Jason Apoch Weiss of the Apochs.net web site recently conducted an interview with Jon Oliva (mastermind of SAVATAGE and JON OLIVA'S PAIN, co-creator/songwriter of the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA). The 30-minute chat is now available for streaming below.
As previously reported, Oliva will take part in a special intimate performance/songwriting clinic on May 8 at Seminole Music & Sound in Seminole, Florida. This will a be a rare glimpse into the mind of this legendary singer/songwriter. Joining Jon will be his longtime guitarist, Seminole Music's own Matt LaPorte, as they discuss and perform many of the songs that have helped define the legacy of this hard rock icon. There will be a question-and-answer session, as well as a meet-and-greet/autograph signing immediately following the performance.
JON OLIVA'S PAIN's fourth album, "Festival", was released in North America on April 12. The CD, which was issued in Europe on February 19 via AFM Records, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 87.
JON OLIVA'S PAIN has announced its headlining fall tour to support the new release. Highlighting the trek will be the live-DVD concert filming at the 013 in Tilburg, Holland on October 15. Tentatively due in early 2011, the disc will be the first official live DVD release with Oliva handling all the vocal duties. It promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime show featuring an assault of SAVATAGE classics and the four JON OLIVA'S PAIN CDs.