Former SLAUGHTER (and current Blue Man Group) drummer Blas Elias will join the West Coast touring lineup of TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA this winter. He'll perform alongside TSO staples Johnny Lee Middleton (SAVATAGE),Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN) and Al Pitrelli (MEGADETH, ALICE COOPER). Elias's first performance with TSO will take place on November 16 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Elias performed on SLAUGHTER's first five albums, including the group's double-platinum 1990 debut, "Stick It To Ya", and their gold-certified 1992 follow-up, "The Wild Life". The Las Vegas-based drummer also appeared in the 2001 film "Rock Star" as a member of BLOOD POLLUTION, a fictional band that also included former BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Nick Catanese.