TALISMAN: U.K. Dates Cancelled

May 18, 2007

According to MelodicRock.com, the U.K. leg of TALISMAN's tour has been cancelled "due to unforeseen circumstances beyond [the band's] control." The dates may be rescheduled for later in the year.

TALISMAN is the long-running Swedish-American melodic hard rock band which revolves around Jeff (also of JOURNEY, formerly of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Marcel Jacob (bass, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN.

Longtime TALISMAN guitarist Fredrik Åkesson (ex-ARCH ENEMY, currently in OPETH) is unable to take part in the band's European trek and is being be replaced by Brian Young (DAVID LEE ROTH).

TALISMAN's latest album, "7", was released on October 20, 2006 via Frontiers Records. Recorded under the working title of "Bar" (which was dropped in the end in favor of the more immediate "7"),the CD sees once again the combination of four amazing talents flourishing to the highest levels. The experienced Swedish bass player and songwriter Marcel Jacob teamed once again with Jeff Scott Soto, drummer Jamie Borger (TREAT) and guitarist Fredrik Åkesson (until recently the second axeman in ARCH ENEMY) to give birth to a sensational new recording that, according to Jacob, "might simply be our best ever."

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