Dutch singer extraordinaire Floor Jansen, formerly with AFTER FOREVER and currently fronting her own band REVAMP, returned to the stage this past Saturday night (November 26) at Carioca Club in São Paulo, Brazil as a special guest of MAYAN, the band featuring EPICA/ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst. This marked his first live appearance since her burn-out earlier this year, which forced her to put on hold concert activities until further notice.
Fan-filmed video footage of Jansen‘s performance with MAYAN in São Paulo can be seen below.
Photos of the São Paulo concert are available on the Rock Express web site (courtesy of Edu Lawless).
Floor Jansen will make her first Dutch live appearance since her burn-out on December 16 at at the Melkweg in Amsterdam, Holland with PAGAN’S MIND.
Commented Jansen: “As some of you might know, this is not the first time I join PAGAN’S MIND on stage, and this is a great chance for me to slowly work myself back where I want to be.
“I just tried out a bit joining MAYAN on stage in Brazil, but singing with my Norwegian friends in Amsterdam will be special for me. Not only will it be the first show in a long time in my home country, but having the chance to sing with such a talented band again will be a special treat.
“I hope to see many of my Dutch friends in Amsterdam.”
Jorn Viggo Lofstad, guitar player and producer for PAGAN’S MIND, added: “We met Floor for the first time when we jammed at the ProgPower festival in Atlanta in 2007, and we immediately established a friendship, which not only lead to Floor joining us on stage later that year, but also to a creative process between myself and her, resulting in a yet-to-be-completed rock album that one day will surprise you all.
“Seeing how the business side of things eventually took its toll on Floor, we are very happy that her situation is improving and look forward to have her as our guest when closing 2011, which has been a great year for PAGAN’S MIND.”
REVAMP will return to the live stage in January when it is scheduled to support EPICA for two dates in Holland — in Hengelo (January 12) and Heerlen (January 13).
REVAMP‘s self-titled debut album was released in Europe on May 28, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Photo credit: Edu Lawless of Rock Express