Florida’s KAMELOT have issued a new “Kamelot On The Road” video covering their recent 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise experience. Check out the footage below:
As previously reported, Kamelot have announced their highly anticipated return to Europe on the heels of their new album. The tour takes off in Eindhoven, The Netherlands on November 2nd, taking their spectacular show to over 20 top venues and cities in Europe.
Kamelot has a flair for the theatrical, as well as their innovative and creative spirit. The tour promises to push the limits of the live concert experience, bringing fans a spectacle each and every night.
“This new tour is yet another step for us and the fans, it’s more theatrical and we will be bringing the usual “in your face” attitude our fans deserve”, Thomas Youngblood said in a January interview. “It’s an enigmatic theme, a new stage design and even more surprises for the Kamelot fans!”.
ICS Festival Service GmbH is the International tour promoter for The European Tour and under the direction of Thomas Jensen, CEO Global Touring and Chairman – ICS who said: “Kamelot has set out to revolutionize Metal music and with their new production they continue to do exactly that. We’re thrilled to take The Kamelot European Tour to fans around the world”.
Kamelot’s new album will be the follow-up to Poetry For The Poisoned, which was released on September 10th, 2010, by earMusic/KMG Recordings. The album reached the band’s highest chart positions in their history with entries in the Billboard Top 10 Hard charts and numerous Top 10 and Top 40 entries around the world.
2 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Effenaar
3 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
4 – Paris, France – Le Bataclan
5 – Stuttgart, Germany – LKA/Longhorn
6 – Antwerpt, Belgium – Trix
7 – London, England – HMV Forum
9 – Barakaldo, Spain – Rock Star Live
10 – Madrid, Spain – Sala Arena
11 – Barcelona, Spain – Razmatazz 2
13 – Bologna, Italy – Estragon
14 – Wien, Austria – Scene
16 – Berlin, Germany – C-Club
17 – Geiselwind, Germany – Music Hall
18 – Köln, Germany – Essigfabrik
20 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
21 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
22 – Stockholm, Sweden – Göta Källare
23 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Trädgårn
24 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
Thomas Youngblood is featured in a recent interview with the band’s official fan site, KamelotGermany.de. An excerpt is available below:
KG: Writing the new album is already underway, with a planned release date for September 2012. How is it going so far?
TY: “Going great, we have around 6-7 songs ready for preproduction. Oliver and I will do another songwriting session soon, we are still looking at locations. Maybe Thailand or Norway. Cold or Hot, which one to choose? Following that we will be in Germany for a few months with Sascha working on the album, along with Miro, Olaf and the usual crew there that has been with us since Karma. Special guests are being discussed now, it will be a blast, I’m looking forward to it!”
KG: Who will be mainly responsible for the songwriting this time around?
TY: “Myself along with Oliver, Sascha and the band. Whoever is singing will also be a part of the songwriting, depending on their level of experience with melodies and lyrics. I am also working with some friends on a few songs, there’s going to be a lot of material for this one.”
KG: The band evolves with each album and no album is like the other. Can you tell us a bit which direction you aim for at the moment? A more bombastic approach like with an orchestra for example, or a more natural sound?
TY: “In terms of sound, I would like the songs to have a bit more melody than we had on Poetry. Of course we want and will have new elements in the songs, and until we actually start putting the tracks down the sound will be somewhat mysterious. I would say don’t expect a lot of crazy differences from the past but expect some nice and unique surprises on this one.”
Click here for the complete interview.
Kamelot recently issued a new video for their song ‘Necropolis’ which can be seen below. Thomas Youngblood commented, “With this video, we gave Owe (director) free reign to create something unique and visually stunning. Him and his team did a fantastic job!”