American/Norwegian power metallers KAMELOT will embark on the "Pandemonium Tour" of South America and Mexico in April 2011.
Commented KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai: "We played in Brazil a few years ago and it was amazing.
"We have heard from fans all over South America and how loud and crazy the fans will be.
"We know these shows will be KILLER!!"
The dates are as follows:
April 07 - CHL - Santiago De Chile - Teatro Caupolican
April 08 - ARG - Buenos Aires - Teatro Flores
April 09 - BRA - Sao Paulo - Victoria Hall
April 12 - COL - Bogota - Downtown Majestic
April 14 - MEX - Mexico City - Teatro Metropolitan
April 15 - MEX - Chihuahua - Chihuahua Arena
KAMELOT recently inked a deal with Marquee/Avalon Records for the Japanese release of the band's next album, tentatively due late summer. Marquee's Naohiro Yamazaki said in a statement, "Marquee/Avalon is happy to have KAMELOT — such a great band in our family and we are proud of announcing it. We all hope that KAMELOT's fame will be at a higher level with the next album. We trust the band a potential to become so."
KAMELOT vocalist Roy Khan added, "We are very excited about working with Marquee on the new album! We are also planning to return to Japan for some very special concerts with all the amazing fans there."
Greek guitarist Gus G. (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND, DREAM EVIL, ARCH ENEMY),EPICA singer Simone Simons and Jon Oliva (mastermind of SAVATAGE and JON OLIVA'S PAIN, co-creator/songwriter of the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) are among the artists who are scheduled to make guest appearances on KAMELOT's forthcoming CD. Songtitles set to appear on the effort include "House On A Hill", "The Great Pandemonium" and "Hunters Season", the latter two of which were performed on the band's recently completed European headlining tour.
Simone — the longtime girlfriend of KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai — previously appeared on the song "The Haunting", which was included on KAMELOT's 2005 album "The Black Halo".
KAMELOT spent time at various studios — including the Gate Studio in Wolfsburg, Germany — under the watchful eye of Sascha Paeth and Miro as producers working on the highly anticipated follow-up to "Ghost Opera".
"The new songs are really inspiring," stated guitarist Thomas Youngblood. "We feel the long touring and time away from writing has been perfect for new ideas and an aggressive approach to the new songs."
Final release dates will be announced in the near future.
KAMELOT will embark on its first North American tour in two years this fall. Support on the trek will come from LEAVES' EYES and BLACKGUARD.