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Jon Oliva Finalizes Storytellers Tour Dates

Savatage/Jon Oliva's Pain/T.S.O. mastermind Jon Oliva finalized the dates for the upcoming Storytellers Tour, commencing November 30th in Charlotte. The unique tour features Oliva and JOP drummer Chris Kinder presenting acoustic material spanning the career of Oliva with the stories behind the songs. VIP packages are available at this location.

Confirmed dates are:

Nov. 30th - Charlotte, NC - Amos Southend
Dec. 1st - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theater
Dec. 3rd - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
Dec. 4th - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
Dec. 6th - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theatre
Dec. 8th - Joliet, IL - Mojoes
Dec. 10th - Dallas, TX - Trees
Dec. 11th - Houston, TX - Concert Pub North
Dec. 14th - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theater More...

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Jon Olivia Begins Booking For "Storytellers" Tour

As indicated in the recent interview with legendary Savatage frontman Jon Oliva, the mastermind will embark on an intimate "Storyteller" Tour from November 28th through December 16th of this year. The show will feature Oliva with Jon Oliva's Pain drummer and producer Christopher Kinder and will consist of an extensive in-depth look into the 3 significant phases of Jon's unique career. Fans will also hear rare and alternate versions of classic songs performed live as well as hilarious, emotional and true stories that have shaped his legendary career.

The booking process for the show has begun with the first phase in Florida and up the east coast and over to Chicago and down to Texas and back to Florida. After the new year, plans are for additional shows further west.

Dates and venues to be confirmed and announced soon. For more information, head on over to this location. More...

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Oliva Posts Trailer For "Raise The Curtain"

Oliva, the solo project from legendary writer/musician/singer Jon Oliva (Jon Oliva's Pain/Savatage/T.S.O.), posted preview trailer for the "Raise the Curtain" release. The album drops via AFM Records on June 21, 2013 (EU) and July 2, 2013 (North America).

The track listing and cover art for "Raise the Curtain" are as follows:

1. Raise The Curtain
2. Soul Chaser
3. Ten Years
4. Father Time (see lyric video)
5. I Know
6. Big Brother
7. Armageddon
8. Soldier
9. Stalker
10. The Witch
11. Can’t Get Away
12. The Truth (Bonus Track)

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Oliva Posts "Father Time" Lyric Video

Oliva, the solo project from legendary writer/musician/singer Jon Oliva (Jon Oliva's Pain/Savatage/T.S.O.), posted a lyric video for the new track "Father Time." The song appears on the upcoming album "Raise the Curtain," which is due for release on June 21, 2013 (EU) and July 2, 2013 (North America) via AFM Records.

The track listing and cover art for "Raise the Curtain" are as follows:

1. Raise The Curtain
2. Soul Chaser
3. Ten Years
4. Father Time
5. I Know
6. Big Brother
7. Armageddon
8. Soldier
9. Stalker
10. The Witch
11. Can’t Get Away
12. The Truth (Bonus Track)

Check out "Father Time" here: More...

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Jon Oliva Unveils Art & Track List Of Solo LP

Legendary writer/musician/singer Jon Oliva (Jon Oliva's Pain/Savatage/T.S.O.) will release his first solo album "Raise the Curtain" on June 21, 2013 via AFM Records. The album will be in the style of Tobi Sammet's Avantasia, a conceptual release with multiple guest appearances based on material that the mastermind has collected over the last 4-5 years.

The track listing and cover art for "Raise the Curtain" are as follows:

1. Raise The Curtain
2. Soul Chaser
3. Ten Years
4. Father Time
5. I Know
6. Big Brother
7. Armageddon
8. Soldier
9. Stalker
10. The Witch
11. Can’t Get Away
12. The Truth (Bonus Track) More...

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Jon Oliva To Release First Solo LP In 2013

Savatage/Trans-Siberian Orchestra/Jon Oliva's Pain founder Jon Oliva will release his very first solo album in 2013. While his band Jon Oliva's Pain continues to write the follow up to the 2010 LP "Festival," Oliva will release his solo LP in Spring 2013 via AFM Records.

The announcement reads as follows:

"Good day one and all,

"We thank you all for your patience with regards to announcing our new recording plans.

"While JOP is very much intact and focused on new music and future touring...JON OLIVA will release his first ever solo record in early 2013.

"Jon has assembled a collection of ideas from the past 4-5 years and wants the opportunity to present them as his own work. Jon will be recording nearly all the instrument tracks and vocals himself and also playing drums on several tracks. Once again, I have the honor of recording the bulk of the drum tracks on the new cd, but this record will have been created from start to finish with Jon being completely at the helm."

Jon Oliva commented on the album: "I’ve got some weird ideas that I wanna try and I’ve got some time to do it. I don’t want do just 'another' JOP record. I’ve done four of those already. I wanna do something different. I have some material that I’ve wanted to put out for a while, that I’ll talk with the record company about, maybe putting something out quickly, like in the next four or five months, to give me more time to do this JOP record. I want the next JOP cd to be very special. I’ve got some great friends from other bands that are going to be a significant part of the next JOP release. We are going to do a killer JOP record and then an additional bonus cd with guest stars... kind of like the AVANTASIA thing but not in a story line. Tobias Sammet does a magnificent job with it, but I don’t have that much time to write a whole story, so I’ll just have some powerhouse friends from various bands come in and take it over the top."

Drum recordings, handled by J.O.P. drummer Christopher Kinder, begin at the legendary Morrisound Studio's in mid December.

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