Oliver Palotai, the keyboardist of US metallers Kamelot, has checked in with the information about his decision to not perform on the Kamelot's upcoming Silverthrone US Tour. The reason of this decision is the expectation of his and Simone's (Epica) first child, who will be born just in time of this US tour.

Oliver Palotai states: "This September Kamelot will bring the Silverthrone Tour 2013 to North America! It will be a big Metal party, with our friends Delain and Eklipse. As many of you know, Simone and I are expecting our first child, who decided to make its entrance in the spotlight right when I wanted to tour with my band, so instead of making this part of the tour, I will be here welcoming our new addition to the Kamelot family!

The good news is: A good friend and fantastic musician will take my place behind the keys - Coen Janssen from Epica. Since we toured already many times together and he knows the songs by heart he's without doubt the best choice for the job. I wish him all the best and success; he will have a great time with my band mates from Kamelot and is a fantastic performer. I will be back on stage for the European Tour in November, with new skills like fast diaper changing, baby rocking or lullaby singing. See you there! Thanks for your support!"

Coen Janssen from Epica comments: "Hello Dear Kam-Nation, I am absolutely honored to have been asked to fill in the spot for one of my favorite musicians in one of my favorite bands. As you might know, Oliver replaced me when Epica was on tour and I was having my first child. A moment in life which you do not want to miss. So I'm very glad to be able to return the favor.

I clearly recall the moment I heard Kamelot's music for the first time. A friend gave me a tape of The Fourth Legacy and I was immediately struck by the atmosphere and the haunting melodies of that album. Who knew I would be meeting them a few years later, support them on the road with my own band (named after that album) and getting to know them very well. Imagine how excited I am to share the stage on a full tour. See you all on the road! Cheers."


Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Kamelot
 
Posted: 12.08.2013 by Bad English



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Synapse - 12.08.2013 at 15:13  
Cool Coen Jansen is a fantastic keyboard player and a perfect replacement for Oliver while he's away with Simone

Thankfully he's back for the November tour when i'm going to see them in Munich
PocketMetal - 12.08.2013 at 16:13  
Gotta say the connection between Kamelot and Epica is pretty cool.
Malaghost - 12.08.2013 at 20:54  
This kind of news just deserves the photo of happy couple. Where is it?

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