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Kamelot announces singer Roy Khan out of European 2011 tour due to medical problems

Posted by Lucas Riot on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 3:34 PM (PST)

Kamelot band photo with logoFlorida power metal band Kamelot recently announced their “Pandemonium Over Europe 2011,” as well as a postponement of their North American tour due to singer Roy Khan becoming ill.  The band has now announced that Roy Khan will not be part of the upcoming European tour due to continuing medical and personal problems.  Fabio Lione from Rhapsody of Fire has been chosen to pick up the vocal duties for the tour.  The band has issued the following statement:

“Unfortunately, we have been informed that, due to continuing medical and personal issues, Roy Khan will not be able to finish the remaining touring in support of Kamelot’s album, “Poetry for the Poisoned”. However, we are pleased to announce that metal icon Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire) will be joining the tour and handling the lead vocal duties. There will also be guest vocal appearances throughout the tour by Simone Simons (Epica), Tommy Karevik (Seventh Wonder), and many more surprise guests throughout this very special and rare tour.”

Fabio Lione is eager to get on the road, stating: “I am excited and pleased to be part of the next Kamelot tour. I always loved the sound of the band and I think this will be a great experience for me, the band and for all the fans of great music and Kamelot… see you soon on tour and let’s rock!!!”

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