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Rhapsody Of Fire Bows Out Of North American Tour, Luca Turilli's Rhapsody To Replace
Rhapsody Of Fire announced that the band has backed out it's first ever North American Tour. However, the tour will proceed as planned with Luca Turilli's Rhapsody filling the void. In a statement released by Rhapsody of Fire keyboardist Alex Staropoli, the band cited Tom Hess' lack of time to prepare along with the overwhelming momentum after Luca Turilli's announcement of Alessandro Conti as new vocalist.
The statement reads: "We simply did not have enough time to prepare properly to give our fans the show they truly deserve. Luca [Turilli] said he would be able to fill in and he is more than a worthy replacement. He is on quite a roll since announcing the new album and vocalist."
Luca Turilli commented: "I jumped right on this momentous opportunity, something we were unable to do before the split. Alessandro is more than ready and we can't wait to unleash this great band upon North America." Turilli added jokingly: "We didn't even have to change the posters! I wonder if anyone will notice the difference?"
Confirmed dates for Luca Turilli's Rhapsody & Voyager are as follows:
5/25/2012 The Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
5/26/2012 Soundstage, Baltimore, MD
5/27/2012 The Palladium, Worcester, MA
5/29/2012 Gramercy Theatre, New York
5/30/2012 Club Soda Montreal, Canada
5/31/2012 Imperial de Quebec, Quebec City, Canada
6/1/2012 Mod Club, Toronto, Canada
6/3/2012 Peabody's, Cleveland, OH
6/4/2012 Altar Bar, Pittsburgh, PA
6/5/2012 Mojoes, Joliet, IL
6/6/2012 Station 4, St. Paul, MN
6/8/2012 Gothic Theater, Englewood, CO
6/10/2012 El Corazon, Seattle, WA
6/11/2012 Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR
6/12/2012 Slim's, San Francisco, CA
6/14/2012 House of Blues, San Diego, CA
6/15/2012 The Grove, Anaheim, CA
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