It doesn’t take too long for news to break in the music business and already the social media is beginning to buzz with details of a forthcoming tour by American melodic Rock Star Jeff Scott Soto – his first full European tour since 2009. Although its been in the planning for months, the singer’s organisation is only now ready to release the outline of what promises to be a stunning road trip right around Europe.
Details of some venues are yet to be announced but what follows is the tour listing (check Jeff’s website):
04/04/2013 Thursday UK Belfast ‘The Empire’ (TBC)
05/04/2013 Friday UK Birmingham ‘The Asylum’
06/07/2013 Saturday UK London ‘Camden Underworld’
07/04/2013 Sunday UK Rotherham ‘Hard Rock Hell AOR Festival’
11/04/2013 Thursday NL Kerkrade ‘Rock Temple’
12/04/2013 Friday NL Vosselaar ‘Biebob’
13/04/2013 Saturday DE Hamburg ‘Headbangers Ballroom’ (TBA)
16/04/2013 Tuesday DE Essen ‘Turock’
17/04/2013 Wednesday FR Cergy Vaureal (Paris) ‘Le Forum’
19/04/2013 Friday DE Lichtenfels ‘Paunchy Cats’
20/04/2013 Saturday HU Budapest ‘Club 202’
22/04/2013 Monday SRB (TBC) (TBC)
24/04/2013 Wednesday BG Sofia (TBC)
25/04/2013 Thursday GR Thessaloniki ‘8ball’
26/04/2013 Friday GR Athens ‘Kyttaro Live’
29/04/2013 Monday IT Milan ‘Blue Rose Saloon’
02/05/2013 Thursday ES Barcelona ‘Sala Razzmatazz 3’
03/05/2013 Friday ES Valladolid ‘Sala Porta Caeli’
04/05/2013 Saturday ES Santiago de Compastella ‘Sala Capitol’
05/05/2013 Sunday ES Madrid ‘Sala Caracol’
Jeff will be touring with the most recent band line-up comprising; Jorge Salán (Guitar), Fernando Mainer (Bass), ‘BJ’ (Guitar/Keys and vocals) and Edu Cominato (Drums/Vocals) and will be showcasing his current solo album; ‘Damage Control’ as well as tracks from across his solo and front-man roles right across his outstanding career.
Also, Frontiers Records has officially issued the third and final video from the Damage Control album, ‘NeverEnding War’. The song was written by JSS and Joel Hoekstra (Night Ranger) and also features Jeff’s son Jason and stepdaughter Grace within the contents of the video. Click the image below to enjoy the clip:
To add to the excitement of this particular tour, the majority of dates will be supported by non other than his guitarist Jorge Salan’s solo trio as well as an exciting new band from Athens, Greece called Danger Angel!
Soto recorded vocals to one of Salán’s songs on the Chronicles Of An Evolution album back in 2007, which is what led to bringing him into JSS’s band, and Jorge’s newest album, Sexto Asalto (Sixth Assault) will be available along with his other releases at each show. To watch the latest video/single ‘Cero 16’, visit www.jorgesalan.com.
Danger Angel came to Jeff’s attention back in 2009 when he was asked to participate on a track for their 2010 debut album. The band parted ways with their vocalist and brought in a more prominent vocalist named ‘MT’ to help them find a new direction and focus, recruiting Soto to produce their follow up album, Revolutia, of which Jeff was “beyond proud to be a part”. Jeff also sings most of the backing vocals on the album as well as sharing some lead vocals on the single ‘When I’m Gone’. Visit www.dangerangelband.com for more details about this upcoming new band.
It is with great pride that Jeff is ‘presenting’ these two acts as a sort of ‘Soto-palooza’ roadshow in which he implores: “EVERYONE to be on time for a great night of music and many surprises throughout the show, it will be an evening of great rock ‘n roll, fun and memories so get there at the time the venues say to get there!!”