“Festival” has received critical acclaim all over Europe with album of the month honors in many countries and cracking into the German Media Control Charts (similar to Billboard Top 100) at #87 in just its first week of reported sales.
After the more experimental last JOP album “Global Warning” from 2008, the songs of the new album are going “back to the basics” again. Less slow tracks, more Metal!“Festival” is described as a mix of “Hall Of The Mountain King” (Savatage) and the second Jon Oliva`s Pain album “Maniacal Renderings”.
You can listen to some of the songs off “Festival” and get more information about Jon Oliva’s Pain at JOP Myspace.
Jon Oliva’s Pain has begun confirming fall tour dates in support if their new CD “Festival” which was released in Europe/Japan in March and the band is currently working on U.S tour dates as well.
Highlighting the fall tour will be the live DVD concert filming at the 013 in Tilburg, Holland on October 15. The live DVD has a tentative release date set for early 2011. This will be the first official live DVD release with Oliva handling all the vocal duties. It promises to be a once in a life-time show featuring an assault of SAVATAGE classics and the 4 JOP CD’s.
The JOP summer festival season is also taking shape with Graspop, Bang Your Head, and Zwarte Cross confirmed. More festivals and summer shows to be announced as they happen.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 – CR-Praque @ Exit Club
Friday, October 1, 2010 DE – Gunzendorf @ Prog Metal Night
Saturday, October 2, 2010 – Essen, DE – @Turock
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 – Hamburg, DE – @New Ballroom
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 – Aschaffenburg, DE – @Colos-Saal
Friday, October 8, 2010 Fri DE – Köln @ Werkstat
Saturday, October, 9, 2010 – Memmingen, DE – @Kaminwerk
Sunday, October 10, 2010 – TBA
Tuesday, October, 12 2010 – Colmar, FR – @Grillen
Wednesday, October, 13, 2010 – Pratteln, CH – @Z7
Friday, October 15, 2010 – Tilburg, NL – @013 NO SUPPORT
Saturday, October 16, 2010 – Vosselar, BE – @Biebob
Monday, October 18, 2010 – ES-Madrid @ Hieneken
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 – ES-Barcelona @ Rassmatazz
Check out the Fan Video for “Jesus Saves”