now.

Tonight is a headline show in Pratteln, Switzerland..

may 30, 2001

Part one of the 2001 Chris Caffery Tour Diary has been posted. Check it out here or in the tour section. Thanks Chris.

may 16, 2001

A correction from yesterday. Savatage will be opening for Megadeth on July 12, 2001 at Elysee Montmartre, in Paris, France.

I updated the 2001 Tour page to include notes on Niagara and pictures from Poughkeepsie, Houston, DeKalb, Grand Rapids and Detroit.

Also updated the Image Gallery to include pictures taken from the San Antonio autograph signing. Thanks to everyone who contributed.

Thanks to Steve Hurta for sending us a close-up picture of Jon's new tatto. .

Check out the Poets and Madmen review on houseofshred.com. .

may 15, 2001

A new European tourdate has been added. Savatage will be opening for Megadeth on July 13, 2001 at Elysee Montmartre, in Paris, France.

may 13, 2001

Just a reminder the Savatage 'S' pendant is still available.

Updated the 2001 Tour page to include notes on Hartford and Port Jefferson. Added Setlists through Houston, TX.

may 10, 2001

Updated the 2001 Tour page to include notes on Brooklyn and Cleveland. Added Setlists through St. Louis.

Savatage "SAVATAGE CHATS ONLINE WITH ROCKONLINE.COM AND VISITS WITH FANS AT IN-STORE APPEARANCES" Press Release May 10, 2001.

This press release has news about two upcoming in-store appearances by Savatage in Texas and info on the May 15th rockonline.com chat with Jon Oliva. The chat will be taking place at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT.

The in-store appearances will be taking place at:

May 12 (6-8 p.m.)
Diamondhead Records
5020 Louetta Rd
Spring, TX 77379
(281) 376-9949

May 13 (2-4 p.m.)
CD Trader
10724 Perrin Beitel
San Antonio TX 78217
(210) 590-0045

There is an interview up with Jon and Chris at metal-rules.com. It has some great pictures. Check it out.

may 6, 2001

Updated the 2001 Tour page to include notes on Jaxx through Poughkeepsie.

may 5, 2001

Updated the 2001 Tour page to include setlists through Gran Rapids.

Added Village Pub - Port Jefferson, NY April 24, 2001 pictures to the tour review page. Thanks to Angel Cruz for the pictures.

may 4, 2001

Added Damond's Bio. Thanks to Damond & Tonya for supplying the info.

Updated the 2001 Tour page to include setlists through Detroit.

The July 4, 2001 show with Judas Priest has been changed to Vitoria, Spain at the Pabellon Fernando Buesa Arena

Added The Odeon - Cleveland, Ohio April 28, 2001 pictures to the tour review page.

may 3, 2001

Added Evening Star - Niagara Falls April 27, 2001 pictures to the tour review page.

Savatage "DEBUTS NEW LINE-UP TO SELL-OUT CROWDS " Press Release May 2, 2001

may 2, 2001

Added Birch Hill April 20, 2001 pictures to the tour review page. Thanks to Angel Cruz for the pictures.

Added Jaxx April 19, 2001 pictures to the tour review page. Thanks to Angel Cruz for the pictures.

may 1, 2001

I updated Damond's page with more pictures. Thanks to Damond & Tonya for supplying the new shots. A full bio will be up soon.

april 30 , 2001

I updated the 2001 tour history page with setlists from all the shows. I will be adding more notes, pictures and reviews in the next few days.

april 27 , 2001

Savatage will be appearing in a live-interview on 'Metal Meltdown Online' today at 5pm Eastern Time (23:00 Central European Time). For more Info check out the Metal Meltdown Website.

april 24, 2001

The Dynamo Festival has been cancelled. For More info check out the Dynamo Festival Website.

april 23, 2001

Quick update... Two new pictures of Jack & Damond.

Damond @ Jaxx

Damond & Jack @ Jaxx

A new European Tour Date has been added July 14, 2001 Bospop Festival in Holland

april 18 , 2001

Savatage "Poets and Madmen" Press Release April 18, 2001

With the tour starting tomorrow, we updated the bandmember page. New pictures are up including shots of Damond and Jack. So for all of you who have been asking, check it out.

We are once again looking for contributions from fans. If you are going to any of the upcoming shows, please send reviews and pictures to savaweb@savatage.com. They will be used in the tour section of the website.

Finally, updates might be a bit slow around here the next few weeks as I will be attending the live shows. I will update as much as possible when I have the time.

april 16, 2001

Two tour date changes to announce. The 4/29/01 show in Hershey Park, PA has been cancelled. Also the 5/2/01 State College, PA show has been changed to Rochester, NY at Tremors.

april 13, 2001

Savatage masterminds Jon Oliva and Paul O'Neil will be participating in a live Q&A cyberchat on America Online on Wednesday April 18 at 8:00pm ET. The chat will take place at AOL Keyword: Rock Chat. Those who wish to participate but do not subscribe to the AOL service, can visit www.aol.com and download the free trial software which will enable them to take part.

april 7, 2001

I updated the tour posters for the Street Team. They can be found at:

Street Team Tour Posters Updated 4/7/01

Complete 2001 Tour Schedule (as of 4/07/01)

april 4, 2001

New American Tour Dates have just been confirmed. They are:

04/24/01 Commack, NY - Villiage Pub
04/29/01 Hershey Park, PA - Shakeys
05/02/01 State College, PA - Crowbar
05/04/01 Gran Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
05/05/01 St Paul, MN - The Lab
05/07/01 Dekalb, IL - Otto's
05/13/01 San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
05/14/01 New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
05/16/01 Atlanta, GA - Cotton Club

The May 5, 2001 show in Madison, WI has been changed to St Paul, MN - The Lab

Complete 2001 Tour Schedule (as of 4/04/01)

march 30 , 2001

The Savatage Street Team Mailing List (USA Version) is up and running. You can subscribe by joining the Street Team

Street Team Tour Posters Updated 3/30/01


march 28, 2001

Savatage " SAVATAGE OPENS THE FIRST CHAPTER OF THE POETS AND MADMEN TOUR" Press Release March 28, 2001

New European & American Tour Dates have just been confirmed. They are:

05/13/01 San Antonio, TX - TBA

07/04/01 San Sebastien, Spain - Anoeta (opening for Judas Priest)
07/05/01 Madrid, Spain - La Cubierta (opening for Judas Priest)
07/06/01 Murica, Spain - Alcazeraes (opening for Judas Priest)
07/07/01 Cadiz, Spain - San Felipi Neri (opening for Judas Priest)
07/09/01 Valladolid, Spain - Feria De Muestras (opening for Judas Priest)
07/10/01 Barcelona, Spain - Vall D'Hebron (opening for Judas Priest)

Complete 2001 Tour Schedule (as of 3/28/01)

march 26, 2001

Savatage Press Release March 26, 2001

New USA Tour Dates have just been confirmed. They are:

04/25/01 W. Warwick, RI - Station
05/01/01 Scranton, PA - Tinks
05/08/01 St Louis, MO - Pageant Theatre
05/10/01 Austin, TX - Metro
05/17/01 Orlando, FL - House Of Blues
05/18/01 St. Petersburg - Jannus Landing
05/19/01 Fort Myers, FL - Orbit

Complete 2001 Tour Schedule (as of 3/26/01)

march 25, 2001

Important Criss Oliva Birthday Announcement Update.

Thanks to Clay Marshall for supplying us with a savatage.com exclusive interview, Jon Oliva & Chris Caffery "On The Record".

march 21, 1001

A new European Date has been confirmed

06/18/01 Portsmouth, England - Guildhall (opening for Judas Priest)

march 20, 2001

Cleveland, Ohio Internet pre-sale starts tomorrow at 10am EST. You can follow the link below to purchase tickets.

Cleveland, OH - Odeon Theatre

Attention Street Team Members!!! Now is your chance to help promote the band for their upcoming North American tour. Please print out the poster associated for your area, bring it to the local copy store, and then put them up around town. Your help is greatly appreciated by the band. Posters can be found by following the link below.

Street Team Tour Posters
march 17, 2001

I added some new things on the website including:

Savatage Biography - The First 20 Years by Clay Marshall.

Nuclear Blast Press Photo

Poets And Madmen Press Release

More good news about album sales. Poets and Madmen reached #1 on the Dutch "Scherpe Rand" Album Charts this week.

We will have a special internet pre-sale for the April 28th Cleveland, Ohio Savatage show. Pre-sale tickets will be avalable on March 21 through savatage.com.

march 16, 2001

New Savatage Tour Dates are posted in the tour section. These include all confirmed dates in America and Europe.

march 13, 2001

Savatage's new album "Poets & Madmen" debuts at # 7 on the German Pop Charts!

Thanks for all the support!

march 11, 2001

On Tusday March 13th at 2pm pacific time (5pm Eastern), Chris Caffery will be appearing live for an interview with The Rack on www.KNAC.com..

march 8, 2001

The Johnny Lee Middleton Slide Shows are now up. These are pictures that Johnny Lee has submitted to the site. They feature a wide variety of photo's taken from around the world.

Earlier this week Savatage announced their two members in a press release. We here at savatage.com would like to welcome Damond Jiniya and Jack Frost to the band.

USA tour dates are starting to pop up. All of these shows are still unconfirmed by the band. A full USA tour schedule should be announced shortly.

There is still a couple of weeks left to be a part of the Criss Oliva star dedication. For more info check out the Criss Oliva Birthday Announcement.

march 7, 2001

Jon Oliva will be appearing live for an interview with www.mfnrocks.com/ on March 8th at 12pm pacific time (3pm Eastern).

march 6, 2001

The two new band members, Damond Jiniya and Jack Frost were announced in a press release from the band.

Poets and Madmen was officially released yesterday in Europe on SPV. You can now download two of the songs from the CD by registering here.

Nuclear Blast/Century Media has once again pushed back the release date for Poets and Madmen in the USA. It will now be released on April 17th.

Support Savatage in helping Doctors Without Borders.

march 5, 2001

SAVATAGE ANNOUNCES NEW SINGER AND GUITARIST

NEW YORK/TAMPA, Fla. - Symphonic Rock band Savatage, which recorded its new album Poets & Madmen as a quartet, has returned to a six-piece with the announcement of a new vocalist and second guitarist.

Florida musician Damond Jiniya joins the group as the new vocalist. "We found Damond by accident at a mutual friend’s house near my hometown in Florida," Oliva said. "When he opened his mouth to sing, we were all blown away." Former vocalist Zak Stevens left Savatage due to family commitments just prior to the recording of Poets & Madmen.

Jack Frost will take on the duties of second guitarist, replacing Al Pitrelli, who now plays in Megadeth. Frost’s resume includes Seven Witches, Bronx Casket Co., Speeed, and Metalium. "We’ve been friends with Jack Frost for years and always felt that we had great chemistry," said founding member Jon Oliva. "So, when Al left, we thought he was perfect for the direction of the band."

march 3, 2001
Criss Oliva Birthday Announcement

Tour Update... the complete list of festivals that Savatage will play has been released. Here they are:

05/26/01 Dynamo Festival - Holland
06/09/01 Gods Of Metal Festival - Italy
06/10/01 Mind Over Matter - Austria
06/23/01 Graspop - Belgium
06/24/01 Full Force - Germany
06/29/01 Bang Your Head Festival - Germany
07/01/01 Rockwave - Athens, Greece

More European dates for June will be announced shortly

february 26, 2001

The complete Poets and Madmen story is posted in the discography section. You can also read it here.

Another picture from Johnny Lee Middleton from the recent European press tour

Jon & Johnny with Italian DJ Claudia from Rock-FM 98.7

february 24 , 2001

We want to officially thank Johnny Lee Middleton and welcome him aboard to the site. He will be working with us on a new section that is currently in development for the site. In the meantime, he has given us a few pictures to put up from the recent European press tour and a few others.

Jon & Johnny with Aditya Sharma from Radio Fritz in Germany

The Mountain King in Berlin

Recent band photo (Photo by Mark Weiss)

Another recent band photo (Photo by Mark Weiss)

february 23, 2001

An update on the tour plans. The Poets and Madmen USA tour with special guests Fates Warning is now scheduled to kick off around April 20th. We should have some dates in the near future.

We can now confirm two more European Festival shows that Savatage will appear at. They are 6/29/01 "Bang Your Head" festival in Germany and 7/1/01 Rockwave in Athens, Greece. More European dates will be announced within the next few days including several headlining dates.

The band is currently finishing up the selection process for their Guitar and Vocal positions. An official announcement is expected shortly.

I want to thank Jaysin Cimetta and Jacques Moch for new tab donations, including Commissar from Poets and Madmen.

Speaking of Commissar, it made it's debut on the European Pop Charts at # 88 two weeks ago. This was an amazing accomplishment for a "Heavy Metal" band to debut so high on the Pop Charts.

Some new information is available on the Limited Edition Poets and Madmen CD from SPV. The CD will contain all 11 new tracks as well as "Jesus Saves" Live (recorded 10/27/97 in Neu Isenburg, Germany) and a multimedia version of the Handful of Rain video. It will be packaged in a special box and will include a poster and stickers.

The track "Stay With Me A While" has made the final cut on all releases including the American Nuclear Blast release. The bonus track on the NBA version will be Edge of Thorns out take "Shotgun Innocence." This was previously only available on European and Japanese releases.

Kathy Tijou has once again put something together for Criss Oliva's Birthday on April 3rd. You can read the announcement at the top of the page.

february 14 , 2001

A quick update on the USA tour plans. The tour should kick off somewhere on or around May 9th and go till about June 7th. This also will include a quick trip to the Dynamo show. Following the end of the USA tour, the guys are off to the festivals in Europe. It looks as if they will be out for most of the year all over the world, so everyone should get to see them.

february 13 , 2001

It's tour time. . . The first two dates are in. Savatage will be playing:

5/26/01 Dynamo Festival in Holland
6/9/01 The Gods of Metal Festival in Italy.

More dates will be announced shortly for the USA and Europe. Expect a TSO "Beethoven's Last Night" Tour announcement shortly as well.

february 12 , 2001

I added many new tabs in the Multimedia section. Thanks to Jaysin Cimetta for his contributions.

Thanks to Rudy De Doncker for sending in this picture of Jon & Johnny Lee, taken last week in Brussels, Belgium.

A new interview with Christopher Caffery is up at http://www.rockreunion.com/. Follow the link to the interview section to find it.

january 31 , 2001

Welcome to the brand new savatage.com. We hope you like the new format. Special thanks goes to Joachim Weber & Marcel van den Brink who worked very hard with me on this project. Without them it would have never been done.

As you will notice, there are no new MP3's. We have been asked not to include them yet by the record company. As soon as we can get them up, we will. For now, Commissar is available in Real Audio by going to the Multimedia Audio page.

We are still very busy making sure everything works. We will update very soon.

january 17 , 2001

To clear up a few things about the new album.   Poets and Madmen will have 10 songs on it (11 including the Bonus track on the German limited edition).  The tracklist is as follows:

1. There in the Silence
2. Commissar
3. I Seek Power
4. Drive
5. Morphine Child (or Cantations, this might have been retitled)
6. The Rumor
7. Man In The Mirror
8. Surrender
9. Awaken
10. Back To Reason
11. (Bonus Track) Stay

There is no title track on the CD.  All other songs that were recorded did not make the final cut.  Statements made that the album would be longer and include more songs on it were made before any final decisions were made on the tracklist.

An advertisement for Poets and Madmen can be found here.  It includes a scan of the new artwork.

The USA release will be April 3rd.

A note about the FAQ on this site.  The FAQ is not maintained by me at the present time.  All info found there has been collected by Brian Reichow, who currently does the FAQ for this site.  It is not updated on a frequent basis.  This will change when we change over to the new site, which will be within the next month.

january 11 , 2001

News from SPV:

SAVATAGE release dates confirmed !

The 3 track single "Commissar" will be available in stores on 2-5-2001. Besides the brand new songs "Commissar" and "Drive" it contains "Voyage" as a previosly unreleased acoustic bonus track.

The long-awaited studio album 'Poets & Madmen' will finally be available in stores on 03-05-2001. There will be 3 different formats. The normal CD contains 10 Tracks. The limited edition will be available in a special packaging with a bonus track. For vinyl-fans there is a 2 LP version with picture vinyl produced in limited form.

These are all European issues.  No word on the American release date yet, or if there will be any special issues.

More info to follow soon...

january 3, 2001

Happy New Year....

The TSO Tour has come and gone, but reviews and pictures continue to be sent.  I have added  more reviews and pictures in the TSO tour section which is everything that has been sent in.   If you would still like to contribute please send stuff in.  Also if you have a URL to your own site which features a review or pictures, we will add it to the list.