JEFF SCOTT SOTO TO EMBARK ON EUROPEAN TOUR:
February 19, 2009
Legendary hard rock vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) will embark on a European tour starting on April 1 in support of the release on his brand new album “Beautiful Mess” released this week in Europe on Frontiers Records.
His schedule is shaping up as follows:
Mar. 14 – 5th Annual Rock & Pop Masters at Weston Regional Park – Weston, Florida
Apr. 01 – Headbangers Ballroom – Hamburg, Hamburg
Apr. 03 – De Boerderij – Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Apr. 04 – Werkstadt – Witten, Germany
Apr. 05 – Biebob – Vosselaar, Belgium
Apr. 07 – Rock Garage – Munich, Germany
Apr. 09 – Diesel Club – Budapest, Romania
Apr. 11 – Blue Box – Sofia, Bulgaria
Apr. 14 – Urban – Perugia, Italy
Apr. 15 – Sottotetto Sound Club – Bologna, Italy
Apr. 16 – IL Peocio – Trofarello/Torino, Italy
Apr. 18 – Heineken Sala Arena – Madrid, Spain
Apr. 19 – [to be announced] – Barcelona, Spain
Jeff Scott Soto’s touring line-up includes:
Jeff Scott Soto – Vocals
Jorge Salan – Lead Guitar
Fernando Mainer (TAKO) – Bass
Edu Cominato (TEMPESTT) – Drums
BJ (TEMPESTT) – Guitar
Jorge Salan is the young-blood hotshot from Madrid, Spain whom Jeff met through his many tours through Spain. Jeff even contributed vocals on one track for Jorge’s 2007 solo album, “Chronicles Of An Evolution”, which is where Jeff first discovered this fresh new talent. Brought along on bass from Jorge’s solo band is Fernando Mainer, who has played with a popular Spanish band TAKO along with many others from his native land.
New drummer, Edu Cominato, hails from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Edu has toured as Jeff’s drummer throughout Brazil as well as with his own band, TEMPESTT, where they shared stages throughout Europe on a Jeff Scott Soto-introduced/guest tour for TEMPESTT back in 2008. A fifth member – a man simply named BJ, also from the band TEMPESTT – will serve as second guitarist/keyboardist for the new band.
In other news, JSS will shoot a new, full headline show for DVD in Madrid on April 18, with Jorge’s solo band as support for the show. Jorge, too, will be shooting a live DVD in which Jeff will guest on the number “No Salvation”, which he sang on “Chronicles.”. This will be Jeff’s first full live show to be released on DVD as the only other live DVD from the Gods show in 2002 was a limited setlist. The new show will consist primarily of Jeff Scott Soto solo material with the blend of expected numbers from Soto’s past.
Jeff says, “I am having a blast creating the new setlist as now I have four solo albums under my belt and familiar material for days to have fun with live. But I won’t forget the numbers that make everyone stand up and shout!”