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After vocalist Roy Khan was forced to drop out of Kamelot's tour dates due to health issues, the band has now issued the following announcement about officially parting ways with Khan:
"With a heavy heart we can now announce that Roy Khan has chosen to leave the band. We wanted to give him ample time for this kind of decision, due to his recent burnout and also the amount of amazing times we have shared with him in Kamelot. We respectfully accept his resignation from the band and wish him the best in his future endeavors. The timing is actually good since we feel the uncertainty the fans have had can now be laid to rest and the band can move on to finding a new singer."
"The tour is going great so far and the fans have been amazing throughout this entire process," adds keyboardist Oliver Palotai. With the new tour already in progress, Kamelot has already begun the search for a new vocalist.
"I have a few guys in mind," said band founder Thomas Youngblood. "And as you can imagine, it is a very important decision. There are some amazing singers that have already contacted us on this but we will take our time to find the right person. Due to the overwhelming success of the recent shows in South America, we are pleased to announce new shows in November/December for Europe (stay tuned). The band headlines* the Print de Temps Festival tonight and will play a Amsterdam (nearing sold-out) concert tomorrow followed by a full headliner tour with special guests Evergrey, Amaranthe and Sons of Seasons. (* Guest vocalists Fabio Lione and Tommy Karevik). Thank you for your support and see you on tour!"
Kamelot has checked in with the following recap of the band's recent Latin American tour dates:
"Hello Kamelotians! We are just back from a whirlwind tour of Latin America. We had an amazing time and we are already missing all you that shared the nights with us. One thing is for sure, we will be back as soon as possible to party with you again.
"We would like to thank all the fans that met us at the airport, hotels and our the concert halls, thanks to all the promoters involved, our amazing crew (see you in a few days for Europe), and our course Fabio, Simone and Elize for their fantastic job on stage with us. The final show in Mexico City was a great high note to the tour, see you all very soon!! Next up, Europe – get ready to rumble!"
Kamelot has also announced an upcoming North American tour. Details are available at this location.
Kamelot has issued the following announcement about changing venues for the band's upcoming show in Bogota, Columbia on April 12th:
"Bogotá news! The Teatro Metropol has frozen its concert activities due to negotiations with a film studio purchase.
"The Kamelot show will now take place at the Teatro Metropol on the same evening. Tickets that were sold for the Teatro Metropol will definitely be honored. Paris venue update coming!"
Kamelot also recently announced a full North American tour in support of the "Poetry for the Poisoned" album. Details are available here.
Kamelot has issued the following announcement about an upcoming North American tour in support of the band's latest album:
"In the ongoing Kamelot campaign for the band's newest release, 'Poetry for the Poisoned,' we are extremely pleased to announce that Kamelot have confirmed a full North American Tour! The long awaited North American Tour, to support the Billboard Charting Epic 'Poetry for the Poisoned' (Peaking @ number 74 in the US on Billboard’s Top 200!), has been solidified. Along for the ride, are folk/power metalers Alestorm, who are happy to bring their brand of 'Pirate Infused Metal' to the Kamelot Legions. Also, aboard are Canada’s ferocious Blackguard and The Agonist.
"Due to continuing medical and personal issues, Roy Khan will not be able to finish the remaining touring in support of 'Poetry for the Poisoned.' With the news of Roy’s continued absence, we are pleased to announce that metal icon Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire) will be joining the tour and handling the lead vocal duties.
"Fabio Lione is eager to get on the road, stating 'I am excited and pleased to be part of the next Kamelot tour. I always loved the sound of the band and I think this will be a great experience for me, the band, and for all the fans of great music and Kamelot. See you soon on tour and let’s rock!!!'
"In addition to Fabio, throughout these shows there will also be special guest and vocal appearances from top artists in the scene, this is a special and rare tour, and one not to be missed! In addition, Kamelot’s 'Pandemonium Over Europe 2011' is building, adding Evergrey, Amaranthe and Sons of Seasons to the already announced European tour schedule!"
The currently announced dates are as follows: More...
Kamelot has checked in with the following announcement about revealing the six winning entries for the band's recent cover artwork contest:
"Cover contest winners announced! Congrats to all the entries that were sent it! We couldn’t choose just one so we are giving these 6 winners free tickets to the concert of their choice and a meet and greet with the band at the show! We will be contacting all the winners with details of the prize."
Brazilian vocalist Eduardo Falaschi (Angra/Almah) will join Kamelot on stage for the band's upcoming appearance in São Paulo this April 9th, 2011. Eduardo commented:
"It’s a lot of honor for me to perform live with my friend Casey, Thomas and all the guys from Kamelot. Today the band counts on the great singer Fabio Lione who helps them in this tour. They called me to take part in this show in my home town city, São Paulo! It’s clear that I immediately said 'yes!' We are talking about Kamelot! One of my favorites metal bands ever! For those who don’t know, Casey recorded the drum parts for the first Almah’s CD in 2006 and since then we have become friends even more. And especially due to this fact I will do my best in order to give to all Kamelot fans an unforgettable night! I’ll put my heart on it! See you there soon!"
Kamelot's Thomas Youngblood also added:
"I am very pleased to have our good buddy Edu Falaschi (Angra, Almah) joining us on stage at the São Paulo concert this April 9th! We ran into each other recently in LA and that’s when the idea to sing with us in Brazil came about. It will be a night to remember!"
The band's upcoming South American dates are as follows:
April 07 – Santiago de Chile, CHI @ Teatro Teleton
April 08 – Buenos Aires, ARG @ Vélez Sarsfield Stadium (special guest act for Iron Maiden)
April 09 – São Paulo, BRA @ Espaço Lux
April 10 – Porto Alegre, BRA @ Opinião Bar
April 12 – Bogotá, COL @ Teatro Metropol
April 14 – Mexico City, MEX @ Circo Volador
Kamelot has announced the addition of a Brazilian show on the band's upcoming South American tour. The new show will take place at Porto Alegre on April 10th, 2011. The tour poster for the "Pandemonium over South American Tour" can be viewed at this location. Kamelot also has the following upcoming tour dates:
Apr 22 Elysée Montmartre Paris, FRANCE - 12:00 AM
Apr 22 Elysée Montmartre Paris, FRANCE - 6:15 PM
Apr 23 Muziekcentrum Trix Antwerpen, BELGIUM - 4:00 PM
Apr 23 Paradiso Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - 8:00 PM
Apr 27 Sheffield Corporation Sheffield, UNITED KINGDOM - 6:00 PM
Apr 28 L'atelier Luxembourg Ville, LUXEMBOURG - 4:00 PM
Apr 28 Koko London, UNITED KINGDOM - 7:00 PM
Apr 29 Luxembourg-City - Luxemburg, GERMANY - 6:20 PM
Apr 30 Schüür Luzern, GERMANY - 7:30 PM
May 8 Columbia Club Berlin, GERMANY - 1:38 AM
May 11 Markthalle Hamburg, GERMANY - 12:00 AM
May 11 Trädgår'n Göteborg, SWEDEN - 6:00 PM
May 14 Sentrum Scene Oslo, NORWAY - 7:30 PM
Kamelot has issued the following statement about recruiting Amaranthe's Elize Ryd again for the band's upcoming tour dates:
"We are pleased to announce that Swedish female vocalist Elize Ryd (Amaranthe) will join Kamelot again, this time on their European and South American tour dates. Elize joins the band on this very special and unique tour that includes some special guests singers like Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire), Simone Simons (Epica) and many more."
Kamelot guitarist Thomas Youngblood adds: "I am very pleased to hear that Elize will be touring with us again, she toured with us for the entire year of 2010 and was amazing at every show!"
Elize also stated: "I am very exited about going on tour with Kamelot, I had so much fun during the 2010 performances on all the great stages with this awesome band in front of all their amazing fans! It’s a real honor to be able to do that once again!"
Elize’s band Amaranthe will also be on the billing along with Evergrey and Sons of Seasons.
Kamelot has issued the following update to Polish fans about changing venues for the band's upcoming live show:
"Venue Change Poland! Thanks to fans in Poland the local promoters have moved the Kamelot show in Poland to a larger venue (Klub Studio), please take note!"
Kamelot also recently announced that Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire) will be joining the band on the road and handling the lead vocal duties, along with guest appearances by Simone Simons (Epica) and Tommy Karevik (Seventh Wonder).
Kamelot has announced that founding member and guitarist Thomas Youngblood is currently featured on ESP’s website and will be working closely with ESP on a custom designed Eclipse. The band also issued the following brief update about members appearing at the upcoming NAMM convention:
"You can also meet Thomas and Kamelot drummer Casey Grillo at the NAMM show this week in Anaheim, CA. Special thanks to Onboard Research, ESP Guitars, Pearl Drums, DiMarzio and many more. We will try to send some video blogs from the show as they become available!"
Kamelot recently hosted an edition of MTV2's Headbanger's Ball. You can check out clips from the show featuring Kamelot at this location.
MTV has posted several clips online from Kamelot hosting Headbangers Ball earlier this month. Two of the clips can be viewed below, and the rest can be found here. Kamelot also commented:
"Clips of Kamelot’s Headbangers Ball now online. In addition, Thomas and Casey of Kamelot will be appearing at the NAMM show January 15-17th in Anaheim California. They will be representing Onboard Research, ESP Guitars, Pearl Drums and more!"
Circus Maximus has issued the following announcement about supporting Kamelot at an upcoming Oslo show:
"We are pleased to announce that we'll be playing supporting Kamelot on their new 'Pandemonium Over Europe Tour 2011' in Oslo next May 14th at Sentrum Scene. Other bands to play are Evergrey and Amaranthe. Tickets are now on sale: for +18 ages go to this location and for -18 ages go here Probably this show will be sold out, so be hurry and get your tickets before it's too late!"
You can also check out the band's music through the Circus Maximus MySpace profile.
Kamelot has issued the following announcement about recruiting guest vocalists for upcoming European and U.S. shows:
"Kamelot's 'Pandemonium Over Europe 2011' is building, adding Evergrey, Amaranthe and Sons of Seasons to the already announced tour schedule, with more dates to come! As part of the ongoing Kamelot campaign, we are announcing 2 shows as part of what will be a full US tour! Aug 30 at the Grammercy Theater in New York City, NY - USA and Sept 2 at the Club Soda in Montreal, Québec - Canada
"Promoters will offer a special VIP ticket for these show. This will include a pre show meet/greet and an autographed poster commemorating the show. Both shows go onsale today exclusively through here till Jan 22 when they become available everywhere.
"Unfortunately, we have been informed that, due to continuing medical and personal issues, Roy Khan will not be able to finish the remaining touring in support of Kamelot's album, 'Poetry for the Poisoned.' However, we are pleased to announce that metal icon Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire) will be joining the tour and handling the lead vocal duties. There will also be guest vocal appearances throughout the tour by Simone Simons (Epica), Tommy Karevik (Seventh Wonder), and many more surprise guests throughout this very special and rare tour."
Fabio Lione is eager to get on the road, stating: "I am excited and pleased to be part of the next Kamelot tour. I always loved the sound of the band and I think this will be a great experience for me, the band and for all the fans of great music and Kamelot... see you soon on tour and let's rock!!!"
Amaranthe has issued the following update about upcoming European tour dates alongside Kamelot and Evergrey:
"We are very pleased to announce our first full European tour, which will coincide with the release of our debut album! It will be a great honour to share the stage with our friends in Kamelot again, and Evergrey for the first time! See you all there! For a full list of dates, go to this location! Cheers!"
American/Norwegian symphonic metallers Kamelot have been announced as the support act for Iron Maiden's April 8, 2011 performance at Estadio Velez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
It was recently announced that Iron Maiden will be the featured headline act at the 2011 Sonisphere festival in Warsaw, Poland. The event, which played home to the "big four" last year, will be taking place on Friday, June 10, 2011 at the Bemowo Airfield in Warsaw, Poland.
In a recent interview with Voltagemedia.com, Kamelot's Oliver Palotai discussed the release of a new album for the Sons of Seasons band. An excerpt from the interview follows:
Voltage Media: Apart from Kamelot, you are also in a band called Sons of Seasons. Is Sons of Seasons as much a full-time band for you as Kamelot?
Oliver: Actually more than Kamelot for me personally, because it’s the band I started in 2007. It’s the project in which I am doing most of the things, producing, orchestrating, playing guitar and also managing. It is a full-time thing. A band in the first years is losing so much money so I have to work a lot at the moment.
Voltage Media: Is there going to be a Sons of Seasons album in the near future?More...
Read the full article at Voltage Media.
Kamelot guitarist/founder Thomas Youngblood and drummer Casey Grillo are set to host the coming week's edition of MTV2's "Headbangers Ball" on Monday, December 6th (technically Tuesday morning at 3:00 AM). You can also check out the video for "Hunter's Season" in the clip below.
Florida death metal band The Evil Amidst announced today that they have added Bass player Sean Tibbetts (Kamelot). Sean Tibbetts will remain in Kamelot
The Evil Amidst Guitarist Gio Geraca comments, "Sean has been a long time friend and he is an amazing bass player, he is a big fan of our music and has decided to put his talents to use for any future tours and recordings for us ...his classical style of powermetal should add to the ever expanding sound of The Evil Amidst. "
Kamelot has issued the following announcement about drummer Casey Grillo holding a drum clinic in Florida:
"Kamelot drummer Casey Grillo will be doing a fantastic drum clinic next December 1st at Seminole Music & Sound (Seminole, FL – USA). Drum clinic will start at 7pm and the entrance is free, so don’t lose the chance to see one of the most wonderful drummers, bring your Kamelot stuff and we hope to see you there!"
American/Norwegian symphonic metallers Kamelot have announced the dates for its forthcoming European tour. The band are currently on tour in support of its 2010 release "Poetry for the Poisoned." You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
Apr. 22 - Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
Apr. 23 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
Apr. 24 - Antwerp, Belgium - Hof Ter Lo
Apr. 27 - Nottingham, England - Rock City
Apr. 28 - London, England - KoKo
Apr. 29 - Luxemburg, Luxembourg - Den Atelier
Apr. 30 - Luzern, Switzerland - Schuur
May 01 - Milano, Italy - Magazzini Generali
May 03 - Budapest, Hungary - Petöfi Hall
May 05 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Majestic Music Club
May 06 - Krakow, Poland - Kwadrat
May 07 - Berlin, Germany - C-Club
May 08 - Stuttgart, Germany - Longhorn / LKA
May 10 - Köln, Germany - Live Music Hall
May 11 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
May 12 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Tradgarn
May 14 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene