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ProgPower USA Announces Jeff Scott Soto As Replacement For Morgana Lefay

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Legendary hard rock/metal vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, T.S.O., ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) has been confirmed for the sold-out ProgPower USA festival this year in Atlanta, Georgia, replacing Sweden's Morgan Lefay, who became the latest victim of the USICS Visa System. In a special performance, Jeff will celebrate his entire 30 year career at the festival performing songs from many of his bands along the way, including Talisman, Yngwie Malmsteen, Axel Pell Rudi, W.E.T., Rock Star, as well as his solo releases.

Jeff stated: "Having known about the ProgPower USA fest for years, I'm proud to be invited to present the ONLY US show this year with my 30th anniversary show! Me and the boys couldn't be more excited to rock Atlanta!"

Promoter Glenn Harveston added: "I’m honestly still in awe Jeff has graciously stepped up to the plate to help us out at the last minute. I can say I have never had such an amazing and quick conversation with an artist when it comes to booking a band. That is not only a sign of a true professional, but someone wanting to perform for our festival audience. Nothing fires up this crowd more than knowing a legendary name like Jeff Scott Soto actually wants to be in Atlanta. I'd also like to thank Sun Hill Management for the great response time."

Jeff Scott Soto recently took part in the sold out T.S.O./Savatage two stage spectacle at Wacken this past weekend. His latest solo release "Inside the Vertigo," under the monikor Soto, was released by earMusic back in January.

The revised lineup for the full weekend is:

Wednesday, September 9th - "Mid-Week Mayhem" (@ The Loft in Center Stage):

Voyager (AUS)
Ashes of Ares (replacing While Heaven Wept)
Halcyon Way

Thursday, September 10th - "Kick-Off Show" (@ Center Stage):

Saxon (replacing D.C. Cooper)
Armored Saint (replacing D.C. Cooper)

Friday, September 11th - "ProgPower USA, Day 1" (@ Center Stage):

Voyager (AUS)
Jeff Scott Soto (exclusive 30th Anniversary Show) (replacing Morgana Lefay)
Native Construct (replacing Anubis Gate)

Saturday, September 12th - "ProgPower USA, Day 2" (@ Center Stage):

Angra (Performing "Holy Land" in its entirety)
Royal Hunt (Performing "Paradox" in its entirety)
Dynazty (Performing "Renatus" in its entirety)

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