JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the new band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, have announced the first dates of their 2004/2005 world tour in support of Oliva's solo debut, entitled "'Tage Mahal".
The first show will take place in the group's hometown of Tampa, FL and will be followed by three dates in Greece. The band will perform two electric shows in both Athens and Thessaloniki, and will also stage a very special "once-in-a-lifetime all-acoustic show" in Athens.
Commented Oliva: "The Greek fans [have] clearly [been some] of the biggest supporters of my music over the last 20 years, I just wanted the chance to give something back to them for all their incredible dedication to me, SAVATAGE, and now my new project, PAIN. Performing an all-acoustic show for the Greek fans is going to be very special for me, and the band. I can't wait… Expect lots of surprises!"
JON OLIVA'S PAIN tour dates
Dec. 11 - Boomerz Boiler Room - Seminole, FL
Dec. 18 - TBA - Thessaloniki, GRE
Dec. 19 – TBA - Athens, GRE
Dec. 20 - TBA - Athens, GRE (all acoustic show)
JON OLIVA'S PAIN's "'Tage Mahal" was released in Europe on October 25 through SPV Records. The U.S. release date is set for January 2005, but in the meantime, the album can be purchased online through most of the good online stores, such as The End Records, Impulse Records, and CD Insane. More information is available at www.jonoliva.net.