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Savatage Reunion Rumored For ProgPower USA In September

Tampa alternative news source Creative Loafing has reported that a Savatage reunion might be in the works for the fifteenth installment of ProgPower USA this year at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia. Jon Oliva's Pain is set to headline the event on Saturday, September 13, 2014 performing the classic Savatage album "Streets" in its entirety, however, sources close to Savatage/T.S.O. guitarist Chris Caffery have revealed that he has recently made travel arrangements to appear at the event.

Additional sources have confirmed plane flights and hotel accommodations for Atlanta were also booked drummer Jeff Plate and bassist Johnny Lee Middleton. If the rumors are true, this would be mark a reunion of the "Poets & Madman" studio lineup.

When asked for a comment, Jon Oliva sent an email response stating the following: "Its not fucking happening. I'm tired of these rumors popping up every time I do a gig where I play a Savatage song. The rumors are bullshit."

Despite the response, Caffery posted the following status on Facebook: "Something amazing is in the works...cannot speak about it yet, but trust me - you will know it when you hear it."

Metal Underground.com attempted to confirm the rumors with ProgPower USA promoter Glenn Harveston, who replied: "Look, Jon does what Jon does. He can play whatever the hell he wants, but I have absolutely no knowledge of any reunion, so just stop it."

The rumored reports remain unconfirmed by any official source. As for ProgPower USA, the sold out event takes place from Wednesday, September 10th through Saturday, September 13th. The main festival (Friday-Saturday), will feature:

Friday (September 12, 2014)

Thought Chamber
Orden Ogan
Leprous
Overkill
Seventh Wonder (playing "Mercy Falls" in its entirety)
Stratovarius (Headliner)

Saturday (September 13, 2014)

Withem
Divided Multitude
Voodoo Circle
MasterPlan
Pain of Salvation (playing "Remedy Lane" in its entirety)
Jon Oliva's Pain (playing "Streets" in it's entirety) (Headliner)

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17 Comments on "Possible Savatage Reunion At PPUSA 2014 Rumored"

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1. dont believe the hype writes:

this is total BS !
I just spoke to Chris Cafferywho said this is NOT True!

please check your facts !

# Apr 1, 2014 @ 3:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. CROMCarl writes:

Ok sure. Check your calendar.

# Apr 1, 2014 @ 3:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. check your facts writes:

I just spoke Directly to Chris, calender or not IT IS NOT HAPPENING !
Chris also said your quotes were bogus.
You can go by a calender, I will trust what he told me personally !

# Apr 1, 2014 @ 4:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Drum_Junkie writes:

LMAO!! CROM, you tried... you tried. You just can't fix stupid....

# Apr 1, 2014 @ 5:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. check your facts writes:

Crom, I am not saying JOPi isnt playing, Im saying its not a reunion and Chris told me directly its not happening other than Jon playing
Feel free to contact him (chris) directly and you will see I know exactly what Im talking about. I actually sent him this link and he said NO and he was misquoted ( to be polite) by you.

Drum Junkie, dont be runnin your mouth, because once the shows over and we all see its not a Savatage reunion the only one lookin stupid would be you !

# Apr 1, 2014 @ 5:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. CROMCarl writes:

Wow...this train has clearly derailed. BTW...tell Chris I said hello. He is a favorite of mine!

# Apr 1, 2014 @ 5:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Drum_Junkie writes:

Dude. April Fool's. It was an APRIL FOOLS joke!

Lighten up.

Crom told you to check your calendar.
Had he not done that, I would have called you ignorant.
Given the fact that he presented the opportunity for you to educate yourself and deduce the ruse on your own, and given the fact that you chose not to, implies that you're stupid, or at least exhibited stupid behavior.

Now, go laugh this off and read the other fine April Fools articles on this site for a few chuckles.

# Apr 1, 2014 @ 5:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. check your facts writes:

So posting bad info as an april fools joke was news ?

Crom, tell him yourself Im sure he will be just as amused w your news as I was !

# Apr 1, 2014 @ 7:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Rutz writes:

Pretty lazy as far as April fools day jokes go

# Apr 1, 2014 @ 7:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. check your facts writes:

drum junkie, instead of throwing insults and such why dont you save your comedy to buy a Real name kit to put those evans heads on !
Never once did i refer to anyone as an idiot or ignorant, that would be you... and i still wont because you know , I have made it a point not to try to insult children !


Like Rutz said very weak afd joke which both Chris and I found little humor!

# Apr 1, 2014 @ 8:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. CROMCarl writes:

Boy I sure wish these commenters were real

# Apr 1, 2014 @ 8:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. xFiruath writes:

I think this thread has actually been the highlight of April Fools this year at MU and may be the funniest thing I've read today. The people who don't realize the news stories are jokes always have the best reactions.

# Apr 1, 2014 @ 8:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. OverkillExposure writes:

Yeah, seriously, the first six posts had my jaw hitting the floor as I fell out of my chair from laughing so hard.

# Apr 1, 2014 @ 8:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. mike godfried writes:

i dunno who was more of a kill joy today tys post 12 or blindgreed.
4/1 is suppose to be the only day of the year you let your down for a change and roll with it.
you can be the ad-ult in the room 364 days of the year but loosen up or take the day off on april 1st next time.

# Apr 2, 2014 @ 3:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Drum_Junkie writes:

LMAO @ post 10.

Had a good time with these yesterday.
Thanks for the laughs MU!!

# Apr 2, 2014 @ 10:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. he who cannot be named writes:

I miss Savatage.

# Apr 16, 2014 @ 3:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. I'm not Jesus Christ writes:

Me too, he who cannot be named.

# Apr 16, 2014 @ 11:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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