||Both Jon Oliva's Pain's bassist and guitarist won't appear on the band's upcoming European tour. The band issued the following statement:
"Due to personal obligations here at home, bassist Kevin Rothney (ex-Circle II Circle) and guitarist Tom McDyne will be unable to join us for this show and the upcoming tour. Everything possible was done to insure that they would be able to attend, and we will miss not having them with JOP for this tour. So, please welcome back Jerry Outlaw on guitar. Many will remember Jerry from JOP's past tours in support of our first release, Tage Mahal. Jerry is one of the most brilliant guitar players anywhere. His stellar tribute band to Frank Zappa (Bogus Pomp), is one of the most recognized Zappa bands in the world. Check him out for yourselves on the net.
Taking over bass duties for the tour is Tampa's phenom-bass player, Jason Gaines. With credits such as Basic Rock Outfit, and Groove Altar, he is one of the most sought after and busiest bass players around. We are grateful to find such a talent to round out the line-up for these shows.
Rehearsals are going great and we will be ready to bring the JOP/Savatage catalog to life in just a few days. See you at the State Theatre and on tour in Europe beginning September 28th in Berlin, Germany. Don't forget the live DVD filming at The 013 in Tilburg, Holland on October 15th!"
Upcoming JOP tour dates include:
17.09.2010 - USA - St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
28.09.2010 - DE - Berlin @ Halford
29.09.2010 - CR- Praque @ Exit Club
01.10.2010 - DE - Gunzendorf @ Prog Metal Night
02.10.2010 - DE - Essen @ Turock
03.10.2010 - NL - Baarlo @ Progpower Europe 2010
05.10.2010 - DE - Hamburg @ New Ballroom
06.10.2010 - DE - Aschaffenburg @ Colos-Saal
08.10.2010 - DE - Köln @ Werkstat
09.10.2010 - DE - Memmingen @ Kaminwerk
10.10.2010 - DE - Ludwigsburg @ Rockfabrik
12.10.2010 - FR - Colmar @ Grillen
13.10.2010 - CH - Pratteln @ Z7
15.10.2010 - NL - Tilburg @ 013 (Live DVD Concert)
16.10.2010 - BE - Vosselar @ BieboB