Florida-based melodic metallers KAMELOT have announced their highly anticipated return to Europe on the heels of their new album. The trek takes off in Eindhoven, The Netherlands on November 2, taking the band’s spectacular show to over 20 top venues and cities in Europe.
KAMELOT has a flair for the theatrical, as well as their innovative and creative spirit. The tour promises to push the limits of the live concert experience, bringing fans a spectacle each and every night.
“This new tour is yet another step for us and the fans, it’s more theatrical and we will be bringing the usual ‘in-your-face’ attitude our fans deserve,” guitarist Thomas Youngblood said in a January interview. “It’s an enigmatic theme, a new stage design and even more surprises for the KAMELOT fans!”
ICS Festival Service GmbH is the international tour promoter for the European tour and under the direction of Thomas Jensen, CEO Global Touring and Chairman, who said, “KAMELOT has set out to revolutionize metal music and with their new production they continue to do exactly that. We’re thrilled to take the KAMELOT European tour to fans around the world.”
KAMELOT European tour dates:
Nov. 02 – NL, Eindhoven – Effenaar
Nov. 03 – SWI, Pratteln – Z7
Nov. 04 – FRA, Paris – Le Bataclan
Nov. 05 – GER, Stuttgart – LKA/Longhorn
Nov. 06 – BEL, Antwerpt – Trix
Nov. 07 – GBR, London – HMV Forum
Nov. 09 – ESP, Barakaldo – Rock Star Live
Nov. 10 – ESP, Madrid – Sala Arena
Nov. 11 – ESP, Barcelona – Razmatazz 2
Nov. 13 – ITA, Bologna – Estragon
Nov. 14 – AUT, Wien – Scene
Nov. 16 – GER, Berlin – C-Club
Nov. 17 – GER, Geiselwind – Music Hall
Nov. 18 – GER, Köln – Essigfabrik
Nov. 20 – GER, Hamburg – Markthalle
Nov. 21 – DEN, Copenhagen – Vega
Nov. 22 – SWE, Stockholm – Göta Källare
Nov. 23 – SWE, Gothenburg – Trädgårn
Nov. 24 – NOR, Oslo – Sentrum Scene
KAMELOT‘s recently completed North American, South American and European tours featured guest singer Fabio Lione of RHAPSODY OF FIRE following the departure of KAMELOT‘s longtime frontman, Roy Khan. A permanent replacement for Khan has not yet been announced.
KAMELOT returned to Gate Studio in Wolfsburg, Germany last month with Sascha Paeth producing, to begin recording its new album. The production is expected to be several months long and will include special guests, orchestra arrangements and much more.
“The new songs are really coming along great — lots of variation, melody and energy,” said Youngblood.
Lione stated in a 2011 interview that he would “would love” to join KAMELOT permanently. He said, “The KAMELOT songs are great, I really like the style and Khan is probably one of the few singers that I like. So, of course, I would consider that!!! But first let’s do the North American [tour]. Then if they will ask me, I’ll be more than happy to join the band permanently.”
He added, “Since the first time we met and played together, we had a very good feeling. Everything was easy and natural like we knew each other for years and everybody who saw the band in South America or Europe said we did great shows. I’m happy for the guys and the fans, so let’s see what the future will bring for us. Never say never.”
“Necropolis”, the new video from KAMELOT, can be seen below. The song comes off the band’s latest album, “Poetry For The Poisoned”, which sold around 6,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD was released in North America on September 14, 2010 via the group’s own label, Kamelot Media Group (KMG Recordings), and in Europe on September 10 through earMUSIC/Edel. Marquee/Avalon Records made the CD available in Japan.
Commented KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood: “With this video, we gave [director] Owe [Lingvall of Village Road Film] free rein to create something unique and visually stunning. Him and his team did a fantastic job! Here you have ‘Necropolis’!”