CHRIS CAFFERY To Perform With HAIL! In New York

January 25, 2010

SAVATAGE/TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Chris Caffery has confirmed via Twitter that he will join the all-star band HAIL! — comprised of bassist David Ellefson (F5, ex-MEGADETH),guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA),vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and newly appointed drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER) — on stage tomorrow night (Tuesday, January 26) at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City to perform a couple of songs.

Upcoming HAIL! shows:

Jan. 26 - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill - New York, NY
Jan. 27 - Showcase Live - Foxborough, MA

While HAIL! has played all over the globe in the past year, the band has yet to grace a North American stage and now the much-anticipated event is here. "We can't hold all the rabid fans off any longer," said Owens. "We only have a few days together on the East Coast so we're bringing it to you!"

Added Kisser: "We're really excited! Although it's only a few shows, and obviously we'd love to play a full tour of the entire U.S., New York and Boston are two great cities to start with and the fans there are tremendous. Between Mike Portnoy playing drums with us and all the friends we know in this area (hint, hint) I'd ask Santa for a tent and start camping out now for my tickets! These shows are going to be sick!"

Professionally filmed video footage of HAIL!Ellefson, Kisser, Owens and Paul Bostaph (TESTAMENT, ex-SLAYER, EXODUS) — performing the SEPULTURA classic "Territory" on November 20, 2009 at Hektic Hall in Beirut, Lebanon can be viewed below. The clip, which was mixed and edited by Roy Naufal, is said to be a sample of the "Hail! In Beirut" DVD that is currently being produced.

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