Schlechte Meldungen für Metaller, die auf ein neues Output oder zumindest eine Tour von SAVATAGE hoffen. Folgender Kommentar von Mastermind Jon Oliva dazu:
"The TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA is growing at an amazing rate. Our second non-Christmas record ('Nightcastle') will be released [next] year. Following that, TSO will immediately begin recording its next Christmas record while also planning for year-round touring and possible overseas performances.
"As a further result of the ever-growing popularity and demand for the TSO brand, SAVATAGE is not planning to do any future concert appearances. TSO has become a year-round responsibility for all of us and the future looks to be increasingly more demanding. Therefore, it is not possible for us to shut down this massive operation in order to perform SAVATAGE shows.
"We hope this puts to rest any speculation that SAVATAGE will be returning to the stage.
"JON OLIVA'S PAIN requires the balance of my time and energy and I am happy to be recording and touring with such a great band and the continued release of my music. Our third CD, 'Global Warning', will be released in Europe via AFM Records in mid-April 2008.
"JON OLIVA'S PAIN is the closest thing to SAVATAGE that you're going to get!"
"Thank you and we look forward to bringing the 'PAIN' to you for many years to come.
JON OLIVA'S PAIN European tour dates:
Apr. 25 - NO - Haugesund @ Karmøygeddon Metal Festival
Apr. 26 - DK - Copenhagen @ The Rock
Apr. 28 - DE - Aschaffenburg @ Colos-Saal
Apr. 29 - AT- Wien @ Planet Music
May 01 - CH - Pratteln @ Z7
May 02 - IT- Piacenza @ Fillmore
May 03 - IT - Florence @ Viper Club
May 06 - ES - Vitoria @ Azkena
May 07 - ES - Madrid @ Caracol
May 08 - ES - Barcelona @ Salamandra 1
May 10 - GR - Athens @ Gagarin
May 11 - GR - Thessaloniki @ venue tba
May 13 - DE - Essen @ Turock
May 14 - NL - Tilburg @ 013