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Hard Rock Cafe in Cologne, Germany will be hosting a very special aftershow party following Kamelot's Live Concert in Cologne on April 8th, 2010. To get in after the show at Cologne's Live Music Hall, simply present your ticket at the door of the Hard Rock Cafe for free entry. Kamelot members will be there to meet and greet.
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Amaranthe has issued the following statement about adding on two extra shows to their tour with Kamelot:
"Hey folks! Great news today! We have added two more shows to our tour with Kamelot in spring 2010 - we will be playing in our home town Gothenburg along with Stockholm! Apr 10, 2010 Gothenburg - SWEDEN - Trädgårn, Apr 11, 2010 Stockholm - SWEDEN - Tyrol
"We will also be releasing our new single 'Leave Everything Behind' *internationally* tomorrow! The release is an exclusive digital download through all your favourite online stores such as iTunes, Amazon etc. Stay tuned for more info! Cheers!"
Amaranthe's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
4/10 2010 Gothenburg - SWEDEN Trädgårn
4/11 2010 Stockholm - SWEDEN - Tyrol
4/13 2010 Nosturi /w Kamelot Helsinki
4/14 2010 Pakkahuone /w Kamelot Tampere
4/17 2010 Sentrum Scene Oslo /w Kamelot Oslo
Kamelot has issued the following update about releasing a new album in 2010:
"Hey Guys, things are going great here in Wolfsburg! We will take a break next week for Christmas and then we are back to finishing things up. Lots going on here, new album, new set list for the tour, new label news and more. Lots of diversity on the new record. We hope to announce more details soon including the cover art etc...stay tuned and get ready for a MONSTER 2010!! Kamelot has set a tentative release date for their next album for March 22nd, 2010!"
Kamelot have posted a teaser video online for their upcoming headlining European tour, which can be viewed below. Kamelot will be supported by Leaves' Eyes, Adagio, All Ends, and Amaranthe. Special guests Triosphere, Jaqueline, Fatal Impact, and Highland Glory will appear at the two Oslo shows in April.
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Florida power metallers Kamelot have announced they will perform at Portugal's Vagos Open Air Festival on August 7th, 2010. More information on the festival can be found at this location. Kamelot also have the following upcoming tour dates:
3/25 2010 Le Coliseum Charleroi
3/26 2010 O13 Tilburg
3/27 2010 Paradiso Amsterdam
3/28 2010 Koko London
3/31 2010 Elysee Montmartre Paris
4/1 2010 Z7 Kulturfabrik Pratteln
4/2 2010 Rockstore Montpellier
4/3 2010 Salamandra 1 Barcelona
4/4 2010 La Riviera Madrid
4/7 2010 FZW Dortmund
4/8 2010 Live Music Hall Köln
4/9 2010 Markthalle Hamburg
4/10 2010 Trädgårn Gothenburg
4/11 2010 Tyrol Stockholm
4/13 2010 Nosturi Helsinki
4/14 2010 Pakkahuon Tampere
4/16 2010 Sentrum Scene Oslo Oslo
4/17 2010 Sentrum Scene Oslo Oslo
8/7 2010 Vagos Open Air Vagos
Kamelot have announced their show in Oslo with Amaranthe has been moved to Saturday April 17th, instead of its previously scheduled date of Friday, April 16th. Kamelot's upcoming dates are as follows:
4/13 2010 Helsinki - FI - Nosturi
4/14 2010 Tampere - FI - Pakkahuone
4/17 2010 Oslo - NO - Sentrum Scene
Kamelot has posted the following message on the band's web site:
"As Kamelot's concert schedule grows and commitments increase the demand on its members has also increased. Kamelot's guitarist Thomas Youngblood states, 'Glenn called me a few weeks ago and told me he just couldn't do it anymore, and has to step aside. He is like a brother to us and we've been through a lot of great times, so we wanted him to make this decision.'
"Bassist Sean Tibbetts has been on tour with Kamelot now for more than 2.5 years, stepping in for Glenn Barry while he took time off for family. We are very pleased to announce Sean Tibbetts as the new Kamelot bassist!!!"
Kamelot will be touring Europe with Adagio in March and April of 2010. Here are the tour dates: More...
Spanish metal band DARKSUN will be performing at the Easter Metal Fest on April 4, 2010 at La Riviera in Madrid, Spain. KAMELOT will be headlining, with ADAGIO and HEAVENWOOD also on the bill.
French metallers Adagio have announced they will be supporting Kamelot on their 2010 European tour. "We are very pleased to have Adagio with us on this tour coming up in Spring 2010, we did a few shows with them in the past and they are first class musicians and very cool people. Their new CD is really smoking too!" states Kamelot guitarist Thomas Youngblood. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
3/25 2010 Charleroi - BE - Le Coliseums
3/26 2010 Tilburg - NL - O13
3/27 2010 Amsterdam - NL - Paradiso
3/28 2010 London - UK - Koko
3/31 2010 Paris - FR - Elysée Montmartr
4/01 2010 Pratteln - CH - Z7 Kulturfabrik
4/02 2010 Montpellier - FR - Rockstore
4/03 2010 Barcelona - ES - Salamandra 1
4/04 2010 Madrid - ES - La Riviera
4/07 2010 Dortmund - DE - FZW
4/08 2010 Köln - DE - Live Music Hall
4/09 2010 Hamburg - DE - Markthalle
Leaves' Eyes has been confirmed for next year's ProgPower USA XI festival, which takes place on September 8th-11th in Atlanta, Georgia. Other currently confirmed bands include Kamelot, Hammerfall, Nocturnal Rites, Tarot, Tyr, Delain, Seventh Wonder, DGM, Oceans of Sadness, Stormwarrior, Paradox, and Illusion Suite. More info on the festival can be found here.
Amaranthe (formerly Avalanche) have been added to the billing of Kamelot's 2010 Finnish tour as special guests. Amaranthe's currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:
4/13 2010 Helsinki - FI - Nosturispecial
4/14 2010 Tampere - FI - Pakkahuone
4/16 2010 Oslo - NO - Sentrum Scene
Kamelot have announced that Gotheburg metallers All Ends will be supporting them for their Swedish tour dates in 2010. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
Apr 10, 2010 Gothenburg - SE Trädgårn
Apr 11, 2010 Stockholm - SE Tyrol
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Kamelot has issued the following announcement about headlining the ProgPower USA XI festival in 2010:
"Kamelot announced as one of the Headliners for ProgPower USA XI. ProgPower USA began in 2001. The first festival was held in Lansing, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, at J.J. Kelley's. The subsequent events have been held in Atlanta, Georgia, at Earthlink Live (formerly and again Center Stage Atlanta). Visit here for more info."
The lineup for next year's event is currently as follows:
Friday, September 10:
Saturday, September 11:
OCEANS OF SADNESS
The Atlanta, GA based progressive metal band Halcyon Way has parted ways with singer Sean Shields due to creative differences. Taking over on vocals for the Nightmare Records recording artist is Steve Braun, known for his work with Italian progressive-metallers ASHENT, who have released two records via Lion Music.
"I'm really excited and humbled by the opportunity to jam with these guys, and I'm looking forward to help take the band to the next level on the new record," said Steve. More...
Kamelot has announced the following updated European tour dates in 2010:
3/25/10 - Charleroi, Belgium - Le Coliseum
3/26/10 - Tilburg, Holland - O13
3/27/10 - Amsterdam, Holland - Paradiso
3/28/10 - London, UK - Koko
3/31/10 - Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
4/1/10 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7 Kulturfabrik
4/2/10 - Montpellier, France - Rockstore
4/3/10 - Barcelona, Spain - Salamandra 1
4/4/10 - Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
4/7/10 - Dortmund, Germany - FZW
4/8/10 - Köln, Germany - Live Music Hall
4/9/10 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
4/10/10 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Trädgårn
4/11/10 - Stockholm, Sweden - Tyrol
4/13/10 - Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi
4/14/10 - Tampere, Finland - Pakkahuone
4/16/10 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
4/17/10 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
As Kamelot continues work on their follow-up to "Ghost Opera," the band has been asked about the situation with their former label SPV/Steamhammer (SPV recently filed for bankruptcy).
"We have met with SPV in Hamburg recently and I know they are trying hard to rebound from their insolvency. We had already terminated our deal months ago with them, even before the insolvency. Since then we have been approached by many labels to release the next Kamelot album, including 2 major labels. We have some great offers and now we just have to decide on the right partners for our next step," states vocalist Khan.
Kamelot is coming off their last show of 2009 playing the Sonisphere Festival in Holland with Metallica, Slipnot and others.
Kamelot frontman, Roy Khan, describes the crowd at their first-ever Sonisphere gig as “brilliant”, admitting he was not “expecting to see so many people out there ...”.
Their new album yet untitled is tentatively schedule for a Feb/Mar 2010 release. The first leg of their 2010 World Tour is going to be announced any day now.
Thomas Youngblood, guitarist of Kamelot, has checked in from Germany.
"We are now in Germany for to begin the first stages of preproduction on the next Kamelot album. It's great to be back in this familiar region and environment we have know so well. We are of course very excited about the new ideas and the upcoming recordings. The concerts in Sweden and Finland last weekend were awesome, thanks to all the fans see you in 2010!
"Next week we will round out the final headliner shows here in Europe for 'The Ghost Opera.' A new chapter begins!!"
Kamelot's new video is now available at the band's official web site at www.kamelot.com. The video was shot in Belgrade, Serbia by the team at ICode. It is one of the featured songs on Kamelot's latest album, "Ghost Opera-The Second Coming," released earlier on SPV/Steamhammer.
Kamelot will enter the studio this June 2009 to record the follow-up to the blockbust CD "Ghost Opera," which spawned 4 high incredible videos, 100+ concerts in more than 22 countries and many sold out shows. Once again enlisting producers Sascha Paeth and Miro, the band plans to use studios in Germany, Norway and the USA for this next massive production. Kamelot's final concerts of 2009 will take place this Summer, including an appearance at the Sonisphere Festival with Metallica in Nijmegen, Netherlands.
Kamelot's video producers ICode have uploaded the HD versions of the videos "Ghost Opera," "The Human Stain" and "Rule the World." Click here for access.
Upcoming Kamelot shows:
May 22 Trondheim, NO - Trondheim Rock Fæst
May 23 Elverum, NO - Norsk Skogmuseum
Jun. 05 Sölvesborg, SE - Sweden Rock Festival
Jun. 07 Tampere, FI - Sauna Open Air Metal Festival
Jun. 18 Frankfurt, DE - Batschkapp
Jun. 19 Bochum, DE - Zeche
Jun. 20 Nijmegen, NL - Sonisphere Festival
Mar. 26, 2010 Tilburg, NL - 013
Kamelot has posted the following message on the band's official web site:
"We are back from the amazing European Tour and what great times it has been. Starting with the amazing Tilburg show, sold out many weeks in advance and now nearing another sold status for 2010. The fans were amazing and we cant wait to return with an even bigger show for you. Cologne was also nearly sold out and the crowd was so loud at the Essigfabrik. The afterparty at Cologne's Hard Rock Cafe was a lot of fun and we got to meet so many great people from Germany and surrounding countries. Our first UK tour was a big success, SOLD OUT shows in Glasgow and London was a great bonus.
"Thanks to all the fans in UK for your support!! Following the UK we went to one of Europe's best concert venues, Z7 in Pratteln Switzerland. The place was packed and it was a Tuesday and in my opinion the best Z7 show the band has done. Then we made it to our first appearance in Toulouse, thanks to all the fans that came out. We had a blast! Next up SPAIN!! What can I say? All the shows in Spain were amazing for us, Barcelona was soooo loud. At the SOLD OUT Madrid show the soundman couldn't hear the PA over the crowd singing. Alicante was a perfect final night with a big stage and new fans to see us. All in all the tour was another step for Kamelot and the Kamelot Nation!!
"I want to say many thanks to the Kamelot Crew: Jeroen, Raymond, Rich, Ingo, Holger, Roger and Linda. Thanks as well to the driver on this tour Bjorn (Il Divo), Anne-Catrin, Pako, Rocky, Thomas at ICS, Rudolph and Gabriel at Gold and Bold, Red Car Coaches all local promoters, Sarah at Artworx, the bands DELAIN, SERENITY, AMBERIAN DAWN, DREAM EVIL and local bands that played on this tour. And MEGA Thanks to all the fans that came out!!!
"See you all this Summer!!"
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