Melodic metal act has ARTIZAN has posted a video of singer Tom Braden arriving for tour rehearsals, as they prepare for a North American tour supporting FATES WARNING.
Aaron Sluss from power metal act SEVEN KINGDOMS will be filling in for Artizan bassist Jon Jennings. Jon has family matters to attend to, but plans to make any future Artizan tours. Guitarist Kevin Byrd will accompany Artizan guitarist Shamus Mconney for rhythm duties as well as performing all of the solos. Both Aaron and Kevin have extensive touring experience including the direct support for STRATOVARIUS on this year’s European Nemesis tour, and BLIND GUARDIAN's Sacred World's and Songs North American tour in 2010.
Artizan founder Ty Tammeus states "We saw how well Aaron and Kevin performed when Artizan joined forces with their band in 2011 for a short US tour. They are outstanding musicians and great guys to be around. I am extremely impressed with how well they are playing the Artizan songs that we chose for the set. The fans can expect to see a solid, entertaining show exhibiting pure energy."
Artizan tour dates with Fates Warning:
3 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
5 - Dallas, TX - Trees
7 - Phoenix, AZ - Rocky Point Cantina
8 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Whisky
11 - San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
13 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
14 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
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