On Saturday, December 14th, SAVATAGE frontman/founder JON OLIVA concluded his Storytellers east coast solo tour at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida. Fan-filmed video from the gig is available below:
The show was filmed for a future DVD release. Oliva is planning on taking his Storytellers tour to the west coast in 2014.
More than thirty years after the start of his career with Savatage, and successive projects/bands like TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and Jon Oliva’s Pain, now legendary songwriter and performer Jon Oliva released his first ever solo album, titled Raise The Curtain. The album was released simply under the banner OLIVA and you can expect a mixture of Jon Oliva’s early influences and the material he wrote and recorded throughout his whole artistic career.
Raise The Curtain tracklisting:
‘Raise The Curtain’
‘Can’t Get Away’
‘The Truth’ (bonus track)
BW&BK’s new interview with Oliva about his solo album, Raise The Curtain can be found at this location.
Check out the first taste of the album, written by Jon Oliva and his late brother/Savatage guitarist Criss Oliva, via the ‘Father Time’ lyric video below: