Italian symphonic metal masters RHAPSODY OF FIRE have announced the details of the North American leg of their “From Chaos To Eternity” world tour.
Commented RHAPSODY OF FIRE keyboardist Alex Staropoli: “American and Canadian RHAPSODY OF FIRE fans have been waiting a long time for our return to North America. We’ve heard your demands and now it’s finally a reality! RHAPSODY OF FIRE is stronger than ever and ready to bring to you the longest, biggest and best show we’ve ever done in the band’s 15-plus-year history. We’re also giving fans the opportunity to spend an incredible amount of personal time with us face-to-face in order to bring us very close to our fans in a very personal and meaningful way.”
The dates are as follows:
May 25 – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
May 26 – Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
May 27 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
May 29 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
May 30 – Club Soda – Montreal, QC
May 31 – Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC
Jun. 01 – Mod Club – Toronto, CA
Jun. 03 – Peabody`s – Cleveland, OH
Jun. 04 – Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
Jun. 05 – Mojoes – Joliet, IL
Jun. 06 – Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
Jun. 08 – Gothic Theater – Englewood, NJ
Jun. 10 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Jun. 11 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
Jun. 12 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
Jun. 14 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Jun. 15 – The Grove – Anaheim, CA
A special VIP package is also available for these dates. Details can be found at RhapsodyOfFire.com.
The first official photo of the new lineup of RHAPSODY OF FIRE can be seen below.
RHAPSODY OF FIRE 2012 is:
Fabio Lione – Vocals
Alex Staropoli – Keyboards
Roberto De Micheli – Guitar
Tom Hess – Guitar
Oliver Holzwarth – Bass
Alex Holzwarth – Drums
Staropoli and RHAPSODY OF FIRE guitarist Luca Turilli last year announced their decision to go their separate ways.
Due to legal reasons, Staropoli will continue under the RHAPSODY OF FIRE name. Turilli, on the other hand, will make his future efforts available under the RHAPSODY moniker (RHAPSODY OF FIRE‘s original name), in which he will be joined by musicians Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth.
RHAPSODY OF FIRE‘s latest album, “From Chaos To Eternity”, was released in North America on July 12, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records. Described by the band as “the natural evolution” from 2010’s “The Frozen Tears Of Angels”, the CD marks RHAPSODY OF FIRE‘s final release based on the fantasy saga started in 1997 with the group’s debut album, “Legendary Tales”.